A living legend
I'm always talking about and showing off my own garage, but I also spend a significant amount of time obsessing about other peoples' garages. One garage that has always impressed me is the one that belongs to Tyson Hugie. This past holiday season, Tyson emailed me to share a flooring project he was undertaking. He had an epoxy coating applied to his garage floor and he wanted to share the process with me. I enjoyed the story and photos he sent and thought it would be interesting to share the story here on my blog.
Tyson's Arizona garage is a shade under 1000 square feet and is set up in a triple tandem configuration (6 cars). In addition to being large, it is home to an extensive collection of Acura cars. Currently, he owns eight of them! What makes his collection even more impressive is that they are all impeccably maintained and driven on a regular basis. In fact, he gained notoriety a few years back when his pristine 1994 Acura Legend coupe surpassed the 500,000 mile mark. In the early summer of 2013, Acura honored this incredible milestone with a red carpet ceremony. Six months later, Acura presented him with the keys to a silver 2013 ILX. Tyson has done a fantastic job of documenting his automotive passion and accomplishments on his "Drive to Five" website and has been featured in a number of videos on Acura's YouTube channel.
Recently, Tyson made the decision to have the floor of his garage epoxy coated. This, along with an extensive collection of dealership display items and literature, contributes to the showroom theme that makes this garage such a standout. Because the 3-stage epoxy coating application required substantial curing time, Tyson was forced to store the bulk of his collection in his backyard. But, after allowing the coating twelves days to fully cure, the majority of his collection is once again in the safe confines of his garage. The results of the project are stunning. Below, you will find a gallery of images that Tyson shared with me along with a video he produced that documents each stage of the project.
In addition to owning an incredible collection of classic Acuras and a spectacular garage, Tyson is a well-respected and popular member of the automobile community. My garage hobby has enabled me to forge friendships with people all over the world, and it is my genuine hope that one day, Tyson and I will have an opportunity to sit down and talk cars and garages in person.