My apologies for the lack of updates. Here's a little splash of what's been going on........
In July of 2013, I started interviewing and negotiating with Honda Performance Development (HPD) for a position within their company. In October of 2013, I moved 300+ miles South to Valencia, California (no....NOT Spain) into the Northern Desert of Los Angeles County to work at HPD as the Manager of the Quality Assurance Department. In QA, I am at the heart of what makes Honda so prominent - QUALITY. It's there, we are at the hub of the design, manufacturing and development of every part that goes into these Engines. It's definitely like a kid in a candy store. Or, more like a woman in a sparkly jewlry store. It's awesome!!!!!!
HPD, is a division of Honda R&D specifically focused on IndyCar and IMSA Prototype Race Engine Development. As an Engine Developer, and a die-hard Honda loyalist, this division of Honda has been my ultimate career goal. I will tell you that being a part of Honda's 2014 Indy 500 Win was an amazing honor. It was much bigger deal than I had ever expected.
Now that I have achieved my goal of "working for Honda Performance Development", I am finding myself pushing even harder to learn more, improving my self and hopefully passing these improvements on to Honda, and growing within the company. My time has definitely been divided with Family, Training/Education, my V-4 project and my career.
With all of this, I am still continuing the development of the NC450V and other Honda motorcycle engines (and some chassis work) from my garage and from the G-Force shop (300+ miles away). In the garage, I am setting up a small work-space that will be capable of building and servicing bikes, building engines and small CNC Machining capabilities with some newly added mini-CNC machines.
So, progress on the bikes is definitely continuing, and I will do my best to post them as soon as I can. The next Milestone on our schedule is to race the Fuel Injected NC450V July 20th, 2014 at Thunderhill Raceway in the AFM 450cc Superbike class and the Formula-IV class against the monster SV-650s.
Thanks for following.........