… and offered to let them use the coupe as part of the event. I drove to LA yesterday and arrived with plenty of time to get the car cleaned up. I used the dealership’s wash bay and went to town on the coupe. It wasn’t in too bad of shape, but it did have 400 miles of dust and bugs all over it.
After washing it down and drying it, I went over the paint with Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Detailer. Interior was dressed with Meguiar’s Gold Class Rich Leather Conditioner, and Tires were treated with Meguiar’s Hot Shine Tire Spray. I also touched up the engine bay with some of these products, and ran a quick vacuum over the carpet. Other than that, it was ready to go.
The event was organized and coordinated by Matt Piercey, General Sales Manager of Planet Acura as part of a re-grand opening event to celebrate the new location of the dealership. He was super nice to work with and drives an incredible NSX that shared the showroom floor with my coupe. The event ran from 5-9 p.m. They had tacos, raffles, “no-pressure” test drives in the new TSX and the TL, Clear Bra demonstration, and an on-site dent removal guy who was offering his services free! It was an awesome time.
Matt was originally going to have the Legend on the platform just outside the showroom, but ended up booting a black TSX A-Spec out of the showroom so he could put the coupe in there! It was pretty sweet.
There were 23 NSXs that showed up to the event, as well as probably that many S2000’s. I met LOTS of super cool people (and lots of people with big money). One of the NSXs had a Honda OEM carbon fiber hood that cost $12k alone. The car in its entirety probably would be valued at a couple hundred thousand dollars with all the upgrades it had. Never did I feel like they looked down on me for driving the crappiest car there. Instead, they totally respected me and the car and gave lots of good feedback! In fact, I had four different people ask if I wanted to sell the car . I got the chance to meet the Account Manager for Source Interlink Media, Tan Nguyen, who works for the parent company of Honda Tuning, Import Tuner, SCC, etc. He loved the coupe – said it reminded him in so many ways of a Skyline.
Penny (Lady6Spd) brought her gorgeous GS 6-speed down, and Eric (OneBadNA1NSX) had his 2004 RL there. Other than that, no other Legends.
The best part was the reactions when people recognized the mileage. One of my favorite convos went like this:
Guy (noticing the sign on the windshield): That’s not the original engine though is it?
Me: Yeah, it is.
Guy: How many valve jobs has it had?
Me: Uhh… What’s a valve job?
Look closely and you’ll see the coupe inside in this pic:
Car 1: 1994 Legend GS-Auto
Car 2: 1994 Legend GS-6 spd
Car 3: 1993 NSX-6 spd
iTrader Score: 2 reviews
I was going to bring my 6-speed down, but got caught up at my sister's place and couldn't leave until almost 10pm. Had I known that you were going to be there, I would have postponed the trip to my sister's place until today.
Car 1: 1994 LS coupe 6-spd
Car 2: 1994 GS sedan 6-spd
iTrader Score: 19 reviews
Originally Posted by mellofelow
That's the dealer I go to and I didn't even know about the event. Oh well...
Dang! Yeah it was most widely publicized on the S2K forums and NSX Prime. I would have never known about it either if it hadn't been for that first post I responded to. It ended up being totally worth the drive out there.
Sorry I couldn't connect with ya - same to Graeme. Hope to see you guys next time I'm out that way.
Car 1: '94 Blk/Blk Legend GS / Sold to Nightshift
Car 2: '07 Toyo Sienna Ltd
Car 3: '08 Lexus GS 460
iTrader Score: 12 reviews
Damn Tyson another showcase event, your coupe always look good wherever it is and not only on a platform, it's truely a Legend. Look at this way, I hope you gonna have more showcase events to attend and beside the coupe you'll have chances to represent the new Legend GS 6sp as well.
Car 1: '92 LS "December"
Car 2: 6MT Canterbury Coupe
iTrader Score: 16 reviews
"Doing it big" gets harder and harder with you around. Looks like a great time. I'd loved to have been able to parooze the NSXes and talk people up. With your new paint and all your highway miles, I find it surprising that you don't have a nose mask... Or am I forgetting that you went for the 3M clear solution?
Mastervtec, everything you say cracks me up these days.
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