Insurance Salesman puts Mobil 1 and 1989 Saab to the Test in Million Mile
Race to the Finish
FAIRFAX, VA., April 16 /CNW/ - Further exemplifying the exceptional
performance of its flagship Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil, ExxonMobil is proud
to announce that Peter Gilbert of Glendale, Wisconsin, completed an ambitious
goal of driving one million miles in his 1989 Saab SPG, with the help of Mobil
1 motor oil.
Gilbert, an insurance salesman who drives approximately five hours a day,
clocking in approximately 300 miles, hung up his hat on October 28, 2006, when
his Saab arrived at the Wisconsin Auto Museum in Hartford, Wisconsin. His now
legendary car will be immortalized for years to come for the enjoyment of auto
"Nearly 17 years ago when I got my Saab, I set forth a goal to reach the
one-million mile benchmark. I knew that using Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil
would give me the best chance to do it," said Gilbert when reflecting upon his
"It is an honor for us to recognize Mr. Gilbert's achievement and to
celebrate the outstanding performance that our Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil
delivered," said Mike Mullins, Vice President of Marketing, ExxonMobil
Lubricants & Specialties. "To achieve one million miles as Mr. Gilbert did
with his car, serves as a great example of the advanced engineering for which
Saab vehicles and Mobil 1 engine oil are renowned."
Living in Wisconsin, Gilbert often logged extensive mileage while facing
harsh, cold winters. That is why he says two of the key performance benefits
he derived from using Mobil 1 0W40 were its ability to reduce sludge formation
and provide protection under the most demanding ambient conditions.
"While I have always been very interested in the science and technology
of how things work, I am a person who is far more interested in results,"
Gilbert said. "And, the results I have had are a testament to the superior
technology that is behind Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil."
Throughout Gilbert's journey, Mobil 1 products played a vital role,
including the synthetic grease used for CV joints.
While he admits that retiring his beloved 'one-million-mile' vehicle made
him "slightly sad," Gilbert has moved on and is now embarking on a new journey
with a brand new Saab 9-5 Aero and Mobil 1 by his side.
Mobil 1 is a registered trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM)
or one of its subsidiaries.
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