Modified Honda Odysseys Transporting COVID-19 Patients in Detroit

American Honda delivered 10 Odyssey minivans to the city of Detroit today, each one modified to enable the safe transport of potential COVID-19 patients to medical locations for testing and/or treatment. Engineers in Raymond, Ohio, modified the ventilation systems in the Honda Odysseys to maintain an air-pressure differential between the front and rear seats, as well as installed plastic barriers behind the front seats with an aim to better protect drivers and health-care workers from becoming infected with the novel coronavirus.

Honda engineers in Japan in April designed the system for domestic-market minivans to be used to transport coronavirus patients in the Tokyo area. News of the JDM Honda minivans led city of Detroit officials to contact the automaker about the potential for such a system in the U.S. As of Monday, Michigan counted 43,950 confirmed coronavirus cases, the majority in the Metro Detroit area, making it a hot spot … Read more

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Take a Virtual Tour of Car Kings Star Beau Boeckmann’s Insane Car Collection

Getting a docent-led tour of a museum can offer so much more insight than you might get just wandering the galleries on your own. Getting to tour a private collection led by its owner is an even more exclusive and educational experience, and that’s excactly what the Petersen Automotive Museum is offering this Sunday, May 3, when it will host a virtual tour of the Galpin Auto Sports collection led by Galpin president and star of the new show Car Kings Beau Boeckmann.

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Located in Van Nuys, California, the Galpin Auto Sports museum isn’t normally open to the public. But starting at 11:00 am PST on May 3, you’ll be able to tune in to a livestream on the Petersen’s YouTube channel and see one of the most ecclectic car collections on … Read more

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