Vaughn Gittin Jr. Reveals 2013 Monster Energy Mustang RTR

The 2013 Formula Drift season is set to kick off April 12-13 on the Streets of Long Beach and Team Nitto Tire is locked and loaded in their quest to win the series championship. Headlining the charge will be Nitto’s largest offseason acquisition to date, former series champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. Piloting the Monster Energy / Nitto Tire Ford Racing RTR Mustang, Gittin is known for his aggressive, foot to the floor, big smoke driving style and will be gunning for his second career FD championship. Vaughn will also head to China to compete in the World Drift Series, as well as participate in select competition and demonstration events in Europe. Entering his third season for Nitto Tire is Matt Powers, driver of the Nitto Tire Nissan S14. During the offseason, Powers traveled abroad and took home the prestigious 2012 Red Bull Drifters championship. Not to be forgotten is Chelsea DeNofa, driver of the BC Racing / Nitto Tire Mazda RX8 R3, who will be entering his first full season with Nitto Tire after making the switch midway through the 2012 season. All three teams will be running the NT05, a street tire that provides precise handling and performance. Be sure to check out the official unveil of Vaughn Gittin’s 2013 vehicle below!

 

Import Face-Off 2011: Top Clubs

Written by Mark Pereira // Photos By Micah Peavy The Import Face-Off (IFO) series is known for bringing out some of the hottest cars, girls and entertainment at every event. Much more than just a car show, IFO fans get to experience the tuner lifestyle to the fullest! Join us, as we look back and celebrate the top car clubs and teams who lead the way with the most points throughout the 2010 IFO season. Overall National Winner Team Sunworkswww.teamsunworks.com Team Sunworks started in late 2004 and is owned and operated by Kimo and his wife Maria, along with team…

OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational 2013

All 51 participants of the 2013 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational line up for a group photo, ready to kick off the events of the sixth annual OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Crowds of spectators gather to cheer for the start of the 2013 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Fans line the streets of Las Vegas outside SEMA to watch participants take on the Detroit Speed & Engineering Road Rally. Participant Chris Moore in his 1972 Ford Maverick. Participant Dax Snow and his 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo turn a corner at the 2013 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational. Winner of the…

MECA - AutoFest 2010

The Choctaw Event Center in Durant, OK hosted the Autofest Points Series Final on the weekend of August 7-8th.  Event organizer Tony Goza pulled out all the stops to entertain 110 vehicles at the MECA 3X Triple Points SPL, SQL, and Show & Shine contests.  Sound Creations, the local 12-volt audio, video, and security specialty store owned by Goza, sponsored the awards and orchestrated the event.   Mark Eldridge (Team MBL Sound/JL Audio) won the Best of Best of Show trophy and Points Series Championship and took home over $4000 in prize money.  He won the Zapco SQL Best of…

Japanese Classic Car Show 2014: Long Beach, California

The annual Japanese Classic Car Show is a must attend event for anyone interested in the JDM scene, and the 10th annual event held last fall at Queen Mary Park in Long Beach, California took things to a whole new level of awesome! The sun was out, but it wasn’t too hot, there was a light breeze and the clouds were amazing. The show itself was, from what I could tell, very well put together with tons of high-quality cars everywhere you looked. A nice selection of old bikes was a pleasant surprise, but it was the Skylines that stole…