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!

 

SEMA 2010: Gran Turismo 5 Awards Bash

For those attending SEMA, the GT5 hype is real. The game in all its glory was available to play on full simulator rigs on the show floor and after hours. Once again, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi stolled the SEMA Show floor to inpect each and every vehicle that will be slected to model in the game itself. Held at the joint night club, winners and fans alike partied like rock stars with open bar and live music to jam-out to.…

Spring Break Nationals 2013: Daytona Beach, FL

Written by SBN | Photography by Chad Donohoe Despite being held weeks before the customary date, the Spring Break Nationals rocked the house with yet another strong showing of support from dealers, distributors, competitors and spectators. SBN’s Gigawatt sponsor Scosche Industries were joined by industry-leading brands that have been longtime part of SBN’s festivities. There were also several new exhibitors, including aftermarket wheel companies Lenso and RNR (Rent ‘n Roll) Skar Audio, Mobileye, Xtreme Camera Company (Fujita Japan) and Bluetooth Keyless. LOUDFORCE also launched their new products at SBN and were even delayed when their heavy-duty gear was rigorously inspected…

Another Level Car Show 2014: Schaumburg, IL

Written by Randi Bentia | Photos by Chris Gosda Another Level Car Show was hosted at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, IL on Sunday, August 16, 2014. Contributing photographer, Chris Gosda, was able to capture these photos from the event. 2014 Another Level Car Show Results:1st Acura- ZACK ZWEFEL1st Audi- PAQUAN1st BMW- JOHN FERINA1st Dodge/Chrysler- RICH SPICY1st Exotic- KHURRUM DHANJI1st Ford- BILL KUHN1st GM/Chevy- JIM MCKAY1st Honda- DUCKY TRIHN1st Hyundai- BLOODTYPE RACING1st Infiniti- JARED SNOW1st Lexus- PAUL VRANZA1st Mazda- NIGEL MOHAMMED1st Mercedes- GINO1st Mitsubishi- MIKE BRUENER1st Motorcycle- TOMMY CUCINOTTA1st Nissan- JAY JANCETSC1st Other- JOHN VOULES1st Scion- MIGUEL GUTIERREZ1st Scooter- SONNY CHAN1st…

A Promising Prospect: China's All in Tuning Show

Experiencing the 2014 All In Tuning (AIT) show in Beijing, China was quite an experience. AIT was a feeding ground for knowledge and PASMAG had the opportunity to educate the locals. With that being said, we brought a few friends along with us as well to share that knowledge: Neo Motorsports, XS Power, Shining Monkey, Beltronics, Arc Audio and Redline Oil. Text by Rex Cawagas. Photography by Wei Chi Lin (Neo Motorsport) & YASN International Being my first time in China, I didn’t know what to expect from the tuning scene when the show first opened. Soon, cars started rolling…