Fluff-Free Castrol

Porsche Breaks 6 World Records on Castrol: The Masterpiece in Oils.

At Montlhéry on March 18th a Porsche Spyder, driven my Messrs. Von Falkenberg and V. Riggenberg broke 6 World Class F. Records (1,100—1,500 c.c) using Castrol. These ranged from 200 miles to 6 hours at speeds between 128 m.p.h. and 131 m.p.h.

That’s some very “just the facts, ma’am” copywriting. No fluffy claims. No hyperbolic comparisons. This could just has easily been a segment in the week’s race report.

DISCUSS (6 Comments)

  1. Heath

    Pretty neat – looks more like an ad for Porsche than Castrol!

  2. Jon

    Down-to-business copy writing, and beautiful artwork — the car just looks like speed personified. Terrific find!

  3. Peter Linsky

    Endurance record-setting is something we don’t seem to hear much about any more, other than oputright speed at Bonneville or other dry lake sites.

  4. Peter Linsky

    Endurance record-setting is something we don’t seem to hear much about any more, other than outright speed at Bonneville or other dry lake sites.

  5. CHRIS KLECKNER

    I guess this was in the days of Castrol R…AKA “bean oil”. The hot setup now, of course, is Syntek.

  6. Mike Jacobsen

    castor oil is still widely used in pre-war race engines.

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