In 2001 American Honda teamed with Universal Studios to form an innovative motorsports sponsorship deal. The sponsorship featured Woody Woodpecker as Team Mascot for Honda’s racing teams. The selection of the feisty red-headed Woody Woodpecker as official Team Mascot was a perfect compliment to the Honda Racing Teams featuring the Red Riders. A special Woody Woodpecker/Honda Racing Team logo was developed and was featured on the CR250R, CBR600F4i and RC51 racing bikes, the racer’s uniforms, the Racing Team trucks and promotional materials. This is a promotional photo with Woody hanging out with Nicky Hayden (left) and Miguel Duhamel (right). Gotta love Nicky’s hairdo.