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Trico returns to Le Mans

Trico returns to Le Mans

Motorsport, News, Wipers
Trico is to return to Le Mans with the DragonSpeed LMP1 team for its 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans challenge in the quest for outright honours. Fifty years ago, a blue and orange Ford GT40 took victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours with Trico products keeping the windshield clear of water and the Trico name proudly emblazoned on the side of the car.  The 1969 Le Mans GT40 Half a century later, Trico is back at the world’s greatest endurance race, challenging for the victory podium in a similarly liveried prototype sportscar, once again in partnership with another iconic brand, Gulf Oil. DragonSpeed’s challenger – the Gibson-engined BR Engineering BR1 – evokes the spirit of that 1969 Le Mans victory. Clothed in the same famous&nb
Trico hoping for more Britcar success with Tockwith Motorsports

Trico hoping for more Britcar success with Tockwith Motorsports

Motorsport, News, Wipers
Trico is preparing for another Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championshipcampaign, with brand ambassador, Sarah Moore, looking to retain her historic title in the Tockwith Motorsports(TMS) Trico-liveried Ginetta G50. Sarah was crowned the first-ever female champion in the Britcar series last season and will be returning alongside a new teammate, Moh Ritson, in 2019. Alongside driving duties, Sarah will be mentoring Moh throughout the eight-round series, which begins on 30 March at Silverstone. It is a formula that proved successful for the original equipment manufacturer of wiper blades and systems in 2018, with 16-year-old Matt Greenwood joining Sarah in clinching the championship. Moh, also 16, will be in safe ha...
Trico partners with Marathon

Trico partners with Marathon

Products, Wipers
Trico has partnered with Marathon Warehouse Distribution, enabling motor factors to have same-day access to original equipment (OE) quality wiping products from the Trico Flex & Exact Fit ranges.   For more than 100 years, Trico has been a global leader in wiper technology, while Marathon Warehouse Distribution is an independent national wholesale distributor, delivering a growing portfolio of brands to motor factors and accessory shops.  Marathon’s electronic trading platform, EMPOWER, provides factors with live pricing and availability information, combined with online ordering, cataloguing and many other useful features. Trico Senior Product & Brand Manager Sam Robinson said: “We are delighted that Marathon will be distributing our industry leading Flex a
Trico returns to Britcar with Tockwith Motorsports

Trico returns to Britcar with Tockwith Motorsports

Motorsport, News, Wipers
Wiper blade and system manufacturer Trico has announced that it will resume its chief sponsorship of Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship winning constructor, Tockwith Motorsports (TMS), for the 2019 season. The company will return to the endurance series after a highly-successful 2018 season, where the Trico-liveried Ginetta G50 competed in seven rounds. The ‘Trico car’ was moved from circuit-to-circuit inside its own transporter, wrapped in Trico livery, while it was also utilised by TMS to transport its various other race cars to events throughout the UK and Europe when Britcar rounds weren’t being hosted. Trico also used the transporter and car to great effect at various automotive exhibitions throughout 20
Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Playing pool at ELTA Automotive

Engine, Fuel System, Ignition, Lighting, Out and about, Wipers
It may sound odd, making a 300-mile round trip to play a game of pool, but this is not a simple trip to a bar or snooker club. Instead, I’m playing at ELTA Automotive, and learning about the business at the same time. To be honest, it’s more about that than the pool, although the idea is a clever one. A chance to network with company bosses and other members of the press. I haven’t played in years, so when I’m drawn first, it adds pressure. But you’re not reading about the match, so I’ll move to that later. ELTA Automotive Ltd, originally named ELTA Lighting, is an independent, family-owned business, which was formed in 1993 by Chairman, Martin Bates. It consisted of just five people, one of which is Ian Hallam, who began by working ‘on the shop floor’ but has risen to become the
Trico is just the ticket

Trico is just the ticket

Products, Wipers
Mafco, a distributor of Trico products, has launched a promotion comprising a free TRICO Winter Survival Kit with every wiper blade purchase over £100. The TRICO Kit includes a travel mug, thermal gloves, hat, tea and treats, plus a chance of winning an Amazon Echo if you are lucky enough to find a golden ticket in your Winter Kit! Mafco has been a supplier of TRICO wiper blades for a number of years and in its latest promotion, demonstrates its determination to regularly reward valued customers. TRICO offers customers a variety of blades made from the finest quality natural rubber and high strength steel, for maximum performance. TRICO Exact Fit is the complete premium programme that gives the customers original factory quality. Containing beam, hybrid, conventional and re