Sergio Pininfarina has just passed away. Pininfarina was formerly the
head of design at Ferrari and his studio was responsible for such iconic
designs as the Ferrari 308, made famous by the TV series Magnum PI.
Check out a gallery of his creations here: http://www.pininfarina.it/en/company/history
Pininfarina also designed a concept for Honda called the HP-X.
Surpassing 250,000 miles on a single car is a
remarkable feat. Paul Habib, Jr. did that on his 2006 Honda Civic in
just the first two years he owned it. This month, five years after
buying it, he'll cross 750,000 miles. His goal? To hit over 1,000,000
You know that new car smell? It's actually not such a good thing. The source of that smell is volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that you'll often find in plastics including those that are fitted to car interiors. VOCs have been linked to a variety of health problems.
Fortunately, auto manufacturers are taking steps to reduce the VOCs in the plastics used on the dash, doors, and so on. We're pleased to report that the Ecology Center has named the Honda Civic as the lowest emitter of VOCs. The CR-Z is also in the 10 best list.
Joe LoCicero of Norway, Maine has done it. Joe just recently clocked over 1,000,000 miles (or 1,600, 000 km) on his 1990 Honda Accord. Honda helped Joe and his wife Sharon celebrate the event by presenting him with a brand new 2012 Honda Accord. Congratulations, Joe!
Honda Canada Official Vehicle Supplier for the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay
The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay started August 24 in Cape Spear, Newfoundland. The relay will retrace the Canadian leg of the original Man in Motion tour but will include 7,000 participants this time traveling by foot, by wheelchair and in a fleet of vehicles supplied by Honda Canada.
The 14 vehicle fleet includes four Acura MDXs, six Honda Pilots, one Honda Ridgeline and three Honda Odysseys that have been modified to accommodate wheelchairs.
The tour will highlight the progress made in making the world a more accessible place for those with mobility challenges. It's great fit with Honda's long term focus on mobility solutions which has included such innovations as the ASIMO humanoid robot as well as the Stride Management Assist and Body Weight Support Assist devices.
Honda Accord Coupe, Pilot and Ridgeline win Lowest True Cost to Own Awards from Edmund
The Accord Coupe, Insight and Pilot were judged by Edmunds.com to have the lowest true cost of ownership in their respective categories, based on such factors as purchase price, depreciation, interest on your loan, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs.
Upcoming 2012 Honda Ridgeline get a new Sport Package
The revamped 2012 Honda Ridgeline will be available with a unique Sport Package which features the following: exclusive black 18" ally wheels, black honeycomb grille, and black headlight and brake light housings.
Ten of Honda's 14 North American plants, including Ontario, are now operating as zero-waste-to-landfill facilities. The remainder are functioning with "virtually zero" waste-to-landfill. This important achievement is part of Honda's Green Factory program, developed in order to reduce the environmental footprint of its manufacturing operations.
2012 Honda Civic Si is the new Indy Pace car for the IZO IndyCar Series
The new Canadian built 2012 Honda Civic Si served as the official pace
car for the IZOD Indy Car Series that started last weekend at the Honda
Indy Toronto. The Si Coupe was modified by Honda Performance
Development, Honda's racing company North America, founded in 1993
Honda scores again with JD Power. Honda received its best ever ranking in initial quality from JD with seven models earning the highest ranking in their respective segments. The 2008 Fit and CRV were also ranked as the most dependable subcompact and compact SUV in a 3 year survey from JD Power.
Don't miss the Sunshine Gala at the Westin Hotel this Saturday, May 7th. Funds will be directed to the Extracorporeal Life Support Program at the by the Alberta Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Honda Canada Sponsors Paul Tracy at the Honda Indy in Toronto and Edmonton
Paul Tracy will race in this year's Honda Indy Toronto and Edmonton Indy, in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. Tracy will drive the #8 Make-A-Wish Canada/Dragon Racing/Honda/Dallara/Firestone car. Dragon Racing is an IndyCar Race team, owned by Jay Penske and sponsored by Honda Canada.
The TORONTO BLUE JAYS will conduct seven Honda Super Camps across seven cities from June through August, as they continue their commitment to amateur baseball across Canada.
In conjunction with title sponsor HONDA CANDA Inc., the Super Camps will commence in Vancouver and will continue through the summer with camps being held in Prince George, London, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, and concluding in Toronto.
?We are very proud to partner with the Blue Jays on this significant initiative. Together we continue to grow this game across Canada and programs such as this provide our players future with the fundamental skills they need, while enhancing their enjoyment of this great game? - Jim Baba, Director General, Baseball Canada.
Each Honda Super Camp presented by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy, will be three days in length and run from 8am-1pm each day. Each participant will receive top level instruction in all aspects of the game from Blue Jays alumni and Baseball Canada instructors. Registration will be available on bluejays.com/camps, with a cost of $150 per child and will limited to 150 children aged 8-14. In addition, working with local baseball associations, the Toronto Blue Jays, through Jays Care Foundation, will donate registration fees for a limited number of players in each of the seven camps to help remove any financial barriers to participation.
The Calgary Camp will take place from Aug 8 to 10 at Absolute Sports. The instructors will include Blue Jay alumni Duane Ward, Mark Eichhorn, and Rance Mulliniks.
The 2011 Odyssey becomes the only minivan to earn top U.S. safety ratings for both the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) under their respective more stringent testing guidelines.
The 2011 Odyssey has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?s best-possible Overall Vehicle Score of five stars. That makes the 2011 Odyssey one of the first two vehicles ever to earn five stars in each position for all three crash tests: frontal, side and rear.
Technology derived from ASIMO may have some of the elderly back on their feet before too long. http://www.pcworld.com/article/260173/hondas_stride_management_assist_will_have_the_elderly_back_on_their_feet.html ...