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Ridgeline Spy Shot(?) - What's going on here?
 Date: August 21, 2006 07:48
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: TOV News
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On Friday evening I received a telephone call from Brenda Priddy. She told me she had just shot photos of a camo'd Ridgeline. I asked her what she could see that was different and she said she wasn't sure but it appeared that they may have been testing some new bodywork on the front end because it was fairly heavily masked. Then she sent me these photos and I stared at them for a little while and compared them to a stock 2006 Ridgeline photo and I came to the conclusion that underneath all that tape and vinyl lies the front end of - a 2006 Ridgeline. So I e-mailed her and proposed a theory that these may have been decoys to pull her off the scent of something else that may have been testing that day. She said that it didn't seem that way because the test engineers were particularly evasive and agitated when they realized that they had been caught in the crosshairs of Priddy's digital Canon. She also mentioned that this stock nose piece appeared to be bolted on over something else. If that's the case I'm not sure what sort of testing objectives they might have - it certainly couldn't be testing the cooling systems!

She sent 5 shots to me but I'm only running one of them. 2 were side/rear view shots and I couldn't see anything odd in those at all (except this may be the first time I've seen a test mule wearing decals on the window - these said "G-Force Racing Gear". This one was the clearest of the 3 front shots.

There must be something going on - it could be drivetrain testing or something, but why go to all the trouble with the disguise? They could probably drive around for months in front of BP & Company and go undetected if they put on a fake air snorkel, about 15 RANCHO stickers, and a light bar with 5 Billion candlepower of KC HiLites - then it would look like every other pickup truck out there.


Last edited by JeffX on August 21, 2006 07:56

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09-01-2006 22:03
Unsure what we got here   (Score: 1, Normal)
boston
08-28-2006 17:34
My local Cleveland Sunday paper said this about the future Ridgeline.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-29-2006 11:13
Re: My local Cleveland Sunday paper said this about the future Ridgeline.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-25-2006 14:57
3.7 liter 300hp?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-29-2006 05:39
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08-28-2006 14:35
Re: 3.7 liter 300hp?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-25-2006 23:37
2008 MDX pictures... look like the real deal   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 01:39
Re: 2008 MDX pictures... look like the real deal   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 07:56
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08-26-2006 19:25
Re: 2008 MDX pictures... look like the real deal   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-27-2006 22:24
Re: 2008 MDX pictures... look like the real deal   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 08:20
Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
doughboy
08-21-2006 08:24
diesel   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 17:52
Re: diesel   (Score: 1, Normal)
RayChuang
08-21-2006 08:24
Looking more closely at front bumper   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 09:03
Re: Looking more closely at front bumper   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 09:17
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08-21-2006 09:48
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08-21-2006 10:08
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08-21-2006 15:17
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08-21-2006 12:32
Re: Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 15:22
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08-21-2006 16:34
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08-21-2006 16:50
Re: Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 19:58
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08-27-2006 00:53
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08-23-2006 20:40
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08-21-2006 13:03
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08-21-2006 14:13
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08-21-2006 16:29
Re: Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 14:22
Secret V8   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 00:04
Re: Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 00:05
Re: Could it be a bigger V6? Secret V8?   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
08-26-2006 15:36
V8 indeed   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 18:46
Re: V8 indeed   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 14:03
Power cord   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 16:19
Re: Power cord   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 08:10
Acura version of Ridgeline?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-26-2006 10:44
Re: Acura version of Ridgeline?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-25-2006 09:21
Publicity stunt?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-25-2006 09:39
Re: Publicity stunt?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jfrolang
08-25-2006 09:40
Re: Publicity stunt?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jfrolang
08-24-2006 20:21
Maybe they are not testing a Ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
jlang5150
08-24-2006 21:56
Re: Maybe they are not testing a Ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
aznstuart
08-24-2006 10:40
4wd Low Range   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-24-2006 13:29
Re: 4wd Low Range   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 20:47
Turbo or Hybrid   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 00:17
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08-22-2006 01:26
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08-22-2006 19:08
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08-23-2006 00:22
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08-24-2006 07:32
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08-22-2006 20:15
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08-24-2006 00:25
Common Sense   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 17:03
Can V8 even fit?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 20:14
Re: Can V8 even fit?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 22:00
Re: Can V8 even fit?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-23-2006 20:37
Re: Can V8 even fit?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 20:42
Hybrid prototype?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-23-2006 12:08
Re: Hybrid prototype?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-23-2006 02:29
My Theory   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 18:10
All terrain Ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 17:07
Is this in prep for a Honda entry in the Craftsman truck series?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 17:47
Re: Is this in prep for a Honda entry in the Craftsman truck series?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 16:59
Competition for Diesel Ridgeline!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 17:43
Re: Competition for Diesel Ridgeline!   (Score: 1, Normal)
jfrolang
08-21-2006 15:06
it could be a rwd ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 21:47
Re: it could be a rwd ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 12:17
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08-22-2006 12:40
Re: it could be a rwd ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 13:21
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08-22-2006 16:37
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08-22-2006 16:55
Re: it could be a rwd ridgeline   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 16:19
Testing Increased Towing Capacity   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 16:42
Re: Testing Increased Towing Capacity   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 10:42
Score International?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 10:43
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08-21-2006 11:35
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08-21-2006 11:41
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08-22-2006 12:53
Re: Score International?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 09:51
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08-21-2006 10:37
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08-21-2006 10:48
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08-21-2006 10:54
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08-21-2006 11:17
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08-22-2006 10:44
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08-22-2006 02:17
The "brake vents" are covered   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 02:27
Re: The "brake vents" are covered   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-22-2006 03:55
Re: The "brake vents" are covered   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 14:39
Fender flairs   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Re: Fender flairs   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 13:51
Maybe there is an Acura nose under the Honda one.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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08-21-2006 14:10
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IF IT WAS A NEW ENIGNE...   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Truck Hybrid   (Score: 1, Normal)
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MMC?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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Hybrid?   (Score: 1, Normal)
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