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
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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.
The United Sport car Championship and the American Le Mans Series have always been great testing grounds for new designs and innovation. They are torture tests for new equipment to stress it to the limits, and help manufacturers improve their products for race and street application.
This year, Honda has added their name to the list of the engine manufacturers to power the Daytona Prototype cars. With the new competition-spec 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, Honda will joins challenge Ford and Chevy.
This is another major step forward for Honda in the world of motor sports. Honda already dominates the World Touring Car Championship series, and now it’s time to collect some more titles.
Want to experience how Honda technology filters down to our street cars? Give me a call.
If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I’m excited for the release of the 2014 Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan. Honda has done such a great job on this car for 2014, and you get so much car for such a small price…how can I not be excited?
Well, the time is almost here. We are expecting the first Si to arrive at Henley Honda later this month. I’m taking appointments to review the car.
The Si can be hard to get your hands on, so you want to be one of the first to review this amazing machine.
Check out this link to see the features and stats for the Honda Civic Si Coupe and Sedan.
Contact me to set up an appointment to review the entire Honda Line Up
I love a good race program. It’s a manufactures opportunity to test new designs and products in the hardest possible conditions, and push performance of a machine to it’s maximum.
Honda Performance Development is focused on engineering and tuning the next generation of race and road technology. That includes the the upcoming 3.5 Litre Twin-Turbocharged.
This prototype motor will be dropped into the Starworks Motorsports chassis and sent out to the 12-hours of Seabring race to really test it’s performance.
How long until this race technology lands into a production vehicle?
Ever since I was a kid, Radio Controlled cars have been a hobby of mine. It’s something that from a young age, fueled my passion for cars and Motorsports.
Radio Controlled cars have come a long way since I was a kid, and now you can get almost anything you desire. Anything you like about cars, you can buy it, our build it to express yourself.
It’s a smaller way to be a part of a great club or support your favorite brand.
Check out this video for a small part of the Radio Controlled Car culture. A whole new passion
Since 1986, Honda has been producing cars at our award winning facility in Alliston, Ontario. Starting with the Accord in 1986, then switched to the Honda Civic, which has been Canada’s best selling car for the last 16 years.
In 1998, Honda build a second facility in Alliston to increase production as well as add the Odyssey, CR-V, and engine lines.
The manufacturing facilities have an annual capacity of 390,000 units and employs approximately 4,000 Associates. The vehicles produced at HCM are sold in Canada and exported to the United States and other export markets.
Honda’s philosophy believes that you should be building the cars where people are buying them. Honda is Canada, so it just makes good sense.
Racing Enthusiestc around the world know about the Nürburgring. The Nürburgring in a meat grinder for car testing. With all of the bends, turns, uneven track surfaces, and elevation changes, testing on the Nürburgring will test a cars performance in all driving situations.
In this video, Honda is testing the concept for the Type R Civic. My fingers are crossed that North America will see this model in the next couple years.
The FIA World Touring Car Championship is the premier on-road racing series throughout the world. It pits drivers and manufacturers against each other in a battle for points, and brand titles.
I love watching the WTCC because it’s not your average racing experience. These guys are ruthless. They don’t rub, they don’t slam, they don’t hit. They rub. And rubbin’ racing.
Honda is Racing, and Honda is WTCC. The factory team works endlessly to develop their cars and win races, and it shows.
For the 2013 race season, Honda won the Manufacturers title placing well over their competitors in almost every race.
Haven’t had the change to check out WTCC? Try YouTube. You can watch full races for free.