100,000 Views

I’m crazy about milestones.  In the world of Honda/Acura automobiles, we all know that 100,000 miles is just the beginning.  On March 21, 2011 I made my first post here on WordPress and tonight the blog hit 100,000 views since that date.  I intend to keep sharing these adventures with my readers as long as they’ll keep coming back for more.  Thanks again for being part of the ride.

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When I left the office around 4:30 p.m.:

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And tonight by 8:30 p.m. when I checked the next time:

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While I’m out driving the wheels off my Acuras, there are other cars at the opposite end of the mileage spectrum that sit in storage for 40 years or more.  One example that I learned of today is this white 1967 Chevy Corvette 427 V8 with a 4-speed.  The car is a one-owner, unrestored, garage-kept time capsule with just 2,996 miles on the odometer.  Get comfortable in your chair and scroll through the detailed story and many pictures behind this awesome ride.  Here’s the link.

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Drive onward, friends.

 

 

22 Responses to “100,000 Views”

  1. Woot! Go Tyson Go!

  2. Adam Stewart Says:

    Congrats!

    And that Vette, wow. To think that was local; I’ve probably been within a mile or so from where that car was kept and had absolutely no idea it was sitting there. If kept out of the elements a car could last neigh near indefinitely here.

    • Adam, yeah I thought of you when I saw that the “urban Legend” Corvette lived in COS its whole life. Pretty crazy story. Looks like the guy was my age (31) when he bought it. So that’d be like me buying a new car, driving it 3k, and then parking it for the next 44 years until I die. Wow.

  3. I lived in Colorado Springs from 92 until 2002, and actually had a 66
    Sting Ray coupe from 1979 thru 1984, so I found this very interesting. Finally bought new tires for the Legend GS today. Got Michelin Primacy’s again. The last set got me 74,000 miles! I’ve been trying to pass your mileage (last 5 digits) but can’t seem to keep up, even though you only drive yours every once in a while.
    I’m at 218,200. Hoping to still be driving it in the year 2020. Can’t see any reason why not.

    Congrats on the 100,000th view!

    • Thanks Duane. You’ve made the right decision on those tires, that’s for sure. I absolutely love Michelins and they last forever. Sounds like the set you just put on should get you to 292,200 miles. 2020 is not that far away. You’ll no doubt still be driving the GS 6-speed then. You should’ve hung onto that 66 Stingray coupe!

  4. Kevin Amoth Says:

    Some serious paperwork and documentation on the Vette. I’d rather have a 63 split window when I hit my mid-life crisis! I love the simplistic fuse block. Not in today’s cars….

    • I know! Can you believe they even went so far as to identify the build date of the glass, the shocks, every single little detail. That car has to be one of the most documented vehicles in history. A 63 split-window is on everyone’s dream car list, I think. I can’t help but feel kind of bad for this guy though. He buys his dream car, yet doesn’t even drive it? I suppose he got his enjoyment out of just looking at it under that cover.

  5. That’s awesome Tyson! Keep blogging and we’ll keep reading. 🙂

  6. Congrats on reaching 100,000, it will only climb faster.

  7. I think a great way to celebrate would to be to take Alex to the Bonneville speed weeks 2013 on the salt flats in August, or the Legend. Better yet all three lets’ see which is the fastest, your GS may surprise you and I am sure she wouldn’t mind getting a bit dirty for once. I am thinking about going if I can ever figure out a way to delimit the ES. 😉

  8. Congratulations on reaching 100,000 Tyson. I will soon break that milestone with my TSX.

  9. Thanks for sharing the story, Tyson. It took me back to a friend of mine in Detroit. His older brother was an accountant at the time, and did an ‘educated guess’ on when the 500,000th Corvette would roll off the assembly line. He did a lot of research, ordered his car at a specific time, and as luck would have it, his car was actually the 500,000th Corvette. He paid for the car in advance, so by the time GM had discovered the build number, it was too late since he already owned the car.
    Initially, I was skeptical about the claim. But he showed me all the documentation on the car, a plaque certifying the car as #500,000, and a video tape from the evening news of reporters interviewing him at the dealership when he picked it up. He drove the car around the block, up onto a trailer, and took it to a warehouse for storage.
    I went to the warehouse about 10 years after he took delivery of the car, where he showed me the car: A white 1977 Corvette, red leather interior, all available options. Sitting on jack stands, shipping plastic still covering the carpets and seats. Original (and recalled) Firestone 721 radials still on the car. 7.5 miles on the odometer. Yes, 7.5 miles.
    Last year I was looking at some pictures of the Corvette museum in Bowling Green, KY and they had the 1,000,000 Vette on display, and next to it was his car; the white 1977 #500,000. I haven’t heard from that friend of mine in a while, but I’m assuming he finally gave in to GM’s offers to buy the car after all this time, and it’s now on display in KY.

  10. Having had a 66 327-300HP 4 spd Coupe, the 67 was a far better car than a 63 split window coupe. They only made split windows for one year, and stopped making it because it had such poor visibility.
    Performance had evolved so much better by 67 as well. 63 Split windows are very unique, and no doubt very cool, but a 67 big block coupe or convertible was a much more refined car. (4 wheel disc instead of 4 wheel drum) Last year of a body style instead of the first. First on my list would be a 67 small block 2 top convertible . One with less than 3000 miles would be like winning the lottery. Having a 67 over a 63 would be like having a 95 6 speed Type II coupe instead of a 91 200hp 5 speed coupe. I would love to have the one back I had. I miss it more than any other car I’ve ever owned.

    • Duane, I had always wondered about the logic behind the split window 1963. That makes sense on why they revised it for the following model year, I guess. Thanks for the background! Hope your weekend has gone well!

  11. Congrats, Tyson! That’s really impressive.

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