1971-and-1973-Jaguars

1971 and 1973 Jaguars

Enzo Ferrari once called the Jaguar E-Type “The most beautiful car ever made,” and we’re proud to have not one but two of these beautiful machines. The Jaguar XK-E, a British sports car manufactured from 1961 to 1975, was based on the Type D racer, which was huge in the racing world and had the…

1978-Toyota-Pickup

1978 Toyota Pickup

The Toyota Pickup, sold in global markets under the Hilux nameplate, is a series of compact pickup trucks. The style has a reputation – the Hilux is said to be “The Indestructible Truck.” It is known for its sturdiness and reliability, even with heavy use or abuse. In fact, a modified version of the Toyota…

1972-Honda-N600

1972 Honda N600

The N600 was introduced in 1969 and was the very first Honda automobile imported to the US. The “N” stands for the Japanese word “noromino,” which means “vehicle” in English. This was to separate Honda’s cars from their motorcycles. The N600 was fitted with 401 cc and 598 cc engines, which were much larger than…

1969-Toyota-Corona

1969 Toyota Corona

The Toyota Corona was manufactured between 1957 and 2002. The Corona was one of Toyota’s first international exports, followed shortly after by the Toyota Corolla, a slightly smaller vehicle. The 1969 model we have in our museum is a third generation Corona, which spanned from 1964 – 1970. This generation was known for its wide…

1969-Honda-N600

1969 Honda N600

The N600 was introduced in 1969 and was the very first Honda automobile imported to the US. The “N” stands for the Japanese word “noromino,” which means “vehicle” in English. This was to separate Honda’s cars from their motorcycles. The N600 was fitted with 401 cc and 598 cc engines, which were much larger than…

1966-Honda-S600

1966 Honda S600

Honda’s first “mass marketed” car was the S600, coming in two different styles: a convertible and a fastback coupe. During the three-year production from 1964 to 1966, changes were slight. Minor body restyling and a few perks were added along the way, but nothing major.┬áRight hand steering was available first, but soon after they created…

1964-Honda-S500

1964 Honda S500

The S500 was Honda’s first production car, making its debut in 1963. Weighing in at just 1,500 pounds, it was in production for just two years, making this very rare vehicle special to the museum. The S500 has a 9,500 rpm redline with peak power of 44 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. It has a 4-speed…

1962-VW-Beetle

1962 VW Beetle

Back in 1962, Detroit was promoting “longer, lower, and wider.” Volkswagen had different ideas. In 1962 when Detroit-style annual model changes were happening, Volkswagen promoted the 1962 Beetle by launching a huge advertising campaign, telling buyers to “think small.” Changes to the previous Volkswagen Beetle for the 1962 model included a compressed air windshield washer,…

Honda CX500 Turbo

Honda CX500 Turbo

Honda CX500 Turbo The Honda CX500 Turbo is a futuristic looking motorcycle with a turbocharged V-twin engine. It has a top speed of 121mph and its claimed power is 82hp at 8,000rpm. Honda was fighting to stay relevant in the early 1980s, and showed that they were capable of engineering a bike that had never…

1975 Norton 850 Commando 2

1975 Norton 850 Commando

1975 Norton 850 Commando The Norton Commando was in production from 1967 to 1977 and was very popular around the world, and still remains one of the most iconic British motorcycles of the the 20th century. The Commando quickly became popular, despite having a rather small team of engineers with limited resources and a minimal…