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Originally I was going to title this post three rounds with the champ, but this is no time to be clever. Vaughn Gittin Jr. is of course the 2010 Formula D champ and I was lucky enough to get three goes around the track with him at the Ford Out Front display. What was even more amazing, was running tandem against Justin Pawlik on such a tight course. Not everyone had the chance to partake in the tandem demo, so I was ecstatic when I heard Vaughn say, “tell Justin we are going to do the demo now.”
Justin piloted a Mustang RTR which is Vaughn’s signature edition Mustang, while Vaughn himself was behind the wheel of his demo car. Vaughn’s demo car is not to be confused with his championship Mustang that was used to take home the championship in Formula D this year. The demo car is lacking the carbon fiber body and a few hundred horsepower, but Vaughn still threw it down.
I have been a big fan of Jr. for a few years now. His all or nothing driving style and passion for the sport can make a believer out of almost anyone. So needless to say this was an unreal experience and I am thankful to all the people that made this a reality. I’ll stop rambling like a little school girl and let you watch the video.
Today, we headed over to the convention center to grab our passes for the week and check out what was going on. It was a great little teaser seeing some of the cars that will be showcased this week. Most people were still setting up, unloading and shining their cars, kind of chaotic but still interesting! I snapped a few shots of some of the mayhem. Hopefully this gets you excited for the upcoming week of individual car features, new products, models and just overall coverage of SEMA 2010!