Friday, May 27, 2016

An early econobox

Another of my favorite websites in Petrolicious. They recently posted this article about an early econobox, a 1973 Honda N600, for sale. 

1973 Honda N600 as posted in the referenced article

The oil crisis of the early seventies triggered the popularity of Japanese imports of which the featured Honda was one. This oil crisis precipitated the instigation of the US governments Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard in 1975. It is this standard that we can thank for the introduction of many of our favorite econoboxes in the 80s and 90s.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Out of the garage and into the real world!

A huge milestone with the project car today! We're out of the garage and into the real world. Took the car for a spin and things are working well. Now it's time for lots of driving and fine tuning. Still a number of little things to work out but the car is roadworthy. A more detailed update will follow soon on the "Our new econobox" page....