Long Way Home & Clint’s Vigor
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!