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Ford Mustang in Formula DRIFT Championship this weekend

Got plans for this evening or tomorrow?  If you are in the Jersey Shore area this weekend, then you have a fair chance for a smoky Ford Mustang treat.  The 2013 Formula DRIFT championship is all set up, with Vaugn Gittin, Jr. set to defend his 2012 championship, and Mustang mate Justin Pawlak resting solid at 8th place in the overall points competition this year.  As we stated earlier, Ford Motor Company is the leading the points race in the Manufacturer Cup, too–that’s awesome!

The excitement will all take place at the Wall Stadium Speedway today and tomorrow (June 22nd), in New Jersey.  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the press release, following!

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2013 Formula DRIFT Round 3 this weekend

It’s that time, Ford Mustang fans…the 2013 Formula DRIFT season is upon us!  The Ford team will be represented by the points leader, Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 2011 champ, Justin Pawlak this time around.  Of all the manufacturers in the entire competition, the Ford boys have everyone else waxed out with their customized Mustangs.  Round 3 of the Formula DRIFT championship will start later this week (May 31 – June 1) at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida, so if you have any desire to see some Mustangs pump out some serious smoke, then you are definitely in the right time slot.

If you are able to get out to PBIR this weekend, you’ll also be able to check out the Ford Mustang V6 & GT, a hot Focus ST, and also a customized Fusion in track-side exhibit.  Also, there will be a Ford Mustang Customizer booth to let racing & drift fans design their very own dream drifter car!

Be sure to check out the full scoop of details in the Press Release, following.

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Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 845hp 2014 Ford Mustang RTR

So…are you ready to rock in a 2014 Ford Mustang?  Take one out for a solid, smoky solid drift session, perhaps?  If you aren’t, then you’d better check your pulse.  If you can’t take your own 2014 Mustang out and shred some tires, then get ready to live vicariously through drift-master Gittin in action this Formula Drift season.  Vaughn is totally set to jet in his new 845 horsepower 2014 Mustang RTR as well as take on the new role of team owner as well as the driver this go ’round.

“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official news bit, as well as watch the promotional video for this year’s Monster Energy Mustang Gittin will be piloting.

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Win a Vaughn Gittin Jr inspired 2013 Ford Mustang

Anyone game to put their name in the hat for a brand new Ford Mustang?  Better act quickly–this Falken Tire / Vaugh Gittin, Jr tweaked-out 2013 Mustang contest is fired up and ready to rock.  All you need to do is hit up the Ford Racing Facebook fanpage and fill out a quick form.  So what’s the point?  It’s having the chance to win a 2013 Ford Mustang trimmed with a load of Ford Racing parts and has been fully-customized by Formula Drift Drivers Vaughn Gittin, Jr and Justin Pawlak, carrying a reported value of $63,325…not bad at all!

So what’s the catch, you might ask?  Not much–just a lot of the standard stuff you might expect.  Age 18, legal resident of the USA, and you can’t be associated with Falken or Ford…that’s it!  One entry per person, per account, blah blah…and, it ends October 15th, 2012.

Be sure to hit up the Ford Racing Facebook page for the contest and throw your name in!

Monster Drift with Vaughn Gittin Jr at Tulsa Shelby meet

Are you ready for a brief recap of the Mid America Shelby meet?  Do you want to see some awesome Ford Mustang specimens out on parade & on the track?  What would you say if we said we had a video packed with over 5 minutes of Mustangs, racing, and drifting madness?

I’d say you’ve come to the right place if you can answer “yes” to any of these questions.  If you said “no”…you’d better check your pulse.

What follows is a video summary of this year’s Mid America Ford Team Shelby Meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Sure, lots of people have pictures, lots have videos, but this one pretty much stands on its own.  So what are you waiting for?  Click onward, Mustang fans–witness the awesomeness that is drifting, applied and formed with the legend we all love…the Ford Mustang.

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Rockin’ SEMA 2009 with the Vaughn Gittin Jr Ford Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gitten 2010 Mustang RTR

Vaughn Gittin Jr 2010 Mustang RTR

Last week, we told you about the waterfall of Ford Mustangs to come from the 2009 SEMA show in Las Vegas.  Well, this week, the river has started to rise with the details on the Ford Mustang RTR (Ready to Rock) floating out in plain sight.  Set up with the trending and talented World Champion Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr, this new 2010 Mustang specialty car is the result of a combined effort between designer Caleb Clark & Classic Design Concepts.  This slick-styled Mustang RTR has received some seriously cool design cues.  One particular point of interest was the rear diffuser update–definitely a nice touch!  The black matte hue helps to offset some of the hue balancing issues many have made note of on the 2010 Mustang.  Various Ford dealerships are going to carry this SEMA special in February 2010 and it will be equipped with a few tasteful upgrades to keep enthusiasts excited: a K&N high-flow airbox, Falken (of course) tires, a Ford Racing damper kit & springs, a Baer braking system, and a tuned exhaust setup.  In addition to the “go goodies”, the Mustang RTR has a few additional touches to the exterior worth noting as well.  An exclusive RTR rear diffuser, front splitter, aluminum rear spoiler, RTR emblems and vinyl all give this pony car a unique racing drifter’s touch.

Keep reading to get all the details on the Ford Mustang RTR in the Press Release.

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Ford Mustangs for the 2009 SEMA Show – A Preview

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

H&R 2010 Mustang for SEMA

There’s no doubt the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) supporters and participants know how to put on a car show.  Well, this year, the 2009 SEMA show is going to be no exception.  With a plethora of Ford Mustang customizations to be on-hand, every blue-blood is sure to have a skip in his or her step while at the show.  Key players such as Steeda, 3dCarbon, Galpin Autosports, and even Vaugh Gittin are going to bring their best-dressed (and performing) Mustangs to Las Vegas to show you just what Ford is made of.  Capitalizing the most popular car in the aftermarket industry isn’t just about flipping a dollar; it’s about making the Legend live on.  Got tickets to the SEMA show running November 3rd – 6th?  If so, awesome.  If not, keep reading to get just a small sampling of what you’re going to miss out on seeing firsthand.

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NewTakeOff Releases 2010 Ford Mustang GT OE wheels

NewTakeOff 2010 Ford Mustang GT wheels

Recently, we’ve shown a lot of great ways to exercise the 2010 Ford Mustang wheel and tire package in fine style.  Vaughn Gittin and ROUSH have shown some fantastic displays of some tire-thrashing goodness.  If you haven’t had the chance to swing by your local Ford dealership and pick up a new 2010 Mustang, you now have the chance to get your hands on something straight from the parts closet.  NewTakeOff.com has just released their all new 2010 Mustang GT 18″ spoked wheel and tire package.  These wheel sets, adorned with Pirelli 235/50ZR18 Pzero Nero tires, are a guaranteed fit for 2005 through 2010 Mustangs and add a great touch of flair.  Keep reading to get the full scoop in the official press release from NewTakeOff.

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Gittin shows Ms. Alison Haislip the donuts you can’t eat

Young G4 actress Alison Haislip never knew just how awesome a spirited drive could be until she landed in the passenger seat in the 2010 Ford Mustang with Formula D Champ Vaughn Gittin at the wheel. This video shows firsthand just how well a decent driver can make a Mustang move around the Forum in Inglewood, CA. Enjoy!

Vaughn Gittin Jr at the 45th Mustang Anniversary

Hey Ford Mustang fans, here is a hot scoop, straight from the good folks at Ford Racing–it’s Vaughn Gittin, Jr. tearing up a set of tires at the 45th Anniversary celebration of the Ford Mustang.  We were able to see it first-hand and we’ve gotta say–it was quite the impressive smoke show at Barber Motorsports Park (Alabama) that day!  This is one clip you won’t want to miss!