KLOTZ special gift at THE BIG ONE

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KLOTZ special gift at THE BIG ONE

Post by REAR » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:08 pm

This year at TBO, Rear Engine American Racers had the good fortune of playing host to one of the most iconic oil brands in Karting, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Klotz Lubricants has been around Karting since its inception in 1959 offering the finest in lubrication products together with a unprecedented support of the hobby of karting.

What initially started out as simple product question with Jennifer Snodderly who is the Marketing Director at Klotz quickly turned into a conversation about how the C.E.O. of Klotz, Mr. John Klotz had a deep love for the old karts of the 60's. Well one thing lead to another and Jennifer relayed to John what we are doing at R.E.A.R. to preserve America's early karting history and John then asked if he could come over to this years TBO and have a look-see for himself. The answer to John's question was very simple, come on over Mr. Klotz, we would be honored to have you in attendance.

Shortly after the gates opened on Saturday morning we were met with the sight of the Klotz van in the driveway and we then proceeded to meet not only John Klotz himself but also one of his engineer's, Jeff Streby. After our initial greeting with John and Jeff we were then made a offer too good to be true but more on that later. Now once through the gates and parked John and Jeff proceeded to set up a display featuring many of the products from the Klotz line-up and were graciously answering many questions about the use and applications of the various products and handing out stickers also.

Remember that "too good to be true" ? As John and Jeff were waiting to get to their parking spot John said that he would like to give everyone in attendance a free bottle of oil to show Klotz's appreciation for the karting communities support through the years and John wanted to give something back to everyone.

At lunch time before the complimentary chicken dinner everyone got to meet and Thank John and Jeff personally and were given their choice of which type of Klotz oil they preferred. It just doesn't get any better then that.

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The Klotz Van

3rd from left, John Klotz

Jeff Streby in Klotz shirt.

We at Rear Engine American Racers cannot Thank John Klotz, Jeff Streby, Jennifer Snodderly, and the whole crew at Klotz Lubricants enough for your generous donation at this years running of THE BIG ONE and for everything they have and continue to do for Karting. Thanks again and hope to see you fine folks next year.


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Re: KLOTZ special gift at THE BIG ONE

Post by Mike Anderson » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:24 am

Hi guy's,
Was great meeting them at the Big One. I have seen there van at some other events thru the years, can't remember just when but doesn't matter. They have been great to have as a supplier. I use their oils in my vintage karts, motorcycles and my Indy Car. Can't be beat. Thanks for everything. Just go home from visit to France, time to rest.
Later Mike

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