It was a full range of new R and X two wheelers that led to our corner of Honda’s tent this year, culminating in the CRF50 that proves irresistible to kids (and some adults), and the apparent pot of gold was armfuls of free stuff.
Big NamesWe shared the generous space with the Honda Shop Racing Team, Cody Cooper and Ben Townley doing long stints signing posters on the first two days, followed by John Phillips thereafter. Fresh from being the feature in this months Dirt Rider Downunder magazine were their two bikes in full race readiness for punters to check out, along with the posters and number one stickers to go with it. Then if you asked nicely you could score some Honda giveaways that included everything from a wristband to a T-Shirt.
In the Broxy Rider Coaching corner was my practice bike, displaying the latest designs from the new Un4Seen decals company. Massive posters were handed out with my silver scribble taking up maximum space, accompanied by our latest bumper sticker. If you arrived on the “Frantic Friday”, or the more reasonable Saturday then you may have also been offered a balloon or Honda flag from either one of my two daughters, Sarah also being on hand to meet and greet where possible. No Broxy shirts or prize draws, just quality time.
Racing into the Future
Without hinting too much, next years Fieldays are going to see a host of changes on the Honda site, so once again the countdown begins. Perhaps us Honda riders will get a chance to display some tricks of our own, you will just have to come along next year and find out for yourself!