An agreement to appoint Lucas Oil as the official lubricant and additives partner for the National Motor Museum was confirmed on the Lucas Oil stand at the 2023 Classic Motor Show.
Jon Murden, chief executive of the National Motor Museum, said that looking after the Museum’s collection of nearly 300 vehicles is a passion, but calling on the support of other experts in automotive maintenance makes practical and economic sense.
He added: “This new partnership is a sound investment for both the Museum and its magnificent collection of motor cars, motorcycles and vans.”
Dan Morgan, sales and operations director of Lucas Oil, said the agreement recognised that using additives to protect such a high profile fleet offered many practical benefits: “We both hope that the partnership will go on to provide many mutual benefits at many more shows and other motor industry events in the future.”
The Museum workshop already uses a range of Lucas Oil additives. These help to protect the engines of the precious fleet. For example, many of the vehicles were designed to run on lead-free petrol. Safeguard Ethanol Fuel Conditioner has been protecting those engines and their fuel system components from damage caused by the high ethanol content of modern fuels.
Road trips for some of the vehicles are few and far between. Fuel Stablizer added to the fuel tanks will protect against fuel octane degradation, which can cause problems when engines are eventually re-started.
Family owned and still run by its founder Forest Lucas in the United States of America, Lucas Oil is one of the fastest growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry. From its UK base in Anglesey, North Wales, the range of premium oils, greases and problem-solving additives is distributed around the world.