Publication of this newsletter began in 1966, seven years after the start of publication of the Japanese version, and it targeted sales companies and distributors dealing with Yamaha Motor products in North America, Europe and other parts of the world. When it was first published, it contained mainly reports about regional races and events and information about Yamaha motorcycle and marine products in an era when people waited eagerly for the arrival of whatever news they could get?so unlike the real-time information-packed world of the internet since the turn of the 21st century.?
Like the Japanese version, its contents were gradually expanded and its appearance went through a number of renewals. It was published originally in English, and eventually it came to be published in French, Spanish and Chinese.
As with the Japanese version, the back numbers offer the enjoyment of looking back through the changes in people's lives and the roles played by motorcycles, boats and outboard motors and the changes they underwent in half a century.
*The PDF editions in this library are the English-language version.