REPORTER: Driving to one of only two U.S. states he'd never visited, New Yorker Irv Gordon rolls into Alaska and clocks in 3 million miles on his Volvo P1800. He remains the Guinness Book of World Records' driver with the most miles driven in one car by a single owner. But this isn't the first time he's showing off his prized set of wheels.
IRV GORDON, OWNER OF THE 1966 VOLVO P1800: "The day I first bought the car I picked it up on a Friday night and started driving around town and showing it off to all of my friends at local pubs and wherever else."
REPORTER: At the time, he wanted a car that would just get him around. That soon turned into more miles than he had envisioned.
IRV GORDON, OWNER OF THE 1966 VOLVO P1800: And just kept expanding my ride and before I knew it, I was in New Jersey and up in Connecticut, and went back to my college in Massachusetts. By the time I got through, I had put 1500 miles on it, and I've been driving all weekend. That was the beginning. "
REPORTER: He first made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2002, when his odometer ticked over 2 million miles, the greatest milage for a non-commercial vehicle ever recorded.
A mile is equivalent to 1.609 kilometers. Five miles is roughly equivalent to eight kilometers. The international mile continues to be used in many different countries including the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. See here for a handy conversion chart.
So he's done one million miles in the last eleven years. That's nearly 100,000 miles per year or 2,000 miles per week, and over 250 miles per day. That's a lot of mileage! It's just as well petrol's cheap in the USA.