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

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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.

More Info: http://www.europeancarweb.com/events/1312_tuner_gp_2013_gsr_autosport_profile/

2015 Ford Mustang Reveal at Hoonigan Industries HQ with Vaughn Gittin Jr.

All the details are on the Hoonigan flyer posted above to come see the 2015 Ford Mustang in person. Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be wheeling the car to Hoonigan HQ after a big unveil in West LA to the public. The Mustang is getting a worldwide launch tomorrow but tons of details like overall less weight and independent rear suspension have already been leaked. Come see it in person tomorrow!

RIP Paul Walker – The World Loses One High Profile Drift Fan

I am sure by now you have read about the tragic high speed accident that took the life of Paul Walker and World Challenge GTS driver Roger Rodas. The influence and impact of Fast and the Furious to our generation of car enthusiasts is huge. It is sad that Paul Walker lost his life at the age of 40 in a super car accident over the weekend.

I debated writing this post forever but I wanted to take the time and let people know that Paul Walker was actually a drifting fan. This photo shows him at Irwindale Speedway this year which he attended. Paul obviously had plenty of other things he could be doing on a weekend but always took some time to attend drift events. It was great to have such a influential automotive person be a supporter of the drift world. The car community at large and more importantly the drift world has lost a high profile fan of the sport and one great actor.

Conrad Grunewald Lapping Circuit of the Americas in a Ferrari Challenge Car [VIDEO]

Conrad Grunewald shows off a video of him racing a Ferrari 458 Challenge car around the Circuit of the Americas course in Austin, Texas. If you tuned into Formula 1 today on NBC you will be familiar with the course Conrad is wheeling on in this video. Conrad ran the course in a blazing 2:12.58 which is about 30 seconds off pace a lap from the Formula 1 cars.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Visits Spain for Gymkhana Grid Finals

Vaughn Gittin Jr. flew out to Spain to run the Gymkhana Grid to hang out with his Monster Energy drink family/friends over in Europe. While doing so he hopped on the track and put down the second fastest RWD time of the weekend 50.2 falling just shy of Luke Fink. His time even ran close to Ken Block who was just 1.44 seconds faster in the AWD category. Vaughn is now traveling to SEMA for the week to provide demos in the Ford Out Front category of the show.

Luke Lonberger’s Old Formula Drift Corvette Burns Down at Texas Mile [VIDEO]

The old Formula Drift C6 Corvette owned by Luke Lonberger saw its final destiny recently with a nitrous accident at the Texas Mile. The owner/driver Buddy Schulz took it to run the mile race with his 625whp engine (no nitrous) went up in flames and just slowly burnt and burnt at the end of this mile track until it could finally be put out. What a sad way to see a Formula Drift chassis come to an end. For those of you who don’t remember the car in drift form here is a picture before its debut on the final season it ran Formula Drift.

Formula Drift Invades Circuit of The Americas for Demo During ALMS

Next weekend in Austin, Texas during the ALMS race some Formula Drift drivers will be doing a demo around the Observation Tower of turns 12-15. This is a first for Formula Drift at this gorgeous race track tucked just outside Austin, Texas. Here is what the PR mentions with drivers and events happening over the WES/ALMS weekend:

Tyler McQuarrie, Conrad Grunewald and Michael Essa are all crossover drivers with road racing background, while Justin Pawlak is part of Team Falken Tire that will also be fielding a team in ALMS’s GT Class over the weekend. The drift demonstration will take place during the race weekend for the ALMS and WEC Series.

“We are proud to showcase drifting to the ALMS and WEC fans at Circuit of The Americas and be part of a motorsport filled weekend,” stated Jim Liaw, president and co-founder of Formula DRIFT. “It is going to be a fantastic sight seeing the guys drift through turns 12-15 and around the iconic observation tower.”

Dai Yoshihara Set to Run Group A Spoon Honda Civic at Honda Day

According to Instagram Dai Yoshihara will be doing exhibition runs on the road course at Englishtown on August 10th. The car is running the traditional Spoon Sports livery and is built to meet the original Group A spec series.