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Old 03-29-2005, 12:15 AM
Tom Littleton Tom Littleton is offline
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The story I always heard was that Kugler came to the US when David Hopper brought it back from Germany and got C & R Loo to import & sell it. The only thing I'm certain of is that HKL got into the business of importing and selling it as early as 81 and certainly was doing so in 83. I'd have to ask him if he brought any back for his own use before then. I think he was back and forth to Europe almost every year or so during the late 60s and 70s. He spent alot of time in Frauenau and it's not all that far from where Herr Kugler was.

I never heard of Benhein selling Kugler. They did sell Zimmerman and gave up after Olympic got some. However, at the time, one of the people at Benhiem also told me that they had serious safety concerns about the Zimmerman.
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