Meanwhile, Hideo’s Yoshimura Workshop started to get busy with American soldiers. He invited soldiers to come home. And sometimes even eat and drink and go out with them on motorbikes.
Join Drag Racing
After a year of opening the car factory. Hideo was invited to take part in the short race at Itazuke airbase. At that time, the army motorbike club at the base, the Kyushu Timing Association – KTA, was holding head-to-head races a quarter mile on an auxiliary airport at the base.
Drag Racing races have helped Pops grow
Hideo used the 1954. Cabton 600. A Japanese car with a twin engine, vertical cylinder, single camshaft. And the engine is manufactured by Mitsubishi. And although he failed to win, Hideo was mesmerized by the feeling that he was taking off in a plane.