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RE: [FOT] Bush's Triumph

To: "BOB KRAMER" <>,
Subject: RE: [FOT] Bush's Triumph
From: "Ken Gano, home" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:09:58 -0500
Only if he promises to retire immediately :)


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Subject: Re: [FOT] Bush's Triumph

Here in TX it is well known to have been a TR6. If there was a way to find
out the VIN maybe we could find it and give it to him as a retirement gift?

Bob Kramer
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From: "Gregory Hertel" <>
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Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 6:11 PM
Subject: [FOT] Bush's Triumph

> Further to a discussion item on this conference a few months ago re:
> George Bush's ownership of a Triumph, the following AP story appeared a
> few days ago.  Too bad the story doesn't identify which Triumph was Bush's
> first car.
> Cheers!
> Hertel
> Automotive nostalgia at the top
> St. Petersburg, Russia
> It apparently doesn't matter what status some men attain in life.  There's
> no pride like that frist car.
> Russian President Vladimir Putin showed off the white compact he drove as
> a student in 1972 when U.S. President George W. Bush arrived last Friday
> night for a social dinner on the grounds of the 18th-century Konstantin
> Palace.
> "Look at this car, Laura,"  Bush told his wife as he spotted the
> Soviet-made Zaporozhets, in excellent condition, parked outside the
> cottage where the two couples dined.
> After they gave it the once-over, Putin proudly told reporters in English,
> "It's my first car."
> Bush said his first set of wheels was a British-made Triumph.
> Putin responded that it must have been a bicycle.  Bush, an avid cyclist,
> brought his bike to Russia and spent time riding.
> The two presidents also got to drive around in a pair of the 30
> fuel-efficient, low-energy cars used to transport heads of state at the
> Group of Eight summit.  The cars look more like golf carts, and apparently
> that's what Bush thought they were.
> "I like the golf cart,"  said Bush, who rarely gets to drive himself.  "I
> feel free in zipping around the roads."
> Associated Press
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