American Honda's 60th Anniversary To Go With A Bang At SEMA Show

Honda’s displays are dressed up to demonstrate how customers could accessorize their rides according to their tastes.

It has been 60 years since Honda arrived in the United States. Those 60 years have been fruitful and the Japanese carmaker plans to celebrate its six decades in the US with a bang by displaying a slew of modern and vintage creations at the at the 2019 SEMA Show.

In particular, Honda’s modern displays are dressed up to demonstrate how customers could accessorize their rides according to their tastes, preferences and lifestyles. For instance, Honda’s SEMA Show display will feature two creations from Jsport Performance Accessories -- the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid “Do” Build and the 2020 CR-V “Dream” Build.


Jsport Performance Accessories created the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid “Do” Build for the so-called weekend warriors who love to have take little trips to the trails. To make the CR-V Hybrid “Do” Build versatile enough to transport these weekend warriors to their destinations, it was fitted with 1.5-inch lift kit and 17-inch KMC off-road wheels shod with Nitto Terra Grappler all-terrain rubber. This creation also features side steps as well as a roof basket from Jsport, which accommodates a Cannondale mountain bike.

Jsport Performance Accessories has another creation bound for the SEMA Show -- the 2020 CR-V “Dream” Build. Created with so-called overlanders in mind, the CR-V “Dream” Build is designed for self-reliant adventure trips.

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Since these trips entail going off-road, the CR-V “Dream” Build comes fitted with side steps, a 1.5-inch lift kit and 17-inch KMC off-road wheels hugged by Nitto Ridge Grappler all-terrain tires. It is also fitted with a Roofnest Falcon clamshell-style rooftop tent, with the cargo area featuring an organization cabinet and slide-out refrigerator.


The 2019 Honda Rally Passport will also be displayed at the upcoming SEMA Show. Built by Honda R&D associates in Ohio to demonstrate the performance prowess of the 2019 Honda Passport, the vehicle has already taken part in contests organized by the American Rally Association. Because of this, the Rally Passport boasts modifications such as a roll cage and safety equipment, front and rear skid plates as well as a hand-operated hydraulic brake and Carbotech brake pads. It rides on Braid Wheels shod with Maxxis RAZR MT Tires.

Also set to be displayed at the 2019 SEMA Show is the Honda Ridgeline HFP Concept, which is fitted with lifestyle accessories from Honda Genuine Accessories. Riding on 18-inch bronze-finish HFP (Honda Factory Performance) alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, the lifted concept features a wider track, a pair of custom Fuji mountain bikes mounted via Thule bed bike fork mounts. It also features Xsporster bed rack and Kukenam 3 tent from Thule.


Honda will also display vintage vehicles with a bit of history such as its 60th Anniversary Chevrolet Delivery Truck, a 1965 Honda CB160, a 1968 Honda S800 Outlaw and a 1972 Honda N600. The Japanese carmaker will also display creations from Super Street Magazine, Jeanneret Racing and Olson Kustom Works.

(via Honda)

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