• All, You may notice that the site looks a bit different. This evening I performed a major software update which improves some things and has the opposite effect on some others. The old software version will no longer be supported so it was not really a choice. One down-side is that the new release breaks most of the Add-Ins and style sheets which will have to be reinstalled (and repurchased in many cases). The biggest loss is that the feature to receive all new posts by email is no longer supported. I will likely implement another option which will let users subscribe to either a daily or weekly digest. You will notice enhanced support for attachments, ability to bookmark posts and a more mobile friendly experience. If you do discover something that is not working as it should, please let me know. I did have to switch to some new anti-spam components and am keeping fingers crossed that they are as effective as the old ones without blocking legitimate users. Keeping the balance is kind of like trying to design a car that both drives and swims! Thanks, Mike

Sad news!!!

R

Ren? Pohl

Guest
Dear Amphicar-lovers.
After long illness Hanns Trippel, well known as "the father of the
Schwimmwagens" died only a few days ahead of his birthday last saturday at
the age of nearly 93.
Obviously he was the worlds expert in amphibious cars, an automobile pioneer
who spent all his lifetime and energy to make the amphibious dream come true
for all of us. Without him the Amphicar certainly would have never been
built.
Hanns Trippel followed up his efforts in designing new amphibious prototypes
until the end, but unfortunately the big success like in the 40s or 60s was
denied.
We all mourn and will miss him, but by restoring and driving our Amphicars,
we will always remember him and keep his ideas and dreams alive.

More information about this glorious man can be found on the Trippel section
@ www.schwimmauto.de

Regards,
Ren?
 
W

www.amph.67@juno.com

Guest
OUR DEEPEST REGRETS TO THR TRIPPLE FAMILY. IT IS A GREAT LOSS TO US ALL.
HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN THE THING HE LOVED MOST, THE AMPHICAR. MAY HE
BE SAILING IN A HAPPIER PLACE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE JOY YOU HAVE GIVEN
US.
PETER & EMILY HASLINGER
 
K

Ken Chambers

Guest
Terribly sorry to hear about Hanns Trippel. He will be remembered by many for
generations to come. It's wonderful he had such a long and productive life.
Thank you Ren? for keeping us all informed on the international front. BTW,
your web site, <<http://www.schwimmauto.de>> is very nice. It's rather
astounding to see just how many amphibious vehicles were designed by Herr
Trippel.

I think a final tribute to Hanns Trippel would be very appropriate at the
Amphicar Convention. (Maybe the Amphipoda award??) After all, if it weren't
for the brain child of Hanns, we'd all have different hobbies.

Best regards,
Ken Chambers, CA
'64 Amphi

>
> After long illness Hanns Trippel, well known as "the father of the
> Schwimmwagens" died only a few days ahead of his birthday last saturday at
> the age of nearly 93.
> Obviously he was the worlds expert in amphibious cars, an automobile pioneer
> who spent all his lifetime and energy to make the amphibious dream come true
> for all of us. Without him the Amphicar certainly would have never been
> built.
> Hanns Trippel followed up his efforts in designing new amphibious prototypes
> until the end, but unfortunately the big success like in the 40s or 60s was
> denied.
> We all mourn and will miss him, but by restoring and driving our Amphicars,
> we will always remember him and keep his ideas and dreams alive.
>
> More information about this glorious man can be found on the Trippel section
> @ www.schwimmauto.de
>
> Regards,
> Ren?
 

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