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Watch Ford CEO Farley Drift Gittin Jr.’s Mustang: Video

Ford CEO Jim Farley accepted his position a couple of years ago with at least one stipulation – the longtime car enthusiast would be able to continue his racing hobby, something that he’s been doing for quite a few years now. Aside from driving his own vehicles to various vintage racing wins, Farley has also spent some time behind the wheel of the new Ford Pro Electric Supervan and the Ford Puma Rally1 racer, to name just a couple. The Ford CEO isn’t the only one taking cool Blue Oval rides out for a spin before most of us, however, as Vaughn Gittin Jr. recently took delivery of his Ford Bronco Raptor and immediately put it to the test, while also ripping off some donuts in a 2024 Ford Mustang for a commercial shoot. Now, Jim Farley has gotten the chance to take Gittin Jr.’s Mustang Spec 5-D racer out for a rip, too.

Obviously, Farley has quite a bit of wheel time in all kinds of fast machines, but he isn’t quite as well versed in the art of drifting. Thus, Gittin Jr. gives the auto exec a quick five minute lesson on how to get sideways and melt the tires on his pro drift pony car, and that’s about all it takes before Farley is sliding around like a pro.

Gittin Jr. certainly came away impressed with his effort, noting that “it’s really cool to see him driving the car with the throttle and getting aggressive with it.” Farley also walked away mighty impressed with the Mustang racer itself. “Wow, that was exciting,” he said. “My heart rate was like, through the roof. It’s really high right now, like 135.”

When it’s all said and done, Gittin Jr. suggests that Farley might have a future in Formula Drift, but the CEO shoots him down immediately, saying “no thank you” to that request. However, we suppose it’s always good to have a backup plan, just in case one’s current career doesn’t pan out, and it seems like Farley is a natural at the art of drifting if he ever chooses to pursue it professionally.

We’ll have more on Jim Farley soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Samurai

    Love him or hate him, you can’t tell this guy doesn’t have brand loyalty, especially in racing. Imagine telling Henry Ford or Hank the Deuce that a future CEO would also be racing their cars.

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    1. RWFA

      👍

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  2. EcoBoost29579

    Just what he should be doing when the company he runs has more problems than you can almost list.

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    1. RWFA

      Exactly what he should be doing.

      You nuts want a car guy, then you get perhaps the best one since Lutz, then you weep for a bureaucrat.

      Ps I thought you had moved to a new brand. Why are you still here talking rubbish?

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  3. Bob

    Exactly. The CEO’s hobby needs to be the business. The most effective leaders are the ones that put everything else on the back burner for the job. A lot of their personal life suffers for that, but not the business.
    I’ll bet Jimmy never misses a racing opportunity.

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    1. RWFA

      Bet you have no concept what well rounded is.

      Ps. This is part of the business.

      Ps. It’s not clear if your envy is greater than your ignorance but they are both on display.

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