Red 1964 Peel P50 in front of a painted mural
Tips, Tricks & Trends

You Can Own the World’s Smallest Car: A Peel P50

Usually, when you think ‘small car’, you think Smart. Of course, there are cars which can make the ForTwo seem rather large. For example, Japanese kei cars like the Autozam AZ-1 and Honda Beat are extremely small. And classic cars, without airbags or modern crash structures, could be smaller yet roomier than a Smart. ‘Roomy,’ …

Red 1991 Honda Beat viewed from the side with the roof down
Sedans & Coupes

The Honda Beat Is a Mid-Engine, Pocket-Sized JDM Miata

Mazda isn’t the only Japanese automaker with an influential sports car. Honda has created its fair share as well. The S2000 competed directly with the Miata, and the NSX proved that supercars could genuinely be daily-drivable. But, as with the first Civic Type R and Nissan Skyline GT-R, some sporty JDM cars are only now …

1992 Autozam AZ-1
Cars

The Autozam AZ-1: Supercar Design in a Tiny Package

There’s no shortage of quirky vehicles in the world if you look hard enough. From Britain, there’s the Morgan 3-Wheeler. France produced the 4-wheeled Lazareth LM10 motorcycle. From the US, there’s the pint-sized AMC Mighty Mite. And arguably, the rear-engine Porsche 911 also counts. But it’s perhaps Japan that’s best known for building unconventional cars. …