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
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!