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Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed.

Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed.

  • Based on Fisher Price toy garage from the 70s and 80s
  • Loose recreation of kids classic follows on from toy boxes last year
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on 23rd June for four days

With Britain’s biggest automotive garden party just a few short weeks away, the wraps have come off the Honda stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Harking back to the toy boxes of the 1970s and 1980s, the Honda stand for the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed is loosely based on the iconic Fisher Price toy garage everyone of a certain age possessed.

Just like the original 26cm tall toy garage first seen in 1970, the 10m tall Honda version will feature three levels in bright red and yellow colours, vehicle ramp and the iconic tower – although the lift has been taken up with exciting installations for the McLaren Formula One car and the Civic Sport.

As with the original, which was discontinued over 30 years ago in 1985, the Honda stand will have a turning handle on the second level and access from two sides. The first floor will feature the Jazz, HR-V, the Iconic Africa Twin and the McLaren Formula One car while the upper floor will be an invite only VIP area and have the another Africa Twin. 

Sadly Goodwood visitors will not be able to whizz down the ramp as this will house the road-going RC213V-S bike and the 2016 BTCC Honda Civic Type R.

The ground floor will feature the Fireblade Isle of Man TT Special, a Civic Type R, the Civic Sport, the CR-V, HR-V and NSX – making it the first time the UK public can see Honda’s new supercar at close quarters.

Philip Crossman, managing director at Honda UK, commented: “As with last year’s award winning stand designed around children’s toy cars, Honda has yet again steered away from the conventional corporate boxes favoured by the competition and come up with an eye-catching fun and highly evocative stand design. I can’t wait to see it in situ at Goodwood!”

John Grigg, senior producer at Jack Morton who conceived and delivered last year’s toy car concept and this year’s installation commented: “Honda has a playfulness and ability to have fun that is inherent to the brand identity. Our partners in the Honda UK team pair this with a bravery to do things a little differently. We can’t wait to see the smiles of guests who remember the original toy and the excitement of younger visitors seeing it for the first time!”

Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed

Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed

Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed

Honda’s Goodwood Festival of Speed Stand Revealed

Goodwood Festival of Speed.

27th May 2015 Events, Latest

Evo Magazine Honda Day

Recently we were approached by EVO magazine and asked if we could organise a get together to provide images of past models to accompany the full write up of the new 2015 Civic Type R upon their test drive.

We opened this up across all platforms and were overwhelmed by the response we had from users who owned cars from all eras.

Honda UK did us proud with providing refreshments and food, Many thanks for those who organised! Whilst journalists from EVO perused the attended masses cars for shots for the magazine piece.

These included not only a new Type R for users to peruse, most for the first time, but other Honda UK Hertiage cars including their S2000, FN2 Mugen Civic Type R “20” and a rare Ayrton Senna driven NSX.

EVO Magazines online piece is here –

Further pictures from teh day can be found here –


20th March 2015 Events, Latest

Nurburgring Type R Event

As you may recall, last year CTRO worked with Honda Europe and the Honda Racing WTCC team to bring you the Spa WTCC trip.

Well this year we have something even bigger planned.

Yet again CTRO invites you to the WTCC Honda Type R experience. 200 tickets available for the event of the year.

An Exclusive Nürburgring Experience For Type R Fans.

The WTCC round scheduled for the extraordinary Nürburgring on 15-17 May is an incredible opportunity for Honda Type R owners and fans to immerse themselves in the circuit’s rich motorsport heritage.

It’s the first time that WTCC has raced at the famed 25km Nürburgring layout which combines the daunting Nordschleife and the demanding F1 GP circuit, and Honda Type R fans can be right at the heart of it.

Visit the Fanzone in the paddock, stroll down pit lane, meet Castrol Honda WTCC drivers Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro,

See the all-new Type R in the flesh and even get a chance take your own Type R on a lap of the circuit – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Honda is offering this exclusive Type R Nürburgring experience as a three-day package including:

– VIP pass with paddock access
– Camping accommodation in a souvenir tent
– All food and drink throughout the weekend
– A hands-on encounter with the all new Civic Type R
– A tour of the Castrol Honda garage
– Meet the drivers at a special Q&A and signing session
– A chance to take your own Type R on a lap of the circuit

This incredible opportunity is available for just €175 per person.

You’ll have to hurry though, because registration closes on 17th April 2015 and places are strictly limited. Just click on the red ‘Register for Event’ button to register your details.

Registration closes on 17th April 2015


15th March 2015 Events, Latest

New Type R Unveiled

Well it’s here!

CTRO were invited by Honda Europe to see the unveil of the new Civic Type R first hand as well as its unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motorshow.

The unveil event was held within and industrial building on the outskirts of Geneva with representatives from all over the world including head of development for type r through to a certain Mr Button!

The lack of light at the unveil evening meant most of the best pictures had to be saved for the Geneva unveil the following day, but a great time was had catching up with everyone, including those selected by Honda Europe to attend as part of the #HondaRedline campaign, a joint venture with CTRO & with Honda Europe, Embrance Media and VisualVoice.

The Geneva show unveil included the Vice President of Honda Motor Company as well as senior represenatives of Honda Europe teams.

A mixed reaction to the styling have been forthcoming since from our users, however there’s no denying the icing on the cake was the gasp from the assembled press when the Nurburgring time was revealed at the end of the presentation 7min 50secs – Claiming the fastest front wheel drive round the ring by some margin over its rivals! We await May/June time when the official “Production” version of the car is taken over to Germany to further cement the time and noted by Honda insiders as possibly being quicker with final engine maps……Watch this space!!!

Confirmed stats are:

  • Characterful, high-revving all-new 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine offers greater power, torque and response than any previous Honda production car engine – Peak power output is 310 PS* at 6,500 rpm, and peak torque is 400 Nm* at 2,500 rpm
  • Function dictates form – eye-catching styling enhancements optimise airflow to aid performance and stability
  • Advanced new suspension systems, unique to the Type R, ensure rewarding handling characteristics and maximise power transfer
  • New +R mode increases the response of chassis and engine for enhanced driving thrills
  • 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is covered in just 5.7 seconds* – making it the fastest accelerating performance front-wheel drive hatchback – and top speed, where permitted, is a class-leading 270 km/h (167 mph)
  • Red-lining at 7,000 rpm, the engine – part of Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series – features an advanced new turbocharger with VTEC technology that boosts low-end torque and delivers sustained acceleration.

Full press release here:

Right now some press pics

More photos on the forum thread here of the trip with videos also! :



15th July 2014 Events, Uncategorized

Type R Spa


The forum attended one of the biggest gatherings in europe at the beginning of the month with Type R owners from all countries visiting Spa Francorchamps to watch the World Touring Cars as well as see the new Type R concept in the flesh!








Note this is a clay model but really is impressive the look, stance and design cues. Some thing obviously won’t make to productionbut what a design exercise to get interest back into the type r brand prior to launch!


 Discussion on Forum with a further selection of pictures are here: –


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