The AutoTec Years – 1989 to 1991

AutoTec Barracuda at Saskatchewan International Raceway, Saskatoon, SaskatchewanIn the fall of 1988 my partner Vic Halabura and I approached AutoTec Oil of Saskatoon for sponsorship of our 1965 Barracuda and 1967 Camaro. The result was a three year agreement that involved us in a marketing program with AutoTec Oil. The marketing program required us to represent AutoTec Oil at major race events in Western Canada and locally at Saskatchewan International Raceway. We were also to attend major car shows and to be available for displays and other functions at the 60 plus AutoTec Oil locations in Western Canada.

We also obtained associate sponsorships from other companies who recognized the value of our marketing program with AutoTec Oil. These sponsors included Quaker State Oil, Hooker Headers, Goodyear Tires, Precision Auto Body, Mallard Trailers and Hunters Sporting Goods (Honda support equipment).

AutoTec Camaro at Race City Speedway, Calgary, AlbertaThe three years with AutoTec Oil flew by as we attended up to twenty race events and ten to fifteen events representing AutoTec Oil a year. Highlights of these years included:

  • 2nd place finishes in the Modified Class with the Barracuda at Saskatchewan International Raceway.
  • A runner up finish in the NHRA Division VI Divisional race in Yakima Washington with the Camaro
  • A semi-final finish in SuperStock at the NHRA National Even in Seattle, Washington.
  • Top ten finishes in SuperStock in NHRA Division VI.

At the end of 1991 Vic Halabura received an offer to manage Lee Bros Performance in Red Deer, Alberta. Lee Bros Performance was well known for their SuperStock 1968 Hemi Barracuda’s and wanted to develop a SuperStock Chevrolet program as well. The Camaro was sold to Lee Brothers and Vic moved to Red Deer ending a busy three years representing AutoTecOil.

Draggins Car Show - SaskatoonDraggins Car Show - Saskatoon

 

AutoTec - Martensville, Saskatchewan Sports Day Parade AutoTec Grand Opening at Kindersley, Saskatchewan

 

AutoTec TrailerAutoTec - Warman, Saskatchewan Sports Day Parade

 
 
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