It’s the holidays! The tree is trimmed, our presents are wrapped, the cards are signed, the wreath is on the door, and the cookies are baking in the oven. This year, my wife and I are adding a new wrinkle to our holiday plans… a massive holiday road trip to visit family and friends in the Midwest. Before we lock up the house and get on the road, however, I thought I’d share some of our recent updates and travels. Call it a “weekend potpourri,” a “weekend roundup,” or maybe, just a little of this and a little of that:
Automotive This and That.
I also wanted to share a fun video recently produced by Acura. In the early 1990s, Acura and Honda were desperate to enter the growing SUV market, but they did not have such a vehicle in their lineup. Their solution was to purchase and re-badge SUVs made by Isuzu. Acura’s first SUV, the SLX, began life as at the Isuzu Trooper. Although mostly forgotten, a few examples of this model remain on the road, including one owned by my friend Tyson, whose blog Drive to Five details his adventures and travels in his fleet of 1990s Acuras. Tyson originally owned two SLXs (along with two Legends, two Integras, a Vigor, an NSX… am I forgetting one?). However, he donated one of the SLXs to Acura for a special project for RADwood, the celebration of all things 1980’s and 1990’s (you may remember my trip to Philadelphia RADwood last year). Acura took Tyson’s former SLX and transplanted in the engine, transmission, and suspension from a brand new RDX, breathing new life into the old dinosaur. For the project video, they even gave Tyson a role (he’s the guy with the old Acuras for sale). It’s pretty epic… I’ll let the video do the talking:
Football This and That.
State Theater This and That.
Asbury Park This and That.
Christmas Decoration This and That.
Thanks for reading along on this fun and brief overview of our recent updates. Next week my wife and I will be starting an epic road trip, one of the longest distance drives I have ever taken, so stay tuned for updates from the open road ahead.
I wish you happy holidays, times of joy and togetherness, good memories, and may all your Christmases be bright!
4 thoughts on “This and That.”
That Christmas tree in Asbury park is huge! I love it. Looks like everyone is getting into the spirit of the season. My next blog post is going to have a bit of news updates on various fronts, much like yours did. Thanks for featuring the SLX story / video! Hope your weekend is going well.
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The SLX story is really cool – glad to see Acura embracing their heritage more recently. I’ll keep an eye out for your next post. Thanks for reading!
The house with all the lights is, I think, in Highland Park on Lincoln…….. awful!!!
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It’s certainly… bright. Thanks for reading!!