One of the most impossible accidents of my life was to meet motor pool Master Sgt. Honda at Biak Island near New Guinea of the Dutch East Indies. He was then a Japanese P.O.W. of the Washington National Guard 41st Division.
At that time he was splicing gasoline washing machine motors onto bicycles. We called them "motor bikes."
After World War II he started the company we now call Honda Corporation. He died in the 1960s.