Honda's regional headquarters have been in Southern California since the US arm of the company was founded in 1959. Since then it has held on to several interesting race cars, passenger cars, outboard motors, and weed wackers, all stored in a concrete tilt-up near the main office in Torrance. But unless you knew a powerful executive (or the janitor), you couldn't get in. Now, Honda has taken select items from its history and moved them to a new facility right in the HQ building itself, and everything's open to the public—one day every other month. Plan ahead.
Honda S600 Roadster.
The S600, followed by a 1970 Honda N600 Coupe, 1975 Honda Civic CVCC Hatchback, and a 1979 Honda Accord CVCC Hatchback.
Honda always made motorcycles. Here's a mighty Goldwing.
Honda competed very successfuly in motorsports. Also, at left, the Honda Business jet.
The 1992 Acura Spice GTP-Lights was powered by a modified Acura NSX V6. Parker Johnstone drove it to the Drivers' championship in the IMSA Camel GT Lights series. The 1996 Reynard 961-031 Indy Car – Honda/Reynard driven by Indy Car Drivers' Champion Jimmy Vasser and Rookie of the Year Alex Zanardi. The 1997 Acura Integra RealTime – RealTime Racing and the Acura Integra Type R forged a race-winning record that remained unbroken after nearly two decades.
Acura NSX and Integra.
The big black and white photo shows Honda's first US headquarters near downtown LA in 1959.
Autonomous robotic vehicle shown at CES.
You meet the nicest people on a Honda. Google that.
Acura came to be in 1989.
Among the power equipment on display is a 1964 Honda CB30 Marine Outboard Engine – Honda’s first outboard marine engine that featured a revolutionary four-stroke design. The 1965 Honda E300 was the first generator to combine 300-watt output with quiet and easy-to-use operation in a compact enclosure that could be carried with one hand. The 2023 Honda GF5 Marine Outboard Engine – Compact and lightweight, for small boats and dinghies.
Honda also makes generators.