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    Quick Spin: 2013 Ford Mustang RTR
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    There are more varieties of the Ford Mustang than coffee concoctions at Starbucks, yet enthusiasts always seem eager to embrace one more. Vaughn Gittin Jr., the driving champion most famous for his sideways antics in Formula Drift, developed the Mustang RTR as a dealer-installed appearance ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. given free rein to drift around Flat Rock Assembly Plant
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    Having just announced its official sponsorship of the Formula Drift series, Ford (via Ford Racing) released a video with Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and his new 2013 Mustang RTR drift car. The video, titled "2nd Shift Drift," shows him drifting around the property of Ford's Flat Rock Assembly plant where ...

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    Official: Vaughn Gittin Jr. reveals 2013 Mustang RTR [w/video]
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    Last year Formula Drift star Vaughn Gittin Jr. let us go for a quick drive in his 2011 Mustang RTR, and while we were impressed with the styling and price, the harsh suspension tuning and lack of performance options left us wanting. Gittin must have taken our review to heart, as he unveiled the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2011 Ford Mustang RTR
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    Drift On Sunday, Sell On Monday At the 2009 SEMA Show, Vaughn Gittin Jr. wowed us with his RTR-C Ford Mustang. With a full carbon fiber body, supercharged V8 producing 550 horsepower and a custom interior, it was easily one of the coolest modern pony cars we had ever seen. The only problem was ...

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    Video: The making of Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1969 RTR-X Ford Mustang
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    Earlier this year, we headed out to California's Willow Springs Raceway to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. play with his 1969 RTR-X Ford Mustang for the very first time. It took just a few minutes for Gittin and his pony car to get acquainted, then it was all sideways action and tire smoke for the next ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts his way through the Al Reem Circuit
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    If you like Ken Block's series of Gymkhana videos, then you'll definitely want to check out Vaughn Gittin Jr's latest flick featuring his Formula Drift Mustang. Gittin was recently visiting Saudi Arabia to perform a drifting demo at an event at the Al Reem Circuit, and he decided to stick around ...

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    Video: Ford launching Octane Academy with Ken Block, Tanner Faust
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    If you're one of the hordes of internet citizens who watch videos of Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Brian Deegan or Vaughn Gittin Jr. perform various acts of insanity from behind the wheel and think you can do better, Ford is giving you the chance to prove it. The automaker has just unveiled its new ...

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    Vaughn Gittin, Jr., unimpressed with drifting "world record," suggests raising the bar
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1969 RTR-X Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just what is a "world record" drift? That is the question posed by 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin, Jr. and many of his fellow professional drifters, following the announcement by Mercedes-Benz that ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes his 1969 RTR-X Mustang out to play
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1969 RTR-X Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Formula Drift champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. unveiled his 1969 RTR-X Mustang at SEMA last year, and since then we've been hoping to see the car in action. We're sure Vaughn's been itching to get behind the wheel, as ...

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    Formula Drift UAE Invitational in Abu Dhabi 2011
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    Formula Drift in Abu Dhabi - Click above for high-res image gallery
    After wrapping up the 2010 Formula Drift season (Vaughn Gittin Jr. took the podium, with Tanner Foust and Ryan Tuerck second and third overall), a handful of selected professional drifters loaded their cars into steel 40-foot ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. takes flight in the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor [w/video]
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. in the Ford F150 SVT Raptor - Click above for high-res image gallery
    By now, news that the Ford F150 SVT Raptor can get you over the river and through the woods to grandma's house is older than the dirt splattered down the pickup's side. Still, that doesn't mean that we're ...

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    Tanner Foust shreds at Ken Block Invitational Gymkhana Grid
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    Ken Block Invitational Gymkhana Grid - Click above for image gallery
    When the smoke cleared this weekend at the inaugural Ken Block Invitational Gymkhana Grid event at Toyota's Irwindale Speedway, Tanner Foust had claimed the top spot. The head-to-head event, which had drivers like Foust, Vaughn ...

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    SEMA 2010: Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR-X Mustang
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR-X Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vaughn Gittin Jr., Ford and Need For Speed have officially pulled back the cover on the wicked RTR-X 1969 Ford Mustang. Built for both street and drift duty, this car started life as a brand-spanking new Dynacorn body. ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Rob Dyrdek create world's first skateboard car
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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 ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. RTR package available for 2011 Ford Mustang [w/video]
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    2011 Ford Mustang GT RTR by Vaughn Gittin Jr. – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. is intimately familiar with extracting every last bit of performance from the Ford Mustang, so it's no surprise the FoMoCo has tapped the Formula Drifting ace to create a limited ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. planning RTR-X Mustang for 2010 SEMA debut
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    Team Need for Speed RTR-X Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vaughn Gittin Jr. is mostly known for his ability to pilot Ford Mustangs in a sideways – he currently leads the points race in the 2010 Formula Drift season – but over the last year the Maryland native has also ...

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    Video: Vaughn Gittin takes first win of 2010 Formula Drift season
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. at the 2010 Long Beach Formula Drift event - Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Formula Drift kicked off the 2010 season last weekend with its 5th annual Streets of Long Beach event on turns 9, 10, and 11 of the Grand Prix course that'll see ALMS and IndyCar action ...

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    GSR Autosport BMW 350R: Part IV - Our inaugural event begins with a drift, a snap and a shatter
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    GSR Autosport 350R – Click above to watch the progress of the season
    Formula DRIFT is recognized as the North American professional drifting championship series. Autoblog has been invited behind-the-scenes with GSR Autosport, and their driver Michael Essa, as the team builds, tests and ...

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    Vaughn Gittin Jr. unveils new 2011 Mustang drifter, announces new sponsor
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s 2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A few days ago, Vaughn Gittin Jr. gave a sneak peak of his new 2011 Mustang and hinted that a new sponsor would be involved for the 2010 Formula Drift season. Judging by the green wheels and that ...

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    SEMA 2009: Vaughn Gittin's all-carbon fiber RTR-C Mustang
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    Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s RTR-C Mustang - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the Mustangs in the Ford booth, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s carbon fiber RTR-C Mustang was by far our favorite. To answer the question everyone is wondering – no, it's not a wrap. The carbon fiber body panels are ...

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