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Jason Hill is an English teacher in Japan with a fascination, similar to mine, for squeezing maximum longevity out of a car. This month, he launched a website called High Mile Club where he shares stories about people who have gone the distance. My Legend made #12 on a list of his 18 “Hall of Fame” cars. Among the top achievers, of course, are Irv Gordon with his 3 million mile Volvo and Joe LoCicero (“Million Mile Joe”) with his 1 million mile Honda Accord. Volvo, as it turns out, has quite a few achievers in the high mileage realm. A new video came out on Tuesday about a man in California who rolled a million miles in his 1988 sedan. Link here.
Do take a few minutes and stop on by Jason’s High Mile Club. Today, I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite sites like his. Be forewarned, these are “not work safe” — not because of graphic content, but rather because you’ll probably find yourself sucked in for a few hours and lose productivity.
High Mile Club
Driven for Drives
My good friend Jason who recently joined for the Kitt Peak drive in Tucson, Arizona, has his own page devoted to capturing life behind the wheel of his 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD 6-Speed. He’s based in New Mexico but his travels have taken him across the entire western United States.
Josh is the original owner of an Acura TSX in Boise Idaho and he’s only about 9,000 miles away from hitting 400,000 miles. His website talks about his adventures in getting there.
Also, check out Roadster Roadtrip. This one is all about a Las Vegas resident who took to the streets last year and has logged 30,000 miles galavanting around the country in his 1967 Datsun Fairlady Roadster.
Lastly, check out Carchaeology. It’s pretty much with it sounds like. Believe it or not, there is a community of about 2,800 people on Facebook who consider their cars as artifacts. They love to preserve the stories behind them. Carchaeology also has a mission of reuniting people with vehicles they have sold but now miss. “Dig it up and drive it,” is the slogan. Maybe the collective forum there could help track down a vehicle of YOURS that’s long gone? Give them a look. Link here and video of the administrator here. His first car, by the way, was a Honda N600.
Since we’re talking about preservation of classic Hondas for a moment, check out this Petrolicious piece about my friend Chris Hoffman who is the original owner of 1987 Honda CRX Si. I met Chris at the Detroit Auto Show a couple of weeks ago and his love for Honda runs deep. Here’s the video link.
I’ll round this post out with a nerdy video I put together last week. Any of you who own (or have owned) an older Honda vehicle are familiar with the series of beeps it made when you left your keys in the ignition and opened the door. As a friend shared with me, it’s Morse code. See for yourself.