[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for November 2017
More.......................
Road & Track dyno tests 9th gen Accord V6 MT vs 2018 Accord 2.0T 10AT
More.......................
2018 Acura RLX Arrives in Showrooms with Striking Redesign
More.......................
American Honda Reports Sales Figures for October 2017
More.......................
Second-Generation NSX “Dream Project” by ScienceofSpeed to Debut at SEMA
More.......................
Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept
More.......................
Watch Live: Honda Reveals their Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show
More.......................
American Honda reports strong sales numbers for September 2017
More.......................
Civic --> Re: Civic Si, $199 lease offer
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Rolled my Vigor!
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: First 1st? McRenault or ToroHonda?
Join Discussion......
Photoshops --> Re: Modern Argento Vivo?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: ILX Going Away?
Join Discussion......
Repair and Maintenance --> Re: Is routine cleaning of fuel system needed in Accords?
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: One Year as a BMW Driver in a Lifetime of Honda Support
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Used CTR Price
Join Discussion......
Fuel Cell Technology --> Re: Picture
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Possible variation of Type-R?
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Drove the 2.0T EXL today
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: Next generation Pilot/MDX engine question
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Civic Type-R on Ignition - Best Driver's Car Under $50k?
Join Discussion......
Pilot --> Re: Sulfur smell and Emission light
Join Discussion......
TOV Weekend Outage
 Date: May 15, 2006 14:12
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Apologies for the sudden and unexpected outage over the weekend. I've been working all morning with tech support at our colocation facility and just now managed to get things back in order. It's not clear what exactly happened but it appears that something became corrupted in the filesystem of one of our machines. Hopefully this was an isolated incident.

As far as news goes, on Friday I attended the dedication ceremony for Honda's new transmission plant in Tallapoosa, GA. When I got the invite to this event I couldn't believe that it was already built, fully staffed, and operational. In fact, it's been active since May 1st. You may recall that the groundbreaking ceremony took place in May of 2005. These guys move FAST! Press Release

In other news, Realtime debuted their S2000 drift car at the Drift Atlanta event this weekend. They invited me to come out and check out their car this weekend but unfortunately I was only able to make it from around 3 to 5:30 on Saturday afternoon. By that point, Pierre had made the cut on Friday and appeared to be in the final 16, but they seemed to be struggling with some mechanical issues on the car. I shot some photos and video which I will share later. The turnout was decent but I'm not convinced drifting can make it as a standalone attraction in the long run. It's fun to watch in short bursts but I think it may make more sense as a sideshow of a real circuit race. There's lots of sponsorship and excitement about it, but the competitive formula may need to be tweaked so it's more like a race than a high school burnout beauty contest.

Last edited by JeffX on May 15, 2006 14:14

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
05-15-2006 22:35 Another new plant coming in the south rumors   (Score: 1, Normal) timp64
05-15-2006 23:40 HONDA AFVM
05-16-2006 01:11 dodole
05-16-2006 05:29 anime_man24
05-16-2006 09:17 RayChuang
05-16-2006 09:54 HONDA AFVM
05-16-2006 09:25 RayChuang
05-16-2006 20:33 Varmint
05-15-2006 14:44 Welcome back   (Score: 1, Normal) dontbothertim
05-15-2006 15:05 pogi_ako
05-15-2006 15:09 NealX
05-15-2006 15:10 TonyEX
05-15-2006 15:35 dontbothertim
05-15-2006 15:46 magueto
05-15-2006 16:42 Karl O.
05-15-2006 17:06 RyanDL
05-15-2006 17:31 pogi_ako
05-15-2006 17:57 JeffX
05-15-2006 18:17 pogi_ako
05-15-2006 15:44 magueto
05-15-2006 15:47 Antigen
05-15-2006 16:05 Mechanic
05-15-2006 16:23 mmod
05-15-2006 18:41 Nighthawk8Gen
05-15-2006 19:03 pogi_ako
05-15-2006 19:03 osaze
05-15-2006 19:07 mk23666
05-15-2006 20:14 Chris35
05-15-2006 22:17 RayChuang
05-16-2006 05:36 anime_man24
05-16-2006 19:22 JeffX
05-15-2006 19:57 Its Like the Prius gone awry...   (Score: 1, Normal) Frogger
05-16-2006 09:59 HONDA AFVM
05-15-2006 18:51 Withdrawal symptoms   (Score: 1, Normal) osaze
05-15-2006 18:57 Powered by Honda
05-16-2006 00:16 FusionSi11
05-15-2006 15:10 Demolition Drifting Derby   (Score: 1, Normal) TonyEX
05-15-2006 15:18 x Fg2 Si x
05-15-2006 15:13 Drift events   (Score: 1, Normal) x Fg2 Si x
2018 Acura RLX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV First Drive: 2018 Honda Accord
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Specifications and Features (FINAL)
Read Article....................
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 2.0T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2018 Accord Touring 1.5T PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2017 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy