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A Japanese manufacturer of cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and motorcycles.

Vehicle names used by Honda currently and throughout history include:  Accord, Beat, Brio, CB200T, CB750, CB750F, CB1100, CBR600 F4, CBR600RR, CBR1000RR, CBX, City, Civic, CL90, CL350, CL450, CR-V, CR-X, CR-Z, CT-70, CT-90, del Sol, Domani, Element, FCX, FCX Clarity, Fit, Insight, Jazz, Legend, Life, Magna, NC700, NSX, NT700V, Odyssey, Passport, Prelude, Pilot, RA272, RC211V, RC212V, RC213V, Ridgeline, RS500, S90, S660, S2000, Shadow, Silver Wing, Today, Valkyrie, VFR800, Z360, and Z600.

Dealerships include:
Allen Honda (College Station, Texas)
Anderson Direct Honda (Palo Alto, California)
Bobby Rahal Honda (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)
Brickell Honda
Cerini Harley-Davidson & Honda
DCH Honda of Mission Valley (San Diego, California)
Honda of Danbury (Danbury, Connecticut)
Honda of Hollywood (Los Angeles, California)
Honda of Turnersville (Turnersville, New Jersey)
Honda World (Louisville, Kentucky)
Norm Reeves Honda Superstore
Northwest Honda
Southern Honda Powersports
Saccucci Honda
Schaumburg Honda (Schaumburg, Illinois)

Awards and acknowledgements include:
2006 AutoPacific Brand Satisfaction Award for Top Mainstream Brand

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Honda page on 12 December 2015, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda Giken Kogyo) is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.

Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA Peugeot Citroën in 2011.

Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, and other products. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012. Honda has three joint-ventures in China (Honda China, Dongfeng Honda, and Guangqi Honda).

In 2013, Honda invested about 5.7% (US$6.8 billion) of its revenues in research and development. Also in 2013, Honda became the first Japanese automaker to be a net exporter to the United States, exporting 108,705 Honda and Acura models, while importing only 88,357.


Motorsports

Honda began racing in Formula 1 starting in 1964 with driver Ronnie Bucknum.  The first Grand Prix win in a Honda would come at the 1965 Mexican Grand Prix with Richie Ginther driving.  Honda withdrew from Formula 1 later that decade.

Honda became the sole engine supplier to the Indy Racing League starting in 2006 after previously competing in the series.

Honda also has a new Formula 1 program.  It was originally a joint venture with BAR, but Honda took full control of the team in late 2005.

Championships Won with Honda Engines

Drivers' and Manufacturers' championships won driving cars with Honda Engines.

YearSeriesDriver/ManufacturerModel/Car
1986FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliamsF1
1987FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipNelson PiquetWilliams Cars
1987FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipWilliamsF1
1988FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAyrton SennaMcLaren Cars
1988FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren
1989FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAlain ProstMcLaren Cars
1989FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren
1990FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAyrton SennaMcLaren Cars
1990FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren
1991FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipAyrton SennaMcLaren Cars
1991FIA Formula 1 World ChampionshipMcLaren


Documents

DateReport NameAuthors/OrganizationFile
October 1973Evaluation of a 350 CID Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion (CVCC) Powered Chevrolet Impala
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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- 351KB - 13 pages
10 October 1975Chrysler Corporation's testing of Honda CVCC vehicles
From: Acting Comptroller General, USGAO
To: Representative Paul G. Rogers

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- 314KB - 4 pages
8 June 1998United States District Court, District of Columbia
United States of America v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Consent Decree

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- 2,708KB - 82 pages
21 July 2009United States District Court, District of Rhode Island
Saccucci Auto Group v. American Honda Motor Company and American Honda Finance Corp.
Memorandum and Order

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- 1,902KB - 30 pages
15 March 2011United States District Court, District of Kansas
National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization v. Nissan North America, Inc.; Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.; Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Subaru of America, Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Toyota North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.; Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Honda North America, Inc.; and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Memorandum Order

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- 136KB - 16 pages
3 July 2012Layout Structure for Canister in Vehicle
United States Patent US 8,210,302 B2
Kensuke Mori, Jun Nakano, and Takehiko Kikuchi for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 1.2MB - 18 pages
3 July 2012Link Type Variable Stroke Engine
United States Patent US 8,210,137 B2
Shohei Kono and Yoshikazu Sato for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 901KB - 12 pages
3 July 2012Oscillating Washbox for Cylinder Head Utilizing Echelon Formation Nozzle Alignment and an Improved Nozzle Plate Design
United States Patent US 8,210,192 B1
Thad A. Monnin and Aaron M. Brunswick for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 741KB - 11 pages
3 July 2012Twin Clutch Type Speed-Change Apparatus
United States Patent US 8,210,063 B2
Yoshiaki Tsukada, Takashi Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kojima, and Yoshiaki Nedachi for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.,

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- 1.2MB - 13 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle Bumper
United States Patent US D671,048
Benjamin Davidson and Chirag Patel for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 86KB - 3 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle Bumper Garnish
United States Patent US D671,047
Benjamin Davidson and Guillermo Gonzalez for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 134KB - 2 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle Bumper Garnish
United States Patent US D671,050
Benjamin Davidson and Chirag Patel for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 81KB - 3 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle Bumper Garnish
United States Patent US D671,051
Benjamin Davidson and Chirag Patel for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 103KB - 3 pages
20 November 2012Design for Vehicle Bumper Unit
United States Patent US D671,049
Benjamin Davidson and Chirag Patel for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 130KB - 3 pages
11 June 2013Exhaust Gas Purifying Apparatus for Internal Combustion Engine
United States Patent US 8,459,011
Yuji Yasui for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 21.4MB - 53 pages
11 June 2013Method of Assembling Inner Diameter Grinding Tool
United States Patent US 8,458,883
Satoru Uchiumi, Takashi Yoshida, and Koji Saito for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 3.5MB - 9 pages
11 June 2013Temperature Control Device for Catalyst
United States Patent US 8,459,006
Satoshi Kodo for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 10.5MB - 23 pages
16 July 2013Electrolyte Membrane/Electrode Structure and Fuel Cell
United States Patent US 8,486,578
Kentaro Ishida, Takeaki Isobe, Masaaki Nanaumi, and Takeshi Matsubara for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 609KB - 10 pages
16 July 2013Lignocellulosic Biomass Saccharification Pre-Treatment Device
United States Patent US 8,486,228
Tsuyoshi Baba and Junji Yasuda for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 731KB - 8 pages
6 August 2013Vehicluar Power Source Unit
United States Patent US 8,501,361
Takuro Uemara and Keisuke Fujimaki for Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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- 830KB - 12 pages
14 January 2014Development of Parallel/Distributed Applications
United States Patent US 8,631,160 B2
Frank Joublin, Christian Goerick, Antonello Ceravola, and Mark Dunn for Honda Research Institute Europe GmbH

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- 1.6MB - 17 pages


Die Cast Cars

TypeBrandItem #SeriesNameScalePaintNotes
Die CastHot WheelsM33142007Designer's ChallengeHonda RacerSmallWhite w/red stripesDesigned by Guillermo González


Photographs

1983 Dobi Honda Advertisement 1983 Dobi Advertisement
View 1983 Dobi Honda Advertisement - 1.6MB
Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of Honda Valve Cover - 1.7MB
Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of Honda Valve Cover - 2.3MB
Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of Honda Valve Cover - 1.6MB
Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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Honda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
1 April 1994American Honda Motor Co., Inc.; Appeal of Denial of Petition for Determination of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Barry Felrice)
26 October 1994Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; HondaFederal Register: NHTSA (Ricardo Martinez)
7 November 1999Import Enthusiasts Race to SpeedSource for Import Honda/Acura InformationSpeedSource
2 August 2002Honda Posts Strong ProfitsAmy Bickers, VOA News
29 September 2004Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Manufacturing in USJohn Birchard, VOA News
4 May 2005BAR Honda faces ban from Formula OneVOA Sports
5 May 2005BAR Honda Banned for CheatingVOA Sports
4 October 2005Honda Takes Full Control of BAR-Honda Formula One Racing TeamVOA Sports
21 October 2005Honda hofft auf eine gute neue Saison Wikinews
6 January 2006Honda Vehicles Top the ‘Most-Researched’ ListsAnderson Direct Honda
7 January 2006Honda Tops the ‘Most-Researched’ List for 2005Manly Honda
9 January 2006Honda wins car, truck of the year, unveils FitWikinews
19 May 2006New Automobile Plant In Japan For HondaJoe Thompson
26 May 2006Honda: Developing Bio-Fabric For CarsSarah McBride
1 June 2006Honda Is Top Mainstream Brand For 2006 AutoPacific Brand Satisfaction AwardsStacey Wilson
17 July 2006Honda Natural Gas Cars Issued Massive Tax Credits By IRSRichard Chapo
9 November 2006Honda kündigt für 2008 Serien-Pkw mit Brennstoffzellenantrieb an Wikinews
12 March 2007Honda Refreshes IT Systems Before F1 Season StartsAnthony Fontanelle
13 March 2007Competition Drives Honda and Toyota ForwardAnthony Fontanelle
4 May 2007Honda to Increase Presence in Indian Auto MarketAnthony Fontanelle
9 May 2007To Bait Investors, Honda Plans To Raise DividendsAnthony Fontanelle
24 May 2007Largest Honda Engine Plant Reached MilestoneAnthony Fontanelle
19 June 2007Honda To Shrink Ads For Online TV ShowsAnthony Fontanelle
26 June 2007Honda Reports Record Production FiguresAnthony Fontanelle
7 July 2007Honda Looks To Extend Good Showing At SilverstoneAnthony Fontanelle
24 September 2007Honda To Present Helpful AwardsAnthony Fontanelle
27 November 2007Honda To Sell Hybrids In IndiaAnthony Fontanelle
27 November 2007Honda Uses New Hydrogen Refilling SystemAnthony Fontanelle
3 December 2007Honda and Acura lead Safety RatingsAnthony Fontanelle
13 December 2007Honda to Launch Car Using 'Affordable' Hybrid EngineAnthony Fontanelle
14 December 2007Honda to Unveil Next-Generation Honda Pilot and FCX Clarity at the NAISAnthony Fontanelle
19 December 2007Honda expects a surge in 2008Anthony Fontanelle
26 December 2007Honda plans to re-enter the hybrid frayAnthony Fontanelle
27 December 2007Honda taking the Hybrid ChallengeAnthony Fontanelle
21 January 2008Honda To Reward Helpful Citizens With Brand New CarAnthony Fontanelle
24 March 2008Love Your Honda?Anthony Fontanelle
4 July 2008Honda setzt auf Brennstoffzellenautos Wikinews
24 July 2008Questionable Business Practices? (Honda)Gus Philpott, The Woodstock Advocate
6 December 2008Honda quits Formula One racingWikinews
8 December 2008Details emerge of Honda's withdrawal from Formula OneWikinews
3 January 2009Mexican billionaire denies buying Honda Formula One teamWikinews
6 March 2009Brawn GP take over Honda Formula One teamWikinews
4 May 2009Honda's Entry into the U.S. MarketRonnie Tanner
10 May 2012Team Barracuda – BHA Set to Race with Honda PowerMonica Hilton, Bryan Herta Autosport
26 October 2010US Consumer Magazine Readers Praise Toyota, HondaVOA Breaking News
31 July 2011Honda Prepares to Build New Plant in MexicoVOA Breaking News
14 August 2012The most reliable cars on UK roads are Hondas Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
21 September 2012Honda CEO sets out 'Direction for next 10 years' Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
10 October 2012Honda in F1 - will they return? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
3 December 2012Honda TT Legends - 5 man superteam for 2013 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
1 January 2013Ilovebodykits.com is Now Offering No Charge Shipping on Honda HeadlightsILoveBodyKits.com
2 January 2013Advanced Honda BioTech Turns Sugarcane into Car SeatsGib Goodrich
16 May 2013Honda returning to Formula 1 in 2015 as engine supplier to McLaren Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
30 May 2013Brilliant Honda video demonstrates motorcycle dual clutch transmission Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
17 July 2013Honda's 130mph lawn mower. They call it the #meanmower Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
17 October 2013Explore Honda's Museum on Street View - F1, MotoGP and everything elseMatt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
13 February 2014Honda Reveals 2014 Geneva Motor Show Line-Up Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
8 January 2015U.S. Department of Transportation Fines Honda $70 Million for Failing to Comply with Laws That Safeguard the PublicNHTSA
8 January 2015US Fines Honda $70M for Lack of Accident DisclosuresVOA News
6 July 2015Honda Motors returns to company roots, a focus on affordable quality Parks McCants, TorqueNews
25 December 2015NYC Auto Body Shop Announces Honda ProFirst CertificationNYC Auto Body
9 June 2016More Vehicles Recalled Due to Faulty AirbagsVOA News




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