Happy Birthday, Soichiro Honda

Today is the birthday of Soichiro Honda, found of Honda Motor and known badass. A picture is worth a thousand words, and this photo says so much about who he was —  a man who was adamant that his nascent company’s first car be a sports car, the S-chassis roadster seen in the background. But, he was also a CEO who was willing to get down on the shop floor to sketch out his next mad idea in chalk. There aren’t many like him today in the automotive world anymore. He would have been 114 if he were alive today. Happy birthday, Honda-san.

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4 Responses to Happy Birthday, Soichiro Honda

  1. Tim Mings said:

    Had he lived, he would be 114 today…….. Life is short, drive an N600 before it’s too late!

  2. Negishi no Keibajo said:

    It’s a dated video I’ve posted here before… My apologies if you’ve seen me post it but it’s one of my all time favorites. Happy Birthday.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xOVig5H7UbM

  3. Long Beach Mike said:

    Bob Lutz, Enzo Ferrari, Soichiro Honda. The list of true giants in the automotive industry is short, indeed.

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