“Joy of Manufacturing” (1936)

Sakakibara also encouraged Honda’s interest in the world of motorsports. Motorsports in Japan goes back to the early years of the Taisho Era(1912–1926), around the beginning of World War I. It began with motorcycle racing but soon developed into full-scale car racing, which became popular back in the 1920s.Read more ...

The Hamamatsu branch of Art Shokai around 1935. The car on the left is “The Hamamatsu” and standing beside it with sunglasses is Mr. Honda. Fifteenth from the left is his younger brother, Benjiro Honda. Visible on the far right is a lifting-type automobile repair stand, which was rare then. This was another of Hondas inventions.
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