Articles tagged Soichiro Honda

Page 36 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 2008

Readers' Letters

Stacey’s sock tactics Sir, Interviewed by Simon Taylor in July, Peter Warr mentioned Alan Stacey who had lost part of his right leg in a motorcycle accident. One of my National Service pals, Dave Pearce, worked with Alan at de Havilland and recalled one of his favourite stunts. Before using an electric pistol drill near anyone unaware of the artificial limb he would say, “I’ll just test this one...

Page 50 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1976

An MG K3 in Tokio

Sir, A historic MG K3 Magnette was rescued from a long hibernation in a damp shed recently by an enthusiast in Tokio and the formidable job of restoring her has already started. The car (chassis no. K3751, engine No. EXX3, and British Registration no. JB 1046) is the No. 1 of the two prototypes built in 1932-33. The first Japanese owner is Baron Motoharu Kobayakawa who imported her into Japan in...

Page 103 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, August 1999

Honda: team of dreams

The year is 1948. In Maranello, Italy, Enzo Ferrari is preparing for the debut of his first Grand Prix cars. Ferdinand Porsche is putting the finishing touches to the prototype of his new sports car, and in England Colin Chapman has just started work on his second trials machine. Thousands of miles away, another motoring visionary is beginning his own remarkable story. Soichiro Honda was born in...

Page 89 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, August 2005

WB Rumblings

  The Midland AC is holding a centenary tour on August 18 starting from Shelsley Walsh. It will take in the venues the club used for hillclimbs prior to moving to the present historic venue, namely Sunrising, Gorcut, Weatheroak and Middle Hill, before returning to Shelsley Walsh for a gymkhana and supper party. A splendid idea, which might be copied by the Veteran CC with their members using 1905...

Page 24 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1995

A man of the world

On December 3 a 76 year-old man succumbed to renal insufficiency in Tokyo, and a with him died a slice of the history of the Honda Motor Company When he first came to the notice of Europeans, Yoshio Nakamura was pigeon-holed with the usual 'inscrutable’ tag so beloved of westerners encountering an Oriental for the first time. Few of the reporters in 1964 who covered Honda's first tentative steps...

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