he RTR story all began in 2007. At just 26 years old, a young man named Vaughn Gittin Jr. had a big idea. He was working a full-time job during the week, and in his spare time, competing on the track in a Ford Mustang, working his way forward in the world of motorsports. Even in his early days of competition, Vaughn immediately noticed a special camaraderie in the Mustang community.
Only a year earlier, Vaughn had built his first Mustang competition racecar and instantly recognized that he was part of a special group. An entire car culture existed inside the Mustang community, and Vaughn had found himself right in the middle of it. In 2007, Vaughn was wondering how so many people didn't see what he saw in the Ford Mustang. It was a fantastic car with a stellar track record but the general car culture at the time was more focused on import cars and the flashy car scene that they brought with them. Although the Mustang was great, enthusiasts that wanted a more personalized touch for their vehicle only had access to styling options that could best be described as "dated." That's when a lightbulb went off in Vaughn's head, and the RTR vision was born.
In 2009 the very first Mustang RTR was released to the public, and it quickly took off. Then in early 2010 an official alignment between RTR and Ford Motor Company was announced, pushing RTR beyond the typical aftermarket company and into availability within approved Ford dealerships. From the beginning, the world has learned what we are - an OEM+ performance vehicles company for the special kind of car and truck enthusiasts who want a little more for their vehicles.