how many guys know and keep track of your yearly performance cars mileage

Discussion in 'corvette related misc.' started by Grumpy, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    most of us enjoy driving our performance cars, but from what i see most of those cars are weekend toys and not used as daily transportation by the vast majority of people that own real performance cars.
    I've often wondered how many guys know, record, and keep track of your yearly performance cars mileage?
    I was recently talking with a friend who is very well off financially who owns both an original 1969 KR500 Shelby mustang,
    and a outstanding quality replica BBF 460 powered A.C.COBRA, that hes had better heads, increased compression, and a roller cam installed in.(he says it has 500hp/500 ft lbs )
    I asked him how much actual time and mileage he puts on either car and as I expected, he stated the KR500 has not been on the road for several years as its too damn valuable, to risk wrecking, and hes put less than an average of 700-800 miles a year on the cobra replica, visiting car shows and getting out on weekend drives....
    mostly because hes a bit paranoid about parking the car and leaving it un- attended, even with it very well insured.
    Now after talking with several guys who own exceptionally nice performance cars I find thats hardly a rare attitude.
    I generally put less than 1200 miles a year on my 1996 corvette and even less on my 1985 corvette!
    so how many miles do you gentlemen put on your cars in actual street mileage?
  2. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    This last summer (2017) I put 3151 miles on the TBucket. In the summer of 2016 I put on about
    2600 miles. That was when I first started recording my mileage, so I'm guessing alittle bit since my
    first record was July 4th. I know I was driving it sooner than that.

    Since I put the GPS Speedometer in the car, it has 10,101 miles now.
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    well at least your getting a bit more than what I see as average use out of the car! CONGRATS:D
  4. Mark Bradley

    Mark Bradley Da guy in Newbury

    The ‘68 is a daily driver and gets ~30 minutes of road time per day during the week and more on the weekend. Since I know it is simple to loose track of mileage I also date my oil filter.
  5. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    dating the oil filter, and writing the mileage on it with a non-erasable marker, and ideally writing the maintenance down in a log book you keep in your shop, in a drawer so it won,t get lost, with details like the type of oil used , filters, and other related info, helps, documenting maintenance, is a damn good idea, as so many people don,t have a damn clue as too the last time or at what mileage the last oil change was actually done!
    (and writing the info down in a maintenance log book has some potential of either not getting it written down at all or mis-placing the log book

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