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.
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…