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Honda might be killing off the NSX and pulling its factory support out of various two- and four-wheeled racing events along with its long-running Honda Hoot gathering, but the automaker has managed to find the resources to invest in a five-story top hat-wearing Asimo float to lead the Rose Parade on January 1. In addition to the towering presence of Asimo, a hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity will pace the event, which moves pretty slow and therefore probably doesn't really need a pace car at all. No

Honda has been a major sponsor of the Tournament of Roses for a good long while and seems to pride itself on creating award-winning parade floats for the annual event. This year, the Japanese automaker isn't holding anything back as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in the United States. This year's Rose Parade, which marks the 120th running of the event, will be led by a hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Clarity and a Super Cub motorcycle. It would be difficult to pick two machines from one vehicle

Honda's Rose Parade floats have always been ambitious. Just witness the fire-breathing dragons from 2007. As we reported earlier, this year Honda decided to pimp out its own product by creating a larger-than-life Ridgeline truck entirely from organic material per the rules of the Tournament of Roses parade. This was no ordinary Ridgeline, however, as were told it would transform into a flying spaceship piloted by Honda's own robot ambassador and future oppressor of man, Asimo. We have to admit t