Working at a Honda dealership its tough NOT to be interested in motorsports and here at DCH Gardena Honda we especially fancy ourselves as gear heads! The folks at Honda Performance Development do also and they take their passion to an even higher level, they are bringing the world of motorsports and mechanics to kindergarten classrooms in Santa Clarita, CA! The project, based on a higher-level engineering project designed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), uses common household items to build self-propelled cars that then compete for top honors in the class. Using cars constructed of a milk-carton chassis, with wheels made from push-pops, axles made from straws, a balloon power plant, all held together with several pieces of tape and glue the engineers can help the kids learn about mechanical principals while having tons of fun! The top three finishers received Honda Racing t-shirts and models of HPD’s sports cars for their achievements, along with HPD notebooks, knapsacks, INDYCAR posters, and Honda Racing stickers that were distributed to all the students courtesy of Honda Performance Development. It was a winning day for all, though, with all the kids cheering each other on and jumping around in jubilation at their achievements. We WISH we had attended school in Santa Clarita and had this kind of fun! To see how this passion in engineering makes it to the final product stop in today to DCH Gardena Honda!
At many dealerships the GM, and sometimes even Sales Managers, are allowed to drive a new vehicle from the lot as a 'demo'. Here at DCH Gardena Honda the most often picked demo is the Honda Pilot, the new 2012 model is sure to make that trend continue! Already a fantastic full size SUV, the 2012 gets a freshened up look with new grill and head lamps outside and a much nicer dash layout inside. Honda then added audio system upgrades on Pilot EX and EX-L models which a 2 GB CD-Library (CD-L) and Bluetooth Audio Streaming, along with the addition of Bluetooth HandsFreeLink to those trim levels. Under the hood Honda not only improved the Pilots strong V6 making it smoother but it now also gets better mileage as well! Although mostly subtle, Honda's improvements make an already great choice the very best choice! Deliveries of the new 2012 Pilot will start soon here at DCH Gardena Honda, stop by and see what a great truck this is for you and your family, its what our GM drives! :)