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Honda boosts entry to 12 cars

22 October 2004

Honda boosts entry to 12 cars

Honda has entered no fewer than 12 cars in EnergyWise Rally 2004, with at least one example of every volume-selling model in their range.

The latest Honda entries lodged with the organisers are:

A 1.5 litre Civic sedan, to be driven by Timaru Herald Motoring Editor John McMillan. His co-driver will be Senior Police Constable Mike Stephens of Geraldine, who won the seat in a local promotion organised by the newspaper.

Honda New Zealand Marketing Manager Graeme Meyer will join Honda colleague Rob Askew in a 1.7 litre Civic Hatch in what is going to be a hotly-contested class.

There are two Honda entries in the medium-lifestyle-leisure vehicles class. Jocelyn Watkin will again be behind the wheel of a CR-V, this time with husband Ken in the co-driver’s seat. The new Odyssey seven-seater will also be competing in this class, with father-and-son team Ray and Sean Willmot sharing the driving duties.

“As the leader in bringing environmentally-friendly vehicles to New Zealand buyers, we are committed to having a major presence in an event which demonstrates just how frugal and environmentally sensitive our cars are, without compromising their class-leading performance and driving enjoyment,” said Honda New Zealand Marketing Manager Graeme Meyer. “We’re looking forward to a great event and a great result for Honda.”

See full details of EnergyWise Rally 2004, which runs from 2 to 5 November, at


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