Edward “Buck” Parker has extensive experience in the specialty chemical and lubrication industry. After founding Sun Coast Chemicals of Daytona in 1986, Parker created a high performance racecar engine-oil additive, which assisted the #4 Kodak team of gaining an additional 13 horsepower, and winning the Daytona 500 three times. For "Branding Opportunities", the company changed its name to The X-1R Corporation (the name given to the high performance-racing product line) and further developed numerous related products for retail. The company went forward and subsequently distributed its products in over 40 countries internationally through industrial outlets and in retail outlets such as Wal-Mart worldwide.
With a growing interest in “green” products, and aware of a grievous lubrication issue at NASA involving the huge crawler (the EPA was about to enjoin NASA from further pollution of the water table and waterways from continuously spraying conventional lubricants on the crawler treads), Parker lead a team that designed and developed a biodegradable lubricant specifically for this application. This lubricant not only was biodegradable, it improved the performance of the crawler leading to fewer breakdowns and quieter operation. To show appreciation Parker was inducted into the “NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame” in 2000 and his products were given the “Certified Space Technology” seal of approval. Parker later sold his portion of the company.
After being approached numerous times to build products to offset the high cost of fuel consumption Parker founded Magellan International and began his quest. His goal was to design, formulate and develop the highest quality line of lubrication products available today. We are excited to say eight years later we are launching some of the most premium quality and highest performing products in the world. Introducing Magellan International and Daytona 1 Performance Lubricants.