3.12.2010

Mural


condensedMURAL, originally uploaded by Xyling.

Imagine this image, shown here cut up and stacked, as one long mural, 100 feet long, nine feet tall. This mural is installed in Honda R&D's Raymond Ohio facility and shows some important "characters" in Honda's racing history.

Top to bottom, reading left to right first:

Silver car- Curtiss airplane engined custom racer built and raced my Mr. Honda around 1924. Body/chassis is a Mitchell.

Motorcycle- Jim Redman on the dominating Honda RC163 (250cc). It won every race it entered during the 1962 season.

Yellow car- 12 hours of Suzuka class winning Honda S800 (1968).

White car- 1965 Mexican GP winning 1.5 liter RA272. Driver Richie Ginther (USA). Honda's first grand prix win.

Motorcycle- Freddie Spencer on board the 1985 championship winning NSR500.

Lower car- Ayrton Senna in the constructor's championship winning McLaren-Honda MP4/5. His teammate, Alain Prost won the driver's championship.

Upper car- Alex Zanardi, Reynard Honda. 1997, 1998 champion.

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