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Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas

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Just hit 241,000 miles
« on: July 23, 2021, 09:27:31 AM »
Yesterday I took the car out for a little drive.
It turned over 241,000 miles
I really enjoy just driving it around
It’s been a long fun trip getting to this
Owned since 1971, now driven over 241,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 10:09:07 AM »
That is fantastic! Drive that puppy!
I have to know what is going on in the second photo?

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 10:14:30 AM »
Steve,

That's really cool, third time around!  I'm only on my second with my Hertz.  Good to know you get it out whenever possible.
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 11:00:49 AM »
Yesterday I took the car out for a little drive.
It turned over 241,000 miles
I really enjoy just driving it around
It’s been a long fun trip getting to this
Yeah and had it been a Ferrari you would have hit less than 1,000 miles before needing a major overhaul. There are reasons Ford beat Ferrari into the ground in the 60s and then again at the 2016 LeMans. Congratulations on the journey. Motor on...
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 11:21:41 AM »
And Steve, please let us know when it rolls over 250,000.  What a milestone that will be, a cool quarter million!
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 11:42:43 AM »
That is fantastic! Drive that puppy!
I have to know what is going on in the second photo?

It’s my hang glider on the roof racks, used to drive to Nags Head from Annapolis Maryland to hang glide in the early 70’s
Owned since 1971, now driven over 241,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 11:46:31 AM »
And Steve, please let us know when it rolls over 250,000.  What a milestone that will be, a cool quarter million!

Roy, that was the plan to have it over 50 years (purchased Dec 1971) and show up at SAAC47 after driving it across the US again (or drive through all of the 48 states) and have over 250,000 miles on it, don’t clean it and show it in Concours
Covid knocked 18 months of driving out of that plan
Owned since 1971, now driven over 241,000 miles, makes me smile every time I drive it and it makes me feel 21 again.😎

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2021, 12:11:10 PM »
That is great Steve. Just so happens I am in Nags Head right now. Great place!

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2021, 12:17:33 PM »
That's a real milestone !
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 12:35:49 PM »
very cool - drive on  8)
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 02:17:56 PM »
241,00, that's nothing mine has 370,000

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2021, 02:43:34 PM »
That is fantastic! Drive that puppy!
I have to know what is going on in the second photo?

It’s my hang glider on the roof racks, used to drive to Nags Head from Annapolis Maryland to hang glide in the early 70’s
Neat!  I might have seen you hanging!  We lived outside DC when my dad as at the Pentagon.  1972-summer 75.  We vacationed at Rodanthe NC on the outer banks for a week each summer.  We'd drive up to Kill Devil and see gliders and such. 
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2021, 03:37:33 PM »
241,00, that's nothing mine has 370,000

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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2021, 03:40:14 PM »
That is great Steve. Just so happens I am in Nags Head right now. Great place!

Broke my arm hang gliding there in 1973. First person to seriously injure themselves at Jockeys Ridge. Nearest hospital was in Elizabeth City. Still have the hang glider in the shed
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Re: Just hit 241,000 miles
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2021, 04:14:23 PM »
Steve, that is so cool! Love that you've not only owned it for many years, but you have ENJOYED DRIVING it throughout those many years. You should write a book...or at least a SAAC article! Congratulations!