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Hi !  &  Welcome to the best site for . . .

[ Japanese  MICRO-CARS  kei-cars]

on the planet . . . !!

                         It’s  Kei-tastic  !!

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軽自動車同人雑誌 (kei-jidōsha-dōjin-zasshi)  formerly ‘ kei-car-world ‘

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(K|C|F is the Fanzine for Kei Classics & Sports / Cars & Trucks, old & new

安全な 旅行     Drive safely !!

(belowThe Ultimate kei-car ? – The Honda S660 Mugen – Yes !!

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The mid-engined, 2015 Honda S660 targa topped roadster takes the kei-car genre to new heights.  At around ¥1,917,707 (£12,000) for the standard model, the ‘Mugen‘ style and tuning parts can lift this figure to around ¥3,355,987 (£21,000) !!

The transverse mid-engined, rear-wheel drive 3-cylinder 660cc motor pushes out 47kW (63hp) with 104Nm (77 lb ft) of torque and uses either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT with paddle-shift and has a limited top speed of 140 kph (87 mph).

A far cry from the SuminoeF l y i n g  F e a t h e rof 1955 . . .

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. . . with  350cc / 2-cyl / 12.5 bhp & 60 kph (37 mph) !!

O r   t h e  . . .

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1958 Yanmar KT pickup – the only diesel engined kei truck ?

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The “A” List (The Minor Player’sis now in two parts . . .

kc48 “Part One“:  Auto SandalMitsuoka cc127

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 “Part Two“:  Musashi PaddleYanmar Image result for 1958 yanmar kt diesel

Also

 Mitsubishi Pajero Mini&Suzuki Jimny jim20

. . . are now itemised separately in the section “4×4”

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Photo journalist John F. Ashburne ‘Our Man in Japanis back from his charity work in Vietnam.

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He will be sending occasional articles, photos and offering interesting insights on the kei-car scene in Japan.

We wish him all the best

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A l s o    Image result for did you know   . . .

[ 1972 – 1976 Mazda Chantez ]

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The Chantezof Mazda Chantez, is the second-person plural present indicative of chanter, which in French meansto sing!!  (That’s handy to know !!)

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[ N e w   E v e r y   M o n t h ]

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M i c r o ‘ s   &   M i n i  – M o t o ‘ s

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( Japanese Micro-cars up to 660cc & Mini-Moto’s up to 50cc !! )

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Plus interesting facts & snippets of the time ]

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(No 3)    1  9  6  6    (昭和 41)

  England defeats Germany in the World Cup Final !!  &  The Jimmy Hendrix experience band is formed.  Thumbnail for version as of 00:12, 18 January 2014

sam10  The Subaru Sambar Truck takes to the road  sam12

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(No 4)    1  9  6  7    (昭和 42)

The Beatles, holding marching band instruments and wearing colourful uniforms, stand near a grave covered with flowers that spell "Beatles". Standing behind the band are several dozen famous people.  The Beatles release the Lonely Hearts Club Band album & Elvis Presley (The Kingturns 32 !!  

1969 Honda N360 01.jpg  The Honda N360 Saloon appears  

Image result for honda z50m  . . . along with  the Honda Z50M Monkey Bike  Honda Z50M.jpg

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See more here in :  “Micro’s & Moto’s

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. . . Our  N e w   F e a t u r e . . .

Here’s a quick look into what’s behind our title headers.

Kei-Cars” The first successful k-car Related image Subaru 360 Related image

The ‘A’ List” (Part One) kc48 Auto SandalMitsuoka cc127

The ‘A’ List” (Part Two)  Musashi PaddleYanmar Image result for 1958 yanmar kt diesel

The Manufacturers”  The lesser known  Autozamm4

Kei-Trucks” There are many types of  act1 Sambar kt21

Sports”  All eyes on the  Caterham Seven 160 Image result for caterham seven 160

Cars”  From Subaru 360  To the Suzuki Wagon R Related image

Other CarsThe Toyota Pixis SpaceRelated image& MegaRelated image

4×4’s” From HopeStar kc103 to Suzuki Jimnyjim20

The Era’s” From 360cc  to 660cc mod15

Media” is for ‘Manga‘: cc120 and ‘Anime‘: med8

Concept Cars”  Early cars c26 to present day:a company you 8217 ve probably forgotten about will bring 11 concepts to 2017 tokyo auto salon - 699381

Spotlight on . . . from 3-wheelersИзображение to ‘Dress UpRelated image

Miscellaneous” Rebadging mod2 to Snippets sp14

Steve’s Road Trip (To Japan): Related image Related image 

A-Z of K   The A-Z  Image result for mazda az1   of kei-cars sp9

kei-car A-B-C”   ‘A’ ss37  ‘B’ ss5  ‘C’ ss17

Micro’s & Moto’s  cc59  Thumbnail for version as of 14:02, 17 December 2010  plus Snippets  Thumbnail for version as of 00:12, 18 January 2014

Our Man in Japan mij1 Photo journalist John F. Ashburne 

Contact If you want to get in touch, you want to be here !! med34

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& . . .

What does Jeremy Clarkson think of kei-cars ?

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[ A Note from Steve ‘A’ ]

  

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Wikipedia :  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

For  being  a  veritable  goldmine  of  kei-car  information.

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