Sad news!!!

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Ren? Pohl, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. Ren? Pohl
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    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?
     
  2. www.amph.67@juno.com
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    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
     
  3. Ken Chambers
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    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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