November 2022 - Derek B. // Blue Diamond

My name is Derek and I drive a a 2015 Mustang GT Premium. I’ve been a car enthusiast ever since high school when my twin brother owned a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT. That’s where the passion for cars began. My first car was a 2008 Honda Civic Si, but from there I quickly moved onto AWD. Starting with a 2011 Subaru WRX, I ended up trading up to a 2011 Subaru STI for a few years before transitioning to a 2011 Audi S4 - all manual transmissions, and I don't plan to switch to an automatic any time soon.

Breaking the trend of AWD vehicles, I got behind the wheel of the 5.0 and fell in love. With a 6-speed manual transmission and Performance Package, the Mustang brought plenty of fun with good looks, but the mod bug bit immediately. It is now lowered on ISC coilovers and sitting on Advan RSII wheels with Hankook tires, and I have added the Rally Innovations Front and Side Splitters to dress it up. It's coming together, but of course we're not done yet!

And when I'm not behind the wheel of the Mustang on the occasional cruise, or behind a computer screen for work, I find myself soaking up the sun on the beach.