There are all kinds of eccentric car collectors out there, but even among those Tyson Hugie is an oddball. And as he’s a friend of JNC, we mean that in the nicest way. Most of the Honda collectors we encounter are obsessed with classics like the S600 and S800, N- and Z600, or the sports cars like the S2000 and NSX. Tyson, though, collects 1990s Acuras with stratospheric mileage.
There’s an NSX with 113,000 miles, a DA Integra GS-R with 250,000 miles, and a second-gen Legend Coupe with over 565,000 miles. None of his cars look a day over 30,000 either, despite the fact that some have taken some truly epic road trips up from his Phoenix, Arizona home to the North Pole and back.
Plus, he acquires relatively obscure models that don’t typically fall into the “collectible” category, like a Legend sedan (matching his coupe in Desert Mist), an SLX (he sold his previous one to Acura for their restomod project), and a factory 5-speed Vigor. Of course, there are other collections out there that include these cars and more, but Tyson’s portfolio is the 1990s Acura catalog and only that. And that’s pretty cool.
I always wanted a Vigor back in the day. We used to service one at the shop I used to work for. It was a very good car IMHO.
It’s a very interesting car. I missed the chance to buy a 5-speed just like Tyson’s years ago, in perfect condition for $1600, but was beaten to the punch. I’ve regretted it ever since.
Hey, eric the car guy sold one of those no much tome ago.
Is he Santa?
Tyson is the DUDE! He has a great collection and I have nothing but high respects for what he has done!
Super nice guy too. I seen a couple of his cars at Pebble Beach.
This guy is nuts! Thanks for the feature, Ben 🙂
Grrr, video set to private so I can’t watch it. 🙁
Not sure why they did that but I found an updated video that’s public. Post updated.