Vaughn Gittin Jr. Slides into Carlisle Performance & Style

2011 Formula Drift Champion to Appear and Perform

CARLISLE, PA ““ 2010 Formula Drift Champion and Maryland native Vaughn Gittin Jr. will slide sideways a time or two at Carlisle Performance & Style on Saturday, May 14. The event itself is held May 14 and 15 at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.

Gittin will make his inaugural trip to Carlisle for foot-to-the-floor, big smoke and rubber-burning drifting action. As part of the 16th edition of Performance & Style, Gittin will be conducting two drift demonstrations on the Carlisle track as well as signing autographs. Gittin will also host a unique Q&A session on the Manufacturers Midway on Saturday.

In addition to the drift demonstrations, five lucky ride-along give-away winners will climb into the RTR 2011 Ford Mustang and ride side-by-side with Vaughn as he does what he does best: Drift!  One of the ride-along winners will be chosen at the show, through a silent auction with the proceeds going to the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund.

Gittin, who was recently featured in the April 7 edition of USA Today as well as on MTV’s Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory, is the only American to ever win a Division 1 Grand Prix event, not once ““ but twice. He has achieved three wins and multiple podiums throughout his Formula Drift career.

Carlisle Performance & Style is more than a car show; P&S is a motorsports and lifestyle festival celebrating the hottest trends in the motorsports world. In addition to special guest Vaughn Gittin Jr., Performance & Style 2011 will include: Best-of-Carlisle and Carlisle Elite top-flight cash prizes; legendary motorcycle stunt team, the StarBoyz; a parked-by-class judged showfield; Modern Muscle Nationals, remote control drifting competitions, a Euro/Stance indoor invitational display presented by Low Life & Junk Style, The ICE House ““ displaying custom vehicles with a focus on in-car-entertainment, NICOFest autocross racing, the Manufacturers Midway and swap meet vending areas, and the famous Carlisle Burnout and Bikini contests.

About Carlisle Events:  Carlisle Events, host of 10 annual collector car, truck and motorcycle events, attracts more than half a million people to its 150-acre facility in Carlisle, Pennsylvania each year. Included in the annual events schedule are two huge automotive swap meets and auctions ““Spring and Fall ““ and individual specialty shows featuring Corvettes, Fords, GMs, Chryslers, trucks, motorcycles, sport compacts and imports. Founded in 1974 by friends Bill Miller and Chip Miller, the “Cars at Carlisle” shows attract automotive enthusiasts from around the world.  Information about Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions is available to consumers via the Internet at www.CarlisleEvents.com and www.CarlisleAuctions.com

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