By popular demand The Saint Louis Auto Show welcomes back drifting champion Vaughn Gittin Jr., brought to you by Cars.com and Valvoline. Vaughn and his Ford Mustang RTR are iconic in the world of professional competitive drifting. Most recently, Vaughn has been working to design the 2015 Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept. RTR’s out-of-the-box styling and functional approach to performance, was dreamed up and brought to reality. Not only is this car built for pure fun, but this car will serve as a research and development tool under President and Founder Vaughn Gittin Jr., resulting in the “RTR Tactical Performance Line.” Not only will show attendees get to see Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his Ford Mustang RTR in action, but they will also have the opportunity to get his autograph inside the Edward Jones Dome after each drifting session, and a few lucky fans might even get chosen for a ride-a-long!
Vaughn Gittin Jr. has been featured on MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. As a fierce competitor, Vaughn is known as the only American to win a D1 Grand Prix event, not once – but twice. In ‘05 Vaughn stunned the world when he won the D1 Grand Prix USA vs. Japan. In ‘07, he brought America home the gold once again. In 2010, Vaughn earned his first Formula Drift Championship, becoming the second-ever Champion with a strictly-drifting background.Every year Vaughn amazes St. Louis audiences with his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big smoke driving style. Even attendees new to drifting will be blown away by the sheer power and boldness of Vaughn’s skills. You do not want to miss out on the amazing drifting skills of Vaughn Gittin Jr. at the Saint Louis Auto Show!
SLADA Auto Show Charity Party Featuring Big & Rich
American country duo, CMA and ACM Award Nominee, Big & Rich will be performing at the STL Auto Show’s Charity Party! Join us at St. Louis’s very own Ballpark Village at the PBR Bar, January 22nd at 7:00 p.m. For a $100 donation to St. Louis Auto Dealers Charitable Foundation, you receive an intimate performance by Big & Rich, food and beverage. The St. Louis Auto Dealers Association (SLADA) has a long history of charitable giving to worthy causes all over the St. Louis metro area. Through annual events, the Foundation has raised over $750,000 since its inception and as a result donated nearly $250,000 to local charities. Sponsored by Cars.com, CliftonLarsonAllen, 93.7 The Bull, KBB, and AutoTrader.com.