sam1Spotlight on …

(Selected models with more pictures and in depth information)

The Honda  “N” Series

See : “Cars” > “Honda “N” Series”


Thumbnail for version as of 15:46, 22 February 2010 Honda Life Thumbnail for version as of 06:40, 3 May 2010

See : “Cars” > “Honda Life”


Mitsubishi 1961 Mitsubishi 500 01.jpg 500 / 600

See : “Cars” > “Mitsubishi 500/600”


 Caterham Seven 160 Image result for caterham seven 160

See : “Sports”

Изображение Three-Wheelers kc52

See: “Beginnings”

q8 The Emergency Services Related image

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cop19 Daihatsu Copen 2G Related image

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Daihatsu Hijet 1st.JPG Daihatsu Hijet Related image

For the low down on the Hijet …

See : “Kei-tora”


Kei Kars in the Park 10th Anniversary Meeting.

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Related image The Suzuki F6A engine engine view

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Mazda-carol-1st-generation01.jpg Mazda Carol (マツダ·キャロル) 

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  Suzuki Cervo (スズキ·セルボ)  Image result for suzuki cervo

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Related image Suzuki Carry 1961 to present day Image result for suzuki carry

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Related image Team Angela Related image

In 1988, an all female motorcycle racing team “Team Angela” raced a turbocharged Suzuki Cervo in the “7th Rallye des Pharaons”.

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 Mitsubishi Minica 1962-2011 Click for larger image

Mitsubishi Minica first produced by Shin Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries from 1962-1964.

See : “Cars”

 Daihatsu Copen 1G 2002-’12 

Daihatsu Copen 1st Generation 2002-2012 (ダイハツ·コペン 1G) 16-valve turbo DOHC 4-cylinder.

See : “Sports”

cc36 Honda ‘S’ Series MY19

The “S” prefix of the Honda ‘S’ series was first used by Honda for its sports cars on the 1962 S360, right through to the S2000 and is still in use today on the current S660.

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mc1 Mitsubishi Minicab cab18

The Mitsubishi Minicab cab-over pickup truck and microvan were launched in 1966 and replaced the Mitsubishi 360 truck.

See : “Keitora”

acty1 Honda Acty acty3

The Honda Acty, uses a mid-engine layout with either 2wd 0r 4wd options, and has become the only remaining kei-truck not to have a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.

See : “Keitora”

kc181 Sporty K-Car’s “A-B-C” cap2

The Autozam / Mazda “AZ-1“,  Honda “Beat” and Suzuki “Cappuccino” / Cara were collectively known as the Sporty K-Car’s “A-B-C”…

See : “Sports”

  Mitsubishi Pajero Mini Image result for mitsubishi pajero mini

Based on the platform of the Mitsubishi Minica kei-car, the Pajero Mini was styled as a miniature version of the company’s successful Pajero SUV…

See : “4X4’s”

 Kei – Buggy’s Image result for DAIHATSU FELLOW BUGGY

The “Beach Buggy” version of the Daihatsu Fellow Max was only available for one year in 1970…

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 Tomy Company, Ltd. (Tomica) 

Takara Tomy is a Japanese toy manufacturer, whose “Tomica” products are sometimes referred to as the Matchbox toys of Japan…

See : “Media”

kc64 The Aichi Company kc74

The Aichi Machine Industry company founded in 1943, manufactured Cony cars up to 1965, until it became part of the Nissan Motor group…

See : “Beginnings”

jim15 Suzuki Jimny 1970 to present day jim10

The Suzuki LJ / SJ series jeeps morphed into the Suzuki Jimny we know today…

See : “4×4’s”

dc13  Daihatsu Concept Cars  dc24

Toyota owned Daihatsu is one of the most prolific kei-car builders in Japan, here are some of the original concepts…

See : “C&C”

lza2 Daihatsu Leeza Spider Turbo lza1

The Daihatsu Leeza is a bit of an anomaly in as much as it had coupé lines, was replaced by a saloon, and was technically a commercial vehicle…

See : “Cars”

  Mitsuoka Motors (光岡自動車) mk19

Mitsuoka is a small public company noted for building unique cars with unconventional styling, some of which imitate British vehicles of the 1950’s and 60’s…

See : “Manufacturers”

my54 The Fuji Motor Co. (富士自動車株式会社) 

The Tokyo Gas and Electric Manufacturing Company formed when the former Hitachi Aviation Company merged with the Fuji Automobile Company just after the Second World War…

See : “Beginnings”

m9 Daihatsu Midget 1G (1957-1972)  and 2G (1996-2002) q1

The original Midget was classed as an “Autorickshaw”, the 2G Midget is a 660cc kei-car, with a single seat.  An extra half seat is available as an optional extra…

See : “Keitora”

pp31 Honda “Z” (1970-1974) and (1998-2002) sp3

The Honda Z 360 is a 2-door hatchback coupé with either a 4 or 5-speed manual or 2- speed Hondamatic gearbox.  The later “Z” is a retro styled SUV…

See : “Cars”

sam2  Subaru Sambar 1961 to present day  sam26

Manufactured either as a Pick-up Truck or Van : 1961-2012 (by Fuji Heavy Idustries);  2012 to date (by Toyota)…

See : “Keitora”

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