REC Watches Creates Limited Edition P-51 RTR Watch

REC Watches Creates Limited Edition P-51 RTR Watch

Latest timepiece features carbon fiber from Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr’s RTR Mustang

We first learned of REC Watches about two years ago when we got wind of their Kickstarter campaign to bring a new line of watches to market, dubbed the P-51. The P-51 would be added to REC’s line of timepieces built from recycled automobile parts. The P-51 not only reached its funding goal, it practically doubled it! The P-51 was born and has seen great success.

While REC has moved on to its latest series, the 901 (based off of Porsche 911 bits), the folks at REC recently had an opportunity to bring the P-51, which admittedly is aimed squarely at the classic Mustang crowd with its styling, to late-model Mustang fans with a partnership with Formula Drift champ and self-proclaimed “professional fun-haver” Vaughn Gittin Jr. The P-51 RTR Limited Edition. REC, which uses the tagline Recover, Recycle, Reclaim, will offer just 350 P-51 RTR watches, and just like the original P-51, each timepiece will be unique on to its own utilizing aluminum and carbon fiber from Vaughn’s Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D Formula Drift ride! Peep the photos for more info on all the trick details that go into the P-51 RTR, and if your budget allows we strongly suggest picking one up. You won’t regret it!

Diameter 44 MM
Opening Diameter 38 MM
Height 10.8 MM
Weight 128G
Strap Width 24 MM

316L Stainless Steel Case
Recycled RTR Chassis Carbon Dial
Forged Carbon & Aluminum Bezel
Sapphire Crystal with AR-Coating Glass
Double Calf-Leather Strap

Ref. Miyota Cal. 9130 Automatic
3 Hands/Date/Power Reserve
Frequency 28,800 VPH
Power Reserve +40 Hours
26 Jewels

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A fusion of cultures

James Deane's Livery for the 2024 Formula Drift Season

Inspired by the vibrant and impactful designs of the European drift scene, James Deane's livery for 2024 is a testament to the blend of RTR's distinctive style with international flair. The livery introduces more neon colors, especially neon orange, creating a vivid contrast that stands out on the track. This year's design aims to capture the essence of European creativity while maintaining the aggressive and dynamic lines synonymous with RTR.

A Nod to the 90's

Ben Hobson's Livery for the 2024 Formula Drift Season

Ben Hobson's livery draws inspiration from an iconic era of racing—the 90s Pennzoil liveries of the Japanese Grand Touring Car Championship (JGTCC). Merging his signature hot pink with the traditional Pennzoil colors, Ben's Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD becomes a moving tribute to a cherished motorsport legacy, reimagined with a modern twist.

Innovations In Design and Function

The 2024 Mustang RTR Spec 5-FD brings not just visual enhancements but also notable exterior enhancements. Both Mustangs now feature the RTR Signature LED Grille Lights, customized to match the drivers' color themes!

The relocation of rear ventilation to the entire rear decklid, significantly improves airflow, heat reduction, and smoke dispersion, essential for the forthcoming drift battles during this season.

Although both RTR Mustangs exterior components are primarily made of carbon fiber, we haven’t really had exposed carbon fiber until now. Ben's Mustang showcases exposed carbon fiber sections, marrying form and function in a sleek, lightweight package.

Honoring Partnerships and Personal Touches

The heart of our racing endeavors is not just in the cars, but in the people and partnerships that drive us forward. James Deane's Mustang proudly bears the AutoZone title partnership, while Ben Hobson's Mustang is adorned with Pennzoil's iconic branding, showcasing a strong collaboration rooted in performance and excellence.

Each livery also carries personal elements unique to the drivers—James' features a neon Irish flag and a Deane Motorsports logo on the rear duckbill spoiler which is a nod to his family's motorsport legacy. Both cars prominently display their respective drivers' numbers and the iconic Ford Mustang Running Pony logo, signifying their racing spirit and heritage.

See them in action at Round 1 of Formula Drift in Long Beach, California

The reveal of the 2024 liveries marks a significant moment for RTR Vehicles, our drivers, and fans alike. Scheduled to make their first public appearance at Round 1 of Formula Drift in Long Beach, California, these liveries symbolize a new chapter in our racing journey, blending the past's echoes with today's innovations.

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