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!