Three posts in three days, all about the same subject. Yep, the hot topic at the ‘Ring is still that drift lap of the Nordschleife. After my last two posts I hope that my own position is simply understood:
- I love the execution, commitment and style of Vaughn Gittin Jnr’s project. The machinery, the driving, the creative talent… it’s all next level.
- But saying it’s the first ever full ‘drift lap’ of the ‘Ring on the basis of a 2-minute short video left me cold. Especially when I know so many great drifters who’ve had a crack at it decades before, just without the support or machinery or PR juggernaut available to VGJ (Vaughn Gittin Jnr).
So with that in mind, I’m delighted to tell you that VGJ himself reached out to me last night, and we had a few words…
Continue reading RESPONSE: VGJ on the “first” drift lap of the ‘Ring!
Yesterday I posted up the video of VG Jr drifting the Nordschleife. It’s awesome, go check it out. But this morning I woke up to find posts like these…
Continue reading DEBUNK: Vaughn Gittin Jr was NOT the first person to drift the entire Nordschleife
OK, so the ‘man’ is Vaughn Gittin Jr. and the whole Nürburgring Nordschleife was exclusively rented for a day-and-a-half, but you’ve got to imagine that somewhere in the Nürburgring HQ, somebody was still sweating at the thought of ‘drifting’ on the Nordschleife.
Continue reading VIDEO: Man does skids at ‘Ring, isn’t banned
Before you click play on this incredible footage, just let me say that the driver is OK. But it’s a testament to modern car design and neck restraint systems that he is!
John was overtaking slower traffic, when he somehow* gets a little bit of oversteer, the front clips the verge… and then…. Continue reading VIDEO: Incredible rollover is incredible…