The Ford Booth draws the largest crowds at The SEMA Show and its not hard when cool cars like the new Twin-Turbo Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Concept makes its SEMA Debut. The Ford booth had something for everyone too, there were hotrods, modern muscle cars and gigantic offroad ready trucks showing off the latest in design and performance.
The 16th Annual Mustangs at the Queen Mary car show was held this weekend at the Long Beach harbor thanks to the Beach Cities Mustang Club. This car show brings hundreds of Mustang owners and Fords enthusiasts together for a fun filled day of celebration.
During the Mustang Week Meet and Greet, Mike Clay introduced Vaughn Gittin Jr. to the crowd. At that point, Gittin took over and discussed all the personal touches he overlooked in the new RTR Mustangs, then revealed a “Deep Impact Blue” RTR Coupe and a “Gotta Have It Green” RTR Convertible.
Wednesday morning dawned bright and warm in Myrtle Beach. I had been up for a while, stoked to have the opportunity to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. in action at the Myrtle Beach Speedway.
This crummy economic situation has affected a lot of good people in the last few years. James and Yvonne Casity is one family that has experienced their fair share of tough times, having closed a family Plumbing business of 7 years and now currently seeking employment. However despite the gloomy outlook, I’m happy to report on a bit of good fortune for a family deeply rooted with Ford enthusiasm.
I witnessed something really cool at the Falken Tires paddock on the first day at the 2011 Formula D Rounds 7. Gittin blew his motor on, yet still went back out and qualified on 6 cylinders. Vaughn Gittin Jr’s team had already removed valve covers and everything on top of the motor to examine it. His crew wouldn’t say what the problem was but that they had to pull the motor.
The Formula D Finals took place on Oct. 7-8 at a venue better known as “The House of Drift” at Toyota Speedway of Irwindale. This track has had a long-standing relationship with the event since 2005 where this year 32 drivers from across the globe would compete to be crowned as World Champion. These 32 drivers would involve huge names in the drifting world like Vaughn Gitten Jr. and JTP representing Falken and our beloved Ford Racing.