David "Derpy Drift" Adams

October 29, 2015

New House! New Start! New Ways To Take Up Time!

I’ll be brief.

The question has been asked as to where I’ve been . . .the long and short is, I got a new house out in Fishers, Indiana (used to live in Carmel) which is far more conducive to car-guy life. It’s a bigger house, with a HUGE yard, far more storage space and a lot more going for it in terms of atmosphere and things to do.

Now that I have the additional space, once money levels back off, I’ll be bringing Derpy up and she’ll be getting some first-hand attention.

This should be cool!

PICS!

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August 22, 2015

A New Look, A New Location, A New Start!

So we’ve had some interesting times in the Derpy Drift project, yeah?  There have been some crazy years, we’ve gone from heavy blogging to no blogging to heavy blogging to vlogging. It’s been insane! HAHA!
Well, I’m sorta back, and we’ve got a LOT of updates. Firstly, Derpy, as she was known previously, is no more. Much of the livery has been removed and while we understand this will disappoint a lot of viewers, it’s strategic. In pursuing a more focused approach to racing, this move will help open up a platform for support and representation that we feel many will appreciate. Also, the newly-fashionable “stickerless” look is worth giving a shot.

Don’t worry, I’ll leave a nod or two on the car for those who know how this car became a spotlight vehicle in the first place. I have not and will not forget my fans and friends I’ve made over the years. Just because the vehicle is changing doesn’t mean I am.  Time helps us to evolve, not change.

 

I have, regrettably , had to part ways with a few vehicles. The RX7 is sold as is the F-150. Not a fun decision to have to make and it wasn’t for financial reasons, but for space and convenience purposes. I am now located in Carmel, IN as part of some unexpected life turmoil but am doing quite well for myself, so that’s good!

 

My newest toy, to live life with Octavia (my 2013 Buick Verano), is a 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata. Her name is Audrey and she’s an absolute BLAST. Every little twist and turn of the modification-wheel makes this car infinitely better than it was before. She handles like a Miata, goes like a Porsche. It’s tough to explain how this car makes life and how well she fills the void while Derpy undergoes surgery and awaits her next event.

I’ll update the blog with pictures and videos as they come to fruition. Hopefully it can be a constant thing again, yes? HAHA!

Anyway, pictures and video!

 

Video:

Some pictures:

Derpy, as she sits now:

Derpy as she sits now. Large vinyls removed, the remainder will happen once she’s up here so we can pick and choose, then she’ll get painted 🙂

 

Coilovers installed, brakes (obviously not shown) are installed as well. So she handles and stops better!

 

The cage now has door bars and is fully welded in. There will be a rear cross section added in addition to this.

 

 

Here’s Audrey:

Here’s how she looked the day I bought her

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At the dealer the day I picked her up!

 

 

Here’s how she looks now! Not much different but a few additions.  Video first, then pictures ^_^

 

 

 

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April 14, 2014

THE NEW KID ON THE BLOCK! 1990 RX7 S5 Turbo II

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Now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll lead in by saying that this car is NOT a replacement for Derpy. The plans for this bad boy are to make it my streetable track car. It’ll get coilovers, a good brake system and some tuning, but outside of that, it’ll mostly remain a street car. The plan is, if it’s not in the mountains, on a joy ride or at the track, it’ll be parked or at the shop (apex seals, LOL)

 

A little about the car:

It’s a 1990 FC3S Turbo II, it’s got 166k on it, and it’s on its second engine. This engine comes DIRECTLY from Japan and was rebuilt before going in. It’s a one owner car, yep, the previous owner bought it BRAND NEW, and it feels like it! Everything (with very little exception) is very tight and it pulls strong. It needs some odds and ends, but for the price I got it and the condition its in, I’m not complaining. Hopefully this will progress into a nice little side project that I can tinker on while the shop has their hands on Derpy.

 

I’ll post some pics, then we’ll get on with the VLOG post.

 

Picking the 7 up. Had to drive down to Destin to get it! Good hike but totally worth the time!

 

Front shot and don’t worry, that plate holder is off and will remain that way until I can think of something ricey to put on it, LOL!

 

Finally home with it. Unloaded it and got some much deserved sleep! Very excited!

 

 

And here’s the video from the latest VLOG about it.

 

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