Drifting with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
DRIFTING FEATURING VAUGHN GITTIN JR.
Back by popular demand STL Auto Show welcomed drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr., brought by Cars.com and Valvoline. Vaughn and his Ford Mustang RTR are iconic in the world of professional competitive drifting. RTR’s out-of-the-box styling and functional approach to performance, was dreamed up and brought to reality. Not only was this car built for pure fun, but it will serve as a research and development tool under President and Founder Vaughn Gittin Jr., resulting in the “RTR Tactical Performance Line.” The show attendees got to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Ford Mustang RTR in action, and they also had the opportunity to get his autograph inside the Edward Jones Dome after each drifting session, and a few lucky fans were chosen for a ride-a-long!
Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been featured on MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. As a fierce competitor, Vaughn is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once – but twice. In ‘05 Vaughn stunned the world when he won the D1 Grand Prix USA vs. Japan. In ‘07, he brought America home the gold once again. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background.
Every year Vaughn amazes St. Louis audiences with his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big smoke driving style. Even attendees new to drifting were be blown away by the sheer power and boldness of Vaughn’s skills.
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