Announcement: 10th Annual NALM Dates & Location
Since 2005, the National Acura Legend Meet has been the go-to event of the year for Legend enthusiasts. Each year, local ground teams in prospective host cities prepare bids to bring the event to their hometowns. Pictured above is the crew from Las Vegas, Nevada during the 2007 meet. This year, the bid was awarded to the team in Los Angeles, California, and the event will be held July 24-28 (Thursday – Monday), 2014. You can bet I’ll be there!
Previous NALM locations:
- Dallas, Texas (2005)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma (2006)
- Las Vegas, Nevada (2007)
- Chattanooga, Tennessee (2008)
- Branson, Missouri (2009)
- Salt Lake City, Utah (2010)
- Morristown, New Jersey (2011)
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2012)
- Asheville, North Carolina (2013)
I’ve attended every event. The only one that I didn’t drive my 1994 Legend to was Milwaukee, since I wanted to take my then-brand-new 2013 ILX on its first cross-country drive.
Each year, Legend owners from around the country rally together at NALM for scenic drives, photoshoots, dealership-sponsored BBQs, and performance events like dyno testing and autocross races. Here are some photos from NALMs prior. And, a 5-year-old flashback video to that one time when I threw my car around an autocross track at NALM 2009 in Missouri. Those Michelin tires have never seen so much action!
This year’s trip will be a breeze. It’s only 372 miles (5 hours, 20 minutes) from Phoenix to LA via Interstate 10. Quite a change from last year’s jaunt to North Carolina & back!
One very special feature of this year’s program will be an opening ceremony inside Honda’s exclusive & private Collection Hall in Torrance. Those of you who have followed me since the Drive to Five Celebration in late 2011 will remember that my Legend got to be parked inside the Collection Hall for the day, after our red carpet reception at Honda/Acura headquarters down the street.
Stay tuned for more details. A full thread will soon be posted on the AcuraLegend.org forums by the ground team members who have worked hard to create a crowd-pleasing event. It will contain a detailed itinerary as well as registration information. I’ll be sure and share the information with you all as soon as I have it.
Have a great weekend!