In 1984, Nicolas Cage starred in Birdy, a drama about a young veteran returning from war with his face heavily bandaged. Legend has it that Cage wore the bandages for a full two weeks of the shoot, on and off camera, 24 hours a day. Why? It’s what industry people would call “method acting.” You learn about something by doing it, and can therefore closely relate to your character.
Lucas Oil Products seems to have adopted the same strategy for developing their fuel enhancers, lubricants, and cleaning solutions. That’s why you can pick nearly any type of racing catalogued in known existence, and Lucas has done it, or is doing it still. Lucas has teams in everything from NHRA to air races. There are a couple of advantages to this. First, it’s awesome. Second, it gives them the perfect laboratory for developing their products. They’ve come up with some pretty clever innovations. Here are a few:
Octane Booster. This stuff is so hot it comes with a red tag. No, it isn’t street legal. So we’re not going to advertise that it can help with emissions, and we won’t go on about how much it can improve your daily driving performance. But we will mention that if you add some Octane Booster during a pit stop, you’ll likely notice a considerable difference for the rest of the race.
Fuel Treatment. You learn a lot about fuel when your race everything that burns it. You have to if you want to win. So when Lucas put their famous fuel treatment together, they knew what they were doing. What it doesn’t have are any solvents that can break down your lubricants and harm your engine. What it does have is a special blend of oils and additives that clean and lubricate your engine, to keep it running powerfully and efficiently.
Gear Oil. Fuel isn’t the only fluid you have to manage on the race track. As any driver will tell you, all the power ever wrung from an internal combustion engine is useless without a strong enough transmission and differential. And those components are useless unless they’re properly lubricated. Lucas gear oil is used by professional racing teams everywhere. It works in transmissions and differentials, contains additives to prevent wear, and helps manage heat.
Extreme Cold Temperature Fuel Treatment. But what about your off-the-track days? What if you drive a diesel every day, and you live in a cold climate? Winter is well
underway, and that means gelling fuel. Lucas has a bottle for that. Their Extreme Cold Temperature Fuel Treatment combines an anti-gelling agent with their proven fuel treatment. Pour some in your tank in the dead of January, and your diesel engine,
as well as your fuel pump, will thank you.
Fuel Stabilizer. And if you have something you’d perhaps rather not drive in the winter, say, a ’65 Mustang or an antique Cord, you’ll know that storing it for several months can do funny things to the fuel. Dormant gasoline can separate, causing problems come spring’s first fire-up. Lucas fuel stabilizer prevents this, making it the perfect addition to
your winter storage prep kit.
These are just a handful of the many magic potions under Lucas’ cape. They’ve proven time and time again that when you want to learn something, just do it. Lucas has been doing it for over 20 years, and they’ve clearly learned a lot.