David "Derpy Drift" Adams

October 7, 2015

Not Your Average Joe’s Intake!

Well . . .it kinda is . . .but I feel like it’s special . . .every kit is HAND MADE so every kit is just a little different.


At any rate . . .let me set the mood.

One late-summer’s late night, I find myself browsing the internet and I, as usual, wind up back on Facebook. A thread gets started about intakes on the Mazdaspeed Miata and their usefulness comes into question. Everyone starts mentioning that they either have or would like to have an intake and one particular intake keeps being brought up with reverence: Joe’s Intake.

The name may seem generic and simple but the results are anything but! Horsepower and Torque both go up in amounts that are more than just readable on a dynomometer and torque numbers to boot. In fact, if I’m remembering correctly, the torque numbers were better than that you’d see from Flyin Miata!  Now I loves me some FM, but I also love savings the money!  So when Joe told me he could get me horsepowers and torques for less than FM . . . .I jump in it!

Anyhoozle, so I scour the internet trying to find this “Joe” guy . . .and I begin to think he doesn’t even exist! Turns out . . HE DOES EXIST and he’s on Facebook. He reached out to ME (of all possible scenarios) and I was overjoyed. He mentioned that he’s doing one final run of intakes and I could get in if I would like!



I immediately tell him to shut up and take my money, he does and 4 weeks later, I have an awesome looking box at my door!

Said Box! :3 ^_^

Said Box! :3 ^_^

I immediately begin working on the car . . .well . . .I take that back. I’m a Unix Admin, as some of you already know, so I have to WORK and work on the car at the same time . . .oh well. I wasn’t trying to set a record for fastest completion time, so no sweat.

I remove all the stocky bits:

The stocky bits

The stocky bits

How clean the engine looks with all that piping cleared up and that box gone!

How clean the engine looks with all that piping cleared up and that box gone!

I’m a little bummed that many of my upgrades are now negated . . .but I guess it’s okay . . .

This is why we have for sale posts! I don't know what these are worth, Joe says about 150.

This is why we have for sale posts!
I don’t know what these are worth, Joe says about 150.

Oh well . . que sera sera . . .that’s life in the tuning biz . . . ONE plus side is that my spreadsheet with total invested gets reset. I’ll only have the price of the car and the intake will incorporate the BOV, inlet and intake all in one . . .it’s a bit of a win! I’ll take that victory!

Here’s the final product. I still need to clean things up, but I got a call from our App Support team and I had to do some code-merges and code fixes. So I tightened the last of the bolts and snapped this quick picture. As I’m typing this, I’m reminding myself to get out there and double check everything before closing the hood!

All buttoned up! SOOO pretty! I can't wait to drive this! Video soon!

All buttoned up! SOOO pretty! I can’t wait to drive this! Video soon!

I know, I know . . .a big fat BOOOOO because I don’t have any driving footage. Well, it’s 21:30 and it’s dark. It can wait until the weekend! Besides it’ll give me a chance to shake things down and see what I forgot to tighten!

Thank you all for tuning in!


February 26, 2014

VLOG3 and a Shake Down Run! AAAWWW YEAH!

I don’t really have a schedule for updating the blog, but I’ll try to do at least one a week. Please forgive any delays in posting, the racing season is picking up and so is work as an IT Consultant so I’m strung between two lines, LOL!  But enough about that!

The fun stuff. Got the car back up and running and she looks SOOOOOO awesome! Can’t wait to get to her first drift event. I’ve had a lot go on so I’m just gonna let the pictures and videos do the talking. We’ve gotten a lot done, new aero, cage welded down and reinforced, engine put back together and a shake down run! WHAT?! Yeah . . .I said it!

So let’s see these pics!


We saw the cage when it was mocked up, now it’s finalized. Next up is to put an SCCA Brace in it, that will happen before our first event.


Here’s a shot of how the cage and Derpy look in the car with everything buttoned up. Photo credit to Brandon Andrews

This is during the shake down run. The valve cover gasket wasn’t fitted properly (it was too large) so we had to modify it and seal it with gasket maker. Worked WONDERS! Photo Credit to Brandon Andrews.

This is how she currently sits. I love it! The wing and tow hook may not be for everyone, but I enjoy it. And it will be SO MUCH FUN at the track!

Here’s a cool shot from the mountain run! We see most of the “team” lined up. I put “team” in quotes because we’re anything but, we’re just a group of guys who likes to have fun! Respect for ourselves and respect for one another, that’s the code we live by! That’s the code we drive by!





I also had the change to get a VLOG up. So here’s VLOG 3, explaining the final steps on getting the car running and the body modifications setup. As always, the video will explain everything!



Click Here to Watch VLOG 3: The Head Gasket Returns and She LIVES!



I also got some video from my solo Shake Down run this past Sunday. The video below will show you the fun (and mistakes) that were had. It took some getting used to and the chassis is now more rigid that the suspension wants to deal with. So that’s a thing I’ll have to look into with my suspension setup. It’ll get all dialed in, piece by piece. I’m not gonna rush it.

At any rate . . . on with the video!


Click Here To Watch Derpy’s Mountain Run Shake Down!



Thank you so much for viewing! I hope you enjoyed!

October 11, 2013

It’s been a LONG WHILE! Updates, Touge Runs, MORE!

Sooooo . . .yush . . .it’s been a while

A long while 😦

I’m very VERY sorry that I’ve been away so long, there’s been a lot of crap going on in my life that has kinda taken me away from the game. But, I’ll try to be more diligent and post more things up here so that people can get a sense for what’s going on with Derpy once again.

Well, the shot version is, I moved to NY for a bit, decided that wasn’t going to work, so now I’m back in Georgia, LOL! Sweet Georgia! Much better here than NY, for a multitude of reasons. But I’m considerably happier now.

So let’s just jump to the present. A group of buddies and I do these Monthly Mountain Runs that are really fun. We’ve closed the group now but we will start to open it up once the kinks and bugs are worked out of the system. I’ll post some pictures from that below.

Derpy had some issues with oil and boost, all have been resolved and she’s running better than ever now. Lots of responsive power and tons of peppy tail-happy handling that we love so much about her. She’s a good girl and I plan on keeping her that way.

Ummm, trying to think of anything else IMPORTANT! Umm, not really much going on. The mountain runs have been a blast, getting her fixed and going on a few shakedown runs has been awesome. But that’s really it!

OH! I plan on driving her up to New Jersey for a show. So stay tuned for THAT! It’ll be amazing!



The Monthly Mountain Run:








Derpy Run 1




Such a fun FUN car! I can’t wait to get back out there! Our next run is on the 27th of October! I hope to see some of you out there for one of these!


April 25, 2013

Derpy’s Water Trip! Long Island Sound!

I’ll keep the text intro simple ^_^

Derpy and I head to the water, she loves everything about the water and had so much fun and, of course, got a TON of attention, questions and even a few burn out requests!  Gotta love that!

Anyway, here we go, she loved this trip!


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April 21, 2013


Help Complete Derpy’s Livery!




Hey there everyone and HELLO EVERYPONY!


Derpy and I need your help in finishing her racing livery! Basically we would like a clean design that’s clean and flows with the rest of her livery. I’ve already heard some cool suggestions on Derpy’s facebook page




And on my facebook page:




But now I’d LOVE to hear from each of you! What do you think should happen? Submit your ideas to me on my facebook page or here in the comments and if we choose your design or idea you’ll see it on the car at the next drift event! We may even try to setup a prize for the winner or something!


That’d be fun!


Anyway, let me know what you all think!


Thank you so much for your help, I love you all SO VERY MUCH!

March 15, 2013

*SQUEE* Derpy and I Need Your Help To Find an XBL User!

Help Dave Connect With This User!

As you can see, someone has made a pretty BANG ON clone of my car in Forza. The best part is, I don’t even KNOW the guy! I wish I did, I’d tell him “Thank You SO MUCH!” and give him a big ol Virtual High-Five . . .probably a hug! I know Derpy would hug him with all four hooves and her wings! This is absolutely awesome and I’m sincerely flattered by this gesture and homage to Derpy Hooves [Drifting is Magic].  I’m sincerely impressed! This is EPIC! Thank you, whoever you are!

Derpy has LITERALLY been making this face all night!


January 26, 2013

A Quick Update on Derpy Hooves!



So Derpy is feeling a little sick, her injectors are sticking and leaking so those will have to be replaced. The mane problem we’re facing is that, because she’s a Conquest with the standard 2.6 liter turbo, her injectors are hard to find and when we do find them, they’re quite expensive. I’ve found a local shop/hospital that will take her in for a while and perform the necessary surgery required to get her up on all fours again and with any luck (and a lot of money) she’ll be in high spirits and on the track by summer!


Let’s hope that course stays!


Take care everypony!



December 19, 2012

Derpy Hooves [Drifting is Magic] at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Big HUGE thanks to DJ Alex S for making the track Ultimate Sweetie Belle, LOL! The original video was blocked, so this video, working out as well as it did . . .is truly a blessing in disguise. It’s as if it were meant to be . . .DAdamsDrift, Derpy Hooves and DJ Alex S. Rocking HARD CORE for the Brony and Pegasister community!


I sincerely hope you all enjoy!


Click here to see insanity take place!

Derpy Hooves [Drifting is Magic] at Atlanta Motor Speedway

November 29, 2012

Derpy Hooves’ Has Actions Shots!

It’s not a million billion of em, but they’re some really good ones and they are enough to keep the motivation going!

Before I continue, I want to extend a HUGE thanks to Planet Potency for getting these shots. Check out their Facebook Here:


And their website here:


If you have a chance, check em out, show them some love and let them know that Dave Adams and Derpy Hooves sent you!

On with their pictures!







Thank you all so much for checking out my blog!



November 14, 2012

Derpy’s New Racing Saddle

Hey all, so Derpy is ready to go with her new Saddle! This is going to be so awesome and it feels SOOOO good! Big thanks to Corbeau for getting me this seat and Crowder’s LLC for making sure I get this mount!





Thank you guys so much for viewing!

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