Background of the Pure Oil performance trials on six classes of automobiles is presented and the evolution of test requirements described. Three tests are run: the economy test to establish how far a vehicle can go over a prescribed course on one gallon of gasoline; the acceleration test which determines acceleration time from 25 to 70 mph in seconds; and the braking test where stopping distance in feet is measured for a stop from 60 mph. Each test is described from the point of view of rules, recording instruments, and penalties for infractions of rules. Test results are presented.
1963 Pure Oil Performance Trials
Percy, A., Forrest, W., and Olson, G., "1963 Pure Oil Performance Trials," SAE Technical Paper 630280, 1963, doi:10.4271/630280.