Million Mile Cars

What does it take to get a car to the Million Mile Mark? A few brave souls have made the mark a few times over. One Volvo owner coaxed his beloved car over 3 million miles! It’s pretty amazing what regular maintenance and a strong passion and love for your car will do! Here’s the list:

1. Peter Gilbert’s 1989 Saab SPG

Peter is a Wisconsin salesman who has put way more than a million miles on his meticulously maintained 1989 SPG than someone living in harsh Wisconsin winters would have thought possible.

2. Guy Newmark’s 1964 Porsche 356

Porsche-356-e1430319818385Here’s a car that’s not quite to the million mile mark, but for all intents and purposes, needs to be included in this list. “Blue” clocks in at way over 800,000 miles. We’re not sure anyone loves their car as much as Guy loves his Blue. This gorgeous Porsche made such a stir in the automotive world that Petrolicious did a full-blown YouTube feature on the car and its owner back in 2013.

However, just a few months later, Blue was stolen from Guy’s San Pedro, Calif., home. Guy was crushed, as you can imagine. Fortunately the car was recovered with only minor damage not long thereafter, and Guy has since returned to daily driving this seemingly indestructible work of art/machinery.

3. Irv Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800s

1966-Volvo-P1800S-e1430320772768Irv Gordon spent an entire year’s salary on this gorgeous Volvo back in 1966 and has racked up more than 3 million miles on it since then! This car and its owner were awarded a Guinness World Record for “highest vehicle mileage” in May 2014. As far as we can tell Irv is still behind the wheel of this beauty, gunning for the 4 million mile mark! Whoa!

Is it just us or do these cars look so much better than a car with a million miles should look?We, as an automotive group, are always stressing the importance of regular maintenance and if this article doesn’t make you a believer, we don’t know what will! Guy, the owner of “Blue” the Porsche, said he takes his car in for oil changes every 3,000 miles without fail.

If you’re curious about what other cars made the million mile list, click  HERE.

Automotive Acronyms

First on race dayYou’ve heard ’em, the acronyms that make fun of automotive brands by turning their name into some sort of descriptive phrase like “FORD= First On Race Day” or “Chevy- Can Hear Every Valve Yelling”.  Some  auto makers like Ford and Jeep even adopted their acronyms as slogans!  We’d heard some of ’em but, had no idea how many such plays on words were actually out there!  So we did a little research and came up with a list a some of the wittiest and most popular.  Enjoy.  And if you know of any we’ve missed, send ’em our way!

“Actual Use Devours Income”
“Another Ugly Deutche Invention”

“Big Money Waster”

“”Can Hear Every Valve Screaming”
“Cannot Have Expensive Vehicle Yet”

“Don’t OverDo Granny’s Engine”
“Darned Ol’ Dirty Gas Eater”

“Fix It Again Tomorrow”
“Flat In All Tires”

“First On Race Day”
“Found On Road Dead”
“For Only Real Drivers”
“Fabulous Off-Road Driving”
“Fix Or Repair Daily”

“Had One, Never Do Again”
“Hold On, Not Done Accelerating”

“How Your Usual Nerd Drives An Import”

JEEPjust enough essential parts
“Just Enough Parts”
“Just Elaborate Expensive Problem”

“Keeping It Affordable”

“Money Guzzler”

“Neatly Installed Sheet Steel Around Nothing”

“People On Narcotocs Think It’s A Chevy”
“Pull Over Now, The Injectors Are Cooked”

“Sorta Ugly But Altogether Really Unique”

“Too Often Yankees Overprice This Auto”
“Take Out Your Old Tools Again”

“Very Odd Looking Vehicular Object”

“Virtually Worthless”
“Very Wonderful”