Gulf to fuel the Layer Marney Cup

Next month, Gulf Oil will be supporting the historic Layer Marney Cup, a car fuel consumption trial first run 101 years ago in 1914.

“This is an ideal event for Gulf to be associated with,” said Steve White, general manager for Gulf Oil.

“This event – and the people and vehicles participating – truly reflects the Gulf strap line Quality, Endurance, Passion.”

An impressive selection of cars produced during the last century will take part in the competition on Sunday 16 August.

The first re-run of a unique event which took place during the dawn of motoring will see the cars drive through the Stow Maries Aerodrome – the UK’s only First World War airport still in use. With some WW1 aircraft based there, the airport has recently been recreated to look as it would have done during the war and, if the weather is kind that day, spectators may also witness some aircraft practising their displays.

At the Gulf branded forecourt McCreadies of Layer Marney tanks will be unsealed and checked for fuel consumption.

“The event will be a visual delight for spectators, whether car enthusiasts or not,” said Sheila Charrington from Layer Marney Tower.

“For the younger generation it will be a real eye opener and a lesson in history. The world of fuel and motor racing has changed exponentially in the last 100 years, which will be demonstrated through the classes taking part in the competition.”

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