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RE: anyone else use classic car wax? Comment from the creator
Hello to all who used Classic Car Wax.
I happened, via a search, to find this forum, which was particularly interesting to my collegue, Curtis L. Bruner, who is the person who created it back in 1964.
I showed him the comments on this forum and he was happy to hear that it was appreciated.
Regarding some of the comments that were made in this forum, he said the following:
- It was not made by Pennzoil/Quaker State/Sopus.
- MSDS ingredients did not include jetfuellight or hydrotreated petroleum distallates.
- It is not manufactured any more. Curtis grew the company for 12 years to the point where it was being made/sold in 110 countries. Then, because they were growing at 100% a year, he needed money and got involved with a financial snake who ultimately squeezed him out of the company. It then took 12 years for the company to fail.
- regarding whether or not contemporary offerings will yield superior results and durability....He says that he doubts it, they would not have the same ingredients. We used a high percentage of carnauba. This was back when beeswax cost 10 cents a pound, parafin was 6 cents and carnauba was $1.89 a pound.
We are trying to get Curtis to write a book on the Classic Car Wax story. Lots of unique, fascinating stories. He is sad that the people who took over ruined the company, but life goes on. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for bringing up the topic...his legacy still lives.
By the way, we are trying to get a reunion of Classic Car Wax employees and need to find them. If you happen to be one, or know of someone who is, please forward this to them.
Also, Curtis put over 19,000 young people from the inner city through Buckhorn Ranch Summer Camp, in Fischer Texas. We are also trying to find past participants and counselors who can come to a reunion.
If anyone fits into either of these two reunions, please contact us at: email@example.com