The German Triumph scooters mentioned were built by Triumph
Werke Nurnberg (TWN). TWN was set up in the early 30s (?) to
manufacture British Triumph MCs under license. After the war
they continued building scooters and bikes but I don't believe
they had any connection to the UK Triumph. Ironically, BMW got
into the auto business by manufacturing Austin 7s under license
as did many other companies, Bantam in the US and Nissan in
Japan. The BMW version was called the Dixie. Now BMW owns Rover
and the Austin group, full circle!
There are also Triumph brand beer and ladies lingerie! I have a
Triumph bicycle badge. I will probably wager that there existed
at some time a US car company named Triumph, I will have to look
it up in my American car encyclopedia.
If anyone cares, I got my TRF flyer yesterday 3-27. Interesting
how everyone is charged up about the TRF Car Club and CR turning
50, but no one has commented on the piece on the new restrictive
emissions testing program in New Jersey. If you have not read that
piece, do so.
Have a nice Easter everyone,
Redondo Beach, Ca.