Throwback 4WS Prelude Commercial

This throwback 4WS Prelude commercial showcases the technology Honda is famous for.

By Aaron Gaghagen


Back in the day before every advertisement was a sad attempt to go viral, commercials on television had to be catchy, annoying or clever to be successful. After all, unless you recorded the show you were watching on a (gulp!) video tape, you may never see a commercial more that once or twice while watching television. Honda has a long history of making commercials that make people remember them. That brings us to this throwback commercial for the 1990 Honda Prelude Si with four wheel steering. It uses a twist on a classic nursery rhyme to showcase the 4WS system on the Prelude Si.



The commercial truly shows the 4WS Prelude system at work by including a shot that features the rear wheel turning and returning to its straight position. Bonus points for the soundtrack that transports us to a world where Michael Jordan had yet to win a single NBA Championship title and Pokemon cards hadn’t hit the USA.



The 1990 Honda Prelude Si was a low and lean sporty coupe that was already rather nimble. Of course, Honda had to take it up a notch with the addition of the 4WS!


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Aaron Gaghagen
Multimedia Editor at VTEC Academy
Aaron Gaghagen is a veteran video editor and longtime Honda enthusiast. All told, he’s owned seven of them, and has enjoyed every single minute of wrenching on every single one. Except for that automatic one. That was probably a mistake. In 2010 Aaron teamed up with Brian Gillespie who along with another partner launched Nacho Speed Garage, a venture that capitalized on Aaron’s video expertise to do its part in entertaining and educating the Honda masses. Nacho Speed Garage took everything to the next level. Instead of reading magazines and cruising forums for content, Aaron and Brian were generating it themselves. The demise of Honda Tuning magazine in 2014 was the impetus for Aaron to do something even more impactful, though, which led to the creation of VTEC Academy and aims to carry that Honda torch forward in the same spirt of not just Honda Tuning but Nacho Speed Garage.