2012 Civic Tour Hits the Road with Linkin Park and Incubus

Fans can enter to win Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R Motorcycle customized by Linkin Park plus opportunity to meet the band in Los Angeles

Jul 12, 2012, 06:00 ET from Honda Civic Tour/Linkin Park

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2012 Honda Civic Tour (HCT) is giving music fans a chance to win a Linkin Park customized and autographed Honda Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle plus an exclusive fly-away trip to Los Angeles that includes signed instruments and a visit to a Linkin Park music video shoot. Beginning today, July 12, 2012, fans can enter to win by visiting www.HondaCivicTour.com. Attendees can also register to win the vehicles at each stop of the tour where the customized vehicles will be on display.  The Honda Civic Tour kicks off August 11 in Bristow, VA, featuring Linkin Park, Incubus and opening act Mutemath.

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The members of Linkin Park collaborated on their personalized Honda Civic Si Coupe and CBR250R motorcycle. Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda says, "The idea for the customization on the car was to take something based on the artwork from our new album, LIVING THINGS. The 3-D figure you see on the album cover is actually a scan of Chester's head breaking apart and fracturing, with fire underneath. We took those visual cues, and tweaked it to look cool on the Civic Si." Adds Chester Bennington, "This was some of the most complicated artwork they've ever done for a car on this tour, and I'm grateful that Honda let us put this much time and energy into making it look so awesome. I really hope that whoever wins it appreciates the quality of the artwork that's on it as much as we do!" 

The Civic Si is bolstered by the exclusive Honda Factory Performance aero body kit, featuring front, side and rear underbody spoilers. The CBR250R motorcycle design was also based on the LIVING THINGS album artwork. "The car and motorcycle have a similar look," says Shinoda. "The motorcycle makes me want to ride motorcycles. It kind of has a superhero look." The stylized Linkin Park logo appears subtly on the side panels just behind the motorcycle's front wheel; the Honda Civic Tour insignia can be seen below the windshield, and signatures of the band are on the gas tank.

In addition to a chance to win the customized vehicles, fans may also enter the Linkin Park Civic Tour Fly-Away Sweepstakes, presented by Honda Financial Services, at www.HFSGrad.com, beginning July 12, 2012, at 7:00am PT / 10:00am ET and ending November 30, 2012, at 8:59p.m. PT / 11:59p.m. ET. The Grand Prize includes: round trip airfare for two to Los Angeles from anywhere in the continental U.S.; deluxe hotel accommodations for two nights, ground transportation; all taxes related to accommodations and air transportation; a visit to Linkin Park's music video shoot and meeting with members of the band; one autographed guitar and practice amp signed by members of the band; one five piece starter drum kit signed by members of the band; shipping of musical instruments to winner's residence; local Los Angeles Sightseeing tour and dinner for two in Hollywood, CA. The Grand Prize will be awarded before December 31, 2013, and is worth over $5,000.00. Ten first prize winners will each receive an autographed limited-edition Incubus screen printed poster.

Linkin Park DJ and programmer, Joe Hahn, was tapped by the Honda Civic Tour to direct the commercial spot for the 2012 tour.  Hahn, an accomplished director, has guided almost all of the Linkin Park iconic music videos including "Numb," "New Divide," and "Waiting for the End," and is gearing up to direct his first feature film, Mall. The spot was filmed during the video shoot for "BURN IT DOWN" the debut single from Linkin Park's new album, LIVING THINGS.

Check out the Honda Civic Tour spot here:

Custom Civic hi-res:

Custom CBR250R hi-res:

Rules for HCT Civic, CBR250R and Flyaway Sweepstakes below:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins at 10:00:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 7/12/12 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 11/30/12.  To enter, you must be a legal resident of the 48 contiguous United States or D.C., be 18 or older at the time of entry and be a licensed driver.  To enter, either 1) visit www.hondacivictour.com ("Website") and complete entry form; 2) find an official Sweepstakes entry kiosk at each Honda Civic Tour concert site and complete entry; or 3) text the keyword LPCIVIC to the shortcode 20793 using a mobile phone. Entrants will receive a bounce back message containing a link to the entry page at Website.  Standard messaging rates may apply. See carrier for details. All online and text-message entries must be received by 8:59:59 p.m. PT/11:59:59 p.m. ET on November 30, 2012.  Visit Website for concert schedule. There is a limit of one entry per person and per email address/mobile phone number via any method of entry.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void in all areas outside of the contiguous 48 United States and D.C., and where prohibited by law.  Prize: The 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe customized and autographed by members of the band Linkin Park.  ARV:  $45,185.  Sponsor: American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 1919 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA  90501.  See official rules at hondacivictour.com for complete prize descriptions, and full details.  

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Term: 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 7/12/1211:59 p.m. ET on 11/30/12. Eligibility: Grand Prize entrants must be legal residents that are physically located in the 48 contiguous United States or D.C., who are 18 years or older. All other entries for Grand Prizes VOID. First Prize entrants must be legal residents that are physically located in the 48 contiguous United States, D.C., Alaska, Puerto Rico, or Hawaii, who are 18 years or older. All entries VOID WHERE PROHIBITED and outside U.S. To Enter: During Term 1) Complete entry form at HFSGrad.com or 2) mail a 3x5 card with first/last name, DOB, email, phone number, and zip code to AOF, Attn: 2012 Honda Civic Tour Linkin Park Music Video Flyaway Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 1784, Los Angeles, CA 90291. Limit: One entry per person. One Grand Prize: One (1) trip for two to Los Angeles to attend a Linkin Park music video shoot between 1/1/13 and 12/31/13 (ARV: $5,015). Ten First Prizes: One (1) lithograph signed by Incubus (ARV: $150.00 each). Total ARV: $6,515.00. Additional terms and restrictions apply.  See full rules at hfsgrad.com/rules for full details. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: American Honda Finance Corporation d/b/a Honda Financial Services, 1919 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA  90501.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. ET on 7/12/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 11/30/12.  Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. who are 18 or older and licensed to drive.  Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions, outside of the U.S., and where prohibited by law. To Enter: 1) Visit LPhondabike.com and complete entry form; 2) Find an official Sweepstakes entry kiosk at each Honda Civic Tour concert site (concert schedule available at hondacivictour.com) and complete an entry form on the date of the concert; or 3) Text LPBIKE to the shortcode 20793 and follow bounce back link for instructions. Limit: one entry per person and per email address/IP address/ mobile phone number.  Text entry may not be available through all mobile carriers. Standard message rates apply. Prize: One (1) 2012 CBR250R motorcycle by Honda Powersports and one Shoei RF-1000 helmet customized by band Linkin Park ARV: $10,957.00. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Official Rules available at LPHondaBike.com, where you can also find complete prize description and full details. Sponsor: American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – Motorcycle Division, 1919 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90501.

About Honda Civic Tour
Produced by Marketing Factory, the Honda Civic Tour brings innovation and environmental consciousness to the masses by combining automotive technology and contemporary music.

About Honda Civic
One of the best-selling compact cars in the United States, the Civic features a lineup of six distinct models: the conventional gasoline-powered Civic Sedan and Civic Coupe, two high-performance Civic Si models, gasoline-electric Civic Hybrid, the Civic Natural Gas and Civic HF high fuel economy model. The Civic lineup embodies the Honda brand values of 'clean, safe and fun' with the Civic HF achieving an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) of 41 mpg on the highway. The Civic Hybrid's EPA-estimated fuel economy rating(1) is 44/44/44 city/highway/combined. The Civic Sedan has earned top safety ratings from NHTSA and a 'TOP SAFETY PICK' designation from IIHS. Now in its ninth generation, the Civic remains one of the most fun-to-drive compact cars on the road today. The Civic Sedan starts at a suggested retail price(2) (MSRP) of $15,995 and is available at Honda dealerships nationwide. For high-resolution photos, broadcast quality video and media information of the entire 2012 Civic lineup, please visit www.hondanews.com.

(1) Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

(2) MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $750.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

About Honda CBR250R
The all-new 2012 CBR250R brings a fresh take on the fun side of motorcycling. Beginners and experienced hands alike will key in on the extreme versatility of this sporty, fun-to-ride and affordable new offering from Honda. This dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power, a 200-plus-mile cruising range and low operating costs all in one. Whether the day calls for a commute to work, quick trips around town or all-day explorations in the countryside, the CBR250R offers as much fun per mile as anything around, all at a price that just about anyone can afford.

About Honda Financial Services
American Honda Finance Corporation (dba Honda Financial Services) a wholly owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., helps to satisfy the financing needs of consumers of Honda and Acura vehicles, Honda and Acura accessories, as well as Honda motorcycles, power equipment, and marine products. HFS offers financing in the form of both retail installment sales contracts and leases, depending on the product and the needs of the particular customer. HFS also provides consumer protection products such as vehicle service contracts and guaranteed asset protection (GAP).

For photos and more info on the Honda Civic Tour, request from info@marketingfactory.com or call (310) 314-8008.

PR Contacts
Linkin Park & Honda Civic Tour – Kymm Britton  kymmbritton@me.com (310)656-5900
Incubus – Joe Lilak, Ren Management joe@renmanagement.com (310)271-7120
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – Jessica Fini jessica_fini@ahm.honda.com (310) 783-3724

SOURCE Honda Civic Tour/Linkin Park