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UK Honda Insight Owners Day 5th of August 2005

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Good news! :D I have corresponded with the Honda Institute and the UK's first Honda Insight Owners Day will take place on Friday 5th August.

I am meeting the guys at Honda in the next couple of weeks to decide on the days programme but it will include some or all of the following:

A tour of the Honda Institute and presentation of what they do
A presentation of the history of Honda and its products
Some Honda product demos
A presentation and demo of the technology behind Insight
An Insight quiz (with a Insight-related prize provided by me)
Hopefully a presentation by the Honda UK Product Development team about the IMAS/Insight 2

I was pleasantly surprised by the enthusiasm of the Honda UK contact:

"Wow! Yes we would love to have the Insight Owners Club visit the Honda Institute. We are always very happy to show off our facilities and to talk about Honda's fantastic technology. What you have requested is right up our street and I would be happy to have a face to face meeting to discuss details. Could you tell me, would they be bringing their vehicles? We have a very large workshop and it would be great to have fleet of Insights on display. The charge for the numbers you have requested would be only £20:00 per head (including lunch) and I can assure you we have experts on the Insight technology and the trip would be very worthwhile for you. I look forward to hearing from you."

As you can see there is a £20 fee, which includes a proper lunch. I am willing to pay this for the first 10 Insight drivers and their co-pilots that sign up, but I would be grateful for any reimbursements on the day! :)

When I have more details on the programme for the day I will let you know. The Honda Institute is in Colnbrook, Slough - just off the M4/M25, near Heathrow. Please post if you have any queries or suggestions and also to confirm that you and your Insight can attend.
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Count me in Citrus Smoothie,and my oxygen blue Insight. While washing my car recently I wondered why there isn't a club with meetings throughout the summer like other marques.It would be nice to see several Insights together at mixed meets and it would help educate the public as well as provide a social gathering for any insighters.
Maybe this needs a seperate thread to propose.

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Mark,
I am at the opposite end of you so will be leaving the Ely area (approx 7:45 AM)north of Cambridge heading south to M25 via A10,the 405 and A1 so if anyone wants to join as a convoy,welcome.
Hoping to arrive about 9:45 at the centre,honestly don't know how to time it as I have miles of A-road in "go to work" traffic before reaching the main roads so hopefully have allowed plenty of time.
See you there.
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Christian,my friend and I had a great day at the Honda institute and talked about it all the way home(2 hours).
For everyone that was'nt there the place was packed with everything Honda makes from cars,outboards,ATVs,motorcycles,generators etc etc, for the training of technicians throughout the UK on these products.
They had two Insights opened up at the back as well as bench displayed IMA units,batt packs etc.Our guides were very well versed on the Insight and answered every question thrown at them with enthusiasm.

Not forgetting we had a show of twelve Insights,one red,two blue,three yellow/green and six silver that looked most impressive lined up in the sun.
I was glad windmill made it over from the Netherlands as he seemed so dissapointed last year when the meet didn't happen.
Again thanks to all for a fab day.

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Christian, I would like a digital copy of that Insight book, however if the file is too large would prefer a CD.
Let me know the size and cost.
Seeing the diagnostic system operating on the Insight on Friday reminded of a mention by one of our friends in America of a cable and CD he offers to achieve the same on our PCs.Does anyone remember the thread or cost involved?
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Come on American Insight owners not one of you have commented on seeing twelve of our favorit cars lined up together at the recent meet here in the UK :( .
Its a rare sight not even achieved by Honda dealers (with new cars on their lots) and a first here in the UK.
The pond might seperate us but this site allows our enthusiasm for the car to reach out with ease as was proven by this group of strangers meeting for the first time and now being able to put faces to user names.
Hopefully there will be other meets coming up with even more in attendance.

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