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BARDAHL is a brand name of a line of petroleum lubrication products used in automobiles and other internal combustion engines.
The company was founded in 1939 by Ole Bardahl, a Norwegian immigrant to the United States. Its original factories were located in Ballard, Washington. In the mid-1950s, Bardahl was the leading brand of motor oil and oil additives in the United States, a leadership position the company no longer enjoys. The brand continues to market a number of lubricants and additives used in automobile engines and in motor sports.
Bardahl's oil additive was advertised in the 1950s, in animated TV commercials, showing the product's effectiveness in combating engine problems such as "Sticky Valves," "Gummy Rings," and "Blackie Carbon," all of which were anthropomorphized in the commercials.
The company remains prominent as a result of its sponsorship of a number of motor sports competitors. The "Miss Bardahl" has been a consistent contender in hydroplane racing in the United States. The brand also has a large presence in stock car and open wheel racing.
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Ole Bardahl started the Bardahl Manufacturing Company in Seattle, Washington on September 12th, 1939 and sometime later established a permanent presence north of the border with what is now Bardahl Canada.
Over the years, Bardahl increased its global presence and can now be found in more than 80 countries throughout the world. There is no better truism than, World Famous Bardahl.
The goal of the Company then and now has been to provide to all types of industry, superior specialty lubricants, than those currently available. This would eventually include many fuel additives for gas, diesel and propane powered vehicles.
The machines of industry would benefit from the superior lubrication of Bardahl's Polar Attraction Formula through the reduction of friction, wear and heat, the natural enemies of all mechanisms which require lubrication.
Throughout the years Bardahl became involved in all types of racing to serve as a proving ground for its products, along with valuable Research and Development into new technologies. This would include Unlimited Hydroplanes, Offshore Powerboats, Unlimited Airplane Racing, FORMULA 1 cars, INDY cars and CART Racing, NASCAR, Motorcycle and Snowmobile racing to name a few.
Over 60 years experience coupled with innovative technology and sound business solutions has helped Bardahl expand its product line to include more than 250 different products, of which some are recognised as the industry benchmark for engine oils, motor oil and fuel additives and specialty lubricants.
Bardahl has become known as the global leader that has something good to offer its customers through innovative chemistry and unique additive packages for both fuels and lubricants. Bardahl has positioned itself as a conservative marketer who will be there for the next millennium. Honesty and integrity have moulded the Company as one being never too loud and never having one single product litigated against or having someone question its product claims.
New things are happening all the time in our industry and in our ever-changing world, therefore as an industry leader, Bardahl will strive to deliver the right environmentally correct product with its associated services on an ongoing basis.
Automotive / Industrial Oil
Penetrating Oil/Lubricants (Aerosol)
Fuel System Cleaners
Transmission and Differentials
American Made Motorcycle — Harley Davidson
Race Proven Motorcycle — European and Japanese
All Terrain Vehicles
Miscellaneous Specialty Products
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