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In 1885, a British man named Siegfried Bettman decided to import bicycles from Europe and sell them under his trademark Triumph’ in London. Moriz Schulte, a German, joined him as his partner in 1887 and by 1889 the tow were producing their own bicycles. The company that had been called S. Bettman & Co since its formation was renamed to Triumph Cycle Co. Ltd. in 1897. The production of Triumph motorcycles began in 1902 at Much Park Street in Coventry England. The business grew and by 1907, they were able to rent a premise on Priory Street where they developed a factory.
The first Triumph car was produced in 1921 when Bettmann took over the premises and assets of Dawson Car Company. This was the Triump 10/20 which was a 1.4-litre engine car designed by Lea Francis. Its production was moderate and so was that of the models that followed. This was until the Triumph Super 7 which made high sales.
In 1930, the company was renamed Triumph Motor Company and begun producing expensive cars. The engines fitted in these cars were at first designed by Coventry Climax but later Triumph begun making their own engines. The car models released in the 1930s include Gloria and the Southern Cross. During the late 1930s the company was faced with financial hardships and eventually in 1935 it was placed under receivership. Thos W Ward bought the factory and the equipment retaining the general manager, Donald Healey. The Holbrook Lane works was bombed in 1940.
After the world war in 1944, the remains of Triumph Motor Company was bought by the Standard Motor Company. A subsidiary called the Triumph Motor Company Limited was made in 1945 and production of cars begun at Canley in Conventry. The old Triumphs were not revived but new modes were designed but retained the globe badge used previously. The first was the Triumph Roadster which had an aluminium body. Two other models followed with the same design the Triumph Renown and the Triumph Mayflower. Their production was however discontinued and replaced by the production of sporting cars in the 1950s.
The TR series was started in 1953 with the production of the Triumph TR2. This had a Standard badge but Triumph did so much better that it phased out the production of Standard cars in 1963.
Leyland Motors Ltd. bought Standard-Triumph in 1960 and several mergers followed growing the company further. Several cars were produced during this time. The Triumph name disappeared in 1984 and is now owned by BMW.
The Triumph TR6 was first produced in 1968. This six-cylinder sports car was a best-seller among the TR range. It remained a favourite for many people for over 40 years. The cabin was quite comfortable and the control for the driver comfortable. The 4-speed manual gearbox required firm touch and the home gears could be slotted easily. The CR models introduce in mid-1972 offered smoother driving.
The top speed of 120mph was quite commendable and so was the acceleration speed of the 8 seconds to reach 60mph from zero. As for power it was capable of producing 150bhp and 164b ft of torque. The consumption was also quite commendable at 25mph.
Alloy wheels on cars and trucks quickly collect dirt and grime and need to be thoroughly cleaned or polished for an almost brand new look. Although giving them a finish manually is possible, the process is very time-consuming and requires plenty of effort. One of the best alternatives is to have a professional job done by an aluminum wheel polisher.
Quality surface finishing
Magnesium and aluminum alloy wheels can give a high gloss industrial finish with a wheel polisher. Robotic wheel polishing and refurbishing machines have the potential to increase finishing performance significantly. The process is less time consuming where truck owners and even those with a fleet of cars can have them back on the road quickly. One of the main advantages of using a wheel polisher is that the quality of the rims of the alloys is assessed and brought back into shape before the wheels polishing process. These machines have variable speed controls to allow different processing intensities, which makes them ideal for a variety of surface finishing tasks.
The multiple benefits of robotic wheel polishers
Another good of polishing aluminum wheels with an aluminum wheel polish is the significant reduction in costs. Earlier processes were labor intensive, which led to increased costs. However, the introduction of automated machines allows the wheels polishing process to be completed faster and at a reduced cost. A broken wheel on cars and heavy-duty trucks could lead to a major breakdown where it could affect the suspension and steering ability. These machines are efficient where every aluminum wheel checked for faults and cracks before polishing. Any damage can be reversed, and the aluminum wheel restored to its original look. This is one of the primary reasons why many fleet owners of cars and trucks avail of the opportunity to avert any untoward expenses and make repairing wheels a priority and restoring them to their original shape, size and finish with the help of a wheel polisher.
Restoration and polishing to expand lifespan
Polishing aluminum wheels with robotic machinery come with plenty of additional benefits. A wheel polisher also allows for a quick turnaround time no matter how much wear and tear there may be to an aluminum wheel. There are many service providers that offer high-quality wheels polishing with robotic units or cells. One of the main benefits of robotic aluminum wheel restoration is that the wheels can be restored effectively no matter what kind of damage. The wheels are restored to their original shape despite their sturdy metal composition, thereby expanding their lifespan. As you can see in one of the pictures above of a Porsche Carrera GT wheel, some manufacturers polish the wheels straight from the factory.
For service providers, installing a robotic aluminum wheel polisher proves to be cost effective in the long run. Customers end up waiting for a shorter time and are guaranteed to be satisfied with the results. It also reduces expenses on labor and increases productivity at the same time. For automobile owners, this is the ideal way to not only have the wheels of their vehicles looking as good as new but enjoy better prices as well.
Hence it can be concluded that when it comes to the selection of the best Alloy wheels, and all its various kinds, it is better that you should do the same with much useful search so that you get the best of it.
Humans created automobiles with the only purpose of easy, time-saving and comfortable traveling. With easy traveling and comfort, automobiles like cars have brought entertainment, relaxation and amazing road views. So pack your bags, find your colleagues because we are going to drive through the top 5 driving roads in Europe.
The magic of Europe
Europe has been gifted with loads of natural beauty, amazing weather, and beautiful people. So let us take a look at some of the best roads in Europe.
1. Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, Austria
This road has attracted numerous sports car and motorcycle enthusiasts till date. The road passes through the Hohe Tauren National Park located in the High Alpines. You will be surprised to know that this road has 36 hairpin bends which are quite challenging. The road gives you the unforgettable views of approximately 37 mountains. Not just challenging, but the road offers breathtaking views of pine-clad hills, rocky cliffs, lakes, meadows, barren land as well as glaciers.
The road starts at Bruck in Salzburg valley and ends at Carinthia. The route is 30 miles and will take around an hour (without halt).
2. Verdon Gorge circuit, France
France is considered among the best places in the world for tourism and Provence is one important region of France which offers a memorable drive. The road takes you from little markets to the natural wonders. The road is gentle initially and would slowly increase its level of sharpness. Amazing views with drops of up to 2,000 feet will take your breath away.
The trip starts from Lorgues and is a round trip. Total length is 115 miles and early morning is the best time to start the trip. This will help you avoid the rush.
3. Romantische Strasse, Germany
Do you love fairy-tales? Well, this route is something like that. A road full of castles, palaces, walled towns and nature. Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are two south German states which are included in this route. You will encounter a palace, a medieval wine village and a river. If this isn’t enough, you will also come across a castle.
Further, you can enjoy the natural wonders of mountains and valleys. In between, you can relax in the spa town of Bad Mergentheim. The road starts from Würzburg and ends in Füssen. The length is 220 miles and could be enjoyed with sightseeing as well as overnight stays.
4. Route one – Iceland
Iceland is considered to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. With natural wonders like volcanoes, lava fields, waterfalls, hot springs, ash deserts and geysers, route one is the ultimate gift from nature. This road trip can be life changing, some people fell in love with this place soo much that they decided to live there.
The route starts from Reykjavik and is 800 miles. Allow yourself a week or 10 days to explore this wonder of Iceland.
5. The Military Road, Isle of Wight
Looking for a short but sweet road trip? Then this one is just tailored for you. The road offers the most spectacular stretches of coastal road of Southern England. You can drive around the southern tip of Isle of Wight. Further, the road climbs to St. Catherine’s Down and takes a curve to Blackgang Chine. Trip over? No, a magical panaroamic view is waiting for you off the south-west coast of the Island.
The length of this road is 12 miles, it starts just beyond Blackgang. The route takes around 30 minutes (non-stop) but definitely you will stop and admire the nature around you.
Beautiful road trips such as above can be breathtaking and memorable. You need to spend time for yourself, for your family and your friends. These road trips will make it the best time of your life.
Adventurous road trips are fun but also risky, so take care about the automobile which you are driving. Upgrading it with accessories like aluminum alloy f1r wheels is always a good choice. It increases brake clearance and durability. It is also lightweight. So simply take care of such small upgrades and enjoy these breathtaking road trips. Don’t read, start driving!
With the launch of Audi A4 in the mid 90’s, the German car maker made quick progress in attaining the global recognition to the A4. The best of the car was the well-designed cabin, all fresh interiors and wonderful handling and the option of 2-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive with Quattro technology. The most characteristics people love in the car is the European design and sensibility, inner ambiance which are provided by the panel gaps, first class materials, and comfortable seating. Audi redesigned the A4 for 2009 year which was one of the best cars than ever before. The redesigned car is much huger in all aspects than its predecessors. The width was increased by 2.1 inches and length was increased by 4/6 inches. The wheelbase was increased by 6.6 inches longer. Even with changes in its physical design, Audi A4 remains the best choice for many drivers as it still maintains the same old good handling and nimbleness.
The 2009 version of the Audi A4 also features new version engine – a 2.0 liter, turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine which develops a whooping 211 Hp. The other new features that have been added to the newest model include a set of audi bc racing coilovers. Also a set of daylight LED lights that were formatted from the Audi A8 car, which has now become another trademark for Audi. With the addition of lighter and stronger parts, more resistance to the wind and more spacious cabin, Audi A4 is sure here to stay for a quite long time. Audi’s engineers have made great progress by reducing the AC consumption by 20%, which in turn decreased the fuel consumption by 10%.
Apart from the interiors, Audi has made many changes by adding on few extra technological features. They introduced the Adaptive cruise control system, blind spot detection, a rear-view camera, and the Audi drive select, which allows the driver to choose dynamically the suspension system and steering, to make it more usable as a cruiser or either as a sports sedan. In a recent survey conducted, many have voted Audi as their top choice as a family car.
With the launch in UK market with the saloon segment, Audi has planned to launch their Avant version into the UK markets next April. With the release of this version, the availability of the Audi A4 Cabrio will be reduced. The plans are to introduce a convertible version of the Audi A5 coupe in place of the Cabrio. Also, Audi has made it clear that it will not build more than 1 RS model. So the RS4 may be delayed for some time now. Audi has launched a new model of the life cycle, and they would like to wait for at least two more years before launching the RS series.
But there can always be a change in the plan. Replacing the popular A4 Cabrio with the new series A5 will result in no more sales of the RS4 Cabrio, an important model that has been high in sales in the US markets. Nonetheless, there are small similarities and differences between the models, which you can decide on based on personal preference.