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Company History

Spectro's History

Spectro brand products are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, Connecticut. ILC is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality lubricants.

ILC was founded in 1966 by Robert H. Wehman, an engineer with decades of experience in the specialized field of two-cycle automotive lubricants. He capitalized on the knowledge gained by solving fuel/oil mixture problems for Saab of America at a time when Saab marketed 2-stroke automobiles in the USA.

Wehman translated this automobile industry knowledge into oil formulations for 2-stroke motorcycles that revolutionized the performance of this class of vehicles at the time, and from that moment forward the company has set the standard for specialty lubricants in high performance automotive, motorcycle, and other “powersports” vehicle applications.

Spectro entered the small but avid motorcycle market of the 1960s at a critical time — new makes and types of machines were coming into the market from both Europe and Asia, older manufacturers were starting to struggle with survival of their aged designs — but the immediate need for a top-performing, reliable 2-stroke racing oil was never so real. Spectro’s Golden 2 Cycle filled the bill and helped many a racer cross the finish line without problems, race after race.

Spectro simultaneously developed superior 4-stroke lubricants, focusing specially on its Golden Spectro 4, a blending of fine grade petroleum with true synthetic lubricants to ensure consistent performance over a wider operating range.

Spectro’s Golden products set new performance benchmarks for most machines and riders of that time, and probably more miles were racked up by Gold Wings running Spectro than any other brand name.

Today, Spectro products span the full range of fully-synthetic, semi-synthetic and petroleum lubricants for all classes of “powersports” engine and transmission applications.

The Spectro line also includes a wide range of suspension fluids, fork oils, brake fluids, coolant, chain lubes/waxes, filter cleaners and oils, and protection/appearance products.

In addition to the Spectro-branded line, ILC offers technical assistance, specialty blending and manufacturing services, and provides customized products for motorcycle and automobile engine, transmission, and drivetrain builders and racing teams.

Spectro products are sold exclusively through certified motorcycle and powersports retailers in the United States and in many international markets. Support of our retailers is the cornerstone of Spectro’s marketing and distribution system.

In many parts of the United States and other countries, retailers obtain their Spectro products through a network of Spectro Authorized Distributors. Contact information for these distributors can be found on our website.

Our Programs

Spectro sells its products worldwide through distributors and retail dealer establishments. If you cannot find a stocking Spectro dealer near you, please ask your regular dealer to order the Spectro items you want from one of our many distributors. Spectro distributors will supply your dealer with the product you want, within one or two days. If you still cannot get what you want, we will ship to you direct at our retail price plus shipping charges.



 Spectro brand products span the full range of full-synthetic, semi-synthetic and petroleum lubricants for all classes of "powersports" engine and transmission applications. The Spectro line also includes a wide range of suspension fluids, fork fluids, brake fluids, coolant, chain lubes / waxes, air filter cleaners and oils and protection / appearance products. Spectro brand products are sold through certified Spectro retailers in the United States.