I had met Mike Cook when I was probably about 14 years old, saw him two years ago at the Annual Triumph Register Meet in Princeton, NJ.
We were able to chat for a while. Mike was true gentleman and an authority on Standard – Triumph History in the USA, He will certainly be missed.
My Brother was part of the US Triumph Herald build team, Francis Gentle. Dad was the coach, they spent quite a few Saturday’s practicing putting that Herald together at Genser-Forman (Triumph Distributor) in Union, NJ.
Bill Greehey, Mike Cook, Francis Gentle, Mike Jacklin.
The Team performed at the press launch and several distributor meetings, the final event was on a national TV show on NBC “Today Show”, with Dave Garroway not the Jack Paar show. Mike was not at that event he had to be in Europe for a Triumph Rally, Frank Pennington stood in for him.
Colin W. Gentle
Hi Colin, thank you again for getting in touch – yes we’ll forward the details. – ED