Honda Day Atco 2k13

Photos By: Brian Chin

11 years going, Honda Day brought yet another great event. Compared to the last few years, I have to say this year was a lot more organized and well run. Granted arriving at the venue at 6am, there was hardly any traffic getting to the track. Great job and I hope this continues in the future. Another change this year was the addition of a VIP car show section. Competitors, prior to the event, had to submit photos of their car in order to be entered into this section and I thought this was great. It was nice to have the more elite class of cars in one section rather than to have to weed them out throughout the 800 other cars that attend the show. On the other side of the bleachers was some exciting drag racing. 8 second turbo civics and 9 second all motor cars running down the 1320. I can remember when I first started going out to races, if you were running 10’s or even 11’s, that was considered Fast. Anyways, congrats to OGS for putting on another great event and putting together a fantastic give-a-way car. For those that wasn’t able to make it, click the photos above to jump to the gallery.

How Honda Blew the CR-Z….or why am I still a Honda fan?

So after checking out the specs on the new CR-Z, I’m as disappointed as you are about what should have been a true successor to the CRX.  The good people at Jalopnik agree:

Jalopnik don't believe the hype

…it’s a perfect example of product Fail, and on a personal level, it’s one of the greatest vehicular disappointments in recent memory. How can I say this without having driven it? Easy: I can read a press release, and I own a 1988 Honda CRX Si. The Si is a 2000-pound, 100-hp wonder, a manic, front-wheel-drive snotrocket that can crank out 35 mpg and make any winding road its bitch. The CR-Z is a wildly different machine. It weighs 2800 pounds. It’s rated for 37 mpg on the highway, which seems impressive until you remember just how tiny it is. And while its 1.5-liter hybrid four can be mated to a six-speed manual, it also makes just 122 hp.

Sigh…maybe Japan will get a Type-R version that will be exactly what the US wish that it got.

Don’t Believe The Hype: The CR-Z Is Not A New CRX