SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Triumph Motorcycles has donated a new Bonneville T100 motorcycle, customized by British Customs to be unveiled at the 2015 Quail Motorcycle Gathering, Saturday, May 16, 2015 in Carmel, California.
Triumph Motorcycles USA and British Customs have partnered with the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation to help raise awareness for high Lipoprotein(a)[Lp(a)]. The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation is a recognized 501c(3) patient-advocacy non-profit organization.
“One in five people globally have high Lp(a), and our mission is to reveal this hidden risk, educate and empower patients, and prevent cardiovascular events due to this inherited lipid (commonly known as cholesterol) abnormality,” said Lipoprotein(a) Foundation Founder Sandra Revill Tremulis. “And we achieve this through proper testing and diagnosis. Our goal is to save lives by increasing awareness, advocating for routine testing and supporting research that will lead to a specific treatment for high lipoprotein(a).”
Plans for the Triumph British Customs edition included having it customized to pay homage to the Triumph-powered Gyronaut® X-1 motorcycle that captured the world land speed record in 1966 at over 245 miles per hour. British Customs, America's leading Triumph-only designer and manufacturer, enhanced the bike based off the original styling by Alex Tremulis, which is found on the vintage streamliner. Anaheim Rod and Custom donated the custom Gyronaut X-1-themed paintwork. The customized Triumph, named “The Spirit of Gyronaut,” will then be auctioned in a premier event next year with the proceeds going to support the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation.
“We are proud to support the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation in raising awareness for such an important cause,” said British Customs’ Founder Jason Panther. “As part of the project we will be recognizing the Gyronaut X-1 team as legends of the motorcycle community alongside racing heroes Eddy Mulder and Sonny Nutter in the Legend Series.
Through the Legend Series, our goal is to honor and respect the people that inspired many of us to take up motorcycling. For me it is a personal mission to make sure the history of the sport is not forgotten and the proper credit is given to those that came before us such as Alex Tremulis, Bob Leppan and Jim Bruflodt,” said Panther.
Sandra Tremulis concurs, “This motorcycle epitomizes the teamwork that the original Gyronaut X-1 embodied to meet their goal of becoming the ‘World’s Fastest Motorcycle’ almost 50 years ago. Back then, we didn’t know much about lipids and high Lipoprotein(a), but technology has improved to the point where we know that high Lipoprotein(a) is the strongest inherited risk factor for heart disease and aortic stenosis.”
At age 39, Sandra Tremulis nearly died of a massive heart attack just like her father (http://youtu.be/1D3ahEbiLr4). She asked her doctor how this could be, and he ran a more detailed, cholesterol (lipid) blood test to see what was behind her supposedly “normal” cholesterol numbers. To find out more about Lipoprotein(a) and this hidden risk, visit www.lipoproteinafoundation.org.
People can find the latest information on the auction of the Spirit of Gyronaut by becoming members of the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation at www.lipoproteinafoundation.org, and join the lipoprotein(a) communities on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
About Triumph Motorcycles:
Triumph Motorcycles is the British motorcycle marque that produces a wide range of sport, cruiser, adventure and touring motorcycles. From the storied Bonneville to the class-leading Speed Triple and Daytona 675R, Triumph offers a blend of design, character and performance that result in truly distinctive motorcycles. First established in 1902 and now located in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, Triumph has always set the pace for category-winning machines. The company is solely owned by Bloor Holdings Ltd., and Triumph Motorcycles America, its North American operations are based in Atlanta. To see the full range of Triumph motorcycles, visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
About British Customs
British Customs is America's leading Triumph-only designer and manufacturer. The company was founded in 2003 with the guiding principles of individualism, creativity and innovation. Over the last decade the company has grown into a lifestyle brand that is well respected in the motorcycle community by producing specialized parts and performance products made to factory bolt on specs that are affordable and attainable to everyone. Learn more about the latest offerings from British Customs for Triumph Modern Classics, Cruisers, Roadsters, and Supersports through their blog by visiting www.British-Customs.com.
About Anaheim Rod and Custom
Anaheim Rod and Custom is a full-service automotive shop focusing on high-quality restoration, customization, painting, and fabrication. It is a family owned and operated business filled with positive people that are passionate about bringing life to any project! They provide clients with accurate and affordable work as well as excellent customer service. You can be sure that ARC will treat your vehicle like one of the family! The shop is located just one mile from Disneyland at 539 South Central Park Ave. E in Anaheim, CA. Check them out online at: www.anaheimrodandcustom.com as well as on Instagram and Facebook Ph: 714-203-6589 email: Matt@anaheimrodandcustom.com
About Gyronaut® X-1
In 1966, the Gyronaut® X-1 became the "World's Fastest Motorcycle" by averaging a speed of 245.667 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Styled by famed automotive designer Alex Tremulis, ridden by Triumph Motorcycle dealer Bob Leppan, and tuned by engine expert Jim Bruflodt, the bike held the title for four years. Sidelined by a crash in 1970 and after decades in storage, the bike has now been restored to its former glory by a team consisting of Rob Ida Concepts, Tony Kulka and Jim Lamb of Jefferson Motors, John Proto and Jerry Liggett of Performance Cycle and the Gyronaut's original rider, Bob Leppan.
The Gyronaut story is the subject of a full-length documentary currently being produced and directed by the same team that created the award-winning film “The Boys of Bonneville,” a documentary about the legendary Ab Jenkins and his record-setting racing Duesenbergs.
For more history and information on upcoming events and to find out how you can get involved with this exciting project, please visit our website at www.gyronautx1.com and follow our progress on Facebook.
About The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation:
Because approximately 63 million Americans have high lipoprotein(a) and are at risk of premature cardiovascular disease, the vision for the foundation is:
To live in a world where high Lipoprotein(a) is routinely diagnosed, treated and family screened.
The mission is to prevent cardiovascular events due to high Lipoprotein(a) by diagnosing this inherited risk for cardiovascular disease; educating and empowering patients and saving lives. Our goal is to save lives by increasing awareness, advocating for routine testing, and supporting research that will lead to a specific treatment for elevated Lipoprotein(a).
Based in San Carlos, California, the Lipoprotein(a) Foundation is a patient-founded, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information go to: www.lipoproteinafoundation.org