Archive for December, 2022

Happy New Year 2023

Posted in Blog on December 31, 2022 by tysonhugie

Greetings, friends and family.

I’m posting to share some holiday greetings and well-wishes. It’s been about a year and a half since I last published anything here, but I haven’t forgotten about the blog and the 10+ years’ worth of memories I typed here on a regular basis. I keep the WordPress domain alive for the sake of preservation and history since it’s fun to look back.

My attention has been pulled in many directions as I’ve continued to grow my YouTube channel, write for the Collector Car Network (the Journal and AutoHunter auctions), and keep up the pace with my day job in healthcare. I hope you’ve all been equally busy and are doing well.

This year has been filled with fun adventures, automotive and otherwise. Some of my favorite trips were to Vancouver, British Columbia for a wedding, to St. George, Utah for my grandma’s 90th birthday, and to Monument Valley this week for some awesome scenery in my SLX. I also drove my high-mileage Legend to Wichita, Kansas and back for this year’s National Acura Legend Meet (NALM) and co-hosted “NSXPO” (with < 100 cars in attendance) in Scottsdale. I traveled to Monterey, California for “Car Week” to see the reveal of Acura’s next-generation EV SUV, and I was thrilled to be part of an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage that was taped in February in Burbank and eventually aired in October on CNBC in Season 7 Episode 6.

I realized a few months ago that today, 12/31/22, is the 25-year anniversary of the day I got my driver license. How many total miles have I driven since then? One million? I bet it’s around or even beyond that number.

Below is an obligatory year-end automotive update since I share this sort of content on my Instagram account annually (seven years and counting!). I also included a photo of each of my 12 current vehicles in exactly the state they are as of today. Two cars are on display at the Acura of Tempe dealership showroom, and one is at the body shop getting a makeover.

Three newly-acquired cars will be the subjects of restoration projects in the coming year, including a 1994 Legend GS sedan, a 2002 RSX Type-S, and a 2006 TSX (all with manual transmissions). As you can see from the bar chart below, my annual mileage took a steady decline leading into 2020 and now hovers at around 20,000 miles per year.

Thanks for being part of the adventure and stay in touch!

Post a hello in the comment section if you’re still reading this after all these years. And, thanks!

Happy New Year to all.