Bill having fun with his Honda S-600!
Roger Daisley, wrote this column for the Okinawa
Morning Star. Roger retired from the Air Force and lives in
Washington with his bride.
The Okinawa Sports Car Club was very active
and staged a variety of club events. We used the Naha Driving
School facility for gymkhanas, an abandoned airstrip for
high speed auto cross events, and used the island's roads for
NAHA DRIVING SCHOOL
HONDA S-600 FACTS
The car was powered by a 600 cc (37
cu. in.) engine that produced 57 hp at 9,500 rpm. That's
more than 1.5 hp per cubic inch in a production model car. It
had four side-draft carburetors, and the crank, cam, and rods rode
on roller bearings. The tachometer was redlined at 9,500 rpm.
Engine power was transmitted through a 4 speed gear box, with no
synchromesh in first gear. The differential was mounted
solidly to the frame and the rear wheels were chain driven and
trailed behind the axel. The result was independent rear
suspension without the swing axel. The Honda had excellent
handling characteristics. The car was a lot of fun to drive
and, in traffic, would accelerate smoothly from 20 mph in 4th gear.