A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 28, 2013
Had One Never Did Again (Honda backronymic nickname)

Entry in progress—B.P.
Honda
 
Wikipedia: Honda
Honda Motor Company, Limited (本田技研工業株式会社 Honda Giken Kōgyō KK?, IPA: [hoɴda]; /ˈhɒndə/) is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.
 
Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.
   
Google Books
Car Crazy:
The Official Motor City High-Octane, Turbocharged, Chrome-Plated, Back Road Book of Car Culture

By Dean D. Dauphinais and Peter M. Gareffa
Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press
1996  
Pg. ?:
Honda Had One Never Did Again
 
AutomotiveHelper.com Discussions 
Automobile Acronyms
JRR
12-13-2000, 12:57 PM
(...)
HONDA
Had One, Never Did Again
Happy Owners Never Drive Anything else
 
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1001 Internet Jokes:
Get the Jokes You’ve Been Missing

Published and Edited by D. M. Schwab
Lincoln, NE; iUniverse.com, Inc.
2001
Pg. 128:
HONDA
Had One Never Did Again
 
Urban Dictionary
HONDA
Had
One
Never
Did
Again
I used to have a HONDA.
by Dirk November 11, 2004

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, November 28, 2013 • Permalink


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