The history of BLENDZALL
Hook went to work under the name of AddZip Additives and developed a formulation to use castor oil, because of its unique feature of going to the heat, thus allowing the engine to live longer. And with that "Blendzall" was born.The name "Blendzall" was to describe how his newly invented oil would blend perfectly/mix with all fuel types.
1961: To further prove his point that Blendzall provided an unprecedented advantage in both performance and reliability, Hook with the help of George Dickson Jr., and Chuck Parsons, built the world's fastest go-cart.
The 'Blendzall Special' as it was known was an amazing machine powered by a four-cylinder, 60-horsepower Mercury outboard engine. Reaching top speeds of 152 mph, which set the world speed record for a go-cart. The 'Blendzall Special' added to the Blendzall lore, and earned its place at the museum of speed in South Daytona Beach. (Note: the 'Blendzall Special' is now on display at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum at Talladega Speedway USA.)
1963: With Hook, and Blendzall becoming an integral part of racing and filling the desire for speed, Hook, made another push by hiring VanTech to create a special motorcycle for one of Blendzall's sponsored riders. The bike won every 100cc race it entered!
1968: To follow up on the early motorcycle success, Blendzall, with the help of Hodaka-mounted rider Harry Taylor, scored a record setting run at Daytona. Taylor swept a field of more than 47 riders with a 19-second margin of victory over the second place finisher.
Rumor has it that the Yamaha guys
dumped out the oil in the Yamalube
bottles displayed prominently in their
garage and filled them with Blendzall
when nobody was looking.
1980's: Karting has always been at the foundation of Blendzall and in the early 1980's, Hook started sponsoring Randy Fulks. ‘Mr. Daytona’ – as he is known today by his peers and competitors because as a driver he has visited the DIS victory lane more than any other in the sport of karting.
Over the last four decades, Randy has
amassed nearly 400 national race wins, and
has been the defacto measuring stick when
karters make the annual pilgrimage to
Daytona between Christmas and New
Years piling up a total of 57 wins in the
last 45 years.
Folks and his #88 enduro kart also have the
distinguish of being "the logo" on Blendzall
boxes for the past two decades.
1986: Hook, now in his 80's, sells his beloved Blendzall to the Aervoe-Pacific Company on March 10.
Blendzall's time under Aervoe-Pacific, a manufacturer of motorcycle paints, was short-lived. In fact, in less than two years, Blendzall was back in the hands of grassroots racers, and cousins, Larry Eagle and Jim Parsons. A native of Ohio, Eagle moved the Blendzall factory and operations to a new home in Martins Ferry along the Ohio River.
1991: Blendzall continued to make its mark in racing and won many more championships.
The success with Emmick Racing led Blendzall to gain international creditability when an Italian team manager got the recommendation from Emmick to use Blendzall. The Italians found instant success testing with Blendzall and went on to dominated the 1995 North American Karting Championships in the Formula A and the Formula Super A classes under the Italian drivers of Kali Rotax Karting and Jolly Karting.
1996: The following year Blendzall moved onto the karting world scene, and in FIA Formula A, Blendzall won its first world title with the French driver Jean-Christophe Ravier.