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 |  Oct 16 2012, 9:31 AM

What happens when you give professional drifter and former Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. free reign at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant? A three and a half minute video of pure automotive porn.

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 |  Jan 15 2012, 1:30 PM

With so many videos on the Internet, we try to reserve the word epic for for the ones that are truly unforgettable. Well, that’s this video: Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2.

Nick “Apex” Brocha and his Empire teammate, Ernie Vigil, jump on top of their Triumph Speed Triples built by Roaring Toyz and start to go sideways. Ever since Icon made their original video, the team has been searching for the ultimate playground for the sequel and the result of the search landed them in the rolling hills of High Plains County.

Minimal traffic, perfect asphalt and endless twisties allowed the video to be produced in relative peace while riders continued to repave the roads with smoking tires. But of course, sooner or later they attracted the attention of the local authorities and here comes Officer Dan Brockett in his 550-hp Ford Mustang Cobra.

A clever use of cameras and toys in order to grab some crazy angles makes this video one of the best ones on YouTube. Don’t believe us? Check it out below.

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 |  Apr 30 2011, 8:10 AM

Nothing thrills us more than a show-quality built car getting thoroughly abused on the track. And in true Vaughn Gittin Jr. form, his 1969 Ford RTR-X Mustang has finally gone sideways. Originally built as a SEMA project vehicle, Gittin Jr. promised many that he would take it out on the track proving that every bit of the car was as functional as it was show.

Unfortunately we didn’t get to witness it first hand, but the photos prove that Gittin had no reservations in whipping the RTR-X around Willow Springs Raceway. There’s no denying Gittin probably put the Boss 302 5.0L V8 through some work and clearly all the suspension tweaks that Gittin wanted done on the project paid off. We’re digging the color scheme of the car on the track and those Work Meister’s do a good job on some old school American muscle.

Hit the link below to see all the pics.

[Source: Autoblog]

 

 |  Oct 16 2010, 10:17 PM

There was certainly a lot of hype around Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Ford Mustang at the beginning of this year’s 2010 Formula Drift season. The newly built 2011 Ford Mustang, with help from sponsors Monster Energy Drink and Falken Tire, featured every bit of experience Gittin and his team has developed over the years of drifting American muscle. And all the hard work has finally paid off as Gittin Jr. has taken the 2010 Formula Drift championship.

This past weekend, the season finale took place at Irwindale Speedway. And while Vaughn Gittin was clearly the leader in points, Tanner Foust and teammate Daijiro Yoshihara still had an outside chance of taking the championship. But Gittin wasn’t letting off the gas anytime soon facing two-time champion Tanner Foust in the grand finale. Even with the championship locked down at that point, Gittin put on a show for the spectators, taking Foust to a one-more time battle. Ultimately the Irwindale event would belong to Foust with Gittin still taking home for the 2010 championship.

This season was a dominating one for Gittin Jr and his Falken Tire / Monster Energy Drink team. He found the podium at six of seven events showing just how much experience pays off. So a huge congratulations goes out to the Falken Tire team for finally locking down a championship and we look forward to seeing what they have in waiting for 2011.

Official press release available after the break.

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