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Honda’s’secret ‘Torrance museum In a building with blacked-out windows in an anonymous, unmarked light industrial park on Van Ness Avenue in Torrance sits American Honda & #x 2019; s & #x 201c; secret & #x 201d; museum. The collection traces the company & #x 2019; s U.S. history from its first primitive item, a 50cc motorbike, to today & #x 2019; s HondaJet, the world & #x 2019; s most innovative light jet. The American Honda Collection Hall, as it is formally known, is something of a doppelganger to the better known Toyota USA Auto Museum that typically hosts high-profile community events. The 30,000-square-foot Honda museum sits at the south end of the exact same commercial building as the Toyota museum to the north. But it is open to the general public far less and has a much lower profile, making it the & #x 201c; secret & #x 201d; classification from those who have been inside. That & #x 2019; s a little an overstatement, however the 15-year-old museum is mostly open just to Honda employees and the periodic community function. & #x 201c; This museum and collection is actually to chronicle the milestone automobiles for American Honda, & #x 201d; said manager David Heath. & #x 201c; This is really a take a look at exactly what we & #x 2019; ve performed in the United States market. How we have actually grown from motorbikes to automobiles and to take a look at the cars that have actually caused that success. There & #x 2019; s about 40 vehicles, 15 race automobiles and about 10 idea cars and 20 or two motorcycles. & #x 201d; There & #x 2019; s likewise a replica of Honda & #x 2019; s initial modest storefront that opened in 1959 on Pico Boulevard. Mopeds, engines and pop culture A time line on one wall follows the business & #x 2019; s development, including its result on pop culture (the 1960s-era hit song & #x 201c; Little Honda & #x 201d;-RRB- to an example of the common red-and-white mopeds that whizz around every Jan. 1 on the path of the Rose Parade, which Honda sponsors. And there & #x 2019; s a line of vehicle, boat and other engines at one end of the space. & #x 201c; We are the world & #x 2019; s largest engine producer, and we enjoy our engines, & …
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Honda’s ‘secret’ Torrance museum In a structure with blacked-out windows in a confidential, unmarked light commercial park on Van Ness Avenue in Torrance sits American Honda & #x 2019; s & #x 201c; secret & #x 201d; museum. The collection traces the company & #x 2019; s U.S. history from its very first primitive product, a 50cc motorcycle, to today & #x 2019; s HondaJet, the world & #x 2019; s most innovative light jet. The American Honda Collection Hall, as it is officially known, is something of a doppelganger to the better known Toyota USA Vehicle Museum that often hosts high-profile community occasions. The 30,000-square-foot Honda museum sits at the south end of the same industrial structure as the Toyota museum to the north. But it is open to the public far less and has a much lower profile, making it the & #x 201c; secret & #x 201d; classification from those who have been within. That & #x 2019; s a bit of an overstatement, but the 15-year-old museum is largely open just to Honda staff members and the occasional community function. & #x 201c; This museum and collection is really to chronicle the turning point cars for American Honda, & #x 201d; said curator David Heath. & #x 201c; This is actually a look at exactly what we & #x 2019; ve carried out in the U.S. market. How we have grown from motorcycles to vehicles and to take a look at the automobiles that have actually led to that success. There & #x 2019; s about 40 automobiles, 15 race automobiles and about 10 idea vehicles and 20 approximately bikes. & #x 201d; There & #x 2019; s also a reproduction of Honda & #x 2019; s initial modest storefront that opened in 1959 on Pico Boulevard. A plan on one wall follows the business & #x 2019; s development, including its effect on popular culture (the 1960s-era hit song & #x 201c; Little Honda & #x 201d;-RRB- to an example of the common red-and-white mopeds that whizz around every Jan. 1 on the path of the Rose Parade, which Honda sponsors. & #x 201c; We are the world & #x 2019; s largest engine manufacturer, and we love our engines, & #x 201d; Heath said. & #x 201c; So these are some examples of milestone engines. You can & #x 2019; t get rid of race vehicles …
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