Nissan GT Academy Season 4 Champion Dominates Competition

Nissan GT Academy

Having your dreams go from virtual-to-reality is what the Nissan GT Academy is all about. And, for Wisconsin native Nic Hamman his dreams of becoming a professional racer have come true.

He was the GT Academy Season 4 Champion and dominated the competition right from the start. In the first episode, the 12 competitors were put through an intense physical race, and Hamman finished long before any of the other racers. From there, Hamman’s performance never waned.

In the season finale, Hamman raced against the remaining three other contestants in an eight-lap race. He finished a full eight seconds ahead of the pack.

“It takes a lot of money to do any kind of professional racing,” said Hamman, in a statement. “What GT Academy and Nissan have done is give someone a shot at racing top-notch racing cars with professional mechanics and pit support without the financial windfall that kind of thing requires. I am so grateful to be able to do this, and I can’t wait to get to my first professional race in January.”

Hamman grew up with a love of motorsports and spent much of his childhood racing go karts and even won his fair share of races and local karting titles.

Here at Bates Nissan, we are excited to see how Hamman will perform as a professional Nissan racer. He will be racing with previous GT Academy winners in the Dubai 24 Hours on January 8-10.

Project Titan from Nissan to Build Ultimate Off-Road Truck

On June 10th Nissan started a new project that allows Facebook fans to help build the newest ultimate pickup truck. Project Titan from Nissan lets fans choose custom modifications and designs that will in turn build a full-size off-road machine.

In order to be a part of the action, simply visit to vote on what you would prefer to see on an extreme Nissan Titan. On that site you can decide what kind of performance and design the truck will be.

“Once complete, Nissan will take the truck to Alaska, where WWP Alumni David Guzman and Kevin McMahon will embark on a multi-day trek that will put the veterans and the vehicle to the test,” said a Nissan news release. “Nissan will document their adventure and produce a YouTube series launching in September. Project Titan is Nissan’s second crowdsourced vehicle project, following the automaker’s Project 370Z performance build in 2012.”

Get to Project Titan from Nissan and help build the ultimate off-road truck! If that doesn’t interest you then why not come get a Nissan Titan of your own from us here at Bates Nissan. We can help you get your own ultimate off-road truck for your own adventures!

Nissan “Your Door to More” Contest Winners Announced

2014 Nissan Versa Note | Your Door to More Contest

All “Your Door to More” videos had to feature the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

Remember back in July when we announced the Nissan “Your Door to More” contest? Well the judges have spoken and three winners have been picked.

In case you don’t remember, the contest asked you to make a six-to-15 second video using Instagram or Vine to show the Versa Note doing something you’re passionate about. Six winners were picked to win $1,000 gift cards and “the top three winners would have their videos featured in a Nissan TV ad to promote the Versa Note.”

“There are a lot of really creative people using Vine and Instagram,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marking, Nissan North America. “We’re still trying to figure out the smoke and mirrors used to create several of the videos. This was a good social media experiment and a great way for Nissan to promote the all-new Versa Note.”

Make sure you check out the winning videos below, and then stop in to Bates Nissan to test drive one today!