Odometer (Legend): 528,718
Odometer (ILX): 68,429
It’s always a good day when my neighbors get to see another Acura at my house. Special thanks to my friend James for his visit this past Sunday! James is the former owner of a Legend LS coupe, but he’s been driving a 2004 Acura TL 6-speed for the last 6 years. It’s looking good for 170,000 miles on the odometer. We snagged a picture together after getting back from lunch in the Legend.
I do love that factory body kit!
James is the Executive Director of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona. His license plate says “Ph.D Cowboy,” and that makes a nice segway into today’s topic.
A couple of weeks ago, I got digging through my collection of license plates and I was able to round up each one of the 10 vanity plates that my cars have worn in my 16 years of driving.
Each one carries with it a unique set of memories in the hundreds of thousands of miles they’ve covered. From my high school “HUGGIE’S” days with my 1986 Chevy Celebrity to my college years with the 1991 Prelude Si 4WS and the multiple Legends I’ve owned over the last decade, each car has had its own personality.
Perhaps the most meaningful pair of plates in my collection is this one:
Those were the last license plates registered to a black 1987 Chevy pickup truck that my late grandfather owned. He passed away at the young age of 58 years old in September, 1989. The license plates expired one month later. These plates have been kept in safekeeping for 25 years now. They still have bug guts on them that I refuse to clean off because they represent part of the history with my grandpa and his beautiful black truck.
What does your plate say, and does it have any special meaning to you?
Thanks to Dillon – “Hondatalover” for this sweet TLX rendering I’m sharing today.
And guess who’s a new card-carrying member of the Acura NSX Club of America (NSXCA)?! Yeah baby!