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Wrecked Magazine Issue 29 – A Ten Year Tribute of Formula Drift


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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2013 Formula Drift / Drifting Year in Review with Wrecked Magazine Staff [VIDEO]

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

Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Wrecked Weekly Episode 4 [VIDEO]

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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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!

Nitto Tire Takes on Irwindale Speedway [VIDEO]

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.

Ryan Tuerck Takes on the 2013 SEMA Show [VIDEO]

Ryan Tuerck made a SEMA video that involved off-road trucks, a Gymkhana 6 teaser, a visit to GRC, and some show cars of the SEMA show. Ryan Tuerck threw his own event at The Griffin bar in old Las Vegas and he wrapped up the week at Get Nutz Lab’s private race track in Las Vegas. The longest episode of Tuerck’d by far to date and it is a good one.

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.

Formula Drift Irwindale by The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nitto Tires put together an info graphic of consumption and usage at Formula Drift Inrwindale. 1,800 tires were used in the weekend by 54 drivers. While the fans in attendance consumed 2,500 hot dogs along with 4,500 waters/sodas. A poor performance in the keg department with 15 tapped and my coffee consumption went unmonitored apparently. What do you think of Formula Drift by the numbers?

Source: http://www.drivingline.com/2013/10/inside-formula-drift-irwindale-infographic/

Bash Bangers Part 3 – East Coast Bash [VIDEO]

Bash Bangers Part 3 was released by Hoonigan today showing off all the fun of East Coast Bash. The Drift Alliance members running team tandem, Bentley’s doing burnouts, and tons of east coast drivers taking on all the tracks at Englishtown. Enjoy!

2013 Formula Drift Awards – Ace of the Decade: Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Several decade awards were given away this weekend at the 10th year anniversary of Formula Drift. Vaughn Gittin Jr. was awarded one for the Ace of the Decade. Vaughn has run all 10 seasons of Formula Drift and stocked up the most tandem victories of any driver in the series. Quite an impressive feat he should be proud of!