Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's the Real Deal

One of the sure signs of spring is the beginning of the Street Rodder Road Tour. So it is with a measure of amusement that we were forwarded this photo of the completed PPG Road Tour Roadster at the start of its first run in Chicago. Here in the Northland the sight of snow in late April is not uncommon. Somehow Jerry Dixey managed to get things underway this past weekend and survive winter's tenacity.

This first leg of the tour commenced in Chicago and will wind its way ultimately to Knoxville for the NSRA Nationals South where AMSOIL is an official product sponsor for 2008 and 2009. The flowers will be in bloom there, and when the Tour returns north we'll hopefully have flowers to share as well.

In the meantime, the AMSOIL lubricated car is a "looker." Ride on.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sneak Peak

This coming Saturday, April 26, the Street Rodder Road Tour will begin the first leg of its journey beginning at its birthplace at the new Roadster Shop facilities in Mundelein, Illinois. Assembled by the team at the Roadster Shop, the American Speed Company's Speed '33 all steel body will rest on a Roadster Shop chassis and be powered by the new Ford Racing Boss 302 450 HP motor, lubricated with AMSOIL synthetic motor oils and protected with Ea filters.

Street Rodder Editor Brian Brennan gave the AMSOIL blog team a sneak peak of the PPG Road Tour Roadster as it neared completion just before this weekend's launch. As in year's past, the car is a beauty. It'll be a shockin' rockin' fun ride for tour guide Jerry Dixey.

Visit the AMSOIL website for more information on AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Mopar Muscle Covers AMSOIL Sponsored Competition

Mopar Muscle magazine is the leading magazine in the MOPAR enthusiast car scene. In 2007 AMSOIL became an official sponsor of the Mopar Muscle Challenge. Every engine builder is required to use AMSOIL products in the effort to build the most cost effective power plant possible.

Jim Foos, publisher of Mopar Muscle recently notified us that their coverage of the Mopar Muscle Challenge competition is the most exciting tech feature in their magazine, according to reader response. This photo shows just a little bit of the action. The Mopar Muscle Challenge isn’t just for motorheads. Follow along in the coming editions of the magazine.

This year will be the Fourth Annual Mopar Muscle Engine Challenge, featuring a 440-based spec engine. This year’s eight builders will display their respective engine combinations at the 2008 Mopar Nationals the weekend of August 8 in Columbus, OH.

Visit the AMSOIL website for more information on AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Classic Automobilia Tour Goes Back to the 5o's

It won’t be long till summer is here.... the season of boating, picnics and classic car shows. This year AMSOIL has become an official sponsor of the Street Rodder / PPG Road Tour. It is especially exciting to note that the third leg of the Road Tour will wind its way up to Superior, WI where we can put our newly renovated AMSOIL Center on display. The destination for leg three will be the 35th gathering of the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Back to the Fifties event, coincidentally coinciding with our own 35th Anniversary celebration year. For 35 years AMSOIL has been delivering the power of synthetics, and what better way to tell the story.

Beginning in Bowling Green, Kentucky, these classic street rods will detour through Youngstown and Cleveland in Ohio, make a fast break up through Michigan and the U.P. to weave through the Great Lakes on their way to AMSOIL where local car enthusiasts will gather to greet this hardy breed of road warriors.

~ All local car enthusiasts are welcome to join the festivities Wednesday evening June 18 and then cruise with the Road Tour to St. Paul’s Back to the 50’s on Thursday morning, June 19th.
~ This year’s Back to the Fifties weekend will probably break last year’s attendance record of 11,532 registered vehicles.
~ You can follow the Tour at, watch the pages of Street Rodder and Street Scene Magazines, or call the Road Tour hotline at 1-800-664-1362 for all the latest updates.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

NSRA Kicks Off New Year in Oklahoma City

It happens every spring. Birds fly north, the smell of ballpark hot dogs fills our baseball stadiums, and the cars come out.

This coming weekend, over 1900 street rods will be on hand at the State Fair Park when the National Street Rod Association presents its 25th Annual Southwest Street Rod Nationals. The dates for this city’s largest vintage car show will be April 4, 5, 6, 2008. This will be the 18th time the NSRA Southwest Street Rod Nationals have been held in Oklahoma City and an all time high number of participants and spectators are expected to be on hand. Almost the entire State Fair Park will be vibrantly alive for the event as well as most of the buildings, with over 100 manufacturer and dealer displays plus other attractions.

The street rod scene continues to warm the hearts of enthusiasts around the world. AMSOIL is proud to be associated with the NSRA again in 2008.

Quick Facts

Southwest Street Rod Nationals

State Fair Park, Oklahoma City

April 4, 5, 6
Fri- 8:30 AM-5 PMSat-8:30 AM-5 PM
Sun-8:30 AM-2 PM

Adult: $14
Child 6-12: $5
Under 6: Free