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TORRANCE, Calif. - June 25, 2009 - Team Honda Research West (THR-W) presented a featured vehicle in American Honda's 50th Anniversary Acura/Honda car show held at the corporate headquarters in Torrance, California. The car show was part of a week long 50th anniversary celebration of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Photos of the car and the show are available on the team website.

In conjunction with the car show display THR-W launched a new website highlighting team activities and providing team sponsor information at http://thrw.hra.com. In addition to many photos and team member biographies the website will also include a blog and news section to provide up to the minute information about the team. Team fans can also find more information about the team on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/teamhondaresearchwest.

THR-W is the officially sanctioned employee road racing team of Honda R&D Los Angeles - comprised entirely of Honda associates who strive to exhibit in themselves and their vehicles the challenging spirit first demonstrated by company founder Soichiro Honda. The team is an expression of the challenging spirit that exists within Honda - a racing spirit that is a fundamental part of the company's DNA. Operating under the mantra, "We develop what we race, and race what we develop," the team strives to translate lessons learned on the track into new vehicle development as part of the "fun-to-drive" character found in Honda products. The fact that Honda associates are themselves enthusiasts and racers is an indication that they have the interests of enthusiasts in mind when they bring new vehicles to market. THR-W was founded in 1996.

Team Honda Research-West is proud to represent, test and use products from the following companies: Honda Research & Development Americas, Inc., American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Toyo Tires, The Westside Group, H&R Springs, Brembo Sport, Baja Designs, Inc., AEM, Traqmate, Hondata, APR, Exedy, Recaro, Red Line Oil, Tyga-Box Inc., HMS Motorsport and Schroth Racing safety harnesses, Goodridge, ASR, Porterfield, King Motorsports, Aquapel Glass Treatment by PPG Industries, Inc and K1 Speed karting tracks.