Duckhams: A Century of Fighting Friction

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As motoring for the masses became a reality after the World War II, Duckham's grew to become a household name for engine oil. Working alongside the British motor industry, it met the challenges of new technology as they arose, a good example being in lubricating the power unit of the revolutionary Mini. From curing oil consumption in the family car, to involvment in major speed records, the century of Duckham's achievement has incuded helping some of the greatest names in motorsport on their way to the hall of fame. Alexander Duckham had just founded his company when the 20th Century dawned, and 1999 marks its centenary. This book tells the story of Duckham's development from the days of the motor and aircraft industries, through its heydays as an independent oil supplier to today, as a brand within the BP organisation.

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