Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What is Honda's Dream the Impossible Documentary Series?

About a week ago, I received an email asking me if I was aware of Honda's latest campaign, DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE Documentary Series featuring Danica Patrick, and many others and if I would check out what turned out to be three short films. First, no I was aware of Honda’s campaign, second, would I check them out? I get these types of emails every now and then and mostly I will check it out, but not write on it, however something do peak my interest with one of these three short films, it hit home, sort of...

The title of the first short film is unique, “Failure: The secret of success”,

Failure: The secret of success is true even to me, I lived my life mainly using logic and by trial and error, trial and error is either success or learning from your mistakes, if you don’t try in life or take control in life, you are never going to know. Two classic examples are, one, in a person’s personal life by asking in my case a women out on a date that is completely out of my league or second, on the professional side, by thinking and developing something outside the box, being creative, trying something new. In both cases, you are never going to know, unless you do the best you can and if you success, that’s perfect, however if you fail, you now learn from that mistake and try again, this time making each step just a little bit better.

This one is about Honda’s (and there is not easy way to say this, failure on track with their engines and in the same light, one creative designer trying to introduce the color orange for the color of a car), in both cases if you don’t try, you are never going to know, case in point, the engines now in the IRL are reliable and long lasting, they have done their homework and done it by trial and error, second, the color orange, you have the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard.

Personally, I enjoyed the fact that this short film included Danica Patrick, a driver that I have been a fan of from her early Toyota Atlantic Series days to now driving in the Indy Racing League for Andretti-Green Racing and what she puts herself though and what her thoughts were after a crash at her first race in the IRL at Homestead.

The title of the second short film is “Kick out the ladder”,

While this short film is more geared towards creating a good, safe product the first time, rather than just putting something together and improving upon it little by little the next time, I felt it was more of advertisement, promoting Honda’s vehicles.
However the third short film which is featured below called “Mobility 2088”, features a question that I have been asking for a while, not for 2088, but right now. We all know that times are tough right now and I live in Massachusetts, you can see where I am going with this, a state that has made national news, were the Governor is talking about Mass toll hikes and raising the gas tax, however even before that, I have been one person who is very interested in getting away from gasoline and diesel, at the same time finding away to get me from point A to point B and yet still be the driver in a high performance car to get there, but how do we do that?, Mobility in 2088?, Any ideas?

I will touch on this subject in the future, but until then, ask yourself that same question, Mobility in 2088?, how about now in 2009?