Ludacris’ Legend Restoration for SEMA Show in Las Vegas; Final NALM Pics

Odometer (Legend):  538,010


Odometer (ILX):  143,674


“That’s Ludacris!”  It’s a well-known fact that rapper, entrepreneur, and actor Ludacris has had a special bond with his car from the very early days of his career.  I’ve posted about Luda’s car before, right around the same time his latest album “Ludaversal” hit the airwaves.


After a recent run-in that left the right rear quarter panel crunched, and thanks to a couple decades (and over 250,000 miles) of wear and tear, that old 1993 L sedan had seen better days.  Acura has swooped in and seen this as a great opportunity to restore a Legend, for a legend.  The car will be unveiled at a press conference during the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, the first week of November.  I plan on being there to see the finished product!

Here is a link to the official press release.  You can follow the build progress in social media by watching for the hashtag #LegendaryDuo.


Another Legend, belonging to one of our club members, got posted on Monday on Bring a Trailer.  Pretty nice to see appreciation from the automotive community for a rare and well-kept example:


I recently got ahold of some final edits taken by Event Photographer Daniel Stir at the 11th annual National Acura Legend Meet a few weeks ago in Houston.  Feast your eyes!


Group shot from Yankee’s Tavern in Carlos, Texas


Group photo full shot


Track day at MSR Houston


Another from track day


Cruising the backroads of the Sam Houston National Forest


The 1991 Legend coupe in Cobalt Blue, owned by Event Director TJ Vetrone


Pack of Desert Mist Metallic Legends, with Dallas-based Jeff Plunk in the lead (I’m second)


More from the group drive


Richards, Texas


I’m sending a special shout-out to my friend and fellow automotive journalist Brendan Saur who wrote a piece on Curbside Classic about the oft-forgotten Acura Vigor, and even included a couple photos of my prized car.  Click the hyperlink to read it!


Busy weekend ahead here (do I ever have one any other way?).  Talk to everyone soon!

11 Responses to “Ludacris’ Legend Restoration for SEMA Show in Las Vegas; Final NALM Pics”

  1. busy weekend ahead = GOOD D-to5 upcoming entry!!

    • Back to back events! Saturday is the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year program in Chandler, then Sunday I’m taking the coupe to the Japanese Classic Car Show in Torrance, CA. Should be fun 🙂

  2. Poor Ludacris! Will that buff out? 🙂

  3. Tyson, love the pics and certainly enjoyed the history on the Vigor via Curbside. Hope to soon take that Arcadia Green beauty for a spin. 🙂 See you next weekend!

  4. I can understand Acura wanting to attempt something like this, but to me – a well seasoned over half a MILLION mile vehicle would be a more than worthy candidate for a rebuild. You better work on your fledgling rap career Tyson!

  5. Nice to see Ludacris getting his Legend restored!

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