It’s Here! The All-New 2017 Honda Civic Type R Makes Its Global Debut

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Honda unveiled the long-awaited all-new 2017 Civic Type R at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. The Civic Type R has many anticipated high-quality features including a high performance 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain and i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder engine with a peak 306 horsepower. This will be the most powerful, quickest, fastest and most agile Civic ever. Here is what we know so far:

It is set to make its U.S. debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 12, 2017. The Civic Type R is the first ever Type R-badged Honda to be sold in America. Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is excited to see the Type R make its way over to the U.S.

“The fastest, most powerful Honda ever sold in America, the Type R caps off the incredible success story of our 10th generation Civic lineup. We’re happy to inform our U.S. enthusiasts that the long wait for the forbidden fruit of Honda Type R performance is nearly over!”

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Drivers can enjoy the major chassis and suspension upgrades that make for a track-ready performance. The Civic Type-R comes complete with a new Dual-Axis front suspension setup with aluminum lower arms and steering knuckles, which improves at-the-limit cornering and reduces torque steer, as well as an adaptive dual-pinion electric power steering system with variable gear ratio. The Civic Type-R also features heavily bolstered sports seats (as pictured above) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Additionally, drivers have access to a 7-inch display audio touchscreen interface equipped with Honda Navigation system, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility and more.
We are excited to finally have the Civic Type-R in the United States. To learn more about the Civic Type-R features and capabilities, click here.

Spring Cleaning Tips to Clean Out Your Garage

Although cleaning out the garage is technically a chore, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun. As long as you get the job done in a timely and efficient manner, cleaning out the garage can be an enjoyable springtime family event. Just follow this simple three-step process to get organized in time for warmer weather.

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Step One: Take it all out

This is the most physically demanding step of the process; before you can clean anything, you have to remove all of the items from your garage. Put them in your driveway while you clean, so you have plenty of space to work. Continue reading Spring Cleaning Tips to Clean Out Your Garage

Honda Debuts the Marine Science Foundation to Support Coastal Preservation

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Earlier this month, Honda announced the creation of its Marine Science Foundation, a brand new establishment that seeks to “help restore marine ecosystems and facilitate climate change resilience.” The foundation will support various science-based programs that also seek to improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations.

The venture began in 2015 when Honda began studying the oceanic and aquatic impacts of a rapidly changing climate, such as water pollution and overfishing. While conducting research, company representatives made an effort to meet and speak with many different marine science and management experts to get a vast understanding of what was happening and how Honda could best contribute to make things better. After realizing that Honda’s involvement could be beneficial, the Honda Marine Science Foundation was founded a year later.

“As a company dedicated to sustainability, we are proud to launch the Honda Marine Science Foundation and focus on coastal environmental awareness,” said Steven Center, Honda Marine Science Foundation chairman. “After learning about the challenges and opportunities presented to us by a range of oceanic and atmospheric experts, Honda determined the foundation would foster meaningful cross-sector collaboration to help restore our marine ecosystems.”

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The first effort on the list is a partnership with the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science and Management for the Southern California Native Oyster Restoration Project. During this project the Honda Marine Science Foundation and UCSB hope to inform the public about the benefits of restoring native oysters and stabilization of shorelines, specifically on the Southern California coast.

“Collaborating with the Honda Marine Science Foundation will expand our research efforts and help educate people about the positive impact native oyster restoration will have on the Southern California coast,” said Hunter Lenihan, professor at UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Honda Marine Science Foundation board member.

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This is just the beginning for the foundation. With a board of directors comprised of experts from the marine sciences field there will be plenty of projects that support the mission of the foundation. For more information and updates on the Honda Marine Science Foundation, click here.

10 Best Places To Watch The “First Four” In Dayton

The Road to the Final Four once again goes through Dayton with the University of Dayton Arena once again hosting the first-round matchup of college hoops elite on March 14-15. Dayton and the University of Dayton have a long history of holding NCAA tournaments with the 13,435-seat facility now hosting the First Four a record 16 times.

As in past years, tickets to watch the First Four will be in high demand. If you can’t make it to the game, there are plenty of places around town to enjoy all of the action. Here are 10 of the best places to watch the First Four NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Beavercreek, and vicinity.

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  1. Clancy’s Tavern, 5514 Burkhardt Road, Dayton

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A well-known local’s favorite, Clancy’s offers big screen projection TVs for enjoying all the action.

  1. Fox & Hound Sports Tavern, 2661 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Dayton

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Quench your thirst, fill your plate, and catch the NCAA action with plenty of big-screen TVs located throughout the establishment. Continue reading 10 Best Places To Watch The “First Four” In Dayton

Fun and Educational Things to Do Around the City!

 

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Many people aren’t aware that Dayton, OH and the surrounding cities are filled with hidden gems. The city is full of historic landmarks and stories that are just waiting to be explored. If you or a family member are looking for something to do, here are some great fun and educational places you can visit in the Dayton area:

             The FREE National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. It is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum. It features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts. It is the perfect place to learn all about the United States Air Force for people of all generations.

           This National Park is located in the heart of Dayton. It is compiled of five National Historic Landmarks that tell the stories of the lives and legacies of Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Some of the park attractions include the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site, Huffman Prairie Flying Field, and 1905 Wright Flyer III which was the world’s first practical airplane. Whether you visit one landmark or all of them, you are sure to learn a lot of cool things.

           Located in Dayton, visitors can explore the Aullwood Nature Center that is full of informative exhibits, educational games, and more! The Aullwood Farm has all sorts of fun learning opportunities that include fascinating animals and interesting exhibits that make for the perfect field-trip. Last, but not least the Aullwood Nature Sanctuary is 200 acres of beautiful nature sanctuary. The sanctuary is encompassed with several different habitats. Visitors can travel through six miles of walking trails that take them through prairies, young and old woodlands, wetlands, ponds, and sustainable farmland.

Why You’ll Love The Beautiful New 2017 Accord

There’s something about it that immediately catches your eye. Perhaps it’s the dazzling string of LED headlights, the athletic alloy wheels, or the sleek, sophisticated lines that catch your attention. Or maybe it’s the low, wide stance, curvaceous roofline, or chrome-tipped exhausts that have you staring with admiration.

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One thing is sure. The stunning new 2017 Honda Accord for sale near Dayton at your premier Honda new car dealer in Beavercreek, OH, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, has your heart racing. Perhaps it’s time that we introduce you to this incredibly attractive, poised, intelligent, and refined midsize 4-door sedan. February is a time for falling in love, after all. Who knows? Maybe this automotive infatuation that you have with the new Accord will lead to a permanent relationship. Continue reading Why You’ll Love The Beautiful New 2017 Accord

Learn About 2 Exciting New 2017 Hondas from Honda of Beavercreek

2017 is going to be an exciting year at your preferred Honda new car dealership near Dayton, OH, Germain Honda of Beavercreek. We unveiling our lineup of new 2017 Hondas for sale near Beavercreek with a special sneak peek at two new Hondas that are sure to create quite a buzz: The first-ever 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and the 2017 version of Honda’s highly popular HR-V Crossover.

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This Is One Hot Hatch

The hottest hatch to hit the streets of Dayton in 2017 is the brand-new Civic Hatchback. This is one hatch with plenty of attitude that will amp up your street cred with its hip, tuner-inspired exterior. You’ll have heads turning and fingers pointing when you pull up in this performance-inspired 4-door. It’s unlike any Civic you’ve ever seen, with bold, dramatic styling that will turn heads and stop traffic.

The Civic Hatchback’s nose is low and wide, with a smart-looking, blacked-out grille, muscular lower fascia, and brilliant new available LED headlights. Large wheel arches call attention to the Civic Hatch’s 18-inch sport alloy wheels. A coupe-like roofline gives the Civic a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette. At the rear, the Civic sports large new “C”-shaped LED taillights, two integrated spoilers, and available twin chrome-tipped exhausts positioned in the middle of the Civic’s aggressively sporty new bumper and rear lower fascia.

This ain’t your momma’s Civic, that’s for sure. Continue reading Learn About 2 Exciting New 2017 Hondas from Honda of Beavercreek

10 Best Places For Holiday Dining Near Dayton, OH

The holidays are always a festive time of year here in Dayton. You can see the smiles on peoples’ faces as they wish each other good cheer. Friends and family gather to socialize all throughout the town. And Dayton’s lively “foodie” scene kicks into high gear with area restaurants and bars getting in to the holiday spirit.

Dayton doesn’t lack when it comes to an assortment of fine dining establishments. So you’ll have no trouble finding a terrific place to enjoy a delightful holiday meal. Here’s our list of the top 10 places in and around Dayton where holiday dining is at its finest.

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  1. View 162 at the Crowne Plaza

You’ll savor the tastes of the holiday season in a spectacular setting high above the Dayton skyline. View 162’s rooftop restaurant soars with excellent menu spanning everything from Italian, Asian, and Mediterranean to steaks and seafood. Elevate your holiday fun at View 162. Continue reading 10 Best Places For Holiday Dining Near Dayton, OH

Operation Kidsafe Event in Dayton OH at Honda of Beavercreek

 

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Germain Honda of Beavercreek presents:

“Operation Kidsafe Regional Child Safety Days”

October 13th, 14th, & 15th 

Kidsafe Hours: Weekdays 10 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Germain Honda of Beavercreek is here to help keep our kids safe! Come into our dealership for this special event.

FREE Digital Fingerprint & Photo Safety Program

Specialized digital imagery quipment will only be in our area for a limited time. Did you know over 2,000 children are reported missing everyday in the United States? Don’t miss this opportunity to get your FREE Child Safety Kit, including digital fingertips and photograph. Safety tips will help you set up a family safety action plan. 

How It Works

Operation Kidsafe camptures your child’s picture and fingerprints using a digital video capture device, digital ink-less fingerprint capture device and specialized software. The captured data is assembled and a quality 8.5 x 11 printout is given to the parent. The parent can use the printout they receive to provide to law enforcement anywhere in the world to instantly aid in an investigation.

Note: No database or records of children are maintained. The only record of the visit will go home with the parent for safekeeping.

Local Law Enforcement and Fire Department have been invited.

Please spread the word to your family and friends about this wonderful event! Continue reading Operation Kidsafe Event in Dayton OH at Honda of Beavercreek

How To Make 10 Easy Holiday Pumpkin Recipes

It’s October, and that can only mean one thing: Linus is once again camped out in the local pumpkin patch waiting for The Great Pumpkin to appear and reward his faithfulness.

We like Linus’s attitude. Because fall is the perfect season for enjoying a cornucopia of delicious pumpkin recipes. Maybe you’re ready to start planning for your family’s annual Thanksgiving feast. Or you just want to enjoy a scrumptious pumpkin pie in front of a roaring fire.  Regardless of your motivation, we’re happy to oblige your innermost pumpkin cravings.

Your friends here at the premier Honda new car dealership near Dayton, Ohio, Germain Honda of Beavercreek, have found some yummy pumpkin recipes that are sure to satisfy even the most ardent pumpkin lover’s palette.

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  1. Puffy Pumpkin Waffles

What better way to start out a fall day in Dayton than with these oh-so-delectable pumpkin waffles. They are exceptionally dense so all that syrupy goodness just stays in the waffle indentations. Find the recipe at http://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/2013/09/puffy-pumpkin-waffles.html

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  1. Pumpkin Coffee Cake In A Mug

Life is hectic. But you still want your pumpkin fix. Here’s a brilliant recipe for autumn-spiced pumpkin streusel coffee cake that you can make in your microwave. Learn how at http://www.somewhatsimple.com/pumpkin-coffee-cake-in-a-mug/ Continue reading How To Make 10 Easy Holiday Pumpkin Recipes