In 1969 after becoming the best-selling motorcycle brand in the United States, Honda introduced the N600 to our shores. After nearly 50 years of sitting in a junk pile, someone discovered Serial One—an N600 with VIN 1000001. However, they didn’t even know what they had found.
This historic vehicle was in dire shape, but was given to LA-based mechanic Tim Mings for a full restoration. Something he does on a full-time basis. When Mings made the serial number discovery, he contacted Honda and of course they became involved in the restoration.
The project took over a year to complete and the car had to be taken apart down to its sheet metal before any rebuilding could begin. Honda documented the entire process and has released a series of videos so fans could follow along.
“Throughout the incredible journey of Honda’s Serial One to a complete restoration, fans have been able to witness firsthand how meticulous the process has been to bring the first N600 in America back to its original form,” said Alicia Jones, Honda social media manager. “Sharing the restoration process with car enthusiasts and Honda fans everywhere is what this program has been all about.”
The finished product was unveiled at the Japanese Classic Car Show in Long Beach, California this summer.
The turkey has long been the centerpiece of an American Thanksgiving feast. However, for some people, the traditional basted and roasted turkey may look pretty, but doesn’t taste that good. If you fall into this camp, consider taking on the turkey this year and try one of these five alternative ways to cook a turkey.
- Deep fried. For possibly the most delicious, yet unhealthy, turkey you’ve ever had, try deep frying. This is something you must do outside so you don’t catch your house on fire. And, make sure you have the proper tools.
- Smoked. For a truly unique flavor, trying a smoked turkey. You can use different types of woods and other seasonings to create a one-of-a-king taste.
- Spatchcocked. This method involves removing the turkey’s spine and laying it out flat before roasting. This will help the turkey cook evenly and better retain its moisture.
- Turducken. This recipe calls for a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. It is complicated and takes a long time, so make sure you’re fully ready for the task before attempting this feat.
- Stewed. While you may lose the traditional turkey look, a rich turkey stew will never be dry. Pair it will all the traditional side dishes so no one is disappointed.
Are you planning on trying an alternative turkey recipe this year?