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car brand with trident

Car Brand With Trident

Trident Cars Ltd was a British car manufacturer based originally in Woodbridge, then in Ipswich, Suffolk between 1966 and 1974, and again after being restarted in 1976 from premises in Ipswich. The new company stopped production in 1977-78. 1967 TVR Trident Roadster, Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 Trident coupé (ca 1970) Their first car, the prototype Clipper convertible, was based on a prototype TVR model which had attractive two seater coupe steel and aluminium bodywork styled by Englishman Trevor Frost (also known as Trevor Fiore, and also responsible for the Elva GT160) and built in Italy by Carrozzeria Fissore. This TVR Trident Coupe was shown at the 1965 Geneva Motor Show and in addition two more coupes and a single convertible prototype were also made. Due to a financial crisis at the TVR company, the project passed instead to one of their dealers, W.J. (Bill) Last, who created a separate Trident Cars company to manufacture it using the premises previously used by him for making the Peel Viking Sport. The cars were at first fitted with Ford 4.7 litre V8 in a chassis that was a near copy of the one used on the Austin-Healey 3000 and had similar styling to the TVR prototypes, but were made instead in fibreglass. The first Trident Clipper Convertible prototype was displayed at the Racing Car Show at Olympia in London in January 1966 but little more was heard until the first Clipper Coupe was shown, again at the Olympia Racing Car Show, in January 1967. The car was claimed to have a maximum speed of 150 mph (240 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 5 seconds. It was available as a complete car or in kit form. The cars were expensive, the kit version costing £1923. A second car, the Venturer was announced in 1969 with similar bodywork and powered by a Ford 3 litre V6 but now on a lengthened (to 93 inches) Triumph TR6 chassis giving the car independent suspension all round by coil springs. In 1971 the car cost £2300 in kit form. Following problems with engine supply following a strike at Ford, Chrysler 5.4 litre V8 engines were fitted to the Clipper from 1971 and the Tycoon fitted with a Triumph 2.5 litre straight 6 engine was added to the range. The car now cost £3250 fully built. The engine problems and financial climate in the 1970s resulted in the company closing down in 1974. An attempt was made to restart production in 1976 but few cars were made before final closure in 1977. Between 1967 and 1977 about 39 Clippers, 84 Venturers and 7 Tycoons were produced. See also List of car manufacturers of the United Kingdom References External links The Trident Car Club The TVR Trident The new Trident Iceni Trident Iceni article at Top Gear
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Car Brand With Trident

The Trident, the symbol of a myth. The badge used on all racing cars in Maserati’s history, has remained constant throughout the evolution of the brand and its style, technology and performance, accompanying all the victories and successes of Maserati cars. A figure of iconic importance in Maserati’s history has dominated Piazza Maggiore in Bologna since the sixteenth century. It was the city’s Fountain of Neptune that inspired the Maserati Trident logo, symbolising both Bologna itself and the automotive brand. In about 1920 Maserati needed a logo that would ensure that its new car would stand out from the crowd. So it was decided that Mario Maserati, the only Maserati brother not to be obsessed by engines and a talented artist, should be commissioned to design the company logo. Mario drew inspiration from Neptune’s statue in Piazza Maggiore, its trident symbolising strength and vigour. The red and blue that accompany the design are the colours of the banner of the city of Bologna, where Officine Maserati was located at that time. Inseparably linked to the brand, the Trident underlines the exclusive status of the firm’s cars and their identity as masterpieces of elegance, luxury and sports car performance.
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Car Brand With Trident

08 of 11 Maserati Maserati Trident. Maserati What is it? A trident.When did it first appear? As early as Maserati itself, in the 1920s.What's it mean? It was believed to have been designed by Mario Maserati, the only one of five Maserati brothers who was an artist rather than an auto engineer, designer, or builder. He likely based it on the trident carried by Neptune in classical mythology. More »
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Car Brand With Trident

Maserati Trident. Maserati What is it? A trident.When did it first appear? As early as Maserati itself, in the 1920s.What's it mean? It was believed to have been designed by Mario Maserati, the only one of five Maserati brothers who was an artist rather than an auto engineer, designer, or builder. He likely based it on the trident carried by Neptune in classical mythology. More »
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Car Brand With Trident

The Maserati logo has a historical origin like other car logos. It is a traditional symbol of the town where the brand’s factory was first built, Bologna, before being moved to Modena. The logo is composed by a red trident above a blue base, which represents Neptune’s trident. History tells that the only Maserati brother that wasn’t particularly passionate about cars and engineering, Mario, was the one that created the logo, basing its design on the Neptune’s statue at Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.  The simple company logo created a name in a sea of car logos. It was known globally as one of the famous car logos that continues to exist.
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Car Brand With Trident

In about 1920 Maserati needed a logo that would ensure that its new car would stand out from the crowd. So it was decided that Mario Maserati, the only Maserati brother not to be obsessed by engines and a talented artist, should be commissioned to design the company logo. Mario drew inspiration from Neptune’s statue in Piazza Maggiore, its trident symbolising strength and vigour. The red and blue that accompany the design are the colours of the banner of the city of Bologna, where Officine Maserati was located at that time. Inseparably linked to the brand, the Trident underlines the exclusive status of the firm’s cars and their identity as masterpieces of elegance, luxury and sports car performance.
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Car Brand With Trident

The Trident, the symbol of a myth. The badge used on all racing cars in Maserati’s history, has remained constant throughout the evolution of the brand and its style, technology and performance, accompanying all the victories and successes of Maserati cars. A figure of iconic importance in Maserati’s history has dominated Piazza Maggiore in Bologna since the sixteenth century. It was the city’s Fountain of Neptune that inspired the Maserati Trident logo, symbolising both Bologna itself and the automotive brand.
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Car Brand With Trident

As the radiator grilles of its racing cars evolved, the Brand also paid great attention to styling the grilles of its road cars. One example is the Maserati A6 from the late forties, with its distinctive chromed grille that emphasised the car’s impressive front end. On some versions, such as the A6G/2000, the grille also included the Trident logo, placed in the centre and highlighted by its chromed finish. As the years passed, the cars’ power increased and engineers needed better cooling solutions. In the Sixties and Seventies, as the design of the cars became more streamlined, radiator grilles varied a great deal from model to model. The radiator grille on the Ghibli had a chromed surround and a Trident badge in the middle, while the Indi did not have a grille as such, since the engine was cooled by a number of air inlets in the underside of the nose.
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Due to a financial crisis at the TVR company, the project passed instead to one of their dealers, W.J. (Bill) Last, who created a separate Trident Cars company to manufacture it using the premises previously used by him for making the Peel Viking Sport. The cars were at first fitted with Ford 4.7 litre V8 in a chassis that was a near copy of the one used on the Austin-Healey 3000 and had similar styling to the TVR prototypes, but were made instead in fibreglass. The first Trident Clipper Convertible prototype was displayed at the Racing Car Show at Olympia in London in January 1966 but little more was heard until the first Clipper Coupe was shown, again at the Olympia Racing Car Show, in January 1967.
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As the radiator grilles of its racing cars evolved, the Brand also paid great attention to styling the grilles of its road cars. One example is the Maserati A6 from the late forties, with its distinctive chromed grille that emphasised the car’s impressive front end. On some versions, such as the A6G/2000, the grille also included the Trident logo, placed in the centre and highlighted by its chromed finish.
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The trident logo of the Maserati car company is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore. In 1920, one of the Maserati brothers, artist Mario, used this symbol in the logo at the suggestion of family friend Marquis Diego de Sterlich. It was considered particularly appropriate for the sports car company due to fact that Neptune represents strength and vigour; additionally the statue is a characteristic symbol of the company’s original home city.

Published on Mar 11, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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