Some savvy readers have pointed out to us various videos and photos of Vaughn Gittin Jr. sporting the Ecko brand. We found a few other posts on Instagram and Facebook where Vaughn is sporting the brand.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. has the pleasure of living in Maryland so his backyard comes with a rock quarry and tons of space for a huge garage. However, the snow in winter makes me think I am going to pass on becoming his neighbor. This video shows off his huge garage and backyard. With special guests Ryan Tuerck and Chris Forsberg these guys take over Vaughn’s backyard with a Ford Fiesta ST, Corolla, WRX, S13 missile car, and the Foxbody missile car. The jump with his Fox at the end is worth watching the whole video.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. is heading to Oman for some drifting fun with Saudi Arabian drift team Al Jazirah Ford Racing Team. The Al Jazirah team competes in a Mustang RTR-D in the Drift UAE series. If you happen to live in Oman pay a visit on Friday to teh Oman Automobile Association. The Muscat Stangs Club Oman looks like they are throwing quite the event. Here is a flyer from their Facebook page if you want more info: Event Flyer
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.
Issue 29 is a tribute piece to the first 10 seasons of Formula Drift. Using the number 10 as a benchmark, we look at the Top 10 Unique Car Builds, Top 10 Reasons I’m A Fan, and a look at the Victories by OEM. The cover spread is the Top 10 Moments of Formula Drift which covers wrecks, thousands in cash, and even some international travel.
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We gathered the Wrecked Magazine staff (Jacob Leveton and Rathyna Gomer) for a Google+ Hangout with some special guests to look back at the whole 2013 season of drifting. We brought on two special guests for the episode including Justin Banner (MotoIQ.com / Mackin Industries) and Brian Eggert (Formula Drift Judge / US Drift Founder / Pro Am Founder) for the show. In just over one hour we cover the big 6 topics below along with giving some inside scoops on potential Formula Drift formatting changes and analyzing the Pro 2 series. The following drivers all got rewards/mentions in our video: Vaughn Gittin Jr., Danny George, Pat Goodin, Chelsea DeNofa, Darren McNamara, Chris Forsberg, Michael Essa, Conrad Grunewald, Walker Wilkerson, Corey Hosford, Patrick Mordaunt, Daigo Saito, Robbie Nishida, Nate Hamilton, Geoff Stoneback, Rapper Dan Savage, Mike Pollard, and Dan Brockett. Here are the six categories we focused on:
Most Improved in 2013
Most memorable tandem battle 2013
Biggest letdown/disappointment of 2013
Driver of the Year 2013
Best Up and Comer for 2014
Hopes for 2014
I got to sit down with Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Ford Media Center for right around 30 minutes during the SEMA Show to talk with him about a number of really important topics. We covered his new project Mustang RTR, the state of Formula Drift, World Drift Series China, and his $5,000 fine for illegal suspension. We even got to break down his tandem battle with Patrick Mordaunt from Formula Drift Texas and get his thoughts on the first overturned judging call in the sport which directly impacted his season. Last but not least Vaughn spills the beans on when he will make the debut in a 2015 Ford Mustang!
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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!
Check out the Nitto Tire team from the Irwindale Speedway weekend in a recap of the big House of Drift event. Chelsea DeNofa, Matt Powers, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. round out the Nitto Tire crew for 2013 carrying them all through Formula Drift. All three drivers finished in the Top 16 of the series this year putting together quite a performance for the season. Watch the video and see what the team is up to.