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[ 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 !!

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t o    a l l    f r o m . .

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メリー·クリスマス !!   &  have  a  Kei-tastic  Xmas !!

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(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 . . .

kc126 kc133 

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

O r   t h e  . . .

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1958 Yanmar KT pickupthe only diesel engined kei truck?

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T h i s   M o n t h . . .

The Mitsubishi Minica page is too long, so now it is now in 2 parts.  See :-

Part 11961 – 1977  Generations 1 – 3          Part 21977 – 2011  Generations 4 – 8

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Also see our new series . . .

WORLD  Image result for world MICRO’s

[ A look into micro-cars from around the world  – enjoy !! ]

(In alphabetical order)

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Australia    (オーストラリア)

(1959 – 1961)  Goggomobil  Dart  (400 cc)  Thumbnail for version as of 15:11, 28 August 2006  

(1963-1966) Zeta Sedan/Sports/Utility (493 ccThumbnail for version as of 07:27, 1 October 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 07:31, 1 October 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 09:48, 6 November 2012

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W h a t’s    i n    a    N a m e  ?

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Subaru‘ is the Japanese word for the star cluster ‘Pleiades‘ in the constellation of Taurus, it is also commonly known as the ‘Seven Sisters‘ in reference to its seven star formation.  The Subaru badge only has six stars as traditionally one is invisible and only six can be seen by the naked eye.  The logo also alludes to the six Companies that merged to form ‘Fuji Heavy Industries‘ (FHI), the Subaru parent company.  The name ‘Stella‘ is Italian for ‘star‘ and is also in reference to the Subaru badge.

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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 7)    1  9  7  1    (昭和 46)

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(No 8)    1  9  7  2    (昭和 47)

  The first hand held calculator (HP-35) is introduced @ £300+  & the Winter Olympics are held at Sapporo in Northern Japan  Image result for sapporo 1972

Chantez-F.jpg  The 2-stroke 359 cc Mazda Chantez appears  

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See more here in :  “Micro’s & Moto’s

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A l s o . . . 

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 ‘B’ List   Изображение   ( Kei-cars  of  the  20th  Century )   six83

The Manufacturers”   The lesser known  Autozam:  m4

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 Cars”  The Toyota Pixis SpaceRelated image& MegaRelated image

4×4’s”  From  HopeStar  kc103  to  Suzuki  Jimny  jim20

The Era’s”   From  360 cc      to  660 cc   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 Up Related 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 

Car Search (In alphabetical order) m1 AutozamToyota Related image

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

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& . . .

What does Jeremy Clarkson think of kei-cars ?

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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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