The Volvo High Mileage Club has been in existence since 2005 and almost 600 Volvos have officially qualified to be registered members of this exclusive club. Until now, the club has been restricted to what its name says – Mileage – but from now onwards Volvo Cars Heritage has stepped into the organisation and made it a club which is also available for cars with High Kilometre tellings.
The membership is free but limited to owners of Volvos which have coverered a miniumum of 150,000 miles or 250,000 kilometres. There are three grades of membership:
– bronze 150,000 miles or 250,000 km
– silver 300,000 miles or 500,000 km
– gold 500,000 miles or 800,000 km
You will never be able to touch the 2.9 million miles of Irv Gordon, who drives his 1966 1800S daily, but you can be a close second or third..
Registering is simple, involves no cost and is handled by Volvo Owners Club. Enter www.volvoclub.org.uk and choose High Mileage Club, Official Volvo Register, from the menu. Enter your and your car's details, including some proof of the distance travelled such as a copy of the service book, a Vehicle Inspection record (MOT, TÜV or similar) or something else that states the mileage of your car. You can also mail the application and proof to: Dennis LeWorthy, Pinn Mill, 15 De Brionne Heights, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 1WG, UK. Remember also to send an email copy of your application to Volvo Cars Heritage at firstname.lastname@example.org
On receipt of the application and proof, you will be entered into the register and you will get a free windscreeen sticker to place proudly in your car. You will also get details of how to order a nice enamel badge to put on the grille of your car to show the world how far the car has been driven. There are bronze, silver and gold versions according to the grades of membership. Please remember to state if you are a mile or kilometre driver when ordering.
The prestigious enamel badges to put on your high mileage Volvo can be ordered with kilometers or miles whichever you prefer.
The Volvo High Mileage Club is a jointly run club by Volvo Owners Club in the UK and Volvo Cars UK, originally a spin off from the one run by Volvo Cars of North America. Now Volvo Cars Heritage has also become a partner. Besides the official register, there is also an unofficial listing with some 3600 cars in it www.volvoclub.org.uk/miles.shtml but this does not give entitlement to the sticker or the badge.