May 17, 2011
Volvo High Mileage Club Unites Driving Enthusiasts
Owners share stories of longevity.

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Do you love to drive? Have you driven more than 100,000 miles in your Volvo? If so, consider joining the Volvo High Mileage Club, a place where owners and enthusiasts share their amazing stories of longevity.
Easily accessible through the community pages on the Volvo website, owners and enthusiasts can submit their personal stories to share with the world. Eligible members receive a certificate and commemorative decal, in addition to bragging rights.
Read stories from real Volvo owners like Irv Gordon, 67, a retired science teacher from East Patchogue, New York. Gordon has driven his shiny red 1966 Volvo P1800 more than 2.7 million miles over the past four decades. He purchased his P1800 in June 1966, and drove it 1,500 miles in the first 48 hours he had the car. His 125-mile roundtrip for his daily commute helped him amass 500,000 miles in just 10 years.
A testament to the durability of the Volvo brand, Gordon’s P1800 still has the original engine, radio, axles and transmission. Now that’s reliability at its finest.
In 1998, Gordon drove a total of 1.69 million miles, which earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for most miles driven by a single owner in a non-commercial vehicle. Gordon used to drive well over 100,000 miles a year, but has recently backed off to a modest 80,000 per year.
What’s next for Irv Gordon as he approaches three million miles? He’s looking for new and exciting places to go.
“I’ve traveled pretty much every Interstate in the U.S. many times over, so these days, I'm looking for fresh, alternative routes and sights,” said Gordon. “I’m hoping for some invitations to some faraway places like Europe, Australia or Hawaii.” After he reaches three million miles, Gordon has even considered putting his car into a museum so people can come see the Volvo up close.
Irv Gordon’s amazing story of how his Volvo has endured is just one of many stories shared by owners within the Volvo High Mileage Club. Volvos are built to last and have a history of performing well throughout their lifetime. With proper care, there’s no telling how many miles your Volvo might travel.
Do you have a story about how long you’ve driven your Volvo? Visit the Volvo community pages today and share it with like-minded owners across the globe.

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