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Major motorcycle event, Honda Hoot cancelled for 2009

December 20th, 2008

After fifteen years of bringing together riders and Honda enthusiasts, the Honda Hoot has been cancelled for 2009.

The family-focused motorcycle rally grew from 3,000 attendees at the first Honda Hoot to 13,000 at last years event in Knoxville Tennessee. What started as a Honda owners event evolved into one of the nation's largest multi-brand road rallies and over the years, almost a quarter of a million guests attended the Honda Hoot.

motocycle event The event was initially held in the hills of Ashville North Carolina and eventually moved to Knoxville, Tennessee.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, American Honda informed the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation on Thursday night that the event would not take place in 2009 due to "economic reasons."

In an official statement, American Honda said, 'Based on the current economic crunch which may have significant impact on our customers during 2009, American Honda will take this time to seek out new and innovative ways to engage with our customers so that we can continue to ride together.'

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