Irv Gordon's America
Volvo's Three Million Mile Man Share His Favorite Slices of Americana
Irv Gordon, the first person to drive almost three million miles in the same vehicle, a 1966 Volvo P1800, offers special perspective of U.S. roadways
ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (June 11, 2013) -- Few have seen the United States from the same perspective as Long Island native and retired science teacher Irv Gordon, the first person to drive almost three million miles in the same vehicle, a shiny red 1966 Volvo P1800.
While Gordon has driven his record-breaking Volvo in nations around the world, the vast majority of miles were logged travelling America's interstates and highways. The 47-year journey has given Gordon countless experiences with the culture, food and amenities in thousands of U.S. towns - large and small.
As he prepares for the final miles of his quest, Gordon shared a few of his favorite experiences and locations across the United States, being sure to exclude his native New York from the list for objectivity's sake:
Gordon began a movement when he drove off the Volvoville lot in 1966, and that movement continues to grow through the collective experience and passion of current Volvo owners. As Gordon approaches the milestone, Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) plans to bring the nation along for the journey with a special campaign in the months ahead. Consumers can visit 3MillionReasons.com for additional information and to submit their own favorite destinations, dream drives and memorable moments on the road.
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