Merciless Mings, HONDA N/Z600 God.
Merciless Mings is the leading authority on HONDA N/Z600 cars. His concourse level restorations have no equal. With over thirty years experience working exclusively on HONDA 600 cars, he has become internationally recognized for his abilities in restoration and preservation of this historically significant automobile. He has completed restoring N600 SERIAL NUMBER ONE for Honda of America. The finished car was revealed at the Japanese Classic Car Show in 2016. It is currently at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles! A new, half-hour documentary of the project, titled SMALL CAR, BIG DREAMS, is available on YouTube.
Tim is currently working on restorations for Norm Reeves Honda, while also working on his own projects that include Honda America's FIRST race car, made for the "Mexican 1000" in 1970 (Now know as the Baja 1000.). It is currently on display at the Petersen, too, as part of the "ADV: Overland" exhibit. (till March 27, 2022)
Merciless is the largest supplier of new, used and reproduction parts in the Western hemisphere, if not the world. Typically, he has many whole cars in stock, ready for restoration or to use for parts. His shop in Duarte, California is the Mecca for HONDA 600 owners world wide, and is always busy. In addition to the restoration work, Mings has a large clientele of HONDA 600 cars that he maintains in the Southern California area.
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST)
Monday to Saturday
Call during business hours for an appointment, parts, or information.
(No drop-ins, please.)
HEMMINGS SPORTS & EXOTICS
June 2015 online interview:
October 2012 issue includes a "Honda N600 Buying Guide" with notes from Merciless, himself.
Jalopnik Article about Tim http://tinyurl.com/37tqho
Japanese Nostalgic Car Articles
Honda 600 Pricing from NADA Guides http://www.nadaguides.com/Classic-Cars/1972/Honda
Japanese Classic Car Show website www.japaneseclassiccarshow.com
"Team Guilty by Association" Honda Motorcycle Racers www.teamgba.com