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    Senior Member Joep7's Avatar
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    I'm amazed Honda ownership hasn't snatched it up privately. Do you think they tried and the owners realized they'd get more at auction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joep7 View Post
    I'm amazed Honda ownership hasn't snatched it up privately. Do you think they tried and the owners realized they'd get more at auction?
    Who knows. I will say this....sometimes honda doesn't want to pay at all. There have been several instances in the past concerning race bikes where they have just asked the owners to return the bike to honda since it shouldn't have been sold in the first place (but technically honda did not have possession or ownership at the time). Considering that honda used to put this stuff in the dumpster after it's useful life was over it's kind of a shitty tact to take.

    Honda should buy it, and who knows they may be one of the dogs in the hunt. I don't know if honda sees the same value in it as we do though. It isn't their original prototype but it is culturally significant since it is the bike they used for all the advertising.
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    I still have some friends in the ad world in NY and Chicago. Anyone know who originally did the ad campaign? Was it an American ad firm or foreign? That is the kind of thing they like to buy up too.

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    No denying the importance and collectability of the bike.
    sure wouldnt go down in value over time.

    Still can think of better uses of the money though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joep7 View Post
    I still have some friends in the ad world in NY and Chicago. Anyone know who originally did the ad campaign? Was it an American ad firm or foreign? That is the kind of thing they like to buy up too.
    At the time I think it was Needham Harper & Steers since they also had Hondas car ads through the 1960s. When they merged with DDB Honda was dropped so I don't think DDB wants to buy it.

    Rubin Postaer & Associates in LA was Honda USA's firm but they lost most of the account last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    At the time I think it was Needham Harper & Steers since they also had Hondas car ads through the 1960s. When they merged with DDB Honda was dropped so I don't think DDB wants to buy it.

    Rubin Postaer & Associates in LA was Honda USA's firm but they lost most of the account last year.

    DDB certainly would be the type interested if they didn't get dropped. Not sure if my buddy still works in there office or not. Too bad.

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    I don't think DDB got dropped, I think they had a moment of lack of foresight and chose another automaker (Volkswagen) over Honda during the merger. Rubin Postaer was founded specifically by ex Needham employees to address Honda being dropped by DDB.
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    Are you sure it wasn't Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce?

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    saw that coming from a country mile
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    Bidding ended at $148,100.00

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