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Unveiling at American Honda’s Secret Museum

Beneath a timeline of Honda history are important motorcycles.

Photo Credit: Kevin Wing

Greg Drevenstedt
November 9, 2012
Filed under Latest News, Top Stories

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Last night Editor Mark Tuttle and I attended an unveiling at America Honda’s secret museum, located in a nondescript warehouse building not far from the company’s sprawling campus in Torrance, California. Neither of us had ever been there, and I didn’t even know it existed until the invitation arrived. There’s no sign out front, no indication that a collection of several dozen Hondas and Acuras–everyday automobiles, scuffed and battered race cars, high-tech concept cars and a small, but significant selection of motorcycles–are housed inside, along with trophies, engines, framed advertisements and a replica facade of American Honda’s first storefront office, on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. The museum isn’t open to the public, and there are no immediate plans to provide greater access to the collection.

We can’t yet reveal what was unveiled–check back on Monday for an update–but we can give you a sneak peek at what else is inside Honda’s hush-hush museum.

Honda Dream 50R

Honda Dream 50R

Honda CB500

Honda CB500

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Honda GL1000 Gold Wing

Honda V45 Interceptor

Honda V45 Interceptor

Custom Honda VTX1800 cafe racer designed by Jesse James

Custom Honda VTX1800 cafe racer designed by Jesse James

Honda CRF450X Baja race bike

Honda CRF450X Baja race bike

Honda CB750

Honda CB750

Honda motocross and police bikes, along with winning race cars.

Honda motocross and police bikes, along with winning race cars.

Honda Rune concept bike, along with concept cars designed by American Honda.

Honda Rune concept bike, along with concept cars designed by American Honda.

Honda Z600

Honda Z600

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One Response to “Unveiling at American Honda’s Secret Museum”

  1. Paul on November 13th, 2012 3:19 pm

    Love to see in that place!
    Specially 60’s & 780’s stuff.
    Wonder why it was so Top Secret?

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