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#4750611 - 05/07/18 09:11 PM Torco; a blast from the past
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 16
Loc: San Diego
My mom worked as an assistant to Bob Lancaster at Torco Racing Oils in Santa Fe Springs, CA in the 1970's and 80's.
She passed away in 2004, but I have kept a quart on the top shelf in my garage that just sort of makes me smile when I think of her. She loved that job, and loved working for the Lancasters

Torco History The creation of multi-weight oil.






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#4750617 - 05/07/18 09:24 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 03/20/15
Posts: 4499
Loc: Virginia
Now this is a really cool/neat situation here. Amazing how we can associate good feelings and memories with a car, truck, boat, house or even a can of oil... Yet it is so powerful too. And real.

Makes me think of that Allan Jackson song "Drive". Great song and a lot truth in that song as well...


Edited by bbhero (05/07/18 09:25 PM)
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#4750627 - 05/07/18 09:34 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
Torco is the only oil that kept my atc250r together! I still have a few quarts in my garage.
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#4750630 - 05/07/18 09:36 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 129
Loc: W. Palm
Nice.. Me likes

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#4750633 - 05/07/18 09:36 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3012
Loc: n.c.
I used their fuel additives back in the day. The spark plug insulator would have a red hue after using the Torco additive.

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#4750656 - 05/07/18 10:00 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 01/31/12
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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I go to sprint car races at Arizona Speedway which is near my house and Torco Racing Fuels is a big sponsor there.
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#4750731 - 05/07/18 11:57 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 09/06/15
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
TORCO for the 4-strokes and Full Bore for the 2-strokes. Ran hard that way for many years laugh
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#4750754 - 05/08/18 02:22 AM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: BrocLuno]
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#4750759 - 05/08/18 02:39 AM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 10/13/14
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Used to work where we blended NASCAR fuel and racing fuel for TORCO in addition to 100LL AvGas as the only leaded grades left. Shipped AvGas mistly by pipeline, other leaded grades by rail car.
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#4750860 - 05/08/18 08:03 AM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 219
Loc: where the wind blows....OK
I still use Torco 4MXR in my Yamaha Quad and in my scooters. My uncle got me started on it and he's been a loyal user for years on his dirt bikes. Really cool to see the old can!
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#4750944 - 05/08/18 10:02 AM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 02/28/18
Posts: 34
Loc: USA
That's awesome.

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#4751066 - 05/08/18 12:11 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: 853okg]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5051
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
I read the link and recommend reading it.

Too bad the etymology of the name "TORCO" wasn't revealed. That's going to drive me nuts.

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#4751622 - 05/08/18 09:38 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 16
Loc: San Diego
Makes me wonder how many Millennials know what this is;


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#4751629 - 05/08/18 09:51 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
I still have mine laugh
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#4751635 - 05/08/18 10:15 PM Re: Torco; a blast from the past [Re: trooplewis]
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Originally Posted By: trooplewis
Makes me wonder how many Millennials know what this is;





Note to Millennials, itís not what you might think it is. Notice the spiked end on the flat side.
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