Arizona Driver Magazine Feature, Sep/Oct 2014 Issue

Odometer (Legend):  531,546


Odometer (ILX):  96,818


Today, I received a very “official” looking piece of mail.  It was the kind of envelope with the edges you have to fold over and tear off, like a check or invoice.  TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL – ACURA ILX it said in bold letters on the outside.  I wondered if maybe I’d received a speed camera violation or something.  Nope, it was an offer for an extended warranty.  Dang junk mailers get more creative every day.


So, am I interested in an extended warranty to 100,000 miles?  Umm, considering the fact that I’m only 3,182 miles away:  No thanks.

On an unrelated note, I got to meet up with a proud Acura TLX owner today.  My friend Matt, former owner of a TSX and a TL, has recently upgraded to this new ride.  Hey, look, I’m in the pic too.  My shadow is, anyway.


The editors at Arizona Driver Magazine saw fit to include one of my recent road trip stories in their publication, and I’m thrilled.

Many of you already read my write-up on the Old West town of Tombstone, Arizona, but I put together a special version for the feature story in the September/October 2014 issue of Arizona Driver.  This unique magazine is “The Enthusiast’s Guide to Life Behind the Wheel.”

Arizona has a strong ‘car enthusiast’ population due to its year-round weather friendliness.  Summer tires can be worn in most parts of the state whether it’s January or July, and aside from giving great road trip ideas, the magazine shares insightful reviews on new vehicles & industry news.  Feel free to click through these pages if you’d like to read through the article.

Coming up this weekend:  You’ll join me on a drive to Long Beach, California for the 10th annual Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS).

Don’t touch that dial.


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6 Responses to “Arizona Driver Magazine Feature, Sep/Oct 2014 Issue”

  1. Matt is now famous!

  2. Sweet.
    Does the JCCS have guidelines on what can enter? I’m curious to know if its more of a unrestored/restored to OEM show or tuners?


      Eligible models – all pre 1985 Japanese brand cars, which include the models that were first manufactured on/before 1985:

      Those are the eligible models:

      Toyota MR2 AW10 & 11,(all 1st gen ’84 to ’89)
      Toyota Corolla AE86, (’83 to ’87)
      Nissan 300ZX /Z31 – (Not Z32 models)
      Mitsubishi Starion, (’82 to ’89)
      Dodge Colt (MITSUBISHI Gallant)
      Plymouth Colt
      Mazda RX-7,
      Daihatsu models up to 1989
      Honda Integra 1st gen (’85 to ’89)

  3. Way to go on the Arizona Driver Tombstone article. Have fun at JCCS, and take a pic or two!

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