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Okay folks, I don’t want to be starting something here, but we got ourselves a humdinger of a story. I can’t verify any of this but on one page and a Vimeo video, but I got a comment with a story from  Francesco claiming to show a Taxi with over 5 million Km(3.4 Million Miles) on it on the Island of Gran Canaria. Now, let’s be clear, this is a fleet vehicle used for commercial purposes, but by the sounds of it, this taxi could eclipse Irv Gordon on the Hall-of-Fame. I’m not keen on vetting things, and I don’t really care how many times an engine has been overhauled or changed(five times in this case), so this could be a serious claim. The article is in Spanish and that could be partially why it hasn’t popped up on top-tens around the English speaking web. I’m going to follow up on the story and see what I can get from it. I’ll post further info as an update.


Irv Gordon, The Legend

Posted: January 20, 2014 in 3000000+
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I had to talk about him sooner or later. You can’t avoid the name Irv Gordon when talking about people and high mile cars. He is the undisputed king of keeping your ride going. You see, way back in 1966, he bought himself a brand new Volvo P1800 coupe. He then proceeded to do what no one else has ever managed. He drove it three million miles. Yes. Three million. He achieved that milestone in September of last year. He is in the Guinness Book of World Records for that, and I doubt anybody will ever come close to challenging him.  You could write a series of books about his adventures. I can’t really say anything else that hasn’t been said, but if you search for him on google, you’ll find some amazing stuff. Basically, he is the reason I started this blog. I think the best place to learn about Irv and his journey is here.