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Vaughn Gittin Jr.
Chelsea DeNofa
Adam LZ
'Fanga' Dan Woolhouse

Learn more about RTR Vehicles

RTR was built from the ground up to compliment the Ford Mustang lifestyle with modern aggressive styling, and street tested, track-proven performance characteristics. Born and bred from traditional Japanese drift culture and influenced by European sports car style, RTR is modern, adaptive, fun, and the next generation of the Mustang enthusiast.

RTR is embedded in top-level motorsports and that professional experience trickles down to the consumer in the way of the RTR Spec packages. The RTR facility houses a state-of-the-art motorsports shop, racecar assembly for the Formula Drift World Championship, and is also proficient at manufacturing and prototyping.

In 2017, we announced our partnership with two time NZ drifting champion Daniel "Fanga Dan" Woolhouse.  Keep up to date with Dans progress on the FDC website, Facebook and Instagram.

Each RTR Spec model is a dealer-installed option package for the globally available Ford Mustang, and they are currently available at your local Ford Dealer.


Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. @ Instagram

World champion drifter, off-road racing champion, and Professional Fun-Haver, Vaughn Gittin Jr., is best known for his aggressive, foot-to-the-floor, big-smoke driving style from behind the wheel of arguably the most recognizable cars in the sport: the 2021 Monster Energy Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D used in the Formula Drift Pro series.

In the United States, Gittin won his first Formula Drift title in 2010 and most recently won the 2020 Formula Drift Championship, cementing his place as one of the best drift drivers in the history of the sport. Gittin was awarded the Ace Driver of the Decade title in 2013 to recognize an impressive competition record that saw him take more tandem battle victories than any other driver in 10 years of Formula Drift history.

Vaughn finished third in the Formula Drift Championship for the 2016 season, marking an impressive year highlighted by two victories. Vaughn finished fourth in the 2017 championship chase after successfully campaigning a brand-new engine program and two-car team. Along with Gittin’s success in 2020, the RTR Motorsports team also placed 2nd in the FD championship with Chelsea DeNofa while winning the Auto and Tire Manufacturer’s cup champion.

Gittin is also a three-time World Drift Series champion (2011-2013). In 2005, he became the first American ever to win a D1 Grand Prix event when he stood atop the podium in the 2005 USA vs. Japan competition. Gittin again brought the title home for the USA in the 2007 World Championship.

This Professional Fun-Haver and World Champion Drifter is no one-trick pony. With his accomplishments spanning the globe within all disciplines of motorsport, Gittin is also the undisputed master of having a damn good time behind the wheel of just about anything.

Gittin and the rest of the RTR Vehicles have created some of the most iconic marketing vehicles in modern history with the Mustang Hoonicorn RTR, Mustang RTR-X and the recently introduced Mustang Mach-E 1400, a 1,400 horsepower fully electric vehicle capable of a wide variety of skills and driving options from drifting to road course use.

Chelsea DeNofa

Chelsea DeNofa @ Instagram

Since the start of his racing career, Chelsea DeNofa has had his hands in several forms of automobile racing. His array of driving techniques have set him apart from the rest in Drifting, Club Racing and Stunt Driving.

Chelsea's drifting career began before he had an actual drivers license, at age 15 his Mother drove his car to the first major drift event in Miami for him. Soon after that Chelsea extended his driving abilities through schooling in Road-Racing and Stunt-Driving. Continuing along his road-racing path, he was granted an SCCA Pro racing license and started racing in several series.

When his focus turned to the exploding sport of drifting, he quickly made a name for himself and was seen at nearly every drifting event on the east coast and the majority of pro events throughout the States. DeNofa was granted back-to-back NOPI and D1 Professional Drift Licenses and seen in several TV shows and Magazines, such as NOPI Tuner Vision, Motor Week, Super Street, D-sport, and S3 magazine. In 2010 and 2011 Chelsea DeNofa won back-to-back XDC Championships in his BMW M3 and now competes in Formula D in his Mustang RTR Spec 5-D.

Adam LZ

Adam LZ @ Instagram

Since 2009, 25-year-old Adam LZ, has been traveling the world and documenting his adventures on YouTube.

After making a name for himself in BMX he leveraged his success to fund his first drift car in 2015 - an SR20DET S13. He has had hundreds of thousands with him watching his journey as he progressed from his first parking lot donuts to becoming a fierce competitor all over the world.

Adam is most known for his aggressive entries, versatility with many different chassis, and a heavy Japanese influence in his driving style.

This year he will be competing in Formula Drift along side teammate Chelsea DeNofa in his very own Mustang RTR Spec 5-D.

'Fanga' Dan Woolhouse

Fanga Dan @ Instagram

Daniel Woolhouse, AKA ' Fanga Dan', is a two-time D1NZ Champion and Professional drifting driver from Whangarei, New Zealand.

Growing up in Hastings around his fathers car yard sparked an automotive lifestyle at an early age.

Spending time on the yard washing and prepping cars for sale, Dan was surrounded by iconic Japanese vehicles synonymous with early drift culture - Nissan Skylines, Cefiros, Toyota Supras and Mazda RX7s to name a few.

At 10 years of age Dan would move north to Whangarei, and with a passion for rear wheel drive cars his teenage years saw plenty of vehicles in his ownership, repairing and selling a range of JDM vehicles for income.

By the early 2000's drifting was rising from the underground into a professional motorsport and, after following the culture and competitions in Japan, Dan and 7 others would go on to form New Zealand's first drift team, Driftcorp.

Driving for Driftcorp (the now iconic 7-championship winning team) he began drifting competitively in 2003, entering his first full season in 2005 driving an RB26 powered Nissan Laurel C33 in the D1NZ National Drifting Championship, finishing 3rd overall in his rookie year.

Earning the nickname "Fanga", he would move to a purpose built Nissan S15 Silvia which went on to win the 2006 D1NZ Championship in just his second year of full competition, also becoming the third Driftcorp driver to win a national title.

In 2008, Woolhouse built and drove one of the first Holden VZ Commodores in competitive drifting, powered again by a 2.6 liter Nissan RB engine.

In 2010, 'Fanga Dan' represented New Zealand and competed in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia driving for Goodyear Racing in the Holden VZ Commodore, claiming wins and podium finishes in Formula Drift Asia and the Goodyear International Drift Series.

Dan competed overseas again in 2011 and 2012, driving for Castrol Edge in the Tectaloy International Drift Challenge as part of the annual World Time Attack event in Sydney, Australia.

After retiring his championship winning Nissan S15 in 2010, now driven by Driftcorp team-mate Robee Nelson, Woolhouse went on to compete a rebuilt LS2 V8 powered Holden VZ Commodore in the 2013 D1NZ Championship Series for his naming rights sponsor Castrol Edge, in which he became the 2013 New Zealand Drift Champion.

In late 2017 Dan and the FDC Motorsport Team embarked on a new challenge, teaming up with CTB Performance, Ford New Zealand and Mustang RTR (USA) to bring the first ever Ford Mustang RTR to competitive drifting in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 2018 D1NZ Season saw Dan behind the wheel of two brand new Ford Mustangs, the 550hp Supercharged V8 Activaction Car used for Hotlaps & Promotional activities, and the USA-Built 900hp Roush-Yates V8 powered Ford Mustang RTR Spec-5D (Formerly campaigned by Formula DRIFT Champion Vaughn Gittin Jr).

Despite his first year competing in a Left-Hand Drive configuration, Dan scored two Top-5 finishes including a 3rd place trophy at Round 2 of the D1NZ Series held at ASB Baypark Stadium, as well as finishing up 7th overall in the 2018 Series after battling with the top-5 Championship contenders for much of the season.