There is a story on 3News about a Toyota Hilux that has been to the moon and back…twice.
Kiwi Glenn Holmes has a vehicle that has almost done enough kilometres to travel to the moon and back twice.
Instead of going to into space, Mr Holmes has managed to rack up more than 1.2 million kilometres on the clock by doing his newspaper run – 300km a day around Manawatu.
He was doing that when it reached 1 million, a milestone he never planned to reach. In fact, when he bought the car 22 years ago he had never planned to hang onto it for that long.
“I thought I’d keep it two years and sell it to buy another one, but that didn’t happen so [I] just kept trucking along,” Mr Holmes says.
The ute takes more time and money to maintain than Mr Holmes has at the moment.
“I used to change the oil every 5000km,” he says, “which in this vehicle equated to an oil change every first Monday of the month.” Read more »