Honda Is Re-Opening HPC

Honda shut down and put its vehicle testing facility up for sale back in 2010 but because nobody ever bought it, they’ve decided to officially re-open the track. The Honda Proving Center, or HPC, has been newly renovated and features a 7.5 mile banked oval for high-speed testing, a 4.5-mile road course with 28 curves, six hill sections and much more.

According to The Drive, the facility sits in the middle of the California Mojave Desert and after $25 million for the extensive renovations, it’s ready to go! It’s definitely one awesome looking track! What do you think about it?

This Sunday at 9am there’s all new tech from the shops. In Truck Tech, the ’89 Blazer gets stripped to bare metal for repair, and the SuperMax Silverado is treated to front suspension, fuel delivery upgrades, and performance brakes.

And this week on PowerNation Katie features the 1967 Gabriel El Camino that you can enter to win. Truck Tech’s Jeremy and LT haven’t finished it yet, but we wanted to show it to you now after the awesome paint scheme Jeremy laid down. Gabriel’s Director of Marketing Jonathon Gore will join Katie to talk about the 50th anniversary of HiJacker Shocks and how this El Camino is a celebration of that. It has a LS making about 550 horsepower and of course comes with HiJacker Shocks. Check it out this week on PowerNation. To enter you can visit or