Drifting with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
The burn of the rubber! The thump of your heart beat! The surge of adrenaline! If you have never experienced the amazing skills of Vaughn Gittin Jr. words fall short when describing the actual experience! By popular demand The STL Auto Show welcomed back drifting champ Vaughn Gittin Jr., brought to you by Ford. Vaughn and his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR are iconic in the world of professional competitive drifting, and have 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 Division 1 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 secondever Champion with a strictly-drifting background. Vaughn amazed audiences with his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big smoke driving style. Even attendees that were new to drifting were be amazed by the sheer power and boldness of Vaughn’s amazing skills.
Before Vaughn’s drifting demonstrations many checked out the Eightup Riders. A local motorcycle stunt team that preforms and wins many local competitions and shows. Mouths dropped and hearts fluttered at their adrenaline pumping stunts. Some of these stunts included riding on the front tire for over 500 feet, high speed burn outs, and maneuvering around the bike while the bike is on one wheel. The three daring men that make up the team are Joey Garrison, TJ Reily, and Jon Erickson. A special thanks to Cycle Gear for keeping their bikes up-to-date on parts and equipment. Hearts pounding, stomachs turned, mouth dropped at the stunts by the Eightup Riders at the STL Auto Show!