I was running the Pikes Peak Hill Climb (in
1976) in a car equipped with a very special rear
end that gave me an edge over the other guys.
The rear end was fitted with some 1 948 Ford
parts which you just couldn't buy anymore. They
were getting harder and harder to find, and here
I was, destroying some of them in one practice
Well, I knew that had to stop soon, or I'd have
to use a different rear end and probably lose my
competitive edge. I called a friend who has a
good engineering background and I told him I was
looking for a gear lube with the best extreme
pressure characteristics possible. His immediate
answer was AMSOIL.
I called the company in Superior, WI and they
put me in touch with a local dealer. Between
working with the dealer and Al Amatuzio (CEO of
AMSOIL), I learned some amazing things about
I receive products from all over the world for
testing and evaluation, but when I put AMSOIL in
the rear end, I had never seen anything like it!
I went from totally destroying the rear end in
one day, to using the one through 3 days of
practice, a day of qualifications, a day of
racing and it was still good! Where I used to go
through one rear end a day, now I used the same
one the whole season and it was still like new!
I was amazed then, and I still am now.