Striking aerial photos show brand new cars as rugby posts in optical illusion


These striking aerial images show a giant set of rugby posts created by parking dozens of brand new cars at one of the UK’s most important automotive ports.

Honda has today announced an exciting multi-year agreement with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to become Performance Partner and Official Vehicle of England Rugby.

To celebrate it, a team at the motor company’s mass distribution centre at Portbury Docks, Bristol, created the unusual rugby-themed image.

A total of 49 models of varying size and colour, including the Jazz Hybrid, Jazz Crosstar and Civic, were parked into the shape of a 100ft long set of rugby posts, with other cars positioned below to spell out ENG.

Rebecca Adamson, Head of Automobile, Honda UK, said: “We are thrilled to announce this exciting new partnership with The Rugby Football Union.

“On a brand level, there are huge synergies between Honda and England Rugby and we truly believe it’s a partnership that supports our own philosophy of giving everyone the ‘Power to Dream’ and we’re all very excited to see what the next few years will bring.

“For a bit of fun, we thought we’d turn our large car park at Portbury into a giant set of rugby posts which could be visible from quite a distance.”

The long-term relationship officially kicks off today (1 September) in time for the start of the new season.

In addition, the car manufacturer will provide the official vehicle fleet to England Rugby and its employees. There will be a major focus in sustainability in this area with the majority of the cars supplied having a degree of electrification.

RFU Chief Executive, Bill Sweeney, added: “We are delighted to confirm Honda UK as an Official Partner of the RFU and England Rugby.

“Honda is a massive global brand well-known for its innovation and we are certain it will be a great fit for us. Honda’s global brand positioning is enabling ‘the Power of Dreams’ and ‘challenging spirit’ which is synonymous with our own.

“We look forward to working with Honda on what will no doubt be some exciting partnership activations over the next four years.”