September 2016

Honda UK starts restoration of 1967 S800 sports car

(September 22, 2016) Honda UK has started the restoration project for its recently acquired S800 sports car. Slated to be ready in time for the Goodwood Festival of Speed next June, the car currently being restored is a red 1967 model.

Working in partnership with Le Riche Automobile Restorers in Jersey, Honda purchased the S800 with a view to adding the car to its growing heritage press fleet and using the car to showcase the rich automotive Honda history at events around the UK.

High-performance Hyundai N Concept to be unveiled in Paris

(September 22, 2016) Hyundai Motor gives a first glimpse at its latest high-performance N concept the RN30 that will celebrate its world premiere on Sept. 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. Hyundai says the motorsport-inspired racing concept is developed to deliver passion and pleasure on the track for everybody.

Honda S Dream Streamliner sets Bonneville record

(September 22, 2016) TORRANCE, California  — Honda products have won dozens of motorsports championships throughout the world, dominating competition at legendary venues from Indianapolis to Monaco, and on surfaces ranging from the sands of Dakar to the dirt of Carlsbad.

But this past week, an intrepid group of young Honda engineers took to the salt flats of Bonneville, Utah to post the fastest speed ever recorded for a Honda vehicle.

New York police replacing three-wheeled motorbikes with smart fortwo vehicles

(September 22, 2016) NEW YORK — smart USA has delivered the first 100 smart fortwo vehicles to the New York police and a further 150 cars have been ordered. With this measure the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is replacing the three-wheel motorbikes previously used in the city.

Agile, spacious, reliable: these are the main reasons why the Support Services Bureau (SSB) of the New York police, under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Robert S. Martinez, decided to supplement the 9,000 vehicle fleet of the New York law enforcers with 250 smart fortwos.

Old International movie trucks

These interesting International tow trucks from the 1950s were found on the lot of Troublemaker Film Studio in Austin, Texas. Apparently the 1950-era trucks were used as props in the film studio movies. The studio has  a very very cool collection of old trucks.
(Photo by Jim Meachen)

'Lavishly equipped' 2017 Acura RLX takes the stage

(September 21, 2016) TORRANCE, Calif. — The 2017 Acura RLX, the most lavishly equipped and technologically advanced Acura sedan according to Acura, goes on sale Thursday at Acura dealerships nationwide, with a starting price at $54,4501. The Acura RLX sedan offers a compelling blend of refinement and spirited driving performance, boasting an abundance of standard premium features.

Toyota holds price of 2017 Mirai fuel cell car at $58,365

(September 21, 2016) TORRANCE, Calif. — Toyota Mirai drivers — COME ON DOWN!! While drivers may not see the trailblazing Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle in a game show showcase anytime soon, they can see every day value in new model year pricing. Toyota says the Mirai fuel cell car offers competitive, flexible pricing options and the opportunity to be a part of automotive history.