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Where it all began for us in the UK !
« on: September 14, 2019, 10:01:46 PM »
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Re: Where it all began for us in the UK !
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 08:05:33 AM »
That is a great bit of history, who’s archive have you been looking in?
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 09:49:23 AM »
That is a great bit of history, who’s archive have you been looking in?

I am looking into the history of a Hull Honda dealer who was one of the very 1st to sell Hondas in the UK via Maico/Hondis, so I revisited the site below.

https://www.vf750fd.com/vf750f/k_hall.html#honda
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Re: Where it all began for us in the UK !
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 11:18:07 AM »
That's a great site Ash, so much history and information. I can't find anything about the CB400f though 😐.
I could spend the day reading all this but obviously that won't go down well with the o/h (and MGP is on the TV!).
Thanks for posting.
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Dave
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Re: Where it all began for us in the UK !
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 09:57:36 PM »
What a great letter. Well found. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2019, 03:09:53 PM »
Strange in these days to think that a hand written letter could have started the great adventure for a lot of us !

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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2019, 06:14:59 PM »
Your good at detective work ash

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Re: Where it all began for us in the UK !
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2019, 09:01:24 PM »
Interesting stuff Ash,  and funny that I drive through that original street in Kingston almost weekly without any knowledge of them starting there.

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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 10:04:51 AM »
I'd seen that they were involved with Maico but didn't know the history.

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In old magazines I have there are a few full page adverts chronicling that era.

 

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