Ken Block

Tribute: Our Favorite Ken Block Videos

We have been followers of Ken Block since his early rally days at Vermont Sports Car, and then loved watching his “Gymkhana” videos on YouTube.

By Justin Cornelison | January 03, 2023
Rest in Peace: Legendary Rally Car Driver & Hoonigan Founder Ken Block

Ken Block, the legendary Rally Car Driver & Hoonigan Founder has died at age 55 in a snowmobile accident, according to Hoonigan Industries via Instagram

By Justin Cornelison | January 02, 2023
Video: Ken Block Hoons Audi Around Vegas Playground

Legendary rally driver Ken Block took to the streets, parking garages, and casinos of Las Vegas in a video promotion of Hoonigan & Audi’s one-off Electric S1 Hoonitron. 

By Justin Cornelison | October 26, 2022
Ken Block Assaults the Streets of LA in Gymkhana 7 with an 845 HP, AWD Mustang

Professional rally driver Ken Block and his Hoonigan racing team have returned with the latest tire-destroying showcase of car control theatrics known to man, Gymkhana. For those unfamiliar with the series, now in its seventh official installment (there’s been a few more that apparently didn’t warrant an entirely new episode number), Gymkhana videos feature high speed stunt driving through some treacherous, often urban environments, with feats of drifting prowess that really must be seen to be believed. This time Ken takes us to the streets in and around downtown Los Angeles, and the weapon of choice is a custom built, all-wheel-drive, 845 horsepower 1965 Ford Mustang coupe. It’s absolutely glorious.

By Bradley Iger | November 17, 2014
Ford Launches Octane Academy With An All-Star Cast

Ford seems quite intent on making the most of social media, as it has launched yet another venture into the world of online marketing, with the Ford Octane Academy. The Academy combines a few lucky fans with Ford’s rally and drifting stars for a weekend of on- and off-road challenges.

By Brandon Turkus | July 21, 2011
Flip This Car: 1994 Buick Roadmaster—Part Four

Entering the small dirt oval at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds, I was the subject of some attention. Situated among a host of Japanese runabouts and numerous other cars that could fit in the trunk of the Beast, I had no hope of being inconspicuous. In retrospect, signing this car up for a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Rallycross event likely wasn’t the best use of the Buick’s ability, but from the moment I spied this car sitting on gigantic truck tires, I knew it was destined for an off-road adventure. That adventure materialized on Saturday December 4, as the Beast and I made a 200 mile round trip to compete in Round 10 of the Detroit Region SCCA Rallycross—the season ender—in Marshall, Michigan. If you’ve already spied the destroyed orange cone in the photo gallery, you’ve likely deduced that things didn’t go so well. In that assessment, you would be correct.

By Christopher Smith | December 14, 2010
Unfiltered Awesome: Gymkhana 3, Part 2 Is Out

If you are unfamiliar with Ken Block and his “Gymkhana” series, go to YouTube and watch parts 1 and 2 immediately. If you are familiar with Mr. Block’s antics, you will be pleased to learn that Gymkhana 3 is out.

By Brandon Turkus | September 15, 2010
An Evening With Block And A Frostbitten Fiesta

The upcoming Ford Fiesta has been a long time coming. In fact, aside from perhaps the PT Cruiser craze back in 2000, we can’t think of another compact in recent memory that’s received more pre-launch glitz, but then again, we can’t think of another compact in recent memory that’s been so closely associated with a superstar rally driver—at least for the last couple months anyway.

By Christopher Smith | February 02, 2010
Pastrana Wins, Block Breaks, Ice Dominates At Rally America Sno*Drift 2010

Travis Pastrana’s enviable motorsports resume—which already features such mundane entries as double backflipping a motorcycle, jumping a car 270 feet across Long Beach Harbor, and capturing enough X Games gold to bailout Wall Street—expanded this weekend to include a new sport called vehicular ice dancing, and subsequently, his fourth Rally America Sno*Drift victory. Actually, ice drift might be a better term, as the Northern Lower Michigan roads used by the racers were the slickest in recent memory, thanks to a soaking rain followed quickly by a drastic drop in temperature—all less than a week before the race. As a result, the gravel roads were more like rivers of glare ice, and since studded tires aren’t legal in Michigan, and since rally cars must be street legal, well, you see where this is headed.

By Christopher Smith | January 31, 2010
Rally America Sno-Drift 2010—24 Years of Opposite-Lock Excitement

Just a few hours north of the Winding Road garage, a somewhat unorthodox racing event has been occurring since 1973. Unorthodox, that is, for racing enthusiast in the United States. Rally racing is a huge deal in just about every other part of the world, though it never really caught on in the States until a YouTube Gymkhana hero and a former motocrosser with a penchant for backflipping just about everything got involved. Going into 2010, more than a few eyes are now watching the Rally America series with keen interest, and Winding Road will be there for the kickoff event of the season—Sno-Drift 2010.

By Christopher Smith | January 26, 2010


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