Honda’s “Thank You” Ad

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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.


8 Responses to “Honda’s “Thank You” Ad”

  1. Tyson, your high school let you wear sneakers to your prom?? I wish i would have gone to your high school. I was not comfortable in the shiny dress shoes I had to rent for my prom.

    • Oh yeah, I totally wore sneakers! I just tried digging up a picture of my entire ‘dance group’ from Senior Ball, but I’d have to scan one later on. The late 90’s were a great time to grow up. Forget those crazy uncomfortable dress shoes 😉

  2. This post and pics made me laugh – thanks for that. My 98 Prelude is still (and will probably always be) my favorite car ever. But a 90s flashback is always awesome (full disclosure though: I grew up waaaay before that).

    • Ha, thanks Jay – glad you enjoyed the entertainment. I’m still rolling my eyes at the wardrobe, but I truly do miss that car. That Prelude served me well (despite my tacky modifications) for a couple of years. The last time I saw it, it was sitting at a scrapyard awaiting scrapping. I pulled off the Honda emblem from trunk lid and still have it as a memory! Keep rolling your 98 Prelude. Email me some pics sometime, too.

  3. My old roomie had an 87 Prelude. I loved driving it whenever she wasn’t in the mood!

    • They’re such fun little cars. I remember reading somewhere that the 3rd generation 4WS out-performed a Ferrari in the slalom. Handling galore. I’d love to roll back the clock and buy one brand new. Then put it in a time capsule.

  4. Its okay Tyson, we all pretty much have pictures of us in a certain hair do, clothes, parachute pants, or something that we really don’t want to show too many people! Congrats on the newest nod from Honda.

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