It's sounds great, though it's certainly not Triumph's 75
anniversary. I wish they were doing it this year--it would be a nice
element for the All Aluminum Tour. The theory is that next year will
be All Aluminum Europe (though we'll see how that pans out, it might
be All Aluminum Divorce Court)
It's hard to say how old Triumph is. If you go by the continuous
history of the entity (which is the usual approach) it started in
1897 as the Triumph Cycle Company, making bicycles, which makes it
110 this year. Motorized vehicle production started in 1902 as
Triumph Motor Cycles and the first car, the 10/20 was built in 1921.
None of those dates yields 75 years in 2008 (1933).
The only date NEAR 1933 that I can find is the company changed it's
name to Triumph Motor Company in 1930.
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On Mar 23, 2007, at 5:54 AM, JWoesvra@aol.com wrote:
> We have been asked by Craig Rust, the president of Watkins Glen
> International, whether we would consider having Triumph as the
> featured marque in 2008
> for the Zippo GP. The downtown festival committee apparently has
> Triumph based on a 75 year anniversary. Is that actually a fact?
> If so, we (SVRA) would like to do this.
> Your thoughts and also comments from FOT guys.
> Jack Woehrle
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