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RESPONSE: VGJ on the “first” drift lap of the ‘Ring!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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…

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DEBUNK: Vaughn Gittin Jr was NOT the first person to drift the entire Nordschleife

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…

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VIDEO: Man does skids at ‘Ring, isn’t banned

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.

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VIDEO: That time a La Ferrari did big skids at the Nürburgring

Back at the start of the year, I wrote three individual posts (1,2 & 3) about Powerslide Lover bringing his La Ferrari to the Nürburgring Nordschleife in touristenfahrten.

If that seems excessive, then I apologise. But it was quite exciting at the time.

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RUF just dropped the full 19m ‘Yellow Bird’ video on to YouTube

If there was University degree in Nordschleife Studies, I would make the following video a compulsory part of the course.

For a whole generation of petrolheads, this was the video that ignited our love for the old 20.8km Nürburgring. This was THE supercar of its day at and beyond the limits of driving for nearly 20 glorious minutes.

You think you’ve got skills? You think you’re a big-shot? You ain’t Stefan Roser in brown loafers drifting a 500hp Porsche at 150mph, son. So GTFO.

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