Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of drifting’s most iconic figures and his machine, the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR, one of the sport’s most identifiable cars. Vaughn is known best by his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style and is the face of the Ford Mustang RTR. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship. Also in 2010, Vaughn launched his brand for a new generation of Mustang with the RTR. The dealer-installed package for the 2010-2015 Ford Mustang is available at select Ford dealerships worldwide.
Being such a fierce competitor, Vaughn is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once – but twice. In 2005 Vaughn stunned the world when he won the D1GP USA vs. Japan. In 2007, he brought America the gold once more by winning the D1GP World Championship.
Vaughn finished the 2014 Formula Drift Series in 3rd place overall, after two event wins. He also took 1st place overseas in Spain at the King of Europe Drift final round. Vaughn also continues to hold a record for most Championships (3) won in China’s premiere series, World Drift Championship.
Vaughn has appeared on popular television programs such as Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness, both on MTV. He also was a host on Octane Academy, and appears regularly on Formula Drift TV, both shows airing on NBC Sports. Over his 12 year drifting career span, Vaughn has been featured in numerous television, online, and print advertisements, campaigns, articles, and videos.