Flashback Friday: First Driver License
Odometer (Legend): 529,215
Odometer (ILX): 74,337
Oh my. I came across a color copy of this 1990′s artifact the other day. Issued the last day of 1997, I was 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds of ear-to-ear grinning 16-year-old. I’m pretty sure I bolted from the DMV and did a few cartwheels in the process as I was finally a fully legalized driver.
While we’re looking back, here’s a shot from around that same era. My 1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si at the time was equipped with some blingin’ 15″ Optima wheels. Mom’s 1993 Acura Legend L was looking pretty fly, too. This was taken in 1998 at my grandparents’ cabin near Elk Meadows Ski Resort in the mountains east of Beaver, Utah.
I also scanned this beauty from around the same time. Grandma’s Chevy Beretta. It was a 1990, I think? I loved that car, and actually I still find Berettas attractive when I see them on the road. Call me crazy.
I finally got around to test-fitting an OEM Legend coupe cover that my friend Mark gave me several weeks ago.
All bundled up! Perfect fit, just as I expected. Thanks, Mark!
My friend Chris in NJ tipped me off on this stunning Crystal Black Pearl 2014 Acura ILX, customized by Acura of Pembroke Pines, Florida. It’s sitting on 19″ Vossen wheels and stanced with Eibach lowering springs.
Absolutely gorgeous! And, it’s already been sold to a lucky owner. It’s amazing how a few subtle updates will really make a car “pop.”
I’m off to Utah until Sunday for some family festivities, so stay tuned for a trip write-up in the coming days. The ILX is closing in on the 25,000 mile home stretch to its first 100,000. Thanks for joining me on the way there!