Honda Chronology (1969-1960)

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1969

  • Canadian Honda Motor Ltd. (now Honda Canada, Inc.) established in Toronto, Canada.
  • Honda begins automobile production in Taiwan and Malaysia through technical collaboration.

1968

  • Honda sells one-millionth motorcycle in the U.S.
  • Honda withdraws from F-1 racing to concentrate on production of commercial cars and development of low-emission technologies.

1967

  • Production of automobiles starts at Suzuka factory.
  • Honda begins motorcycle production in Thailand.

1966

  • Honda F-2 car establishes a record of 11 consecutive victories.

1965

  • Honda F-1 car wins first Grand Prix race in Mexican Grand Prix.

1964

  • Honda begins participating in Formula 1 Grand Prix racing.

1963

  • American Honda's "You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda" advertising campaign helps revolutionize the American motorcycle industry.
  • Honda's first overseas plant Honda Benelux in Belgium starts production of "mopeds."
  • Honda issues EDR (European Depository Receipts) in Europe.
  • Honda markets first automobile S500 and lightweight truck T360 in Japan.

1962

  • Honda issues ADRs (American Depository Receipts) in the U.S.
  • Motorcycle production begins in Taiwan through technical collaboration.

1961

  • Honda racing team wins Britain's Isle of Man TT Race in 125cc and 250cc classes.

1960

  • Research and Development division is re-established as a separate company - Honda R&D Co., Ltd.