Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 12:07:52 -0600
From: "maf" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

I don't think that race cars would use anything but the very best oil they could find, regardless of the amount of money they are paid (or usually not paid) by Mobil 1. Despite your guarantees, I don't believe that they would switch unless they thought that the other brands were equivalent. There are a lot of race cars that use Mobil 1 without sponsorship, and without the advertising. The burden of this argument is on Amsoil, since they claim that their oil is far superior to Mobil 1, since they have to justify the 50-100% premium they charge over Mobil 1. <hereslookinnopsamcom> wrote in message news:df7jtt0l40sm89tlb7lts5ovnhturj9hhjnopsamcom... > On Fri, 26 Oct 2001 07:20:36 -0600, "maf" <> wrote: > > I'm sorry but thais is some of the silliest reasoning for making a > product claim I have ever heard. Tide and K-Mart are plastered all > over cars. Should I put Tide in my motor or buy my tools and parts > from K-Mart? The reason Mobil decals are all over cars is because > Mobil is a huge oil company and can afford to pump a ton of money into > advertizing. It is not a statement on quality! And If you believe > that just because someone wears a Mobil logo on their cap they use > Mobil in their car, I have a bridge to sell you. Furthermore, those > who do use Mobil do so because they are paid sponsorship money, not > because they necesarily believe the product is the only and best thing > out there. I guarantee you that if Castrol or Amsoil or any other oil > came along and offered a racing team double the bucks of Mobil to > sport their logos, there would be many converts. > > >If you watch racing on TV, you will see many Mobil 1 decals on race cars and > >driver attire. I have personally never seen a race car (or drivers suit, > >hat, etc.) for a major venue that had a Amsoil decal. According to the > >Amsoil website, they do sponsor vehicles for Supercross (motorcycles), > >Snowcros (snowmobiles), powerboats, Monster Trucks, and a few other minor > >venues. All of the users of Amsoil in these venues are sponsored (paid) by > >Amsoil. No NASCAR, Indy Car (CART or IRC), or Formula 1 race cars use Amsoil > >to my knowledge. Even the Space Shuttle uses Mobil 1. >

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