‘Twas the night before “TestFest,” when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even my mouse.
My Pilotis sat snug in their space near the door.
In hopes that my feet would soon be there;
The dog sleeping at the end of my bed,
Wonder what in the world’s going through her head.
And my old lady in her nighty, and I in the sack.
Had just settled down to a long autumn’s nap.
When down in den there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the TV I flew like a flash,
Turned it on and despite wanting to crash.
The moon on the breast of this really cool show
On National Geographic, of all places, I know,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a Japanese Godzilla, with four wheels and,
With a crazy fast driver, so lively and quick,
Unlike Carlos Ghosn, I would not look so green or feel so sick.
More rapid than eagles the cones I did round,
And I whistled, I shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Nissan! Now, GT-R! Now, VR37DE and Nismo!
On, Bose! On, Audio! On Rays and Bridgestone!
To the top of the apex! To the top of the straight!
Now brake! And, then dash away! Dash away all!”
…That is a true account. Well, sort of. I actually caught the first and only TV airing on the eve of October 19th – the day before AJAC’s annual Test Fest event. Less than 12 hours later I was booting around Niagara-On-The-Lake in one before hitting the test track for a few hot laps.
Inside: GT-R introduces Nissan’s legendary GT-R placard to the masses. Nissan has a legendary placard, you ask? Yes it does! Oh, yes. It most certainly does.