Gulf Oil has been at the cutting edge of the development and distribution of fuel since oil was first discovered back in Texas in 1901.
Gulf was responsible for the world’s first drive-in forecourt and promoted the idea of branded product sales by selling fuel in containers and from pumps marked with the distinctive orange disc logo.
Gulf’s range of premium fuel and lubricant products has continued to evolve, pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence to lead the market in terms of performance, technology and compliance.
Gulf Oil continues to excel in its long tradition of product innovation over the last hundred years, bringing technically proven, quality products to market.
The Gulf brand is now backed by Certas Energy, one of the UK’s largest independent fuel suppliers, offering one of the most comprehensive ranges of products and services, together with industry-leading benefits, to its customers.
2015 is a massively significant year for Gulf in terms of motorsport. Now in the eighth season of its partnership with Aston Martin Racing, Gulf is looking for its third successive World Title and a third Le Mans Category win, while this season also has Gulf celebrating the 40th anniversary of being the only oil company (or primary sponsor) ever to have its name on a Le Mans Winner.Forty-eight years ago, in 1967, the Gulf love affair with top-flight endurance racing kicked off. as a dark blue Gulf-sponsored Ford GT40 was entered for the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours.
The car, which was Gulf Vice President, Grady Davis’ personal road car, was prepared by the team that was to carry Gulf’s hopes forward for almost a decade – JW Automotive – and had as one of its drivers, an up and coming pilot by the name of Jacky Ickx.
The combination of Ford, Ickx and John Wyer and his team, was ultimately destined to bring Gulf no less than three Le Mans outright victories and World Championship Glory, but it all began with a fine class win and sixth place overall at the 1967 Daytona 24 Hours. Not a bad debut.
The 2015 season has several parallels with 1975 as it will kick off, once again, with a Gulf lubricated and sponsored car is chasing a class win in the Daytona 24 hours as motorsport partners, Aston Martin Racing return to Daytona with a single works entry for this year’s race.
The car, which is being driven in the LM GT cateogry by Aston Martin regulars, Darren Turner, Pedro Lamy Stefan Mücke and Paul Dalla Lana, who are joined by Matthias Lauda, whose father Niki was crowned F1 World Champion in the same year that the Gulf-Ford GR8 took victory at Le Mans, 1975.
Unlike Le Mans, the Daytona 24 Hours does not form part of the WEC – which starts at Silverstone in the UK in mid April – but the race is still one of the Blue Riband events in the world endurance calendar and in testing the #98 Gulf lubricated Aston Martin showed itself to be on the pace with the Daytona regulars.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona will act as an excellent benchmark for the 2015 season as all of the main competitors that Aston Martin will encounter during this year’s WEC and Le Mans 24 Hours are entered for the race – cars from Porsche, Ferrari and Chevrolet.
The Aston was rapid in testing and took third place in official qualifying,, with Pedro Lamy at the wheel.
Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd., a Hinduja Group company, has made an aggressive bid to augment its presence in the passenger car motor oil (PCMO) segment by launching three new products in Mumbai.
Aug. 18, 2009 – PRLog — The Gulf Brand, which has a presence in over 80 countries worldwide, has been associated with several achievements that have benefited vehicle owners across categories. The brand has a rich and illustrious history with motorsport & endurance racing. Gulf Oil has been present in India for over 8 decades & has established itself as one of the well accepted lubricant brands. Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth and Piyush Chawla, players from the Kings XI Punjab IPL team, of which Gulf Oil is the Official Team Partner, unveiled the products.
Says Ravi Chawla, President – Lubes Business, Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd., “The passenger cars segment is doing well and has been registering growth even in these challenging times. With the economy showing signs of recovery, the segment is expected to witness attractive growth. With Gulf Multi G 20W-50 already well entrenched in the mass based entry level segment of passenger cars, Gulf Oil is launching three new products to cater to the newly emerging premium and top- end segment of petrol engine passenger cars as well as all diesel engine passenger cars and utility vehicles.”
Dr Y P Rao, Global Technology Manager, Gulf Oil International says, “The strong and diverse global portfolio of Passenger Car Motor Oils of Gulf Oil International consisting of flagship brands like ‘Gulf Formula’ and ‘Gulf MAX’ are backed by approvals from major international Car manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, BMW, Renault, Porsche etc and American Petroleum Institute (API) against their latest specifications”.
Dr Rao further adds “In continuation of our efforts to bring the global technology to address the local needs, these three products are being brought to India to address the evolving engine oil requirements”
The three products being launched are Gulf MAX Supreme 20W-50, Gulf MAX Supreme 5W-30 & Gulf MAX TD 15W-40
The special feature of these products has been encapsulated as MX 4 technology which offers the benefits of
Extended Engine Life
Enhanced Engine Cleanliness
Superior Engine Protection.
Each of the three products also delivers an additional benefit
Gulf MAX Supreme 20W-50
Targeted at Premium Segment Cars
Specially developed for the high performance petrol, CNG and LPG engines
Suitable for Maruti Esteem, Wagon R, Swift, ZEN Estilo, Hyundai I 10 & I 20, Getz
Exceeds the performance requirements of API SM
Specially developed for the modern high output petrol engines of top-end passenger cars for city as well as highway driving conditions.
Suitable for petrol driven passenger cars like Maruti SX 4, A Star, Grand Vitara, Ford Ikon, Fiesta, Fusion, Hundai Verna, Toyota Corolla, Altis, Camry, Honda
Exceeds the performance requirements of API SM (Energy conserving) and ILSAC GF-4
Specially developed for the modern high performance diesel passenger cars, MUVs and SUVs for both cities as well as well as highway driving conditions.
It is suited for all diesel driven passenger cars and utility vehicles like Tata Indica, Indigo, Safari, Innova, Tavera, Captiva, Scorpio, Bolero, Skoda, Logan, Swift Dzire
Exceeds the performance requirements of API CI-4 / SL and ACEA A3 / B3
The many facets of Gulf at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
“Just what is it about the Gulf Oil livery that seems to transform even an already-special car into something extraordinary?” – Goodwood News release June 19th 2015.
This weekend marks one of the key global motoring events, the incredible pageant that is the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England and Gulf is set to make its mark on the 2015 Festival in a number of different ways.
Foremost among these are two cars from the superb ROFGO Collection that will be driven up the Goodwood Hillclimb Course. 1975 Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, will be reunited with the last of the Gulf cars with which he competed at Le Mans – the lovely Kremer-Porsche K8 spider which he put on the front row of the starting grid and finished 6th in at the1994 24 Hours.
ROFGO “works” driver, 2013 World Endurance Championship GTE AM Champion, Stuart Hall will also be on the hill in the 1968 Gulf Mirage M2 – a car which will should make a superb sound with its V12 BRM engine.
Only days after appearing London’s Classic and Supercar Pageant in Central London, Mark Finburg’s wonderful Gulf-Porsche 917 is also due to be at the Festival. The Daytona 24 Hour-winning 917 chassis #013 car is worth having a close-up look at, as it appears to have come straight off the track at the end of a hard endurance race.
It is also the 20th anniversary of the McLaren F1 sportscar winning the legendary French endurance event and, of course, 1995 saw the first of three seasons in the 1990s where longtime Gulf’s association with McLaren was successfully renewed, in a run, which included the team being Global GT champions in 1996. One of the Gulf-McLaren F1s should also be in evidence at Goodwood.
Gulf’s motorsport partners, Aston Martin Racing will also be very much in evidence at the Festival. The 2015 Le Mans “Art Car” that created such a stir among fans and media will be running up the Hill over the weekend.
And as if that wasn’t enough…. Having made such an impression on the crowds that Goodwood gave him an award for his efforts, Ian King will return to the Festival of Speed, performing a series of burnouts up the Hill aboard the incredible fire breathing Gulfoil Dragracing Top Fuel motorbike.
The Festival runs from Friday 26th June to Sunday 28th. If you want to follow the action, check out the Goodwood Festival of Speed live part of the Goodwood website: https://grrc.goodwood.com/festival-of-speed/live-social-stream#ERMsxhyV892vThDz.97
Updates about all of Gulf’s activities and products can be found on the Gulf Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gulfoilinternational as well as on the Gulf Oil International website: www.gulfoilltd.com
For more information on Gulf Oil International please contact the press officer, Simon Maurice firstname.lastname@example.org