There is absolutely no doubt that Americans love their automobiles. Whether it is old vehicles or new vehicles, Americans love their cars. And, it should be known that Honda loves the United States. The company has been producing automobiles in the United States since 1982. During that year, Honda became the very first Japanese automaker to make cars in the United States. Today, the company has five plants operating in the country. This week, Honda made headlines by building its 25 millionth automobile in the United States.
That car was produced at the company’s Marysville, Ohio plant. The company now makes twelve different Acura and Honda cars at plants in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama. Engines and transmissions are produced in Ohio, Georgia and Alabama. Honda has invested nearly $14 billion in its United States facility. $3.4 billion of the money was spent during the past for years. Honda has also purchased materials and parts from 624 OEM, original equipment manufacturers. This includes may spare parts from sparepartstore24.co.uk.
The company has decided to celebrate the milestone with the launch of a new annual scholarship fund. The fund will only be given to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the fields of engineering, manufacturing and supply chain. The first donation will be $25,000 administered via the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Recipients of the scholarship will also be invited to interview for co-op positions and internships at Honda operations.
This isn’t the first time Honda has supported higher education. The company does so frequently. The company also decided to spice things up with the introduced of an obsidian blue pearl 2018 Honda Accord at its Marysville Auto Plant. The Accord was chosen as the 2018 North American Car of the Year. It has also been the best-selling car in the United States since it made its debut back in 1976. Suffice to say, America loves Honda and Honda loves America.
The National Automobile Museum announced February 21 that it would be raffling off a vehicle as a fundraising effort. The vehicle is a 1993 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Coupe. The fundraising will run through November 2018, at which time some lucky winner will take it home.
The Corvette has less than 12,000 original miles, beige interior and black exterior, as well as dual six-way power seats, a Delco Bose stereo system, dual heated exterior mirrors and halogen fog lamps. It also sports 17-inch aluminum wheels and a classic removable sun panel.
In 1993, Chevrolet released only 448 cars with the ZR-1 handling and performance package. The release was to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Corvette. At the time of the release, the ZR-1 package was valued at approximately $31,000.
Raffle tickets are available for $1 each, eight for $5 or 40 for $20. They are only available through the National Automobile Museum. All proceeds will go to benefit the museums historical preservation and educational efforts. Consumers in and around the area during the event are encourages to check it out for themselves. The event is estimated to have as many as 1,200 guests.