The Hope Super 60 racing engine was introduced in 1948 as a "manufacturer's statement" of the capabilities of the Hope Engineering Company of Tokyo, Japan, makers of the pioneering Hope "B" 5 cc general-purpose model in both spark and glow-plug ignition versions. The Super 60 does not appear to have been a series production per se, but rather a sincere attempt to produce a limited-edition racing engine which selected Japanese speed fliers could use to challenge the American products which then ruled the roost. The engine is encountered in a range of distinct variants, none of which appear to have been constructed in significant numbers. It runs very well indeed, albeit not at world-class levels of performance. Full details of the Hope range may be found on the "Model Engine News" (MEN) web-site.