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by Riley Holbrook   Imagine hanging out at Woodward and drift legend Vaughn Gittin Jr. walks up and hands you the keys to a 700 hp Ford Mustang. Not just any Mustang, but a one-off Eagle Squadron Mustang GT. For one high roller, that was just apart of their reality. Weeks before the Woodward Dream Cruise, this jet-like Mustang was being auctioned off at an annual charity event hosted by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA). All proceeds would be donated to the association’s youth education programs, which encourage and support the next generation of pilots. Brayton Williams was the largest supporter...

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On May 7th, 2016, World Champion drifter and Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr, piloted his Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR to first place at the second round of the Formula Drift Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA after knocking out all competitors and qualifying first in a dominating perfect event.Vaughn had this to say about the victory, “Perfect events don't come easy in Formula Drift. This new Ford Mustang RTR has inspired me to simply just be me behind the wheel. That fact combined with my team's hard work and all the support from the Ford Performance team...

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. to compete in the 2016 King of the Hammers race   On February 4th, 2016, World Champion drifter and Professional Funhaver, Vaughn Gittin Jr, will participate in the Legends Class of the King of the Hammers race in a Legends Class buggy on Nitto Grappler Tires. “I am absolutely pumped to race at King of the Hammers,” mentioned Vaughn. “While many people know me through drifting my Ford Mustang RTR, I just love being behind the wheel on, or off-road. Without question this will be one of the most challenging things I have ever endured from behind the wheel. With that...

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As 2015 comes to an end, the Professional Funhaver - Vaughn Gittin Jr. - looks back on all the awesome that was achieved. From epic video projects, to putting smiles on faces at live events worldwide, to successfully venturing into new motorsport territory, to debuting his most exciting competition vehicle yet - there is no doubt 2015 was unforgettable year of fun for Vaughn, his team, and his supporters.  "This year has been another extremely fun year! I am very grateful for my incredible team, amazing fans, and partners that are the key to all the success we achieve each year," says Vaughn. "I...

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World Champion Drifter and Professional Funhaver, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance, unveiled the competition-spec 2016 Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR drift car today at Ford Motor Company’s annual press conference at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. In January 2015, Vaughn debuted his prototype competition car, which his team used all year as a platform to meticulously develop the new competition-spec drift car for the 2016 Formula Drift season. The competition car, built on the globally-available 2016 Ford Mustang platform and prepared at the RTR special projects lab in Charlotte, North...

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