My buddy Alex has owned his S2000 for years. I’ve always wanted to make something for it, but thanks to the digital cluster and my mostly just making gauges, I never really had a chance.
Then I started making badges and stuff.
The photo above kinda spoils where this is going.
Such a perfect fit! Just like it was an NA Miata nose or something. The Honda designers put the mounting holes nice and close together. The 58mm badge covers them perfectly with a ton of room to spare.
And that ass. I was all excited about the nose badge, but the tail badge is even better. The round tail lights really make it shine. Suddenly a square badge seems very out of place. That ass demanded something round.
The Type H badge is based on a vintage Honda logo from the 60s. The original was also round. It was only used on very few models. There was a slightly different version that included the HONDA text logo below the H. They used that one fairly often on the 60s era horn buttons, but the nose badge was pretty rare. I had a devil of a time finding any good photo examples. A 45* angled shot that Alex sent me was the best example out there.
I ended up drawing this badge logo freehand. Have I mentioned how much I love my Wacom tablet? Also, doing this sort of thing every day really helps. Anyways, it’s 100% original art, not a tracing or a copy or something downloaded. I’m pretty proud of it.
Not sure about selling this item to the public. Honda seems to take that sort of thing very seriously. But making one for a buddy and posting pix on my blog? THAT is something that makes me much happier than adding another item to my store. So, for the moment, this is a one-off.
And I couldn’t finish this off without having a shot of Sharka in the front, could I?
Enjoy the vintage badge, Alex!