Triumph Engineering Co Ltd was a British motorcycle manufacturing company, based originally in Coventry and then in Solihull at Meriden. A new company, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd based in Hinckley gained the name rights after the end of the company in the 1980s and is now one of the world's major motorcycle manufacturers. Motorcycles were produced at Coventry until World War II. The town of Coventry was virtually destroyed by the Coventry Blitz. Tooling and machinery was recovered from the site of the devastation and production restarted at the new plant at Meriden. The Triumph Speed Twin was produced in large numbers after the war. Efforts to settle the lend-lease debts caused nearly 70% of Triumph's post war production to be shipped to the United States. The Triumph brand received considerable publicity in the United States when Marlon Brando rode a 1950 Thunderbird 6T in the 1953 motion picture, The Wild One. In 1959, the T120, a tuned double carburettor version of the Triumph Tiger T110, came to be known as the Bonneville