Motorcycles, mostly.
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combustible-contraptions:

1966 Honda RA273 F1 Racer | 3.0L V12 360 bhp | Honda entered F1 in 1964 and amazed all the Formula One garages with their All-Japanese factory team | More spectacular was that Honda built their own engine and chassis which only Ferrari and BRM were doing at that time
1966 Italian Grand Prix | XXXVII Gran Premio d’Italia | Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy | No.18 Honda driven by Richie Ginther prepares for the race start. The Honda DNF the race due to an accident


Those look like Hydroformed exhaust pipes, something that is sadly out of fashion amongst today’s builders.

combustible-contraptions:

1966 Honda RA273 F1 Racer | 3.0L V12 360 bhp | Honda entered F1 in 1964 and amazed all the Formula One garages with their All-Japanese factory team | More spectacular was that Honda built their own engine and chassis which only Ferrari and BRM were doing at that time

1966 Italian Grand Prix | XXXVII Gran Premio d’Italia | Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy | No.18 Honda driven by Richie Ginther prepares for the race start. The Honda DNF the race due to an accident

Those look like Hydroformed exhaust pipes, something that is sadly out of fashion amongst today’s builders.

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unhistorical:

October 27, 1858: Theodore Roosevelt is born.

Theodore Roosevelt took office as president of the United States upon the assassination of William McKinley in 1901; interestingly enough, although he is often regarded as one of the country’s greatest presidents, he was forced onto the Republican ticket by political bosses against the will of McKinley’s campaign manager. 

Roosevelt was president, but he was also an avid reader, an athlete, a respected historian, a sheriff, New York City Police Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, commander of the “Rough Riders” cavalry regiment, and governor of New York.  He was often hesitant and passive on the subject of racial equality, but he was also the first president to invite an African-American to the White House for dinner. He was a big game hunter and also an outspoken conservationist who placed over 200 million acres of land under public protection. He was repelled by corruption, and he was the first major trust-busting president, as well as the first president to use federal power to intervene and arbitrate a strike rather than to crush it. He issued a corollary to the Monroe Doctrine that was used to advance American imperialism, and he encouraged the strengthening of the country’s then relatively weak military, but he also won the Nobel Peace Prize for his successful mediation between Russia and Japan at a 1905 peace conference. He was born into a wealthy, privileged family, but his political philosophy of “New Nationalism" was a mostly pro-labor program designed to protect workers from exploitation (among other points). 

Roosevelt promoted the idea of a strong American identity (he once called the country the mightiest nation upon which the sun shines”), and in some ways his presidency can be seen as the starting point of the modern United States.