In the early 1980’s Charles Hewitt, the now Chairman, but at that time fledgling marketing and salesman, took to the fields and circuits and began to build relationships with professional racing teams. The first major partnership was the support of the 'Team Green' Kawasaki Motocross team of the mid eighties which started Rock down the path of motorcycle racing support. So much so that many people still remember the team and Rock’s involvement over 30 years later. David Thorpe, 3 time World 500cc MX Champion, was a part of this team and still runs on Rock Oil a quarter of a century later with his Buildbase Honda MX team. The intervening years have seen a succession of who's who in racing running under the Rock banner.
Here are just a few of those teams and riders:
Rock has also worked in conjunction with just about all the major manufacturers such as Yamaha, Ducati, Suzuki, Honda, Kawasaki and Triumph. This support of racing does not just apply to the very top levels of competition and we have always supported grass roots racing.
Rock are still very much involved in racing support and product development and are still working with major racing teams and individuals from youth level up to world title contenders. Areas supported include grasstrack, karting, motocross, road and track racing, rallying and even a team competing at Le Mans. Also worthy of mention is our involvement in support as diverse as a NASA project and an Everest expedition! This eclectic mix of projects and sports is a testament to the variety of high performing products Rock manufacture and a commitment to producing the very finest lubricants possible.
New and improved motorcycle products are now available from Rock including the much anticipated 950ml air filter range. The brand new air filter range was launched in early May in 400ml aerosol format and has been selling extremely well.
Rock Oil is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new range of 400ml air filter aerosols. Rock previously had only the standard air filter oil in a 400ml aerosol, but this is now joined by a filter cleaner and the award winning SWWAFF ( Synthetic Water Washable Air Filter Fluid).
Rock are delighted to anounce that their extremely popular lubricant selector has had a major expansion to include a number of new sectors. The new markets included are: Agricultural, Industrial and Off Highway.
Rock Oil is delighted to announce the appointment of a new distributor - Custom Oil. Custom Oil, will be distributing along the central belt of Scotland with immediate effect.
We are delighted to announce the launch of two new motorcycle lubricants. Guardian Motorcycle 10W30 is high quality semi-synthetic oil which utilises the latest generation technology.
The Motorcycle Trade Expo was held at the NEC on the 20th-22nd of January and Rock Oil were delighted to be in attendance again.
We are delighted to have been able to assist a number of enterprising British engineers and bikers on their quest to break specialist speed records at Bonneville Salt Flats.
Following a fantastic 2012, Rock Oil are excited to be entering their 85th year in business, the company was established in 1928 and 85 years later is bigger than it has ever been.