• Dec 6, 2005

Since most of us aren't as old in years as the automakers we've come to revere, we also enjoy when a company puts together a nice synopsis of its history in digestible bite-sized chunks. Autoblog reader min pointed us to Honda new site called The Power of Dreams. It's a great romp through Honda history that includes presentations on such perennial Honda products as the NSX, S2000, Gold Wing, and ATV. There's also an accompanying TV ad featuring some schlub who begins his day on Honda's little Monkey Bike and ends it in a Honda hot air balloon that signifies the company's commitment to aviation. The ad is set to the tune "To Dream the Impossible Dream" and voice over at the end is provided by a guy whose voice is a dead ringer for Garrison Keillor. If it were, Mr. Keillor would be cheating on his current partner in promotion, Toyota.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Odd that they included the Fireblade but left out the groundbreaking RC166 and the CB750.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why does the UK (and so many other countries) get so many better ads (or, arguably, cars) than we do in the US? Reminded me of the Honda Accord Estate [wagon] Rube Goldberg contraption ad: http://www.ebaumsworld.com/flash/honda-ad.html About the ad: http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/04/13/nhonda13.xml&sSheet=/news/2003/04/13/ixhome.html
      • 9 Years Ago
      This > Happy Honda Days by faaaaaaaar!! Long live Soichiro's dreams.
      • 9 Years Ago
      See this press release for the "A Prairie Home Companion" - Toyota deal. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/051121/lam086.html?.v%3D31
      • 9 Years Ago
      yeah, GK sang the song from the previous ad, so I think his statement "I couldn't have said it better myself" is a reference to that. but man, what a great ad! WAY better than the crap the US ad agency puts out here.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That's a UK site; Keillor is Honda's UK spokesman (e.g., the Cog commercial).
      • 9 Years Ago
      Wasn't it Garrison Keillor that did the Hate something, change something for Honda?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Easily one of the best ad's around at the moment. Does anyone know what if the version of the song in the ad is available, or it it will become so?