Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Honda VTEC System-III

But for most automobile drivers, the VTEC system is actually the best device in the automobile market that helps the valve timing and camshafts do their job at the most efficient ways and speeds possible.

Aside from the actual performance of the Honda's VTEC System, people who own the unique system that their Honda cars have, actually pride themselves on the sound of their beautiful engine system. Yes, which is why a Honda Civic sounds so smooth. When switching to the different camshafts the Honda VTEC system actually makes the engine sound like its singing.

No matter which unique feature about the Honda VTEC System that you love, though, chances are that you'll be purchasing one the next time you go hunting for a Honda produced automobile.

All in all, the Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control technology that Honda offers to its automobile owners is an increase in technology for the auto industry and it is a favorite among car professionals today, no doubt about it.

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Friday, July 27, 2007

The Honda VTEC System-II

There are more ways to appreciate the VTEC System, all you have to do is to just understand what the variable valve timing is used for in a regular automobile. The end goal of the Honda VTEC System is used for allowing an appropriate mixture of air and fuel mixture intake to enter into the cylinder. In this way, the engine and the car will experience increased fuel efficiency and speed performance.

This is the main reason for the opening and closing of the valve at different engine speeds. But because the Honda VTEC System contains a Variable Valve Timing system that allows the valve to be opened and closed at the correct positioning and timing---one will actually be driving on a Honda engine that has an increased performance. Hence, the unquestionable performance of the Honda Civic.

Other companies, not wanting to be left out, have wanted to make similar devices to the Honda VTEC system. They are contemplating and trying to produce an infinite variable timing valve system. This type of device would prove to be even more difficult than the Honda VTEC System.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Team Halfords Honda Civic is on fire!

“The little Honda Civic is going really well now and let's hope it continues for the rest of the season,” is what Gordon Shedden has to say about his prize baby in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season at Donington Park. I have posted an update regarding this race before but with a different leg, and the same news persisted---Team Halford's Honda Civic is on fire.

They managed to secure a second win, with Shedden making the most of pole position to take victory in challenging conditions in the opening race over the weekends. Although he lost out to the fast starting BMW of Mat Jackson at the start, Shedden was quickly able to reclaim the lead before the end of lap one and controlled the race from the front---surviving two Safety Car periods to clinch his second win of the season.

"The conditions today have been terrible,” he said in an interview. “In fact, the third race was the worst conditions I've ever raced in, bar none. To convert pole into a win in the first race was great and to get second in race two with full ballast was almost as good! The main goal in race three was to finish, as finishing all three races is something I haven't done this year which has hurt me in the points. I was a bit cautious as the start to make sure I didn't get taken off but came back through for a good points haul, I'll go home quite happy with what I've got this weekend.”

Stand by for more interesting updates about our team---the Honda Civic Team! Way to go guys! *wink

Friday, July 20, 2007

Honda Civic NVG Stars in SoPas Clean-Air Car Show

South Pasadena will be holding a Clean-Air Car Show, and it will proudly showcase a mighty advocate of Air Care---the Honda Civic Natural Gas vehicle. The event will be held on Sunday, July 22, at the City which has been popular for being a role model city with all of its advocacies for a cleaner environment. While many of the vehicles present will be powered by next generation technology not sold to the public, commercially available vehicles will also be exhibited. The exhibit will also feature the fuel-cell powered Honda FCHX2.

But the day will not only be about these innovative cars, as they will also have a film-showing of the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car” and Al Gore's “An Inconvenient Truth” at the Rialto Theater, as well as seminars on global warming, the harmful effect of vehicle emissions, tax incentives for alternative fuel and mass-transit options. Such great efforts have been made by a community of caring people, and Honda. Will it hurt to join this motion, and live the wonderful Honda Civic Life.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fall Out Boy Defends Honda Amidst Issues of Being a Sell-out

The band Fall Out Boy has shrugged off issues and criticisms which says that the band is becoming a sell-out. This is due to their current US tour, the Honda Civic Tour which is of course, sponsored by Honda. Bassist and spokesman Pete Wentz insists that the only to pass on affordable tickets to fans is to get corporate sponsorship.

We're really excited to be part of this Honda Civic Tour. It's all about helping the environment---nobody's flying, and there's recycling at all the venues. They even let us design our own Honda Hybrid,” he said in an interview with Blender magazine. He also went on to point out that a tour this size could be better off funded by a corporation. “People call it selling out, but that's how we can keep our ticket prices low. The Rolling Stones can charge $200 because their fans are 45 years old. It's a little harder when your fans are scraping together allowance money,” he concluded.

So for all you insecure fools out there, stop making them Fall Out Boys look bad, because at this age in the rock scene, 'tis good to know somebody still cares. But what's more, is that they believe that living the Honda Civic Life ain't bad either.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Face Off: Type R UK VS Type RR Japan!

Alright ladies and gentlemen, this is it. Which Honda Civic Type R should we spend our money with? (Let us assume that we are in the middle ground here, let us set aside the fact of which vehicle will be able to reach the shores of the Statue of Liberty.) We have all been presented with two lovely choices: The Hot Hatchback Type R of UK, and the Mugen Type RR of Japan.

Oh who am I kidding. It is obvious that the latter will be more preferred over the former because it is the upgraded version. But it would not hurt to compare them a little, just so you guys can have it all here in one page. So here it is, Type R UK, and the Type RR Japan.


While many have been whining about the return of the well-loved Honda Civic Type R, Honda UK was busy beautifying its precious gem already. Hence, they came up with the obvious way to give the Civic range a sporty, trendy appeal. The 200bhp chain-cam six-speed baby is a full 20bhp more than the SEAT Leon 20VT without the benefit of a turbo, and 28bhp more than the ClioSport 172, and a massive 50bhp more than the current VW Golf GTi 1.8T. Whew!


Okay, now the anticipation for this one was even worse. If Type-R fans waited for the comeback of Type-R while biting their nails, the people actually bit off their fingers for a glimpse of this feisty hot rod. (It is just too bad, really, that it is only available in Japan, whereas Type-R UK has already reached Australia.) The Mugen badge all the more explained how upgraded this is---to hot too handle. The heart of the Type RR is Honda's terrific DOHC 2.0-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and produces 240 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque.


Hell, who am I to judge between two goddesses of beauty and skill? I am just a humble messenger, so feel free to make the decision for yourself.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Honda Civic Inspires Students

What a fantastic school! The McLain High School Aerospace Applied Science program has had their students brainstorming and then eventually working on an electronic car that could save us all from the burden of gas price hike! Amazing. We should have done this ages ago instead of prioritizing American Idol probables. (sorry, incoherent mumbling)

Our students are right in the middle of this technology, that's where I wanted to put them,” said aerospace teacher Jim Smith in an interview with KOTV. “I wanted to find something that had relevance to them and something that would enrich their lives.”

And guess what? They were looking for ideas that will “take the students into the future, and the Honda Civic could be it.” My, my. Impressive, really. For choosing the Honda Civic, and of course, for caring about these students that much.

Also, according to the report, a team of students led by Dondale Frazier has managed to convert an old Honda to a solar powered electric car last year.

A really pleasant news. I wish everybody could just see how great it is to live the Honda Civic Life. Because if they did, you should too.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Honda Civic Takes on the Russia Rally at the IRC!

Team Honda Civic Type R JAS Motorsport will be readying itself for the Russia Rally: Intercontinental Rally Challenge. The Rally Russia will get underway with a ceremonial start in the historic city of St Petersburg on Thursday 12 July at 19h30, before the real action starts at 09h23 on Friday with the first of 11 special stages, totaling 151 competitive kilometers. The final podium is on Saturday at 14h30.

William De Braekeleer, Honda's head of motorsport said, "Rally Russia will certainly be a big challenge for us, as it is sure to be for everybody. We are on the right track in terms of development: now we have to keep concentrated and maximize every opportunity to improve the car, which has shown promising pace so far."

So brace yourselves Honda fans, and make sure to root for the right team. (yeah! Way to go Civic Type R!)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Generations of the Civic

Let me be honest, I've been a car fan, a Honda Civic car fan for that matter, for only 5 years now. So naturally I haven't really been acquainted to the earlier Civic models. So if you're like me, fret not...

Presenting the 8 generations of the Honda Civic

Generation 1


Generation 2


Generation 3


Generation 4


Generation 5


Generation 6


Generation 7


Generation 8


Okay there you go, the eight generations of the Honda Civic. I'm sure you've probably seen the earlier models but you just don't recall what year it was. Anyways, a lot innovations have transpired throughout the years and I guess its safe to say that there's more to look forward to in the coming years.

Win a Honda Civic Type-R!

The Red “R” Badge is symbol of Honda's racing spirit. Across winding race tracks and highways, Honda's multi awarded high performance racing model detonates a mighty rush that encompasses any running vehicles. Today, Honda gives everyone a chance to get a red “R” badge of their, for free!

The Civic Type-R has a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine with a six-speed gearbox and does 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds, making it an exhilarating drive. It’s also comfortable and easy to use every day with 18-inch alloy wheels, sports seats and special Type-R badging. Definitely a must have for people who live the fast life.

Honda currently has an on-going promo at their website. The visitor who can answer a simple questionnaire and call the service number will win a fantastic Honda Civic Type-R. So what are you waiting for? Navigate the Internet and soon be navigating a brand new Honda!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Honda Wows the People in Reliability Study

A grand round of applause for Honda's achievement in the reliability study conducted by “Which? Car” for new car models. As expected, our loved Honda Civic could be found at the top of the list on the bracket of medium cars, the Accord, F-RV and C-RV were happy takers as well. But it was the Jazz Supermini that topped over-all. Hmm... something about the growing trend in driving small cars i suppose?

But it is just as well. After all, Honda is the maker of the Civic, and other well-appreciated cars. Pity to the other cars who have not been able to be as “reliable” as we expected them to be, namely, the VW Passat, Peugeot 307, and the Renault Machine. However, Which? Car has noted the Land Rover Discovery 3 as the least reliable car, saying that it was “not as big and as tough as it thinks it is,” with an outrageous 79 percent. Anyway, this is just another testimony as to how reliable a Honda car is, so you guys better make the right decisions. *wink