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Honda Racing Goes Hollywood


                        Honda Racing Goes Hollywood

Honda Racing and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group present The
Scorpion King

Torrance,  CA  ?  Honda  Racing and primary team sponsor, Universal Studios
Consumer    Products    Group   (USCPG),   will   showcase   the   upcoming
action-adventure film, The Scorpion King, with special motorcycle and rider
graphics.  Universal Pictures' action-adventure The Scorpion King, starring
World Wrestling Federation® Superstar The Rock will be released in theaters
nationwide on April 19, 2002.

Team Honda's Nicky Hayden, Miguel Duhamel and Ricky Carmichael will join in
The  Scorpion  King  excitement.  Hayden  and  Duhamel  will have specially
designed  leathers and RC51's ? emblazoned with gold scorpions ? at Round 2
of  the  AMA/Chevy  Trucks  U.S. Superbike Championship at California Motor
Speedway  in  Fontana,  California on April 6-7. Red Rider Ricky Carmichael
will debut his Scorpion King attire and specially designed bike graphics at
Round 14 of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross in Irving, Texas on April 20th.

The  innovative, feature-length motion picture and motorsports promotion is
one  of  several  collaborations resulting from American Honda's multi-year
partnership  with  Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, who represent
the  merchandising  and promotional rights to the Honda Racing Team riders,
including jointly developed designs, such as The Scorpion King Honda Racing
promotion.  Announced  in  November  2000,  the  sponsorship agreement also
features  Universal  Studios'  animated  character Woody Woodpecker as Team
Mascot  for  both the Honda Motocross Racing Team and the Honda Road Racing

The  Scorpion  King  film,  a spin-off of The Mummy series, is based on the
character  first introduced by The Rock in the 2001 film The Mummy Returns.
Co-starring  Michael  Clarke  Duncan  ("The  Green Mile"), Kelly Hu, Steven
Brand  and  Peter  Facinelli,  the exciting action-adventure was written by
Stephen Sommers and Will Osborne and David Hayter, from a story by Jonathan
Hales  and Stephen Sommers with Chuck Russell (The Mask, Eraser) directing.
James  Jacks,  Sean  Daniel,  Stephen  Sommers  and  Kevin  Misher  are the
producers with Vince McMahon serving as executive producer.

About Honda

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles,
ATVs and scooters in the United States. American Honda's Motorcycle
Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these
products through approximately 1200 Honda authorized dealers. Further
information about Honda products, racing teams, programs and dealer
locations is available at the Honda Web site at

About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Universal  Studios  Consumer  Products  Group,  part  of Universal Pictures
Franchise  Development  is  a  division  of  Universal  Pictures. Universal
Studios  (  is  a  part of CANAL+, the TV and Film
division   of   Vivendi  Universal,  a  new  global  leader  in  media  and

Media Contacts:

Lee Edmunds

American Honda, Motorcycle Division

Tel: 310.781.6719


Debra Jackman


Tel: 818.777.3188


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