We love looking back at some of our old advertisements here at Duckhams. Our motor oils have been a part of the fabric of British motoring heritage for over a century and through our many race sponsorships and partnerships with some of the most iconic manufacturers, there are many fascinating stories to tell.
Although it might feel as though we are still in the icy grip of winter, given that the UK was in snow chaos only a fortnight ago – the Easter break is upon us!
For many it is the chance to get out and about in our cherished vehicles either for a classic car driving holiday or indeed to deliver Easter Eggs to family members around the country.
The story of the Jaguar brand is a well-known one of course. Founded by William Lyons in 1922, the company began as Swallow Sidecars based in Blackpool. They moved into 4-wheeled vehicles by building special bodied cars using engines and running gear from Standard and occasionally Austin. After the war, SS was no longer an acceptable mark to have on a car and so they switched to the name of one of the firm’s pre-war model – the SS100 Jaguar.
Triumph World announced the return of Duckhams Oils and our partnership with the TR Register Car Club in their April / May issue of the popular magazine. The publication covers interests across all models of Standard and Triumph including those of the two-wheeled variety.
At Duckhams, not only are we proud of the truly game changing lubricants we have produced over the years but also of the tremendous names in motor sport that, through support from Duckhams, have gone on to be champions, legends and hugely important ambassadors for the sport.
If ever there was any doubt over the buoyancy of the classic car market at auction, or for that matter the enthusiasm of buyers then the results of a recent auction hosted by Barons at Sandown Park will put your mind at rest. Despite of the imminent arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm, the auction was well attended with the star headline-grabbing sale of the day being a box of bits that achieved top price for the day!