The Triumph name originates from bicycles and then motorbikes that were made by Siegfried Bettman. When Claude Holbrook joined the company after WW I, it was decided to manufacture cars as well and the first Triumph-badged car appeared in 1923. In the 1930’s the motorbike company was sold. The Triumph car company went into receivership in the late 1930’s and after WW II, the Triumph name was acquired by Standard. A range of very successful sports cars were built from the 1950’s onwards together with a variety of saloons. In 1961, Leyland Motors (later British Leyland) acquired Standard-Triumph with the last cars to be badged as Triumph being manufactured in 1984.