Honda’s “Thank You” Ad
Odometer (Legend): 527,600
Odometer (ILX): 57,227
This was a fun way to start my morning!
Honda has launched a new ad campaign called “Start Something Special” and one of the TV spots that will kick it off is this 30-second clip with a quick cameo appearance of me standing with my pride & joy 1989 Prelude. I was a senior in high school and had just gotten dressed up for that night’s prom. White tux – check. White skater shoes – check. Prelude with more “bling bling” chrome than Vegas? Also check.
Those were simpler times. Many moons ago when I ordered that Utah “4CRUIZN” license plate, I never thought I’d be “CRUIZN” toward 500,000 miles a decade later in an Acura. Nor could I have known that Honda HQ would have any such interest in using the picture for marketing. But hey, I was thrilled to oblige!
Though my taste in cars (and fashion) has changed a bit since I was 17 years old, my commitment to the Honda brand remains ever-strong, and I’m glad to thank Honda back for the many miles of travels that the company’s well-built cars have provided me.
Our family’s garage in the late 1990’s did indeed look something like a Honda used car lot.
- My 1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si
- My brother’s 1984 Honda Civic 1500 S
- My mom’s 1993 Acura Legend L sedan
- My project car 1988 Acura Legend L sedan
It’s hard to believe that was 15 years ago! I’ll close with a text conversation thread from a dialogue today with an old friend who I haven’t spoken with in at least a couple of years.
Out of the blue, an “Are you married to your car?” comment. The answer is yes, my friend. And we’ll live happily ever after. The End.