After a bunch of spinouts we connected all the slides and get through the course, it was a great feeling. "Ultimately, whether judged or timed, proper drifting takes amazing skill," says Smith, "and the Ford Mustang is a great tool for throwing it sideways and smoking the tires. Vaughn has mad talent, and I want to thank him for sharing some of this technique with me and Pete. He is a class act."
Drifting proved to be a huge challenge that was mildly frustrating, yet tons of fun. It pushed our car-control skills, and after all, what's better than nailing the gas, smoking the tires, and being sideways all day?
"My suggestion for anyone who wants to start drifting is get into it because you'll love the sport," Vaughn said. "Do it because it's fun to you, because it quenches your need for adrenaline, and because it's challenging. Just go out and have fun! Go to local events and practice. Don't be scared to ask questions--the camaraderie amongst drifters is amazing. It's a really special lifestyle action sport."
Are you Ready to Rock? The '13 Mustang RTR is! This dealer-installed post-title package is a great way to take your Mustang GT to the next level. The streetable version of Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s all carbon fiber RTR-C is back for with some new touches for 2013. The body kit has been tweaked to accentuate the slight redesign of the '13 Mustang, and the graphics have been updated with a new black panel between the taillights and the RTR logo. We also hear there is a Spec 2 Mustang RTR package in the works, which could feature a supercharged option.
Want To Drift Like Vaughn?
Now you can, thanks to HPI Racing. The E10 Drift R/C car from HPI Racing can be configured two ways--touring or drifting. This officially licensed 1:10-scale R/C car sports Vaughn's Monster Energy/Falken Tire RTR Mustang, featuring Falken tires on HRE wheels. Every detail of the livery is spot-on, and it drifts just like Vaughn's competition car. The hard compound tires are designed to slide on most surfaces, making this is a blast to play with! It comes ready to run--simply charge the batteries and go! It even comes with batteries for the remote control.
Want to take your R/C drifting to the next level? HPI Racing has a slew of performance parts for the E10 chassis, including adjustable struts and springs, aluminum driveshafts, wheels, and different tire compounds. For more info on HPI Racing's Monster Energy/Falken Tire Mustang RTR R/C car and the rest of its lineup, check out www.hpiracing.com
. Also check www.musclemustang fastfords.com
for video of the E10 Drift car in action.
Vaughn made quick work of...
Vaughn made quick work of changing the tires, and soon we were back out for more.
We worked on transitioning...
We worked on transitioning from drifting in one direction to the other. This sounds easier than it is, but after a bunch of spinouts, we got the hang of it.
Time for more Falken tire...
Time for more Falken tires!
At the end of the day, we...
At the end of the day, we were hooked on drifting. Controlling an out-of-control car is an amazing feeling, and the Mustang RTR performed flawlessly. We can't wait to get the opportunity to do some more drifting in the near future.