So here we are. The first of March. Why is March special? Well, several reasons really, but the main two in my world is that Spring is just about here, & this March, the 27th to be exact, happens to be Acura’s 30th anniversary! To celebrate this event in my own fashion I conceived “Threat Level: Midnight” or rather, for it’s world debut…
“Dueling Acura’s – Over 1 Million Miles”.
It’s a short video featuring my TSX & the famous ’94 Legend Coupe belonging to Tyson Hugie. Tyson has become a good friend over the last few years & is a very prominent part of this blog ever seeing the light of day. This project also would not have come together with out his assistance either. So for all these things, I want to send out a sincere Thank You to Tyson.
This has been a year & a half in the making (in my head while racking up the miles), 5 days of driving, 2 days of filming, hours of fishing thru photos & countless hours of editing, masterfully done by my brother James on the other side of the country. He did a fantastic job of bringing this video to life for me. It’s exactly how I pictured it every time this song came around on my mp3 player in the car. So another BIG Thank You to my brother James. You da Man!
It was filmed in St George, UT & Lowman, ID areas. It was a fun project to put together.
Lastly, I’d like to thank every one at Lyle Pearson Acura here in Boise. If it wasn’t for my fantastic local dealer, I’d likely not be closing in on 500,000 miles on the same drivetrain. So a shout out to Jim Cross (for hiring quality people & keeping them) Travis Thorton (for being a great service manager & always being there when I need him (& being Jason Stathams stunt double)), Chris Downs, Craig Hoogland, Marvin Webb & Don (the master techs keeping me on the road all these years! Can you believe it’s been 10 years guys!?) Royce West (for being an awesome sales manager, being honest, answering all my questions & always giving me the scoop on the new NSX) Mike Hazel (for being a top notch salesman & handling our new 2014 RDX purchase) & to Sawyer Eckhardt (who did an awesome job in service, & will be selling me my next new Acura when I’m ready, Sorry Mike)
Remember, it’s my first time. Be gentle. Hope you enjoy!
I would love to hear your thoughts on the outcome of this project. Feel free to sound off in the comments. I do have a concept for a follow up video. So any suggestions, recommendations on how to improve are welcome.
Oscar nods are also welcome. I’m shooting for the “Best short film from a nobody” category.
Thank you everyone for stopping by! Have a great week & we’ll see you again soon!