NALM 2016 Announcement: Atlanta, Georgia – September 14-18

Twelfth time’s a charm!  This morning, it was announced that this year’s National Acura Legend Meet (NALM) will be based in Atlanta, Georgia and held from September 14th through 18th.

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The ground team there (Alan, Kevin, Alex, Chris, and Evan) have drafted a 4-page bid that outlines specifically what they have in mind for the occasion.  For me, it’ll be about an 1,800 mile drive each way from Scottsdale, Arizona, and I’m looking forward to it.  Link to official announcement on acuralegend.org forums.

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In any car club, people cycle in and out as their interest grows or fades.  Sometimes a car is lost in an accident and the owner moves on to another make or model.  And then some of us are are forever stuck in the 1990s.  The collector community is starting to appreciate our hobby.  Since the generation 2 Legend debuted in 1991, that means it’s now “officially” a classic at 25 years old.  And the first model year Legends are now turning 30!  Time flies.  Should I throw an Arizona historic plate on one of my cars yet?

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For those who haven’t been with the club from the beginning, I threw together a quick WordPress site capturing a few highlights from each of the event’s 11 years.  Here’s a link to the page.  I’ve been to all 11, and my Legend has been to 10 of them.  The only one it missed was in 2012 (Milwaukee) when I drove my brand new (at the time) ILX.

I also thought it would be fitting to celebrate today’s anniversary.  It was 10 years ago today – on March 8, 2006 – when I created my YouTube channel.  I was 24 and in the middle of my graduate school program in Glendale, Arizona.

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Over those ten years, I’ve posted over 100 videos and picked up 522 subscribers.  The videos have been viewed 965,556 times.  So, coming up on a million!  This is small potatoes in comparison to the likes of Redline Reviews (189,000 subscribers and counting), but hey, I’m pretty happy with it.

I have a special road trip in store for a week from this Friday.  A couple friends and I will be traveling to southern California to check out a place called the Salton Sea.  Looking forward to having you along for the ride.  More soon!

10 Responses to “NALM 2016 Announcement: Atlanta, Georgia – September 14-18”

  1. Happy Anniversary! See ya in Atlanta 😉

  2. Congrats Tyson!

    I fully understand the significance of those milestone birthdays…

    As for the AZ antique plate I appreciate the attraction & thought about one for the 93SE but I do wish they redesigned it. Not a fan of the copper color but still respect you if you went for it.

    NALM sounds great but how long would it take for a 1500 mile cruise?

    • Yeah, I’m not big on the design/color of the historic plates either. As for Atlanta, the 1,850 miles are supposed to take 27 hours of drive time. I’ve already laid out the plan in my head. Las Cruces on Tuesday the 13th after work. Dallas the next day. And arriving Thursday night in time for dinner. Hang out for 2 full days with the gang, and begin my return trek on Sunday morning after the Awards Ceremony. That puts me home by Tuesday night and I’m back at work on Wednesday. Whew!

  3. Any chance you will stop by Florida? 🙂 This will be the closest you have been to Florida since I have been reading the blog. Have you ever been to Florida and if not, what has been your closest approach?

    • Yes I’ve been to FL several times! I have some friends who live out there. I’ve only driven there once – actually I drove FROM there, to Utah, in my brother’s newly-purchased 2001 Lexus IS300 back in about 2004. My Legend has never been to FL though. One of my dream drives is to drive to Key West. This year’s big “NSXPO” meet is in Orlando in November but I probably won’t make it out to that, sadly!

  4. You let me know when you want to do that trip to Key West. It is a beautiful drive from Miami. I can even be your tour guide. 😀

  5. Sounds like an interesting weekend trip! Looking forward to your next update

    • Thanks Dave! We depart this Friday after work and have a full day Saturday exploring the eastern shores of California’s largest inland body of water… Pics and stories to come!

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