Victor Sheppard and the Million-Mile Tundra

Posted: January 16, 2017 in 1000000+, Truck
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I think I’m pretty good at catching the high-mile stories. In fact I’m actually terrible at it. All of 2016 went by and I completely missed this story of Victor Sheppard and his amazing 2007 Toyota Tundra. A Tundra he put a million freaking miles on and then got to exchange for a brand-new Toyota. I’m sure the engineers wanted access to that amazing tundra. It still had the original engine, transmission and paint job. Amazing!  According to the press release, he drove 125,000 miles a year in that Tundra. Wow, my butt is sore just thinking about all those driving hours.

Mr. Sheppard, we here at HMC salute you. You’ve done what few people could. Drive a vehicle a million miles. And for that, I’m adding you to the hall of fame. Your truck will be in nineteenth place.  I’m still trying to figure out what his final odometer reading was. If I can figure it out, I’ll just round it to the final million.

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Comments
  1. Cynthia Savitt says:

    I just discovered this great blog.
    I purchased a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid this weekend and hope to someday join the high mileage club.

  2. tysonhugie says:

    I enjoyed following Victor’s story when it came out! Very impressive indeed. Congratulations to him!

  3. Markku Lankimaki says:

    My 2002 Echo odo stopped at 999,999km and I retired it about a month later in Jan 2013. It was replaced with a 2008 Yaris with 108,000km and is now at 817,000km. How did this guy get a new truck? I couldn’t get any interest outta Toyota Canada on my Echo, and if I keep driving the Yaris,it will hit a million in about a year.

  4. Shaubhik says:

    Did he work for Toyota? I believe Tyson posted this story on Facebook (last spring). Very impressive feat!

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