Nissan’s charity £31k

Time 8:29 am, June 21, 2012

NISSAN is set to hand over £31,732 to three British forces charities thanks to the efforts of 14 Nissan-powered racing cars.

Cars powered by Nissan engines totalled 14 – including the experimental Deltawing car – at last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, and they completed a combined total of 31,732.07 miles in the race.

Having pledged to donate £1 per mile completed by each of its cars in the gruelling endurance event, Nissan will now write substantial cheques to three worthy British forces charities – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) Forces Help, Afghanistan Trust and Mission Motorsport.

‘It is a fantastic achievement that nine of the 13 Nissan-powered LMP2 cars completed one of the toughest races in the world,’ explained Nissan Motor (GB) managing director Jim Wright.

‘It was a shame that the popular Nissan DeltaWing’s time on track was cut short given that it was running so well, but we are very proud that the speed and reliability of our engines has helped raise a significant donation for three wonderful charities.’

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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