2017 Mileage Roundup

Time for the 2017 mileage roundup for the fleet.  I started this type entry a year ago when I summarized the mileage totals to start collecting history on mileage traveled.  I made it a point after acquiring RedRock to create an account at Fuelly.com and then installed the app on my iPhone.  With a little discipline, I’ve recorded every fuel-up and the results are interesting.  The website provides a yearly totals view and that is where these screenshots came from…

Here is my 2017 mileage roundup:

Totals for: RedRock

Totals for: S2000

Totals for: bowtie6

Comparing to the totals from last year, I must drive MORE!!!

Finally, like I did last year, here is a gallery of the three dashboards taken on New Year’s day, 2018.


This might be one of the few times I post a picture of the mileage on bowtie6.  It shows 23,519 miles and this is a bit misleading (adding this as a reminder to myself too!):

  • I’ve driven my 1972 TR6 for 23,159 miles since I put it on the road after the full restoration.
  • The first engine – a 3.4L V6 from a Camaro –  ran for 14,513 miles.  That is when we discovered an irreparable frame failure with stress cracks and my cousin Jim built the new frame from scratch.
  • The 2.4L Ecotec engine/gearbox came from a Pontiac Solstice with only 8 miles on the odometer.  This powertrain was then installed in a new frame built at Jim’s shop.  On October 15th, 2011, bowtie6 left Jim’s shop and has been a hoot to drive.
  • The new Ecotec powertrain has 8,998 miles so far.


4 thoughts on “2017 Mileage Roundup

  1. tysonhugie

    This is good stuff – you know I love stats! I applaud the dedication. I do the annual mileage summary (you’ll see it in a blog post very soon) but I definitely don’t record every single fuel up with that level of detail. Bravo. < 1,000 miles on the S2000 this year?! Get that baby OUT!

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Hello Tyson! Happy New Year. Thanks for the comments. Credit due: I got the inspiration to do the stats based on your blog.

      Regarding the S2000 – yes I do need to get that car more on the road. 😉

      Nice hearing from you, cheers!

  2. Michael Yount

    Love me some data Joe! Looks like the fleet is doing fine. I sold my Fit to my daughter ( and she got t-boned/totaled 3 months later!) and bought a base model Mazda 3 hatch with 6 speed manual. Running the speed limit it did 40.5 mpg on a round trip to Augusta yesterday. The last 5 tanks on the Volvo LS have varied between 18.8 and 24.6 all around the Charlotte are for an average of 20.8. Not too shabby.

    1. bowtie6 Post author

      Happy New Year Michael! Sorry to hear about your daughter’s Fit – I hope she was OK.

      Not shabby on the Volvo at all. I have been very pleasantly surprised with the mileage on my Camaro – the LS engines are really hard to beat. Next major purchase for the Camaro will be a set of new tires. The original Pirelli’s are almost done. They have served well and can’t complain. Now comes decision time for what to buy.

      Sure is nice to hear from you – take care!


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