A Meeting of Legends
Today’s Odometer: 467,833
You could probably find a “cult” following for just about any make/model of vehicle on the road today. As I’ve learned over the last 8 years of Acura Legend ownership, I’m definitely not the only one with a sick/crazy obsession for this car. And naturally, I enjoy spending time with others who share that!
Yesterday was an incredible Arizona springtime day — and what better way to enjoy it than by enjoying the open road with some fellow Acura fanatics. My friend Matt took the helm of the coupe, and I blew the dust off the garage queen sedan to participate yesterday in the Central Arizona Acura Legend Meet. We made the trek to Prescott Valley, Arizona to tour a repair shop that our friend Tony opened, then enjoyed some of the twisty mountainous roads leading up to the old mining town of Jerome. Total roundtrip mileage was probably 250-300.
It was a bit of an out-of-body experience to see my car being driven down the road by someone else, but I took that opportunity to snag a few pictures (carefully) from the driver’s seat of the sedan.
Here’s the group shot. The second car from left is my 1994 Legend sedan (only 141k miles!) and the second car from the right is my 1994 Legend coupe (the feature car for this blog).
Both cars made the drive without so much as a hiccup. I did get the coupe in for some maintenance this week, too. Acura of Tempe has always taken good care of me, and this week’s experience was no exception. I had the coolant changed, MT fluid replaced, and got an oil change during this visit. Following are the repair recommendations from the technician on my paperwork — none of these are particularly alarming as I’d known about them prior. The joys of owning an old car!
That receipt, along with hundreds of others, ended up archived in my giant records binder — but only after logging a new line item in the Excel spreadsheet, of course.