Honda's Golden Anniversary Produces Special NSX and Type R Civic
To celebrate 50 years of motoring in Australia, Honda covered a bunch of their creations in gold.
Looking mighty fine
Way back on February 4th, 1969 Honda established itself in Australia. And to commemorate Honda Australia's anniversary, the company has brought out a number of gold vinyl-wrapped Hondas. The 50-year golden anniversary is the reason reason for the precious metal being the chosen hue is appropriate.
Ummm yeah, that's a power generator
So which Hondas got the gold treatment? A Civic Type R, an Acura NSX, an HRU19 Buffalo lawn mower, EU22i generator, CBR100RR Fireblade motorcycle, CRF450L dual-sport dirt bike, and a CRF50F. “We thought about how we could celebrate our birthday and our unique diversity in a bold and fun way,” Honda Australia CEO Hiroyuki Shimizu explained in a statement. “I mean, who has ever seen a golden mower or generator before?”
The results speak for themselves
These are all one-off creations wrapped by a Melbourne-based shop called Vinyl Wraps and Graphics and will not be for sale. The shop took all of the models and put a gold chrome film on them followed up with a clear satin laminate to help disperse the reflections cast on them from the light.
A golden thank you
"Achieving 50 years of longevity and continuity in business is a significant milestone, but none of this would be possible without our people,” said Hiroyuki Shimizu, head of Honda Australia. "Most importantly... Honda would be nothing without our customers - both long-term customers and new customers all contribute to making this brand what it is today... I am incredibly grateful to all our customers for their ongoing loyalty, trust, and belief in the Honda name.”
It's all about celebrating success...and performance
Honda Australia will tour the golden set around the country throughout 2019 so that everyone has a chance to see them if they wish to. More announcements are set to come from Honda to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
“To Honda, performance means more than speed – each product is designed to perform at a level that exceeds the expectations of the customer.”