Category Archives: Technology
While most car companies are constantly searching for ways to keep their new cars ahead of the curve for safety awards the year they are released, not many think of the long term. Yes, a car can be safe the way you buy it, but how does that rate to the safety standards of tomorrow when the car get’s on in years?
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has recently named a line of older Honda Vehicles as ‘safer choices for Teen Drivers’ in a recent list they published, and went on to say, “Honda is the most durable and longest lasting brand in it’s class.”
This says a lot for Honda. Not only are they providing a top quality and safe vehicle today, but it is still gaining recognition years down the road.
Looking at a new or used Honda for you and your family?
Off-Road racing has always been my passion. I love the trucks, jumps, sounds, and horsepower. When all four tires are leaving the ground, it adds a whole new element to the race.
For 2014, the Robby Gordon Formula Off-Road Stadium Truck Series returns to Toronto with the Honda Indy. This is another amazing race series that you have to check out.
It’s off-road trucks…but they are set up to run on the Indy track before the main race. How amazing is that??
I’m super pumped to see these trucks as well as the Indy cars. July 20th can’t come soon enough.
Check out the details of the race series here.
Here is some footage from last year.
The Honda Indy in Toronto has become a pretty big deal.
The Honda Indy is not just about racing anymore. The event has attracted some amazing side shows to the weekend to help bring a little something for everyone. Not just the car lovers.
This year, in addition to features like Gourmet Food Trucks, the event has also added live entertainment like the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series for its Canadian Championships. Fans in attendance will be able to see top professional logger sports athletes compete in such events as the Standing Block Chop, the STIHL Stock Saw, the Underhand Chop, the Single Buck, the Springboard and the Hot Saw. You will also see the Toronto leg of the SCOTT FireFit Championships, a series of events that have been described as Olympics for firefighters and smokeaters.
You can also check out the return of the JR Honda Red Riders to see the fundamentals of offroad dirt biking.
I’m going to be at the end trying to take it all in. There will be so much to do, and I will only be there for one day to do it.
Are you going to be at the Honda Indy in Toronto this year?
I love Auto Racing. More than the racing itself, I love the engineering and dedication from the race teams to make it all come together. It’s a constant struggle and search for more speed.
The Subaru Rally Team USA has put together an amazing web show called Launch Control to show you the progression of the Subaru Rally America and Global Rally Cross Teams. It’s an great series showing behind the scenes of auto racing.
Check it out
Interested in a WRX STi?
In other parts of the world, the Honda Fit is called the Honda Jazz.
And in other parts of the world, the Honda Jazz is used as a full blast rally car!!! Intense!
If you have come in and talked to me about the Fit, you know that I’m completely amped about this platform. I think the potenial of being a track race car is amazing, and it would be a blast to slam through the gears, but I never even considered it as a rally car.
Check out this video to see the Honda Jazz Rally in action.
Everything and every one has a history. A series of events that brought them to now and helped them form into the person or the company that they are today. But history can tell a lot about a person or a company…so pay attention.
Since I have been working with Honda, I have been doing a lot of research into the past. It’s important for me to work with a company that feel good about and a company that I can share values with. Honda is 100% that company.
The history and the culture created with Honda is amazing. The company has literally been formed out of ashes and through hard work and determination, become one of the world leaders in motor products. Not just with cars, but also with motorcycles, and small engines.
Check out this video that touches a little on the History and how Honda was formed. It’s an oldie, but it’s still fun to watch.
Want to know more about Honda today?
It’s rare that you see a car as amazing as this come into a dealership. Clean and cared for, this is going to make someone very happy.
This car is so clean that you could eat off the carpets. But that’s not all. It has a great list of well done modifications that sets this STi above all others.
Following vehicle information & MODs:
USDM 2005 (so it has HIDs).
World Rally Blue.
Full detail 2-3 times a year, washed bi-weekly, waxed monthly.
Garage parked @ home and garage parked @ work – stored in the winter.
Local owner since 2008.
auto dim rear-view mirror, boost gauge and short shifter.
Turbo XS turbo back exhaust (catted and silencer).
Pro-tuned @ Speed Industries for 93/94 octane with AccessPort v1
SG Motorsports AOS.
EBC Yellow Stuff pads.
Agency Power SS brake lines.
RCE Black Springs.
RCE front and rear sway bars.
Com-C front top hats.
Group- N rear top hats.
Whiteline Anti-Lift Kit (sport).
free caster mod.
Perrin front shifter bushings.
Whiteline Steering rack bushing.
Kartboy exhaust hangers.
Primal Al Skid plate with cut-outs for drain plug and oil filter.
flapattack mud flaps.
polyurethane front lip.
Synthetic oil change ever 4800kms with factory oil filters.
Financing available for 36 months
Call me for bookings
What’s the point of all of this amazing engineering if you can’t have fun with it?
I love when people do fun things with engines. Just like back in the days of Tim Allen and Home Improvement…people are always doing fun stuff with lawn equipment.
Check out this video or the Honda Mean Mower. Yeah, that’s right…1000cc motor loaded in a riding mower making 109 HP.
You may get a couple speeding tickets, but at least you can pay for the fines with all the lawns you cut along the way.
The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is the second oldest motor sports race in American. Since 1916, this race is run on a 12.42 mile course with 156 turns that beings at 9,390 feet and finishes at the 14,115 foot summit of the Pikes Peak Mountain.
The Pikes Peak race has always been the true test of driver, machine, and pit crew. As the cars climb the mountain, the air thins out and robs the cars of 30% of their power by the time they hit the hill. Drivers also have to contend with the dangers of insane speeds into hairpin corners with cliff drops that you could not walk away from. All in the quest to be named ‘King of the Mountain.”
For 2014, Honda has joined Pikes Peak as a partner in the race. With their support, Honda is looking to extend their racing heritage and compete on all levels.
In the past, Honda has entered the Fit, and the Odyssey in the race, as well as motor cycles and quads.
With this partnership, we can expect to see even more coverage and participation from the Race Teams at Honda.
I’m excited to see what Honda has in store with the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race.
Check out this video for Sebastian Loeb’s record setting run up the Peak.