The owner of Mission Performance Products, Pat Fitzsimons, has been associated with and used Torco Race oils since the mid 1960’s. While growing up in Pico Rivera, CA I was involved with Drag Boat Racing with Lavey Craft Boats and Paul Grichar Engines, all of which used SAE 40 Torco Race Oil. I’ve only been using Torco since that time -- it worked great then -- even better now!
Mission Performance Products is a Torco Lubricants Distributor serving racers, engine builders and all involved in the Hi-Performance Car Hobby. We also restore and rebuild Classic Cars, Hot Rods and Race Cars, all of which use Torco Products to “Protect the Power”.
Vintage Roadracing -- I started racing Vintage Sportscars in 1994, have raced at almost all roadracing tracks in the Western US, from Laguna Seca Raceway, Sears Point Raceway, Seattle’s Pacific Raceway, Portland Int’l Raceway, Phoenix Int’l Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Willow Springs Raceway, Buttonwillow Raceway Park, California Speedway, Palm Springs Grand Prix, L.A. Grand Prix just to name a few; in total have attended and raced at over 150 weekend events, what a “blast”!
My current racecar is:
1963 Elva Courier MK III
1800 MGB Engine with + 160 hp
Race Prep & built by Butch Gilbert, Westley CA
Runs in D Production with race clubs: HMSA, VARA, SOVREN, CSRG, Gen’l Racing and SCCA Vintage
Usually a “front” runner with other marques such as Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus, Triumph, Austin Healey, Turner, MG’s and many others.
Torco Products used: SR-5r 20w50 Synthetic Race Oil, RTF Synthetic Trans Fluid and SGO Synthetic 75w140 Gear Oil, also Zinc Additive, MPZ Additive, engine assembled using Torco Assembly Lubes and break-in with TBO SAE 40 Break-in Oil. No engine or drivetrain failures in over 300 days of racing!
Thank You Torco!!!
Mission Performance Restorations: The first restoration we completed was a 1956 Chevy “Nomad”, engine is ZZ 502 cu in Chevy Crate motor with 502 hp, auto trans is Chevy 4L80E , all new suspension, disc brakes, shocks, American Torque Thrust 17” rims with Nitto Tires complete the build. Now it’s “drive time” always turns heads and has attended the following events: Cruisin for a Cure, Edelbrock Show, Orange Plaza Show, Huntington Beach Cruisers, Fuddruckers and many , many more…what fun!
Torco products used: SR 1r 10w40 Synthetic Race Oil, ATF Hi-Vis Trans Fluid, SGO 75w90 Synthetic Gear Oil, also ZEP Zinc additive and Torco Hi Perf Grease for wheel bearings. Engine break-in was TBO SAE 30 Break-in Oil. If you build the “Best…protect it with the Best, always use Torco”!
We are finishing up a 1956 Chevy Bel Air with Chevy Big Block, 1967 El Camino with Chevy Big Block and will be starting a very special build early 2015, 1964 Lotus Super Seven, with 1500 Cosworth Ford Race Engine; it will be a very fun car to drive. Thanks to all at TEAM TORCO!