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Re: [Fot] 2008 Zippo feature

Subject: Re: [Fot] 2008 Zippo feature
From: Bill Babcock <>
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007 08:27:35 -1000
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, wrote:

> Joe,
> 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   
> selected
> 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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