The Honda Car Company and Its Founder

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The Honda Car Company and Its Founder The Honda car company was started by a creative, hardworking, industrious man who had the ability to see what people wanted almost before that knew they wanted it. This was continued throughout the history of Honda, and had served to make Honda one of the most respected marquis today. Soichiro Honda was born on November seventeenth 1906, and he died on August fifth 1991. In between these dates, he built and raced many cars and motorcycles, accumulated over 100 patents, and created a car company that would cause the American and European auto manufacturers to rethink the way that they produced and marketed their product (britannica.com). Things did not start out big for Soichiro Honda. He got his first job at a Tokyo car repair shop at the age of 15. He eventually forged a strong relationship with the shop’s owner. The owner not only taught Honda how to build and fix cars, but also instilled in him a great interest in racing. Honda was to become a lifelong fan of racing, although racing was not always kind to him. For example, in July 1936, he was leading a race with a record breaking speed of 75 mph, and he got into a tangle with another car. Honda was pitched from the car; In a terrible accident his shoulder was dislocated and both of his hands broken. Although this ended Honda’s racing career, he had something else up his sleeve (History of Honda). 7 This was always a characteristic of Honda. Even though he suffered crushing blow after crushing blow, he always had another plan, not just something to bail him out, but a great idea that would become his next success. The first example of this was the great crash that he suffered. Most ... ... middle of paper ... ...ck into the economy. Emotionally because he gave the war-torn Japanese people a cheap, efficient mode 7 of transportation that was all their own. Honda’s cars had a huge effect in the U.S., where they forced American car companies to clean up their act and produce a reliable, efficient product. Bibliography: Works Cited Paul Lyons Period 9 January 16 Drew ,Low. History of Honda. 3/25/1. Honda, Soichiro. Encyclopedia Britannica. 1/6/01. http://search.britannica.com/search?query=soichiro+ho nda>. Sanders, Sol. Honda, The Man and His Machines. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1975. Soichiro Honda: Life and Times. 1/6/01. The Story of Soichiro Honda- the Business Start Page. Business Start Pages. 1/6/01. Your Inspiration Moment - Soichiro Honda. Mumbai Central. 1/6/01.

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