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Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s and Rob Dyrdek's skateboarding car - Click above to watch the video after the jump

What do you get when you mix the drifting skills of Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the shenanigans of skateboarding legend Rob Dyrdek? Why, a skateboarding car, of course. The two pair paired up for the season premiere of season three of MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory", the obvious connection being the shared sponsorship of Monster Energy Drink. Using a 2011 Mustang GT gussied up in Vaughn's drift car livery, the duo fitted a grind plate to the bottom of the car and attacked the quarter pipes and rails custom-built by California Skateparks just for the occasion.

The video of both Vaughn and Rob driving the skateboard Mustang can be seen when the show airs on MTV on Monday, July 12th at 9:30 pm ET/PT, but you can get a preview of Vaughn attempting a board slide in the video after the jump.

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Baltimore, MD (July 6, 2010) – Lip slides, 50-50 grinds, wall rides, and board slides are tricks primarily associated with skateboarding – that is up until Formula Drift points leader and World Champion drifter, Vaughn Gittin Jr., teamed up with skateboarding legend and business mogul, Rob Dyrdek, to create the world's first-ever skateboard car and skateboard car park for the Season 3 premiere episode of MTV's "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory".

Pioneers and innovators in their own disciplines, Vaughn and Rob made their fantasy into a reality when they each got their try at maneuvering the insane skateboard car. To help them on their epic quest, the team from California Skateparks created the first-ever skateboard car park with endless possibilities for the aspiring car-skaters. As their weapon of choice used to tackle the park, a 2011 Ford Mustang was outfitted with everything from a grind plate to grip tape.

Vaughn, a former skater himself, says: "Ever since I started drifting, I was constantly reminded how close it is to skateboarding in the fact that it is truly a lifestyle and an action sport that takes a ton of passion and talent. Whether you are on a board or manhandling a car, you can have the freedom to show off your personality and style. For about three years now, I have been dreaming of taking the car control I have from drifting and doing skateboard tricks with a Mustang. I didn't even have to mention the idea twice to Rob, as he was all about it immediately. He was not scared behind the wheel either! Believe me when I tell you, he also went BIG in the skateboard car."

Season 3 of MTV's series "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" premieres Monday, July 12 at 9:30pm ET/PT which features Vaughn and his skateboard car.

"I am very excited for everyone to see and feel the genuine fun and excitement we had," says Vaughn. "It was simply unbelievable for everything that was in my head for years to unfold as perfect as it did on the first outing for the Skateboard Mustang. Huge thanks to Rob, California Skateparks, MTV, Ford, Monster Energy, Falken Tire, and everyone else that believed in this project and helped to make it possible – it was simply EPIC. I look forward to taking what we learned to the next level and having some more skate Mustang fun in the future!"


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Two guys with way too much time on their hands -- and for MTV, no less -- a network that used to be worthwhile.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "A network that used to be worthwhile"? How many decades back are we talking here?
      Jeremy Wayne
      • 4 Years Ago
      Rob cracks me up every time I watch that show!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I wanna see a kickflip.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Where's the skateboard car?

      All I see is a car hooning it up in the dirt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      damn Ford should capitalize on this somehow, I mean I'm not going crazy about it but decent advertising company could do miracles with stuff like this
      • 4 Years Ago
      Humm.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That thing must handle like it's on rails... oh wait.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just smiled for a full minute. That looks like so much fun!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didnt think their was anything more pointless than drifting, but today I was proved wrong.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very cool but it is very hurt the car and danger
      • 4 Years Ago
      Following the lead of the skateboard punks, what public infrastructure will 16 year olds with a new driver's license be tearing up to try to immitate grinding in their car: tall curbs, parking space dividers, ...?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Interesting but not something you could watch for more than 5 mins at a time. I would have like to have seen more drifting.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ten points for originality.
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