Note the two S2000 sports cars front and centre.
The Honda store in Burlington has a similar collection - maybe even more of them.
Think maybe they wish they had something like that to sell new today?
The S2000 was launched in 1999, and had a ten-year lifespan.
As I recall, it was like driving a Miata that cost twice as much.
Until the engine hit somewhere around 4,200 r.p.m.
Then it was like a second engine joined the party.
The V-TEC - Honda's variable valve timing and lift system - kicked in, the engine screamed to a 9,000-plus r.p.m. red line, you caught the next gear, and away you went all over again.
It had to be the most intense two-litre car you could buy - maybe ever.
They had their flaws. If you were over 5' 8", chances are you couldn't see out the windshield with hunching down.
They had terrific grip - until they didn't, and then they had none.
A friend of mine who had owned a series of 911 Porsches and was not unfamiliar with tricky handling, swapped his 911 with his buddy's new S2000 one evening, coming back from the golf course.
He woke up in the hospital. He had done some high-speed farming in a local corn field.
Second-generation S2000s had the rear suspension retuned to tame this tendency.
But the biggest thing the S2000 has to live down is the starter button.
I've railed on this before.
But the biggest improvement for the last car my Dad ever bought - a 1954 Meteor - was that compared to the 1949 Ford my brother had driven into a cement culvert the previous Saturday evening was that the starter function was incorporated into the ignition key!
One click for accessories, one more click for ignition, and a final click against a spring load for the starter.
Nobel Prize stuff!!
But Honda decided it had to go back to the 1930s...
The Bentley Turbo R did the same thing around the same time - not sure who was first, but it's nothing to brag about.
An example of great minds thinking alike - only badly.
What a shame every other car maker seems to be following them down this false path.
That apart, Honda could really use something with the intensity the S2000 represented.
And I think their dealers agree.