Honda S2000 Registry – This voluntary effort needs your support
Have you ever wondered upon seeing another S2000, as to whether your car and that one shared some common ancestry? In all probability they were built on the same assembly line and maybe even the same Honda factory technician installed the steering column on your car. Wouldn’t you love to know where a sibling car was located, and possibly meet or communicate with the owner? Or, simply just become an expert at S2000 trivia.
The solution (if one can call it that) would be to have a registry for all Honda S2000’s made and sold. I’m pleased to inform you that two of our members have taken it upon himself to do exactly that. They need your support.
The S2000 registry is an effort started by ralper, one of our senior members, to identify our cars and see if we can find which two cars were “sibling” cars and came off the production line behind one another. The idea was sparked by a thread started by Legal Bill (of the Vintage & New England forums) that asked the thoughtful question – Did our cars meet before we did?
In Legal Bill’s own words “In the Austin Healey forum I belong to, much is made of the VIN number. There are registries created and maintained by people who try to track the whereabouts of the remaining Austin Healey 3000s, Bugeye Sprites, and 100s. They even record the numbers of those cars known to have died and parted out.
Sometimes two people with the same model year car learn that their cars are consecutive VIN numbers, meaning that the two cars were almost certainly built on the line one behind the other. Often these people live on opposite sides of the country and learn about the relation on the forum site or at a national or regional meet. Much is made of the reunion, and it is always interesting to hear the two very different courses the two cars took from the factory before they were reunited at a meet.
Given the fact that there are relatively few S2000s built in any given year, I started to wonder if we had any “sibling” cars among us? Maybe we could share the last few digits of our VINs and see if any match up?”
This sparked the seed of imagination for ralper and lead to him starting the thread on S2000 Talk. This is an interesting project and it would be interesting to see if you can come across or learn about a sibling car (a car with a VIN number preceding or following your own cars VIN).
In addition to the personal joy that we’d derive from such cataloging, this effort could also lead us down the path of tracking all the S2000’s that were built, and their current state of ownership. The S2000 is a modern day legend much as the Healey and other roadsters were in their time. To keep the legend going we must all step up and contribute to ralper’s and Legal Bill’s effort and encourage them in every way.
Please post here with the following information:
1. Your S2KI user name
2. Model Year
3. VIN (last 4 digits only)
4. Exterior Color
5. Interior Color
9. Currently Own/Sold
This is a laudable effort and full credit should go to both ralper and Legal Bill. One of them sparked the idea and ignited the passion in another, and they both want to see this project come to fruition. All they need now is your contribution, so post up folks 🙂
Image courtesy of Brian DeFrees a friend of S2KI (www.briandefrees.com)
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