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#1 of 220 This is it
Feb 22, 2002 (8:48 pm)
Well guys, it's official. According to a news article I read on Yahoo yesterday, Irv Gordon will be in Manhattan on Wed., March 27. The occasion? He will drive up 44th Street to Times Square, where he will finally hit the 2 million mile mark. Volvo Cars of N.A. will be there to cover every minute of the event, as will some members of the press. He hit the 1 million mark in October 1987, also in Manhattan. Don't believe me? Read the article for yourself in biz.yahoo.com.
Feb 23, 2002 (12:20 am)
I have this visual of the car completely disintegrating the moment it hits 2M .
Feb 25, 2002 (10:04 am)
Or getting T-boned one mile short.
Feb 25, 2002 (12:15 pm)
Get a life, Irv!
Feb 25, 2002 (3:31 pm)
I have a feeling we're not getting into the spirit of the occasion.
Feb 25, 2002 (4:19 pm)
Well, don't get me wrong, I was with Irv on this, but he has MADE HIS POINT!
#7 of 220 a remarkable achievement
Feb 25, 2002 (5:05 pm)
Take it from a former Long Island resident anyone who can drive a car a couple of million miles down there without having some bonehead crash into it has done something.
Imagine it gets boring after about 750K though.
Feb 25, 2002 (10:37 pm)
I can't imagine how someone could get 2 million miles on a car without completely rebuilding it several times. My parents have bought all their cars new and kept each for a fairly long time, and they have never even put 100,000 miles on a car! The closest they've come is 95,000 on an '85 Toyota Tercel. Irv must be an absolute fanatic when it comes to maintenance and repairs.
Feb 26, 2002 (7:06 am)
Considering the advertising and bragging rights Volvo gets from this they must be repairing and maintaining Irvs car for free.
#10 of 220 Highest mileage my family got...
Feb 26, 2002 (8:52 am)
...on a car bought new, was a 1986 Monte Carlo that my Mom bought about 13 months before Irv hit the million mile mark. It was still running strong on the original drivetrain at 192,000 miles when I got T-boned in June '98.
What kind of driving does this Irv guy do, to put on a million miles between October '87 and now? I figure that comes out to about 70,000 miles a year, which isn't TOO hard to imagine. In the 3 months I had Mom's Monte, I put about about 13,000 miles on it, which would come out to about 52K a year. I have a feeling Irv wasn't delivering pizzas though!