Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Drove My Chevy, Drove My Chevy, Drove ...

I’ve Run Out Of Digits On The Odometer

Frank Oresnik is on the verge of making history in a pickup truck he says is about to pass the million-mile mark. His 1991 Chevrolet Silverado has had four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, but the engine has never been overhauled. Oresnik bought the Silverado in June 1996 after the original owner put 41,000 miles on it. He uses the vehicle to deliver seafood in three states, putting on about 85,000 miles a year.

FOOTNOTE: Great pickup lines.

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18 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

Did he dry it to the Levy?..LOL

Anna said...

David, wow, that seems like good engine to have. Thanks for sharing this info, I will try to beat him with my honda civic, lol. Anna :)

OHmommy said...

Wow, and I thought I was putting a lot of miles on my Honda minivan go back and forth between preschools. LOL.

Sandi McBride said...

Wow, now I have a 2007 Chevy Colorado...beautiful truck...I hope it hangs around at least as long...and keeps its Candy Apple Red color! You're right, great pickup line...great line of pickups too, unlike my cousin's Ford (Found on Road Dead)
Sandi

The Egel Nest said...

Alternate Footnote:

You get a lot of mileage out of this story...

Bradley
The Egel Nest

Everyday Housewife said...

Too Cool!
As usual, GREAT story Dave!
LOL!!!

Bubba's Sis said...

As my husband is an employee of Chevrolet, I must say this doesn't surprise me in the least!

"See the USA in your Chevrolet
America is asking you to call
Drive your Chevrolet through the USA
America's the greatest land of all
On a highway, or a road, along the levy
Performance is sweeter, nothing can beat her
Life is completer in a Chevy
So make a date today to see the USA
And see it in your Chevrolet"

** Is "completer" a word??

Katney said...

I heard this on the radio. No small achievement. My Honda only has 680120 or so to go to catch up. Truly, It has 319880. I have declared that I will not retire until it quits taking me to work. That means in two weeks or when I am 112.

Merisi said...

Impressive milage.
:-)

Lana Gramlich said...

Congrats to him. I haven't had good experiences with Chevies, myself. I'll stick with my Dodge/Chryslers, even if I know there'll be a tranny rebuild in there somewhere. My Intrepid was a dream that succumbed to Hurricane Katrina's flooding. Although it still ran like a dream & rode like a cloud, it smelled like a toxic sewer. I'll miss her...

shooting star said...

interesting..he must really love his truck to keep it so ship shape!!!!

Hammer said...

Five transmissions? Six water pumps? I wonder if he drag races it?

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I remember when my parents' Honda Civic passed the 100,000 mile mark. That odometer went from 99,999 back to all zeros. It was so cool.

And to think this guy has seen that happen WAY more then once. Amazing!

Sniz said...

wow. And it's an American car too! Will wonders never cease?

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Nice but we like Fords. Easy to git the parts.

Jessica said...

And I just cringed when my car hit 50,000 miles today! Wow!

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - it has definitely earned its keep!

BRUNO said...

Wonder how in the world he "wore-out" THREE gas tanks? I think after Tank #1, I'd have been making some major undercoating work! Either that, or trying harder to dodge those road-hazards!

A million-miles---for any "normal" vehicle---is, indeed, a milestone. Of course, for an over-the-road semi-truck unit, that million is just "a walk in the park"!