The Violent Calm Of An 850 Horsepower Mustang Drift Car By Jalopnik

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The Violent Calm Of An 850 Horsepower Mustang Drift Car

I told Vaughn, “nobody else in practice is running as close to the other car as you are. You know this is just practice right?” He laughed, said it’s only fun when you drift as close to the other car as possible. Then he paused, and then he looked back at me with something between a laugh and a sigh. “Yeah, I can be kind of a dick sometimes.”

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Nitto’s Auto Enthusiast Day is Going Back to Cali

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Nitto’s Auto Enthusiast Day is Going Back to Cali

After a successful event in Texas, Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Day is returning to Southern California August 1st, 2015 and promises to be the series’ best event yet.

Fast Facts:

  • 2015 marks the third year of the highly successful event series
  •  Event entry is free for all car show participants, vendors and spectators.
  •  Activities include a car show, drifting demos, truck jumping demos, a vendor midway, and raffle


  • Meet Team Nitto drivers Vaughn Gittin, Jr., Odi Bakchis, “Mad” Mike Whiddett, and Tanner Foust

    Cypress, Calif. (June 9, 2015) – Southern California is the birthplace of “car culture” as we know it today. Everything from traditional hot rodding to the emergence of the Japanese car culture in the US can trace its origins back to “SoCal.” Celebrating all of this history, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off- road and street performance tires, created the Auto Enthusiast Day event – a free car show designed to bring together every facet of the automotive world in one place. Now in its third year, Auto Enthusiast Day promises to be the biggest one yet when it comes to Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, California on August 1st.

    Nitto Tire’s Auto Enthusiast Days has become a staple of the Southern California car show season. Since its inception in 2013, it has grown at an explosive rate, bringing in more cars, more vendors, more spectators, and more crowd-pleasing driving demos. Continuing this trend of growth, the 3rd annual event has even more in store for enthusiasts as Nitto pulls out all the stops to create the ultimate automotive experience.

    “We couldn’t be more thrilled with how quickly Auto Enthusiast Day has evolved, as well as all of the positive responses from our fans,” said Harry Kong, Brand Publishing Events and Motorsports for Nitto Tire. “Nitto is proud to be a company Fueled by Enthusiasts and we love being able to give back to the community that has been instrumental in our success. We have some great things planned for our 3rd annual event and cannot wait to see the reactions of the attendees.”

    Auto Enthusiast Day will be full of activities sure to please everyone. Like previous years, there will be a car show for enthusiasts and car clubs to show off their modified and restored vehicles, a Vendor Midway featuring the hottest products in the automotive industry, drifting demonstrations by Team Nitto drivers Vaughn Gittin, Jr., Odi Bakchis, “Mad” Mike Whiddett, and Tanner Foust, and raffle giveaways for everything from apparel to ride alongs with one of the Team Nitto drivers. New for 2015 will also feature various drivers from Nitto’s Ultra4 Off-Road motorsports team.

    The event will take place on Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, California and runs from 11am to 7pm. Admission to the event is free for everyone (spectator parking is $10) and the first 500 car show participants will receive a free gift for being part of the show. Vendor space is also free of charge for companies that want to show off their latest products, but space is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets for Auto Enthusiast Day are available online at and interested vendors can reserve their spot by contacting To learn more about Nitto Tire, please visit Join Nitto Tire on Facebook at and on Twitter at @NittoTire.

About Nitto Tire

Nitto Tire ( develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States, Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company’s web site or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, CA 90630.

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Formula D New Jersey 2015 Photo Gallery By SuperStreet Magazine

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More rain equals more carnage but Fredric Aasbo hangs on at Wall Stadium in the Rockstar Energy Hankook Scion tC to emerge on top


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Don’t get us wrong – we can appreciate driving in the rain, especially when that operation involves flinging a car sideways at speed around cones and along barriers. It’s a gnarly proposition to say the least. But rain also takes out some of the visual impact of drifting, negating smoke and forcing drivers to tiptoe through the course (rather than outright attack) – which is what fans got for a second straight round in Formula D New Jersey at Wall Stadium.


Gumout and O’Reilly Auto Parts Private Drift Sweepstakes

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Looking for an adrenaline rush? Gumout has what you’re looking for. You could win a Vaughn Gittin Jr. private drift experience in Las Vegas, NV!

One grand prize winner will have the unique opportunity to go on a VIP drift experience with one of drifting’s most iconic figures – Vaughn Gittin Jr.! Grand Prize winner and his/her guest will be sent on a trip to Las Vegas including airfare for two (2), hotel accommodations for three (3) nights, $500 spending, a private drifting experience and more!

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