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What’s In It? HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil

In the factory performance glory days of the late 1960s and early 1970s, most car manufacturers recommended 10W-40 viscosity oil for Big and Small Block muscle car engines. Driven’s HR Conventional 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil is the perfect choice for these classics, as it uses conventional petroleum base oils to provide excellent compatibility with “old school,” cork-and-rope seals. It treats cars with older engines the same way oils did when those immortal horsepower monsters rolled off the showroom floor. This oil is also designed with a secondary-style ZDDP which provides excellent wear protection for cams, lifters, rocker arms, distributor gears, pushrods, wrist pins and cylinder bores.
The oil features a 10W-40 multi-grade formula that provides for easier starting and less start-up wear than straight-grade or heavier-viscosity oils. It also includes the same anti-wear package that the U.S. military employs for storage and transport of combat vehicles and equipment. HR Conventional 10W-40 Oil features unique lubricant technology that prevents rust or corrosion caused by extended periods of storage – or by the use of Ethanol-blended fuels – making it perfect for classic American muscle cars that only see the street in ideal driving weather.

What’s In Driven’s HR 10W-40 Conventional Oil?



Petroleum Base Oils Provides fluid film to lubricate and cool the   engine components
ZDDP Provides anti-wear, corrosion and additional   anti-oxidation protection
Anti-Wear Additives Protects internal engine components from   adhesive wear due to metal-on-metal contact
Dispersants Suspends contaminants and combustion   by-products in the oil to allow them to be carried to the oil filter.   Prevents sludge formation.
Antioxidants Prevents the chemical breakdown of the oil
Friction Modifier Reduces friction between rubbing and sliding   parts
Corrosion Inhibitor Prevents rust and corrosion due to moisture   and acids that invade the engine from the fuel, combustion and atmosphere
Seal-Swell Agent Conditions the seal materials to prevent   leaks
Viscosity Index Improver Improves the viscosity characteristics of the   motor oil
Pour Point Depressant Allows the oil to flow and pump in cold   weather to reduce wear at start-up
Foam Inhibitor Reduces the tendency of the oil to foam


Driven Racing Oil™ HR 10W-40 Hot Rod Motor Oil

Huntersville, NC New HR 10W-40 motor oil from Driven is engineered specifically for hot rods and classic vehicles. Its specialized ingredients reduce friction, provide anti-wear protection as well as extended oil change intervals.

The unique 10W-40 blend utilizes just the right amount of Zinc (ZDDP) in addition to U.S. military-spec rust and corrosion additives. This formula provides protection for roller camshafts and counteracts the corrosion and other damage that can be caused during storage periods. And because it is available in both conventional and synthetic forms, 10W-40 is the ideal choice whether you own a muscle car, European vintage sports car, or rotary engine. Plus, its careful balance of detergents and “fast burn” Zinc enables it to protect even the most aggressive camshafts.  Air-cooled engines generate extreme temperatures, but HR 10W-40 has you covered by protecting against the deposits, burn-off and thermal breakdown that can occur with this setup. Its competition proven formula, combined with its “no compromises” synthetic base that provides extended oil change intervals, make Driven HR 10W-40 the trust­ed choice of top engine builders.

Driven HR Conventional Oil

Not all automotive enthusiasts want to use synthetic oil, which is exactly why Driven Racing Oil™ also offers conventional, petroleum-based blends for your hot rod, muscle car or collector car.

Available in 10W-30, 10W-40 and 15W-50 viscosities, HR conventional oil is made from a petroleum base, but contains U.S. military-spec rust and corrosion inhibitors that provide unmatched wintertime storage protection. Additionally, the custom-made viscosities fit a variety of applications across a wide array of engines, whether you have a small block, big block, flat tappet camshaft or aggressive roller cam valve train. Regardless of the application, all HR conventional oils utilize additives and emulsifiers to counteract engine wear and trap dirt particles, and are compatible with Methanol and leaded fuels. All in all, Driven HR conventional oil is an excellent, low cost performance oil for enthusiasts looking for an effective alternative to synthetic.

Driven Racing Oil™ HR Synthetic

The HR synthetic oil from Driven Racing Oil™ is formulated to maximize protection, performance and efficiency in classic engines, and is the trusted choice of the top engine builders and parts manufacturers.

Including just the right amount of “Fast Burn” Zinc (ZDDP) and made from a “no compromises” synthetic base, the 10W- 30, 10W-40 and 15W-50 formulas are race-proven and will ensure that your engine has all the crucial anti-wear protection it needs. Even when your hot rod is in storage, the U.S. military-spec rust and corrosion inhibitors will make sure it stays damage-free until it’s time to bring it back on the street or track. Providing extended oil change intervals, synthetic oil is ideal for street rods with crate engines, and is well suited for a wide variety of hot rods, muscle cars and vintage vehicles. With no additives required, the synthetic formula can be used in all emissions equipped vehicles and is compliant with OBDII. If you’re a hot rod owner looking to maximize your fuel economy when you’re on the street or track, or just looking to keep your engine protected during storage periods, look no further than the HR Synthetic blend from Driven Racing Oil.

Driven Hot Rod Oil Offers Unmatched Wintertime Storage Protection

Huntersville, NCDriven Hot Rod Oil has been formulated specifically with wintertime storage in mind, and utilizes a number of special additives to keep your hot rod engine rust and corrosion free during storage periods.

When it’s time to put your hot rod in storage for the winter, it’s imperative that it has the proper oil to prevent costly post-storage repairs and ensure that your vehicle’s high-performance capacity is not compromised. Because Driven Hot Rod Oil is designed specifically for older-style car and hot rod engines, it features U.S. military-specification rust and corrosion inhibitors not found in other oils. These unique additives fight the formation of rust and defend against corrosion that can occur while your car is in storage. Furthermore, compared to regular passenger car oils, Driven Hot Rod Oil has particularly high levels of Zinc (ZDDP), so it can deliver optimum anti-wear protection during storage periods, especially for older style pushrod and flat tappet engines. This kind of reinforced protection also helps to preserve your camshaft and lifters. Whereas traditional oil can drain to the bottom of the engine and result in dry starts when it’s time to get cranked back up in March, Driven Hot Rod Oil contains additives that counteract this process to reduce cold start wear and prolong engine life.  Overall, no other oil provides the level of protection against rust, corrosion and scuffing during storage that Driven Hot Rod Oil does. It is available in both Petroleum and Synthetic forms, and with 15W-50, 10W-40 and 10W-30 viscosities, so you can get the storage protection you need, whether you have a big-block muscle car, street rod, or small-block street cruiser.