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“Gateway to the West” gets smoked out

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Last week, I went straight from Nor Cal to St Louis, yes I MC’ed, yes we ate good food, yes Vaughn Gittin Jr. slayed some tires and the most important answer is, YES! I saw Nelly in St Louis…

Vaughn Gittin Jr. 2010 Formula Drift Champion hires me to MC his “Smoke Shows” and we kicked it off right at The St Louis Auto Show, 4 days of awesome drift shows driving a Mustang RTR and his demo vehicle skinned to look like his comp car…

Tires burned, fans happy and good times…

Early AM flight from SFO to STL…
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BB’s Blues…
Booze and Blues…
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That’s JR being a creeper.. haha
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Nope no snow in St Louis this trip, it was GOLDEN GIRLS!
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Looks kids Big Ben, Parliament & the St Louis Arch…
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There it is, officially!
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Mean Green machine…
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Skatecar, RTR-X, Demo car and Mustang RTR P1 + Optimus Slime Green… JR’s rig…
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Don’t mess with the locals..
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#AbbyGittin grams…
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Photog pose needs work but the Fatlace sticker on the tripod is on point…
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Ripping, blipping & grippin!
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The shows got more & more packed each day…
about 1,500 people on avg per demo…
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Late night fun…
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There it is again…
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Like it..
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Scion showing off the iQ but no FR-S in sight…
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I LOVE WAGONS!!!!!!
Caddilac CTS-V wagon yum!
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Mustang RTR in sweet gunmetal grey…
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Come outside & see the show…
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Drove the demo car loud & proud on the street, funny sight pulling up next to ya huh?!
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First ya see them &….
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Now you don’t!
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So much awesome in this pic…Classic, respect!
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Support locals Drift STL.com
Bunch of rad drifters said whats up while there, thanks guys and gals, keep it moving, be respectful and hopefully Gateway opens and lets ya’ll drift!
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Queing up, sorry British came on, they’re lined up for an autograph…
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Grimey rad spot…
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Crabby!
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SMASH!
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2013 Mustang…
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Alright lets jump trucks!
HPI Racing 5sc RTR

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This is a first, icey!
JR on Ice!
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My father in law getting ready to ride shotgun…
Thanks for coming out and… not puking haha
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Hitting the streets!
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Wait a minute I’m riding shotgun?!?!
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FINAL SHOW of the weekend…
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We out!
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Vaughn Gittin Jr. aka JR is NEVER not working, probably the hardest working dude in the drift world! A consummate thinker, worker and “do-gooder” for drifting in general of course building his driving prowess, his “brand”, the sport and just getting more people to learn, understand and expose people to drifting…
Thanks JR for the good times!
See ya soon buddy!
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Myself, Chris of St Louis Auto Show, JR and “Square” Blair…
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Oh yeah told ya I saw Nelly…
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3 Responses to “Gateway to the West” gets smoked out

  1. It was a fun show, wish I could have been there Sat

  2. Thanks for the St. Louis love. Next time RHG will say hi.

  3. scott

    nice article and great pictures….

    one thing tho, nelly is soft and hes a bitch the lou has no love for that wankster

    314 all day

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