Mileage Updates, Trip Recap, Visit from Tom, & Emissions Check
Odometer (Legend Coupe): 539,421
Odometer (1993 Legend Sedan): 178,388
Odometer (1994 Legend Sedan): 149,669
Odometer (ILX): 144,915
Odometer (Vigor): 104,652
Odometer (NSX): 102,757
Total Miles: 1,219,802
Happy Monday. Time to catch up on life! I just celebrated first weekend at home in Phoenix in at least the last couple of months. I realized last Tuesday during my 400-mile return trip from Los Angeles that I’ve made the trip from Phoenix to southern California via Interstate 10 a whopping SEVEN TIMES since the end of August. Need a recap of those?
- 8/28: Palm Springs in the ILX
- 9/4: Los Angeles in the ILX
- 9/11: Los Angeles in the Legend
- 10/8: Palm Springs in the NSX
- 10/18: Los Angeles in the Legend
- 10/22: Los Angeles in the ILX / Back in the LS400
- 10/26: Los Angeles in the LS400 / Back in the ILX
If you’re interested in some additional reading, here are some great articles:
- NSXPO 2015 by Michael Jordan of Automobile Magazine
- NALM 2015 by James Lee of Six Speed Blog
- Million Mile Lexus by Jason Pawela of Driven for Drives
- Million Mile Lexus by James Lee of Six Speed Blog
My friend Tom visited from Connecticut this past week for work. On Thursday night, he and I went over to Mesa to check out my friend Jimmy’s “new” 1994 Legend coupe. We took it for a spin.
This thing had an incredibly aggressive suspension setup but it handles amazingly!
Saturday was a perfect-weather day outside so I made good use of it. Ecology Auto Parts at 35th Avenue & Broadway in Phoenix was bustling with people like me who paid $1 to walk the aisles and scope out the place for used auto parts. I didn’t find anything I absolutely needed to have.
I spent some time cleaning up the 1993 L.
Still need to ditch all that aftermarket intake stuff.
Thanks to a tip from a friend, I also got the CD magazine inside the trunk un-stuck! Inside it were 5 discs from the prior owner that had been in there since 2008! Doobie Brothers – gotta love it. I’m mailing these back to the seller.
Also got the Vigor out and about for a quick wash.
Happened to see this “Legend Distributing” company sign on 51st Avenue in Glendale, but I was in the wrong car.
The Legend sedan did come out, too. In fact, I made a point to drive all 6 cars over the weekend.
Last night I visited the Pavilions car show, which takes place in Saturday in Scottsdale, the whole year ’round.
Yesterday morning, the ILX got a much-needed bath.
Cleaned up both inside and out!
I guess I picked the right place to live. In January, I’ll celebrate my 10-year anniversary of having moved to the Phoenix metro area. A new study by Waze, a GPS app that uses real-time feedback from drivers on road & traffic conditions, has named Phoenix as the best city in the world for drivers. Here’s the full article.
Lastly, the coupe passed its emissions test recently with flying colors. It had been two years since the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) put the car on a dyno to evaluate its emissions compliance. Results are below, including the car’s emissions numbers as well as the allowable limits for each of the pollutants evaluated. The technician who handed me the printout at the end thought the odometer reading was a typo!
Next on the agenda I’ll be heading up to the SEMA show in Las Vegas this evening. Among many celebrities who will be in attendance is Irv Gordon, the Guinness World Record holder for the most miles on any car! I will be finding him.
Have a great week!