A ton of people in Texas have lost vehicles to Hurricane Harvey, but Chris Burns says he lost his Honda Prelude in a far more malicious way. A week after the car was almost completely buried in sand by the storm, he uncovered an Instagram post where someone bragged about completely crushing it with a truck. (UPDATE:…
It’s not another workday: it’s the prelude to a weekend of getting out there and driving like a champion.
The Honda Prelude never enjoyed the prevalence or subsequent nostalgia that makes enthusiast-spec Civics and Acura Integras so desirable today. But it was a damn good car in the late ’90s, it’s a good car now, and as of this afternoon we have a solid yardstick for seeing what a really well-sorted one is actually worth.
I’ve been in the throes of a bit of an existential crisis lately. Driving an old Honda Prelude Si helped with that.
Hm, looks like this Prelude is running a little rich.
While the world tends to idealize Ayrton Senna nearly 20 years after his death, we shouldn't forget that he was a big racing star with big sponsorship deals. Sometimes those sponsors would just straight up give him a new family. And sometimes those sponsors would saddle him with an old Honda Prelude.
Honda's famed VTEC variable valve timing system, as John Davis noted way back in 1993, made the NSX faster and the Civic more economical. So what can it do when it kicks in on a sport coupe like the Prelude?
Welcome to Found Around The District, where we highlight fascinating cars we find around a city where people are too busy fighting through traffic and hunting for parking to drive anything interesting: Washington, D.C.
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
This DeLorean isn't fitted with an original PRV V6. Instead, it's packing a 500 cubic-inch Cadillac V8 behind the driver and a 2.0-liter Honda B20A in the nose. The seller's only including one engine with the sale, but which one?
"But, but-" you're probably saying about now, "The Prelude and Accord are different cars!" Not for our purposes! Subject to all the head-gasket maladies of their smaller Civic siblings, but without the nimble handling, the Prelude and Accord have been notable mostly for LeMons mediocrity so far.
When was the last time you saw a first-generation Honda Prelude on the street? Even in low-rust California, these things disappeared years ago, so finding a first-year example in my local self-service boneyard was a bit of a history lesson.
What a day of racing! No car held the lead for more than a couple of hours, and at one point the top eight cars were clustered within a two-lap span.
Remember the Black Metal V8olvo? Featuring an all-star cast of Spec Miata racers (a vast improvement over the not-so-great drivers- e.g., me- they had in the past) and great penalty-avoidance skills, they're leading the race!
Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all.
We're always disappointed to see how many Hondas and Acuras blow head gaskets or otherwise puke their engines during a LeMons race, given Soichiro Honda's love of racing and all. This time, though, we didn't notice any Honda cylinder heads sitting around in the pits, waiting for team members to return from the parts…
It's not a surprise that many professional athletes, especially basketball centers, choose means of transportation a few orders of magnitude larger than a Lotus Elise. And anyone who has driven a gigantic truck knows that parking it anywhere near a restaurant is sometimes tough. In those situations, why not bum a ride…