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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Check this out guys, I was really bored today with it raining outside it pretty much stopped my detail job on an '05 Trailblazer.

I was searching Google for just Bonneville and somewhere in the first 35 or so pages I came across this guy. He is a Senator for Illinois and drives a 2002 Bonneville with almost 300,000 miles!!! Check out his page http://www.danrutherford.org/default.asp His Bonneville is all over it :) He is even having a contest for people to guess where it will be when it hits 300,000 miles :) If you scroll through that first page, towards the bottom you will see his monthly diary entries and every month he writes about his Bonneville.

I sent him an Email about our site, but understandably, he is a bit too busy to join up.

I thought this was pretty cool, and thought some of you guys might enjoy as well.

One thing though, keep ALL political stuff OUT of this topic. This is NOT a thread about politics. If you have comments about politics to make here, keep them to yourself. Any political comments posted here, positive or negative WILL be deleted. I don't want this to turn into a flame war.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:06 pm 
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Lets send him a window decal, so it can be seen on his car when it turns 300k ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:08 pm 
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I didn't even think of that, I think it would be a great idea!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:13 pm 
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He just has to drive a Bonne, look at his home town


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:23 pm 
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JEES. He drives a HELL of a lot! 42k+ miles a year....3k mile oil changes? Changes it 14 times a year....or 99 times over the life of the vehicle so far. Just goes to show...conventional oil won't break the car...but who knows how long it would go with synthetic....wonder if hes on the original transmission. Is he gonna retire it at 300k? Hope not....I wanna see half a mil!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:34 pm 
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If I get a reply back from my last Email I sent him, I will ask him about a decal. I also gave him the link to this thread, so hopefully he will keep an eye on it.

Anyone going to guess where it will be when it hits 300,000 :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:26 pm 
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Someone just send him a decal! I would chip in a dollar or two, that would be huge for this site!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:53 pm 
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Well, he replied to my Email, so I sent him another one including inquiring about a decal. We will see what he says :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:58 pm 
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tell him to join even if he cant be active :)

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tell him to join even if he cant be active :)


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Although I wonder if that is like his "company car" or if he actually bought it himself. My point is whether he is really a fan of the car or it's just transportation....

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tell him to join even if he cant be active :)


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Anyone going to guess where it will be when it hits 300,000 :)

Pulling into his driveway

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:20 pm 
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With his mileage now, that would take what... two hours :laughing3:

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whatever happened with this? did he ever get a decal?

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Bonnie had made a full recovery from her recent transmission transplant when she got a boo boo. One of the office staff was taking her for an oil change when he was in an accident. For awhile there was some doubt as to whether or not Bonnie would pull through, but she is tough! I look forward to having her repaired and back with me on the road. I will update soon.

In the meantime I am using an Enterprise rental. It is a good vehicle, but with only 8,000 miles, she is very new to the roads of Illinois.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:06 am 
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BTW ~ July 15th it hit 300000miles

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:37 am 
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No, he never replied back about the decal. As you can see though, it was in a little accident.... Looks like it will be all fixed up again though :)

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that actually hit the door frame hard. most likely an insurance co. would total it.

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