“Honda’s little 50cc Grand Prix bikes were pretty cool. That was the reason I went to Honda. The fIrst time I saw one, I knew I wanted to work there. This was 1965, maybe ’66. The 50cc engine spins like 22,000 rpm. The valves were so tiny, like 6mm. The stems looked like toothpicks. I never had the bike, but I collected lots of parts. Honda used to throw away the factory racebikes, so I’d go through the trash and pick out pieces. I used to have some 50cc pistons—they were so tiny, 25mm diameter. One time I even found a six-cylinder head!