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…The Retriever saves you from traffic?

The Retriever

The Retriever is designed to go where most tow trucks can only dream: In between lanes of traffic!

When a car breaks down, it usually blocks at least one lane of traffic, slowing everyone down, including the recovery vehicle that is trying to get to the scene so that it can clear traffic again.

The Retriever Details

However, The Retriever, a (heavily) modified 1800cc Honda Goldwing motorcycle, is designed to go through and around that traffic, and get to the scene faster than any other recovery vehicle.

Once there, a winch assisted trailer deploys from the rear, and the three-wheel design isolates the bike form the weight of the car, allowing The Retriever to handle like a normal bike. Hydraulic aids help lift the car and get it ready for transport, and a separate brake system for the trailer ensure that The Retriever can come to a stop when needed.

[The Retriever]

[Via: The Red Ferret Journal]

…Your Focus wants to join the orchestra?

In the spirit of Honda’s Cog commercial comes this new Ford spot for the UK Focus that turned and tuned various parts from the car into musical instruments.

There’s the “Transmission Case Cello-Dulcimer”, a “Clutch Guitar”, a “Rear Suspension Spike Fiddle”, and a “Fender Bass” among other things, and each one manages to sound good when mashed with the rest.

Though there’s no way of telling if these parts actually played music, or if they just played the part, it sure does look convincing.

I guess it’s time that I re-up my Fender Bass lessons!

[Via: Crave]

…Honda solved the Problem Playground?

From the company that brought you the Honda Cog ad (Wieden+Kennedy) comes a new one called Problem Playground to help promo Honda’s new FCX Clarity.

The idea is that gaming goes hand in hand with the problem solving that Honda’s engineers had to do to create the first zero-emission hydrogen car, and the execution is on par with the rest of their fantastic spots.

Another classic?

[Problem Playground]

[Via: CR Blog]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Honda Mile Makers?

If you happen to have a high mileage Honda, then check out the Honda Mile Makers Club, a social network for owners of Hondas that have already passed the century mark.

    Honda Mile MakersSurpassing a mileage landmark is no small feat. And it’s as much about the devoted driver as it is about reliability and care. It’s a shared journey: car and driver. And that journey is a ride worth sharing. So Honda has created a space where each Honda Mile Maker can pass on their own personal adventure when the odometer hits that mileage milestone. Honda Mile Makers is simply recognition of the passion, inspiration and dedication of these Honda drivers. And the loyalty, durability and reliability of the Hondas driven. Welcome to the club.

Owners can upload a photo of their car, and then add a story of how they got so many miles on it, along with info about what the car needed along the way.

Though it’s basically just a giant advertisement for Honda, it is impressive that the little [H] mobiles just keep going and going and going…

[Honda Mile Makers]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Kimini 2.2?

Kimini

The Kimini 2.2 is a “from-scratch, home-built, carbon shelled, mid-engined (Honda Prelude VTEC 4-cylinder) Mini.

After 3,000 hours of labor and $20K in components and material, I’d say the end result speaks for itself.

Click through for a very detailed account of the build process.

[Kimini 2.2]