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About Maxima

Maxima's passion is racing, and our philosophy is to produce the world's best high performance products. Our racing heritage is deep, and dates back over 40 years.

Dick Lechien ("rhymes with machine"), Maxima's co-founder, started his competition career in drag racing: Roadsters, Coupes, Dragsters, and AA Nitro-Methane Fuelers. Dick's exploits earned him world records, a #3 national ranking, over 2 years as Drag News' #3 Mister Eliminator, first dragster over 200-mph in his region, and much more.

Along with co-founder Roland Reed, Dick shared prominent business successes, with Honda-Kawasaki of Lemon Grove, Fun Bike Center, and Fisherman's Pro Shop stores. Virtually every major motorcycle and ATV brand name was sold, from Honda to Hodaka, Yamaha to Penton, and Kawasaki to CZ. Dick and Roland recorded sales of over 2,500 bikes per year.

In professional motorcycle racing, Dick built and maintained his son's, Ron Lechien, racing bikes. Between 1974 and 1982, Ron brought home multiple mini-cycle and motorcycle national titles, along with the 500cc win in the International Motocross and Trophee des Nations classic.

In 1980, two-cycle racing castor oil was becoming hard to come by, and available castors had nasty side effects. Simply put, Dick and Roland decided to make their own, better racing castor. Unfettered by established beliefs in the oil industry, Maxima proceeded to develop castor based and castor fortified lubricants never before seen. Dick and Roland shattered myths, and further developed blends of synthetics, modified castors, and petroleum stocks, which established new standards for racing lubricants, gear oils, and suspension fluids.

Today, Maxima is seen as a pioneer and world leader in specialty racing lubricants, by leading factory tuners, through championship racers. Maxima's original single-line lubricant, Super-M, spawned a full line of over 40 products. Local sales to a few retail stores has developed into distribution in over 40 countries, from the Americas to Europe, and Australia to Asia.
Truly, Maxima is a leading international symbol of superior quality and dedication to being the best - on and off the race track!

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