Honda Power of Dreams exhibit at the National Automobile Museum | The Examiner

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Fans of Japanese-built vehicles are invited to attend the largest themed exhibition ever by the National Motor Museum of Tasmania. More than 30 cars and motorcycles ranging from models built in the 1960s to the early 2000s will be on display at the inaugural Honda: The Power of Dreams exhibition. The event, which kicked off last week, is expected to last three months and end on an undisclosed date in May. READ MORE: Lefroy’s cannabis smuggler admits to consuming 20 bongs a day National Motor Museum of Tasmania director Phil Costello says one of the rarest vehicles on display was a Honda T500 truck from 1967, whom museum members encountered on a farm. The truck was the company’s very first production automobile and one of only four known to have been imported into Tasmania. READ MORE: Pre-election ground for Launceston’s new indoor stadium A Japanese engineer named Honda Soichiro established the Honda Technical Research Institute in 1946 to develop small, efficient internal combustion engines, before it was incorporated under the name of Honda Motor Company in 1948 and started producing motorcycles in 1949, which have since become famous on various racing circuits around the world. A Tasmanian renowned for racing these particular bikes, as he was sponsored by them during his career, was the second inductee into the state’s Motorsport Hall of Fame, Malcolm Campbell. Mr. Costello said he felt very lucky to have two of Mr. Campbell’s bikes on display, including his Honda VFR750 race bike, which he won with 19 out of 21 starts. READ MORE: Hillcrest Primary School embarks on journey of recovery Mr Costello also said the event has been going well so far and has been positively received by the public. “It’s something people probably don’t expect to see, it’s the first time we’ve held a Japanese vehicle brand exhibition, and I’m sure in the years to come we’ll do more” , did he declare. “The Honda brand is unique because it also has a strong motorcycle aspect. When asked why Hondas were so popular, Costello said they were one of the best engine builders in the world and were reliable, easy to repair and very user friendly. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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