While relaxing in the vast reading room of The Kneeslider research library, I came across this vintage ad from Honda Motor Company announcing the establishment of American Honda Motor Company.
The ad reads:
We have the honor to inform you that, owing to the rapid increase in the volume of our trade with your country and your many requests, we have recently established for the convenience of our customers American Honda Motor Company Inc. as our representative in the USA.
This new company will engage in quick and satisfactory service not only for sales but parts and repairs.
Will you kindly extend to the new company the support which we have had the honor of receiving in the past?
Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
Who knew then, the Honda Super Cub pictured would be the harbinger of the huge wave of Honda motorcycles and cars to come?
It was October 1959.
Full size ad below: