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2010 Mustang GT Revealed Drifting Style at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California

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The stage was set at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California where a new 2010 Mustang GT was revealed for the first time Hollywood style. The star of the show was brought in by a star in the Drifting world, Vaughn Gittin Jr.

2010 Mustang GT unveiled in Santa Monica, California
2010 Mustang GT unveiled in Santa Monica, California

Gittin drove in front of a backdrop of classic Mustangs displayed in rafters like a Matchbox set
Gittin drove in front of a backdrop of classic Mustangs displayed in rafters like a Matchbox set
It was an invitation only grand introduction for the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, televised on SPEED-TV. John and Ashley Force were in the audience, along with Parnelli Jones and Carol Shelby.
World Drifting Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr made huge circles and wennt sideways in a new 2010 Mustang GT
World Drifting Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr made huge circles and went sideways in a new 2010 Mustang GT

Gittin's 2010 Mustang GT is equipped with a K&N concial air filter and K&N oil filter
Gittin's 2010 Mustang GT is equipped with a K&N concial air filter and K&N oil filter

World Drifting Champion Gittin drifted in the famous hanger in front of other famous classic Mustangs. They were grouped in rafters like Matchbox cars in a shadow box. “It was a bit nerve wracking for me,” said Gittin. “It must have been more nerve wracking for the owners of the other Mustangs.”

The 2010 Mustang GT will be Gittin’s new competition vehicle. It is all carbon fiber and weighs 2600 pounds. It is equipped with an aluminum Ford Racing motor and supercharger.

“There is also a K&N conical air filter and a K&N oil filter,” said Gittin. “I have used K&N Engineering products since I was 16-years-old. My professional relationship with K&N began about 5-years-ago. I was moving up the ranks in drifting and walked over to the K&N booth, asked for a sponsorship and the rest is history. K&N keeps the dirt and debris out of my engines.”

Gittin said it was very hard to keep the 2010 Mustang GT under wraps before the show. “We took it to the dyno without body panels,” he said. “It has outstanding power.”

Gittin’s new Mustang is back in North Carolina getting some finishing touches. “It had a special paint job for the reveal,” he said. “But, the car will be painted blue and teal for racing. I am very excited and privileged to have the first 2010 race car.”

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