Vaughn Gittin Jr. Driving 1978 Ford Escort Mk2 at Gymkhana Grid

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 In Formula D Lifestyle Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Check out the announcement that Vaughn Gittin Jr. just made about his Gymkhana Grid car this weekend. He will be driving Ken Block’s old 78 Ford Escort Mk2 around Irwindale Speedway this weekend. The car looks pretty cool and is setup in a traditional Ken Block style graphic package while running the #25 for Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his name in the rear window.


  1. Mike Peters says:


  2. YOitzJDM says:

    i cant wait for it to fall apart and leave parts on track.

    hopefully he crashes it when he crosses the finish line, since the finish line is pointed at a giant wall!

  3. Justin B says:

    @ YOitzJDM

    That’s rather harsh.

  4. YOitzJDM says:

    and ?

  5. Sidekick says:

    He’s saying your a d*ck. This is awesome, something different and interesting. Would be very cool to see.

  6. Fishburner says:


    …and eat a bag of dicks.

  7. Justin B says:


    Uncalled for? Maybe? I don’t know, did he hit you or hit on your wife/mother/sister/girlfriend?

  8. YOitzJDM says:

    JR’s got like 8 different demo cars. Why would he pick an underpowered car that he probably has little to no seat time in?

    as a fan, i don’t wanna pay $20 to see JR drive around in an underpowered hand-me-down shatbox. I want to see him drive a fookin Mustang.

    Plus, what about all those guys who went to that ‘practice day’ at Hollywood Park? I can understand wanting to have your big names there, but for JR to get an invite in a car that’s probably going to be 10 to 15 seconds off competitive is a joke.

  9. petite pounder says:

    YOitzJDM, do you have any idea what that 78 escort is all about? was a fully built rally car. light weight, good power. do you even know what gymkhana is all about? do you think alex pfeiffer is gonna be slow in his little homemade shitbox because it doesnt have 600hp? yup. this car looks real slow to me.

  10. TSUNAMI-Donny says:

    Congrats everyone, we now have our newest troll. Going with petite pounder on this one, JDM probably doesn’t realize that low weight + 300-400-ish power (normal, respectable power) = pretty heffin’ fast. Again, to reiterate the sentiment, YOitzJDM:


  11. blaze1 says:

    I always felt Toyota bit the MK2 escort when designing the AE86.

    That’s just my opinion though

  12. A driver says:

    If you are hating on a Mk.2 Ford Escort, you need to learn something

  13. matt petty says:

    yeah escorts are like rally staples. Heritage even.
    Even though i think gymkhana is horrible and boring i would still like to see one of these doing something cool like catching tons of air in some forest somewhere.

  14. Kevin says:


    Mustangs are gay.

  15. fanboy says:

    This totally rocks!!
    Mean car & talented driver = WIN.
    The Escort practically invented drifting and will make for a fun event for both Gitten and the crowds.
    Wish i could make it.

  16. Max H says:


    Clearly, your a Tokyo Drift fanboy, and should be shot. Nuff said.

  17. Justin B says:

    Well, YOitzJDM got his wish. Rear shocks blown and it died in the middle of the course on the Top 16 run.