Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Jim Fitzgerald’s Datsun 280ZX

Date Jun 12, 2017

Written by Ed Higginbotham

Time for a history lesson: Who is the winningest driver in SCCA history? Answer: Jim Fitzgerald with an astounding 350. For years he terrorized tracks around the U.S. in this 1979 Datsun 280ZX, which is now up for auction on bringatrailer.com. Adam Carolla and his crew have kept it in shape and even ran it at the Monterey and Sonoma Historics. Now the car is looking for a new home.

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TR8owner
TR8owner HalfDork
June 13, 2017 7:39 p.m.

Will never forgive him for deliberately ramming the E type Jag in CP at the start in 1980 Road Atlanta to try to give Newman a win. Total douche bag move and hated the guy after that. The Jag went on to win which made everybody at the track happy. And don't anybody try and tell me that it wasn't deliberate. Just watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CIJ-6pPmpY&t=40s

wspohn
wspohn HalfDork
June 14, 2017 10:46 a.m.

I'd forgotten that incident, but you are right (thanks for the video url). Guy should have been black flagged and penalized.

frenchyd
frenchyd HalfDork
June 16, 2017 1:50 a.m.
Ed Higginbotham wrote: Time for a history lesson: Who is the winningest driver in SCCA history? Answer: Jim Fitzgerald with an astounding 350. For years he terrorized tracks around the U.S. in this [1979 Datsun 280ZX,](http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1979-datsun-280zx-3/) which is now up for auction on [bringatrailer.com.](http://bringatrailer.com/) Adam Carolla and his crew have kept it in shape and even ran it at the Monterey and Sonoma Historics. Now the car is looking for a new home. Get all the latest Classic Motorsports news in your mailbox six times a year. Subscribe now.

I'm not sure that's correct at least as far as the Run offs go.. Last I looked Jerry Hanson had the most wins at the runoffs. However it's been decades since I checked SCCA

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