Honda has its fair share of vehicles on display, including the new Civic turbo Coupe, award-winning Civic Sedan, all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline and all things Honda
There's no shortage of vehicles on the track at the 2016 Honda Indy Toronto, but visitors to Streets of Toronto circuit have plenty of automotive fanfare to experience outside the race thanks to the Honda World display.
When there aren't cars flying around the circuit, Honda World offers something for every type of race fan. Honda Junior Red Riders program back, for instance, which gives youngsters aged 6-12 a chance to learn the fundamentals of riding motorcycles off-road. The experience includes full gear, instructors, and a proper dirt track. Only a minimum $10 donation to Make-A-Wish Canada is required to participate.
There's a lifelike Honda Racing Simulator that gives visitors of all ages a chance to run through a digital rendering of the Honda Indy and even try to beat James Hinchcliffe's record of 1:03:519. In our time watching participants, no one even came close but sure did damage to the barriers.
A live feed of the track is shown on a giant screen across from the simulator, so visitors need never miss a minute of the action. There's also a chance to sign James Hinchliffe's firesuit in support of the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Honda predictably had its fair share of consumer models on display, including the new Civic Coupe, current North American Car of the Year Civic Sedan, and the all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline. There was also a really slick-looking Accord Coupe customized by local magazine PASMAG, complete with matte blue paint job, full body kit, head-turning red rims, and numerous decals throughout.
Motorcycles are just as much of a focus as the cars at Honda World, with a display that includes everything from the CBR1000RR SP, down to the newly-restyled CBR500R. Renowned manufacturer Honda represents bikes for every kind of rider, including touring, cruiser, sport, naked, adventure, dirt bike, and of course scooter including the quirky Ruckus.
The Honda Indy Toronto runs from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17. Gates open at 8:00 AM each day, with the main event green flag dropping at 3:15 PM Sunday.