Something vital will happen this June.
The Honda S2000 was first introduced back in 1999 and it ended production a decade later. It's hard to believe it's been over 20 years since the Japanese automaker's now-legendary two-seat roadster first arrived, and save for the second-generation model, Honda hasn't built anything quite like it ever since. While there have been several rumors over the years of a potential revival, nothing is concrete. The fact that the Toyota Supra is back may not be enough to convince Honda to return to the segment. But Honda is still doing something that will surely make existing S2000 owners quite happy.
Beginning sometime this June, a Honda S2000 parts catalog will debut online, making once potentially hard to find components available. Before this launch happens, however, Honda is asking for help from S2000 owners. Using social media, the automaker wants to know which specific parts they want most.
Starting now until April 30, 2020, Honda is collecting Facebook and Twitter posts with the #S2000PartsCatalog hashtag attached. Owners are encouraged to take full advantage of this because, well, doing so will only serve their interests. Honda also benefits because it will be gathering a list of potential customers. After all of this data has been collected, Honda will make an official announcement sometime in May with the results.
Given that surviving Honda S2000s, despite owners' best efforts to maintain them, are aging fast and will only continue to do so, this parts catalog will serve as a lifeline. Finding components is typically extremely difficult for out-of-production vehicles. Typically, the automakers who do decide to manufacturer components for older vehicles are high-end brands, such as Lamborghini.
But this trend is expanding to mainstream automakers in more recent years. Mazda announced its own MX-5 Miata restoration program in 2017 and just last month Toyota revealed its GR Heritage Parts Project, an initiative that will see spare parts built once again for the Supra A70 and A80. For Honda S2000 owners who have had concerns lately about replacing parts long out of production, help is on the way. Just be sure to let Honda know which parts you need, first.