NALM 2015 Wrap-Up Video & NAPA “200,000 Mile Club” Commercial

Odometer (ILX):  142,067


From one car adventure to the next!  This old 1992 got a wash on Monday night.  Next Wednesday, it’ll be rolling out to Palm Springs, California for the NSXPO convention.


I’ve pieced together a few highlights from this year’s Nat’l Acura Legend Meet in Houston for this 8-minute video.  A good chunk of this clip – the first 3 1/2 minutes, anyway – are centered around the “surprise” arrival of Maryland-based Chris Miller who had arrived in his new Legend without anyone (besides me) knowing about him buying that car.  Skip ahead if that doesn’t interest you!

My friend Ryan shared the following 2-minute NAPA commercial with me.  It kind of cracks me up to see all the hubbub being made over getting a car to 200,000 miles.  The video also makes the assertion that any car > 10 years old (and with that kind of miles) must have fries underneath the seats and smell like a locker room.  Au contraire, my NAPA friends!  I think there’s a reason you don’t see any Honda or Toyota cars in the video.  For a Honda, getting to 200,000 is just the beginning.


I’m posting this blog entry from my mom’s place in southern Utah, where tomorrow (Saturday) I’ll make an attempt at running a 26-mile marathon with her.  Wish me luck.

Edit:  OH HEY!  This is my 500th blog post on Drive to Five!  So, is that a blog post for every 1,000 miles?  Something like that.  Thanks for being a part of the adventure.

14 Responses to “NALM 2015 Wrap-Up Video & NAPA “200,000 Mile Club” Commercial”

  1. Can I beat Kevin again? I love the recap video! It’s a great summary of the fun we had in Houston and the friendships we’ve established with great people from all over the U.S. I can’t wait to get the twins together again in the future. Maybe Acura will appreciate the story someday.

    • I think they will! I think we’ll ALL appreciate this more as time goes on. Great people and great memories. Thanks for being a part of it. Congrats on your newfound membership in the Southeast Region Legends.

  2. Fun to read all about NALM, welcome back home and good luck in the SGM tomorrow!

    • Thanks Cody. Clearly I’m unprepared for this race with as much as I’ve been on the go lately. Ugh. Ready or not! Maybe I’ll bump into you this weekend. Hope the fam is doing well. Btw, been corresponding with Nate and he & Tiff might bring their NSX out for some NSXPO festivities!

  3. Good gracious! I’m sure you can count on both hands the number of days you’ve been home this year! LOL You guys have a great run and drink you some chocolate milk. 🙂

    • It’s craziness. I’m trying my best to keep up with work emails too, while I’m out of the office so much. During the 3 days I took off for NALM, I had 416 unread messages. Ugh. Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. It was fun to read this post. I LOL’d the judging conspiracy. It’s good I couldn’t come, I probably would have been fined for Legend abuse.

    • Haha, Kevin and Alan always have their little disputes when the car show competition gets fierce. I saw Kevin swapping out a TL shift knob because he knew Alan would give him a hard time for it not being OEM…

  5. That commercial was a hoot! Loved it! Congrats on the 500th post! What a milestone!

  6. This was a pretty cool write up! I’ve been busy with other things I’ve missed a couple posts

    • Haha, thanks Nate! And NO worries at all on keeping up with the frequency of posts here in recent weeks. I’ve been a little over-zealous 🙂 I’ll be sharing daily updates later this weekend again while attending the NSXPO convention in Palm Springs, CA.

  7. Haha you actually did post that ad! Love the NALM video. I’m completely biased, but Legends age so well, and the community is amazing.

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