Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to visit Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a guest of Ford Middle East to perform in a demo as part of the Action Ha race weekend at of Al Reem Circuit. I didn’t know exactly what to expect heading to the Middle East, but I'm always down for new experiences and adventures. Once I arrived I was completely blown away by the love of motorsports, and even more specifically, the love for drifting by the locals. Everyone I met, from Princes, to other professional drivers, to swarms of fans, treated me with amazing hospitality and kindness. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget and I look forward to coming back to the K.S.A!
After the event I stayed a couple days extra to film ‘Drifting in the K.S.A’. Thanks to the kindness of the entire Al Reem Circuit team, they let me get crazy throughout the entire motorsports complex. Nothing was off-limits and I had a blast linking one track to the next through the parking lots and garages and into storage areas basically doing whatever came to mind that would be fun and challenging. Aside from drifting the entire complex, one of my most memorable parts of the whole trip was after we finished shooting and we were hot, dusty, and dead-tired, we ended up putting on a impromptu drift-day with some of the locals that came to spectate the shoot. I was teaching them how to drift, change tires, different driving techniques, and they were so pumped up. While there were no pro’s to show us the ropes back in the day, it reminded me of when I first started; that smile that stays when you link your first drift and the genuine passion to get better and conquer the challenges. I had a blast hanging out and enjoying what drifting is all about!
- Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Driftkana
what a great drifting video. 5.5 minutes of pure joy and art.
how gay. just copy ken block and tanner foust and that will boost your popularity.....just stick to competition
wow! great driving as always Vaughn, absolutely love the video! kickass!
I don't like JR that much... but it did a nice job in this video I have to say
Awesome video and great driving. Love how it was just pure engine and vehicle noise. No music. No gimmick. Pure drift
i agree i loved how it was just noise .... but whats up with like the orange barrier wall (completely ruining it ) and hitting the wall i mean i don't know why its so popular? i don't get it it shows lack of precision ke block practiced t get precision that looked very un practice but still made it look great in a way still loved it respect vaughn as a drifter ....
Drifting the pitlane! Epic!
The lack of music i actually *really* appreciate! And the end title sequence was quite nice, reminded me of Climb Dance
the video reminds me alot about the Gymkhana movies, (good thing!) bassicly because it lacks music.
I love that you ran over a camera aswell!
i want to see Aasbo vs JR in a free run mode.
So much to love with absolutely nothing to hate.
Hot damn that V8 sounds amazing!
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE HATERS LET THEM HATE THEY ARE MOST LIKELY NO WERE NEAR OR EVEN CLOSE TO PUTTING TOGETHER A VIDEO LIKE THIS!!!! AND FOR THE RECORD THIS IS NOT A KEN BLOCK COPY CAT YOU FOOL THIS IS A RWD CAR GET YOUR OBSERVATION TOGETHER SON!!!
Wow, now that's a playground!
That was an awesome VID! and boy does your tang scream oh MY!!
skill-full.. although he made the first entry point look like hard work in the Red car, but once he got into the liveried car it was 'game on for Vaughn!!' - awesome to watch as always.. - Thanks