Drive to Fivers Near and Far

Odometer (Legend):  522,260

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Odometer (ILX):  39,858

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Today, I’m going to spotlight 4 people who deserve some recognition for being either an Acura fan or a Drive to Five fan.

First of all, most die-hard Legend enthusiasts will already know that Christopher Brian Bridges – better known as rapper, entrepreneur, and actor Ludacris – has been driving a 1993 Acura Legend for many years, since before his days of stardom.   In this recent video clip of an interview with Chelsea Lately,  he talks about his pride and joy Legend.  Notice he mentions the fact that it has over 240,000 miles on it.  Love it!

To Ludacris:  You’re nearly halfway there!

Here’s Luda’s car.

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Our next feature is Cody who I’ve introduced before.  He’s got an exceptionally clean Legend sedan that looks like like a twin to the one Luda drives, except with just a fraction of the miles.  This 1993 L sedan 5-speed has fewer than 70,000 miles on it.

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Check the “after” picture of his window tint from a few days ago.  Looks much better!

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Next, we’re sending some congratulations to the other side of the globe where Francesco who we’ve been following for quite some time now has just completed 280,000 kilometers in his Fiat.  Can’t wait to see him roll the big 3-0-0!

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And finally:

Another Drive to Five reader, Michael, stopped by this evening to visit.  He’s got a high mileage 1997 BMW 740 iL.  This beauty has over 270,000 miles on the original drivetrain.

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Michael’s BMW sports some impressive amenities.  The interior (which I forgot to photograph) is in fantastic shape for being 16 years old.

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Great looking luxury cars right here!

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Thanks for the visit, Michael!

Here’s a flashback picture from December 2006 with my Legend sedan & coupe in Logan, Utah.  Interestingly enough, I didn’t even own the sedan until 2 years later.  I was just visiting the prior owner at his office when I took this.

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And a pic my friend Ben found from NALM (National Acura Legend Meet) 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Legend was wearing 19″ Racing Hart C2 wheels at the time.

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I rolled the bit 522,222.2 this week and I’m already getting anxious for 555,555.5.

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Stay tuned!  Have a great weekend!

10 Responses to “Drive to Fivers Near and Far”

  1. LOVE seeing that coupe! Great last photograph also Tyson.

    • Thanks Dave! It felt really good to get the old Legend coupe out and put a few miles on it like old times. I think the A/C in that car might actually work better than my ILX! Definitely a necessity now that we’re supposed to hit 106 degrees tomorrow. Ick. Hope you have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks Tyson! Luda and I rollin’ in the matching Legends. Shout out from the 435 if you know what I’m sayin! 😉

  3. Francesco Says:

    Thanks my friend!! 🙂

  4. Tyson! Long time no talk. I’m so very glad to hear you hit the 500k Mark in your coupe. Impressive is an understatement.
    I still have my e60 . I bought it 17000 in August of 2010. I just hit 78k today. I might hit the 500 club in record time 🙂

    Infiniti just hit 190k . Engine running strong but the suspension is not doing so well.

    Just sold the Lincoln. Only 47k on that one, but I’m glad to be rid of it.
    Was hoping for a legend purchase this summer, but I’m going to save some more, and maybe find a coupe this fall.

    It’s been too long man, hope all is all with you. I’ll be following the blog, now that I know it’s around 🙂

    • Hey Jeff, thanks for checking in, and for the congrats! Man it seems like forever ago that you came to Scottsdale to pick up the E60. Glad to hear you’re still driving that beast. Holler if you make it back out this way. Remind me what part of TX you’re in. Maybe one of my upcoming road trips will take me there. Would be awesome if you’re able to pick up a Legend coupe this fall. Get back in the Ac fam. We’ve missed ya 😉

  5. Hella. Love when you look at an article and they’re miraculously another utahn. Represent haha.

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