Non Drifting

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Listed as X-Games 2014 Athlete [RUMORMILL]


Well….. Vaughn “Gitten” Jr. is listed as a X-Games athlete under the trucks tab of  X-Games athletes. I put up a screen shot in case they take it down/replace it. We are assuming they just don’t know how to spell Vaughn Gittin Jr. and that we can see him in Austin this June. The event falls right after Formula Drift Round 3 in Miami! It is a shame he won’t be playing Call of Duty in this years X-Games. Thanks for the tip SB!

Mustang Madness Weekend @ Petersen Museum


If you are a Mustang fan living in Southern California this weekend at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles is your ticket! Two whole days of Mustang fun with 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. is all ready just for you this weekend. Justin Pawlak’s Mustang will also be in attendance. Here is the schedule below and a link to buy tickets!

Saturday May 3rd
9:00AM–4:00PM- 2015 Mustang Product Specialists
10:00AM- Inside the MotoMan Studio live interview with Formula Drift Champ Vaughn Gittin Jr.
11:30AM–1:00PM- Autographs with Vaughn Gittin Jr

Sunday May 4th
7:00AM-8:00AM Mustang Rally starts at Galpin Ford
8:00AM- Rally to the Petersen
7:00AM–9:30AM- Vehicle registration and show car parking (Mustangs only)
9:00AM–4:00PM- 2015 Mustang Product Specialists
10:00AM-4:00PM- Mustang Madness Car Show open to the public
• Food court
• Bar
• Live Music
• Massive bounce house & scavenger hunt for families
• Hourly guided tours of the Mustang exhibit by Mustang experts
• Autograph session with Mustang heroes
• CXC racing simulators
• Check out the latest Mustang products in our vendor area.
• 11:00AM- Inside the MotoMan Studio Live with Beau Boeckmann
•11:00AM- Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
•1:00PM- Presentation by author of Mustang Genesis, Bob Fria
•2:00PM- Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
•2:00PM- Learn what affects the value of your Mustang the most in the Hagerty Evaluation Seminar
•4:00PM- People’s Choice awards presentation with cash prizes



Tyler McQuarrie’s Helmet and GoPro’s Stolen from Truck Last Night


Tyler McQuarrie had his truck broken into right after Formula Drift Round 1 in Long Beach from the Westin Hotel parking garage. They made off with 10 GoPro cameras, 20 Spy Sunglasses, 50 team hats, 30 team shirts, and a ton of GoPro accessories. They also walked off with his helmet and race suit! Please help if you have any information on this items. They can be returned to the Formula Drift office on Pine Avenue with no questions asked! Please help Tyler recover all the items that are his.

Formula Drift Pre Party at Federal Bar – April 3rd @ 6:00pm


Formula Drift will be throwing the second best party of the Formula Drift Streets of Long Beach weekend on Thursday from 6:00pm-10:00pm. The party is just up the streets from the track on Pine Avenue. Our Wrecked Magazine party takes place on Wednesday night starting at 7:45pm and can be found here on Facebook.

When: April 3rd, 2014
Where: The Federal Bar
Address: 102 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Doors Open: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Charles Ng Shows off and Tests his V8 Swapped Infiniti G37

Charles Ng released a test video of him sliding around his new Infiniti G37 project at Willow Springs. Charles had taken a hiatus from Formula Drift to compete in WTCC worldwide in a BMW recently. He is now back with a Chevrolet V8 powered Infiniti G37  running Achilles and backed by Speedhunters. Charles had quite a few interesting things to say when we grabbed him for a Wrecked Weekly at the 2013 SEMA show which you can watch by clicking here.

Tony Brakohiapa Heading to Pikes Peak 2014

Tony Brakohiapa has been absent from Formula Drift with his Ford Mustang recently but his 1000hp Ford is heading to Pikes Peak this year. He will join the ranks of Danny George as a competitor at Pikes Peak.  Tony who is fresh off a Hollywood stunt work on the film Need for Speed (look for him in the silver Saleen S7 and briefly in the red Koniegsegg.

His 1000hp comes from a Vortech V7 supercharger and Ignite racing’s ethanol-based race gas. “This is now a machine capable of conquering the hill!” Brakohiapa enthused. Find out how he does this summer. 

NBC Sports Grows 7 Million Homes for 2014 Formula Drift TV Season

NBCsports.Logo_-620x465 The home of Formula Drift’s television show NBS Sports is set to grow around 7 million homes to its distribution network over the next few weeks by changing its tier status with the DISH network. This sets NBC Sports to be sitting just over 85,000,000 homes for the 2014 season of Formula Drift. The growth seems to be focused on NBC having the 14 Winter Olympics airing rights. Now, if we could just get Formula Drift added to that amazing NBC Sports Extra application that allows you to live stream tons of sports events aired on the channel.

Mustang RTR Spec 3 Sells for $110k at Barrett Jackson


Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR brand teamed up with Mothers Polish to build and donate a custom Mustang RTR Spec 3. The Spec 3 has overfenders, more HP, and a different front lip, along with a gorgeous custom candy red paint job. The car was sold for $110,000 for charity. All of the money was given was donated to the TGen Foundation.

For those who are not familiar with the TGen Foundation they use all donations to fund TGen’s biomedical research as our scientists target new treatments, therapies, and cures for diseases such as autism, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors, diabetes, and many other cancers and neurological disorders. The mission of the TGen Foundation is to positively impact the lives of patients and their families. They do this by raising funds that accelerate TGen’s efforts to make and translate genomic discoveries into advances in human health.

Formula Drift Asia Set to Hold 2014 Final Round with World Time Attack Challenge

Formula Drift Asia will return to Australia during the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) at Sydney Motorsport Park on October 17 – 19, 2014. This event will be the final round of the Formula Drift Asia championship. Formula Drift Asia practice/qualifying will happen on Saturday and Sunday will be competition.

“Joining the WTAC to make for a mega international motorsports weekend is a great way for Formula Drift to return to Australia,” said Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “We are looking forward to making this a spectacular event and to forge a long term relationship, especially as Formula Drift’s international footprint grows and as we make plans for the launch of the Formula Drift World Championship in 2015.”

Michael Essa Enters C63 AMG into European Car Tuner GP

The European Car Tuner GP is a shootout of talents and builds being hosted by European Car and Michael Essa will be driving this C63 AMG which is a customer car of GSR Autosport. European Car gives a full break down of the C63 including a dyno video in the builder profile that you can follow the link to below.

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