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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 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 . . .

We take a look at the . . .

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The  Honda Vamos  Hobio  Travel  Dog !!!

Image result for honda vamos hobio travel dog  The Honda Vamos Hobio Travel Dog introduced on the 31st January 2008 is a specially equipped version of Honda’s Vamos Hobio kei-truck catering specially to dog owners !!  While the concept has some merit, the vehicle was only sold for a brief period of time and remains memorable only because of its unusual name.   Related image  The Hobio, is a 5-door hatchback kei-truck ‘keitora’ and is available in either rear-wheel drive ( RWD ) or four-wheel drive ( 4WD ).    The Honda 660cc straight-3 SOHC engine is midship mounted which improves the centre of gravity.  Image result for honda vamos hobio travel dog   A turbocharger is offered as an optional extra.   The 44 hp engine goes from 0-60 mph in 25.7 seconds !!  Put your foot down and you’ll reach a top speed of 73 mph !!     Large pets can ride in a dog hammock that clips to the front driver’s seat at one end and the top of the rear seat at the other.    Smaller pooches can enjoy the security and comfort of a ‘Pet Carry‘ – an actual ‘doggy bag‘ for dogs !!    The interior surfaces are coated in easy wipe anti-bacterial vinyl and the floor mats feature a ‘paw-print‘ motif.     However, the dog-friendly trim and accessories proved too expensive when offered in what is normally a low-priced vehicle, thus it only stayed on Honda Japan’s product list for a very short time.  

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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 !! ]

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Austria   Image result for austria flag   (オーストリア)

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(1959 – 1974 Haflinger LUV / Jeep (643ccThumbnail for version as of 10:20, 1 December 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 12:33, 17 September 2007 Thumbnail for version as of 16:05, 13 January 2008

1952 – 1954 )    Libelle  199 cc )  Thumbnail for version as of 08:28, 19 December 2009  Thumbnail for version as of 09:57, 24 August 2013  Image result for libelle motor car  Thumbnail for version as of 09:58, 24 August 2013

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

. . . The  ‘Eloquence‘ of Mitsuoka

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Mitsuoka Susumu is the Founder & Chairman of Mitsuoka Motors, his vision is . . .

To create cars that expressed spirit & soul & share them with the world

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Mitsuoka described the ‘Ray‘ as . . .

Like a dignified and graceful flower‘.

It was also said that . . .

This kind of beauty is a transcending beauty‘.

The 50cc MC-1: mk2 was marketed with the slogan . . .

Microcar for your life‘  !!!

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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 9 )    1  9  7  3    昭和 48 )

A prism refracting white light into a rainbow on a black background  Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon album is released & the World Trade Centre is opened  

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No 10 )    1  9  7  4    ( 昭和 49 )

Rubik's cube.svgThe Rubik’s cube is invented by Professor Ernő Rubik & the Volkswagon Golf  is launched  VW Golf I Facelift front 20081209.jpg

  The Subaru Sambar 3G arrives   600van 1981.jpg

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

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