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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 47kW63hp ) with 104Nm77 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 kph87 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 kph37 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 . . .

W e   t a k e   a   l o o k   a t  .  .  .

THE  MIGHTY  MITSUBISHI  MINICA  DANGAN  ZZ-4 ]

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The 1989 – 1993  6th Generation Mitsubishi  Minica  Dangan  ZZ-4 )

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The Mitsubishi Dangan ZZ-4  ‘Dangan‘ translated means ‘Bullet‘, has an advanced turbocharged intercooled 3-cylinder in-line 15 valve 657cc engine with double overhead camshafts (DOHC) which red lines @ 9,500 RPM !!  It was the world’s first mass-produced 5-valve per cylinder engine which produced 64PS ( 47kW ).   The ZZ-4 has computer controlled all-wheel drive ( AWD ) and independent suspension all round that later appeared in the 440 bhp Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution !!

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With a full engine management system and valves per cylinder breathing, you are entering Ferrari territory !! and with a 5-speed manual gearbox the ZZ-4 is also very flexible in normal driving, 0 – 100 kph is achieved in about 12 seconds.  Sporty looks are provided by the addition of a rear spoilerbonnet scoopside skirtsfog lights & 13″ alloy wheels, but best of all is the triple exhaust outlet pipe !!

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Also see our new series . . .

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

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S e e   m o r e   i n:   “World Micro’s

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Honda Sōichiro ( 1906 – 1991 )  im1  本田 宗一路 )

The brilliant engineer and Honda Company founder Sōichiro Honda as a young boy, was not interested in traditional education.  His school handed grade reports to the children, but required that they be returned stamped with the family seal, to make sure that a parent had seen it.  Sōichiro created a stamp to forge his family seal out of a used rubber bicycle pedal cover !!  The fraud was soon discovered when Honda started to make forged stamps for other children !!

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers ( ASME ) established the Sōichiro Honda Medal in recognition of Honda’s achievements in 1982.

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Sōichiro was posthumously appointed to the Senior 3rd rank in the order of precedence and appointed a Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun.

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[ N o 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 period ]

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( No 11 )    1  9  7  5    ( 昭和 50 )

  Charlie Chaplin is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

& the first ever Monster Truck is created by Bob Chandler  Big foot.JPG

   The  Subaru  Rex  first  hits  the  road   1stRex.jpg

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( No 12 )    1  9  7  6    ( 昭和 51 )

  The first commercial Concorde flight takes off

& kei-car license plates are increased to 330×165 mm  kc1

jim20  The Suzuki Jimny SJ10 first appears  cc39

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See more here in :  “Micro’s & Moto’s

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. . . and finally what does Jeremy Clarkson think of kei-cars ?

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