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North America Automobile Alliance

Car & Automotive,automotive industry,Car & Mechanical,Car & Classic,motorcycleMany of the modifications occurring within the automotive market in the present day, including tightened credit score markets in a capital-intensive business and increased government involvement are the latest global challenges. Harley-Davidson, on the eve of World Struggle II, was already supplying the Army with a military-particular version of its 45 cubic inches (740 cm3) WL line, called the WLA The A on this case stood for “Military”. Upon the outbreak of struggle, the company, along with most different manufacturing enterprises, shifted to war work. Greater than 90,000 army motorcycles, mostly WLAs and WLCs (the Canadian model) have been produced, many to be offered to allies. 38 Harley-Davidson acquired two Military-Navy ‘E’ Awards , one in 1943 and the other in 1945, which were awarded for Excellence in Manufacturing.

This in-depth factsheet is for you to acquire perspective on the place the global vehicle industry is headed. In 2008, Harley … Read More

1982 Honda City Makes a Case for Minicars in America

From Car and Driver

From the August 1982 issue of Car and Driver.

Quick, Myrna, the Flit! It’s an infestation in the making. First the Medfly, now the minicar. The latest permutation of this important new species is the Honda City. With its front-fender mirrors posed ominously like antennae, it even looks like a Japanese Beetle.

This Honda is more than just an automotive insect, however. It could revolutionize the way America travels. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show last fall, the City earned universal acclaim for the way it fulfills its mission. That mission is easy to understand. If you examine the Honda City with historical perspective, you’ll see the Ford Model T far off in your time telescope. Like the Model T, the City is a minimal automobile designed strictly for utility.

Ford was able to sell its minimal car virtually without modification for nineteen years because

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