Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November 17 Birthday: Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda, automaker
Nov. 17, 1906-Aug. 5, 1991

Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston, illustrated by Katie Yamasaki (Lee & Low Books, 2008)

From sweeping the floor of a car garage to becoming the founder of one of the world’s largest automakers, the story of Soichiro Honda chronicles his journey of hard work, dedication and the pursuit of excellence. An inventor and visionary, Honda changed the industry.

Find a brief bio of Honda, with an emphasis on his contribution to motorcycle manufacturing at