Happy New Year 2023

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.

33 Responses to “Happy New Year 2023”

  1. TY MACWALTERS Says:

    Hello! After all these years, I still enjoy reading about your travels and projects. New ventures and growth is great to read about. Love the going ‘back to the roots’ with the blog.

  2. Definitely want to drive the TSX and RSX when I visit. Still riding with you!

  3. Hiiiiiiiiiiiii

  4. Howdy! Glad to see youโ€™re still keeping the blog alive. Iโ€™m loving how the fleet is looking today. 2023 should a fun year in projects and, hopefully, road trips!

  5. Imma member! Still reading and looking forward to your blog posts here… and hopefully can figure out how to get this comment to stick!

  6. Imma member! I am still reading and looking forward to your blog posts here. Now if I can just figure out to get my comment to stick!

  7. Tia McGregor Astle Says:

    Imma member! I still read and look forward to your blog posts here. Now if I can just figure out how to get my comment to ‘stick’ I will be back in business as your #1 fan.

  8. I still like seeing your updates here too. Happy New Year! I enjoy seeing your videos too. Looks like you have some great projects for the coming year.

    Hopefully we can meetup in 2023!

  9. Tyson, I’ve enjoyed your blog since 2014 and was excited to see your post today. I really enjoy your content on all the other platforms as well – keep up the great work! I love the blue TSX. I was wondering when you were going to add one to the fleet! Hope you have a great 2023!

  10. Woohoo! This was a nice surprise when I opened up the WordPress app – a new drivetofive post! Iโ€™m glad you have kept the blog around – I actually re-read your Alaska trip not that along ago (giving me inspiration for yet another road trip adventure!). Cool update on your fleet – any upcoming big projects for any of the old guard Acuras (your 1994 coupe/sedan pair, the ILX, the NSX)?

    • You raise a good point, I need to remember to give plenty of attention to the old cars as well as recognize the new. The Desert Mist Legends are both due for timing belt replacements among other things!

  11. Wow!! A new Drivetofive Blog post?? I thought this blog had gone the way of the TSX Travels bog ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I hope you don’t post only once a year. I enjoy reading your posts. Take care and happy new year.

  12. Late to the party, but Iโ€™m still here! Great to see a new post and get some updates on your constantly evolving fleet.

  13. Happy new year Tyson! I like the blog, we don’t see the same content on Instagram and reading is a lot quieter than YouTube.
    Be well and don’t forget to drive fast!

    • Thanks Pam, it’s awesome to hear from you. I can totally relate to the appeal of a “quiet read,” so I’ll see if I can post updates here on a more regular basis. Happy New Year!

  14. I can’t believe I missed a blog post! I’ve absolutely missed reading your blog, but I’m glad I can keep up with you and your car collection on Youtube. Hopefully our paths cross sometime this year!

  15. Hi Tyson, I still read this. Sure other forms of social media are fine but there is still something to be said for this type of journaling.

  16. Hi Tyson! Enjoyed the Leno segment. Hope you’re having a great ’23!

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