Long Way Home & Clint’s Vigor

Odometer:  508,370

Here’s a flashback as well as a clue as to why I got so hooked on Acura at a young age.  This picture is from about 1996.  I was 15 years old and obsessing over a family member’s 1989 Legend LS coupe in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Little did I know that 15 years later I’d be blogging about my travels in a half million mile Legend of my own!

My current home is located just a block away from a large Indian reservation called the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.  This land covers about 53,000 acres and borders the Arizona cities of Scottsdale, Mesa, and Fountain Hills.  I drive through the reservation each day on my way home from work as a way of bypassing the congested southbound Loop 101 freeway, even though it adds about 10 miles to my drive.  Yesterday, I decided to take a side road and see if I passed by anything worth a closer look.

At the other end of the mileage spectrum, I thought I’d also share a few new pictures of my friend Clint’s immaculate 1992 Acura Vigor GS that you may remember from a prior post.  The Vigor is a bit of a rare breed, having only been produced for 1992, 1993, and 1994.  Clint recently took his Frost White Acura on a round-trip to Phoenix from southern Utah (about 800 miles) and the car handled the trip flawlessly.  He said he’s now just over 90,000 miles in the old 5-cylinder sedan.  A fresh coat of wax and she looks showroom fresh.  Thanks Clint for sharing these latest pictures!

5 Responses to “Long Way Home & Clint’s Vigor”

  1. I recall well the day I took that photo of you in front of that red car at Dart’s house. We both fell in love with it, and even to this day I love that body style. It was a clean one! Excuse the pun, but in my case one can safely say “It runs in the family.” In your case, we might substitute “run” with “drives.” Happy trails!

    • Yes I remember that day, too. It was Wendy’s mom’s car, right? Do you remember the Legend 2 door that you drove in St. George of that bodystyle? Brown color, chrome wheels, Brent Statham, I think? To die for!

      • Yes, Wendy’s mom. And yes to the brown car memory. No details escape you! I drove Craig Morley’s Vigor once too.

  2. Nothing quite like taking the long way home on a nice day! Nice to see a clean Vigor, too. Beautiful photos.

    • Thanks Tyler! I know you can relate! I’d love to spotlight your duo of super clean classic Hondas, too – if you’d like. Send me some of your best “glamour” shots 🙂

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