BRE Datsun News Issue #052:
BRE Open House: New Location, New Shirts, More Models!                                    June 8, 2016 

Hang on... it's gettin' busy!   
  • We've scheduled the Open House you've been asking for. 
  • The 510 Legend shirts you've been requesting have just come in (and they're gorgeous... illustrations below don't do them justice).
  • We couldn't resist and just had to come out with one more BRE 50th Anniversary shirt before the year was over.
  • The second production run of the 1:18 scale #46 510 models have just cleared customs and will be here tomorrow.  If you missed them the first time, don't miss them now.
  • John Morton and Peter will be at the BRE/Aerovault booth at Monterey next week for autograph sessions and to just say hi.
  • They then take their great personalities, and pens, to the Northeast for the Lime Rock Festival over Labor Day weekend.
Open House, new shirts, more models and events!  It doesn't get much better than this.  
Read on for details,
Gayle & Peter
510 Legend Shirt
You asked for it, now it's here!
We've heard it time and time again, "That 240Z Legend shirt is great. I'd love a Legend shirt for the 510." Well, ask and you shall receive!

Holding true to the classic lines of the 510 and the BRE livery, we've created the silhouette you've longed for in a 510 Legend t-shirt. It has the same writing as the 240z Legend shirt "The Legend Continues" followed by "Brock Racing Enterprises" with the BRE Datsun and stripes on the sleeve. 

They are here and shipping now in this beautiful deep royal color. We'll also bring some with us to our booth at Laguna Seca in Monterey.  If you're coming to Monterey and would like us to save one in your size feel free to  email us here to let us know. 
BRE Open House
Friday September 30th: 10am-2pm
You've also been asking when we're going to have an Open House at our new location (we are listening!).  We decided to coordinate it with Nostalgic Datsun's Multi-State Classic Tour.

Our Open House will be Friday September 30th so if you're headed out to Williams, AZ for the Mult-State Classic starting October 1st, you can stop by here and make the 3 hour drive to Williams in time for the Tour's Meet-and-Greet at 6pm that evening.

Not going on the Multi-State Tour?  Make it a weekend in Vegas!  Or just come to BRE for the day!

Tour our new shop, showroom and store.  Hang out with Peter Brock for some of his favorite BBQ and a group photo!  It's the perfect time to pick up one of our new shirts and show it off.  There will be in-store specials which will include items we have on clearance that we don't have posted on the website.

Peter Brock's Datzilla, BRE's legacy 240z and the original BRE Baja 510 that Brock raced in the Mexican 1000 in 1969 (now called the Baja 1000) will be out with your prized Datsuns/Nissans for photo opps. This is a memory worth capturing!
We will also be giving tours of our Aerovault manufacturing facility right next door so you can see Brock's latest design and what goes into creating an Aerovault.

Click on the image above to go to Google Maps to view our location. 
Aerovault in the Press
First trailer ever featured in Automobile magazine

It happened this Spring when Automobile design columnist, Robert Cumberford, came to visit us in Henderson. Cumberford and Brock worked at GM Styling during the same era. Cumberford worked with Harley Earl on the first generation Corvette ('53-'62) and Brock worked with Bill Mitchell on what became the '63 Sting Ray Corvette (which Brock penned in 1957).

The two have always respected each other and that admiration has only grown fonder over the decades. On a Sunday afternoon Bob and Peter sat down in the Aerovault showroom and shared stories for hours. At some point Bob's attention was drawn to the Aerovault sitting in the background. Brock gave him a tour from a designer's perspective and he was smitten.

Bob contacted his editors at Automobile magazine, long considered one of the top 3 automotive magazines, to say he had to do a feature on the mind of a designer and how that has translated into the most amazing automotive trailer available.  


The result was this wonderful article on Brock's thought process with the Aerovault.  "Speed Without Power: Peter Brock's Aerovault II Really Hauls: A great designercan do anything, including build a better car-hauling trailer"


Reprints of the article will be available at the Aerovault booth at Monterey next week, and at Lime Rock two weeks later, and at the BRE Open House 4 weeks after that!   

We Couldn't Help Ourselves!
As 2016 zooms by we just had to create one last 50th Anniversary shirt 
There's been such a great response to the 50th Anniversary BRE shirt with the team cars we decided to create another celebratory shirt, this one with Brock's classic Championship wreath.

This shirt continues our love of the brushed 100% cotton Hanes Beefy-Ts. In a deep smoke grey, the wreath on the back and the BRE Datsun with stripes on the front chest are created with a special "discharge" process. This is where the colored ink of the shirt is removed for the graphics. There's no ink printed on the shirts. They are nice and smooth to the touch! 
Same as with the BRE 510 Legend shirts, these shirts are here and shipping now.  We'll be bringing some to Monterey so if you'd like to reserve yours now give us a call or
Monterey is Upon Us
Stop by to say hello, get autographs with Brock and Morton   
They won't be wearing a wreath, unless you bring it, but Morton and Brock will be in good form anyway.  Stop by the BRE/Aerovault booth at Laguna Seca to say hello, have something signed, pick-up a model, shirt or poster (and have them signed).

Current appearance times are (this can change of course but they'll be posted at our booth):
  • Friday (8/19) 11-noon
  • Saturday (8/20) noon-1pm
  • Sunday (8/21) 11-12:30pm

If you want us to bring any specific product for you, contact at email here or call 702-558-3374 to place your order. 

The 1:18 Scale BRE #46 510 Model has Landed 
It's back! Get this 2nd production run while they last.   
You might remember the handsome BRE 510 1:18 scale models of the #85 and #46 cars we had. We all waited forever for them and then they arrived and sold out... fast!  The #46 car sold out so fast that we didn't even receive enough to fill all the pre-orders we had.

Another production run of the #46 car was ordered... and it too has taken forever!  Well they've landed, are through customs and have arrived at the model company. They should be here, at BRE, tomorrow.

As a reminder, this 1:18 scale resin model from the RetroMotoring Collection is extremely accurate, has great quality and feel. The special edition we offered originally is entirely sold out.  We will have a few of these autographed by Brock and John Morton (not numbered, not part of the special edition, just autographed). Autographs will be available while they last.

Lime Rock Historic Festival
Peter Brock and John Morton together again
Labor Day Weekend (9/2-5) at Lime Rock Park brings together all sorts of vintage racers, including Peter Brock and BRE Championship driver John Morton. 

There are autograph sessions scheduled throughout the weekend with Morton and Brock. They will both have their most recent books there for sale and signing also.  For Brock that's his award winning "Origins of the Corvette Sting Ray" book and Morton's delightful memoir "Inside Shelby American". 
In addition to being honored guests, Morton will also be racing a 240Z. Make sure to check the schedule for details so you can plan accordingly. Bring your memorabilia and your cameras!   Check out the schedule here 
In Closing
We seem to be cooking on all cylinders these days.  Between the press coverage of the Aerovaults (in addition to the Automobile feature we were the cover story on this month's Nevada Business magazine), the celebration of our 50th anniversary and upcoming Open House, lots of things are happening.

We hope we see you soon and there really is no reason not to.  Whether it be in Monterey, Henderson or Lime Rock... find a way to get to one of these fun places soon!  

Peter & Gayle Brock

Peter Brock Designs | 702-558-3374 | Email | Website
   Like us on Facebook                  STAY CONNECTED:                            
Go to BRE Website NOW