Make
Honda
Model
Honda Accord
Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Chassis No
HR012 / HART001
Built By
Motor Sports Developments (MSD)
Date Built
1996
Current Status
History
One of a number of Japanesse-spec cars built by MSD. These cars used the JDM bodyshell, although had the same running gear as their European counterparts.

Used by Mugen Honda as a test and development car and driven by a number of drivers including 1996 JTCC champion Naoki Hattori, although the car never raced.

In 1997 the car was purchased by Honda America, who re-badged it as HART001 and run in the 1997 North American Touring Car Championship for Forrest Granlund, although Peter Cunningham would drive during the Portland. With the cancellation of the NATCC for the following season, the car remained unused for the next 20 years apart from an occasional outing at a local drag strip.

The car was eventually purchased by Nigel Arkell and shipped to New Zealand where it was rebuilt and returned to racing in the Historic Touring Car Series.
Pictures
Nigel Arkell Forrest Granlund, Savannah NATCC 1997 Nigel Arkell
Race History
Honda
#62 Honda Accord
Team: Honda of America Racing Team
USAForrest Granlund
Honda
#62 Honda Accord
Team: Honda of America Racing Team
USAPeter Cunningham
Honda
#62 Honda Accord
New ZealandNigel Arkell
Honda
#62 Honda Accord
New ZealandNigel Arkell
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1997 North American Touring Car Championship
13 Apr 1997 USALong Beach (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNF
13 Apr 1997 USALong Beach (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNF
18 May 1997 USASavannah (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNF
18 May 1997 USASavannah (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 6
08 Jun 1997 USADetroit (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 8
08 Jun 1997 USADetroit (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 4
22 Jun 1997 USAPortland (1) Peter Cunningham #62 Honda Accord 2
22 Jun 1997 USAPortland (2) Peter Cunningham #62 Honda Accord 1
13 Jul 1997 USACleveland (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 4
13 Jul 1997 USACleveland (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 6
10 Aug 1997 USAMid Ohio (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 6
10 Aug 1997 USAMid Ohio (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord 4
30 Aug 1997 CanadaVancouver (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNS
30 Aug 1997 CanadaVancouver (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNS
07 Sep 1997 USALaguna Seca (1) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNS
07 Sep 1997 USALaguna Seca (2) Forrest Granlund #62 Honda Accord DNS
2018 Historic Touring Car Series
13 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (1) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
14 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (2) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
14 Jan 2018 New ZealandHampton Downs (3) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
20 Jan 2018 New ZealandTaupo (1) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
20 Jan 2018 New ZealandTaupo (2) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
21 Jan 2018 New ZealandTaupo (3) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
2020 Historic Touring Car Series
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (1) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 10
01 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (2) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 8
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (3) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 7
02 Feb 2020 New ZealandRuapuna (4) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord DNS
15 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (1) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 3
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (2) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 10
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (3) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 2
16 Feb 2020 New ZealandTeretonga Park (4) Nigel Arkell #62 Honda Accord 2