Ken Block

  • 'Elba vs. Block' series coming to Quibi

    You may not have heard of Quibi, but you'll know two big names heading to the newly born streaming platform. Ken Block and Idris Elba have confirmed the two have created, and are currently filming, a new car show for the platform. Titled "Elba vs. Block," Block posted to Instagram last week to confirm filming has taken place for the past week in the U.K. Deadline reported last Thursday the show will focus on car stunts with two men going head-to-head and competing in wild challenges. Each episode—there will be eight total—will feature a new stunt with a few named as "The Wall of...

  • Ken Block's Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC
    Watch Ken Block thrash his new Ford F-150 Raptor by SVC in Moab

    Pro rally racer Ken Block got a new truck, a Ford F-150 Raptor modified by SVC, and took it to Moab to play in the dirt.

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn Ford Mustang as a Lego kit, Photo: IachIan Cameron
    Ken Block's Hoonicorn Ford Mustang recreated with Legos

    Ken Block and his crew have created some wild rides, but perhaps none of them are as recognizable as the 1965 Ford Mustang known as the Hoonicorn. One fan took his love for the car to new heights with a version built entirely from Legos, Autoblog reported on Tuesday. This Hoonicorn re-creation...

  • Ford Performance 3D-printed intake manifold for Ken Block's 1977 Hoonitruck F-150
    Ken Block's Hoonitruck intake manifold is largest 3D-printed metal part for a vehicle

    Ford can lay claim to a new 3D-printing milestone. The Ford Performance subsidiary's intake manifold found on Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck is the largest 3D-printed metal part made for a running vehicle ever. Ford Performance took a closer look at the intake manifold's creation in a video...

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn
    Deep dive: Ken Block's 1,400-hp 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    In honor of Gymkhana 10's release on Monday, let's take a closer look at one of the five star cars of the latest film: the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn. The car Ken Block has called "frightening." The Hoonigan team highlighted the car as part of the Biology Build series, which goes through the ins...

  • Gymkhana Eight set in Dubai
    20 secrets about Ken Block's Gymkhana films

    Ahead of Gymkhana 10's release, the Hoonigan crew decided to let viewers in on some little-known secrets about the blockbuster viral videos that have taken the motorsport community by storm for years. The crew, alongside Ken Block himself, the Hoonigan-in-chief, counted down 20 secrets viewers...

  • 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

    Gymkhana 10 is out today, and it's only fair to take a look at one of the film's stars: the 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. In a video from Hoonigan, the crew takes a look at the Hoonitruck, how it came to life, and the details behind the oily bits. How did Block and crew come up with the idea of the Hoonitruck? Ken Block says the team wanted to apply what they learned from designing and helping to build the 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn to a truck body. Block came from a Ford family, so naturally, an F-150 was on deck for transformation. He chose a 1977 F-150 because it's the same model year truck...

  • Ken Block, 2016 G3PR World Rallycross race, August 2016
    Ken Block: The machine inside the racing suit

    You probably know Ken Block because of his incredible driving skills depicted in the Gymkhana series. However, there’s much more to this multi-talented individual. We’ve already outlined in detail his career in rallying, but four-wheel action only came later in his life. Before that...

  • Gymkhana 10
    Watch Gymkhana 10: Five cars, five locations, no tire is safe

    Gymkhana is back and better than ever. On Monday, the Hoonigan crew released the tenth installment in the long-running viral video franchise, and it packs no less than five cities, five cars, and all the action we can take in a matter of minutes. In typical Ken Block fashion, the hot-shoe rally...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR for Gymkhana 7
    The backstory of Ken Block's Gymkhana cars

    It's been nine years since Ken Block's first Gymkhana video reached the internet, and the rally driver and serial entrepreneur has taken the time to look back on all nine cars that have starred alongside him in the viral video sensations. The history began with Subaru, which Block drove for in the...

  • Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS rally car
    Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS, plans for world tour

    After the tragic loss of Ken Block's original Ford Escort RS Group A rally racer, the rally all-star has teased its successor: another Escort RS. Block took to Facebook on Wednesday to tease the upcoming Escort RS build and announced preparations for a world tour in 2019. He plans to take his...

  • Ken Block’s “Gymkhana 10” 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck
    Ken Block now has a 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck with 914 horsepower

    Rallycross racer and entrepreneur Ken Block is working on the tenth episode of his gymkhana series of videos, aptly named “Gymkhana 10,” and on Wednesday he revealed one of the vehicles set to appear: a heavily modified 1977 Ford F-150 dubbed the Hoonitruck. In case you're wondering...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s ‘Gymkhana Nine: Raw Industrial Playground’

    Rallycross racer Ken Block ignited the internet with Gymkhana 1 in 2011. It has become a series with nine installations of intense stunts and high-horsepower machines. The series continues to draw millions of viewers and has given rise to Block's fame as a world-class driver. Next month, we'll be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the whole thing comes together from start to finish. On Nov. 16, Amazon Prime will debut "The Gymkhana Files," which will focus on Gymkhana 10 and give insight into how the online video series became a phenomenon. It will also look at how Block juggles...

  • Ken Block's 1,400-hp Hoonicorn
    Ken Block breaks down his favorite moments of 2017

    Rally racer and Gymkhana star Ken Block has had a busy 2017 with his Hoonigan team. To cap off this year, Block appeared on an episode of Hoonigan's "Daily Transmission" video to look back on his favorite moments of the year, and he recalled plenty of incredible cars, smokey burnouts, and, well...

  • Top Gear season 25 trailer with Ken Block
    Ken Block makes cameo in new "Top Gear" trailer

    We think it's safe to say reworked "Top Gear" has finally found its stride. In an upcoming season, Ken Block makes a surprise appearance. The BBC's banner car show uploaded a new trailer to YouTube that features presenters Matt LeBlanc, Rory Reid, and Chris Harris running from the law. Block isn't...

  • Ford Performance Drift Stick for the Ford Focus RS
    Ford Focus RS Drift Stick provides on-demand sideways action

    As if the Ford Focus RS's famed "Drift Mode" isn't enough, Ford Performance used the 2017 SEMA show to reveal its next supplement to on-demand sideways action: the Drift Stick, a Ken Block-approved electronically controlled performance handbrake you can retrofit to the Focus RS. Rally cars utilize...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Gymkhana 10
    Ken Block's "Gymkhana 10" promises to be the biggest and the best

    We’re still coming down from the perilous drift action of last month’s “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak,” but rallycross racer and entrepreneur Ken Block is already out touting the next installment in his series of gymkhana videos: “Gymkhana 10.” In automotive circles...

  • Ken Block spotted filming in Detroit, Michigan
    Ken Block might be filming Gymkhana 10 in Detroit

    Ken Block and his Hoonigan crew broke away from the Gymkhana series with the recent "Climbkhana" production at Pikes Peak. However, Gymkhana 10 could be on the horizon, and Detroit, Michigan, might play host. YouTuber Revin captured footage of Block and his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR racing...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Climbkhana Pikes Peak

    Ken Block's "Gymkhana" videos are always a spectacle of insane driving maneuvers, stunts, and loads of horsepower. Capturing that footage is no easy task. Now, you can get a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making "Climbkhana," Block's recent stunt-laden video. The production work included multiple camera crews to capture all of Block's hoonage and plenty of dry runs to ensure Block was familiar with Pikes Peak, the Colorado mountain where it all takes place. In the video, sponsored by Ford Performance among others, Block used a Ford Focus RS to scout the course and plot when and...

  • Ken Block's 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car
    Ken Block's latest ride is a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car

    Ken Block will likely have some downtime ahead as Hoonigan Racing Division and Ford lay their World Rallycross Championship days to rest. However, in the meantime, Block has a new toy, and he brought it by Hoonigan headquarters for the team to get a closer look. It's none other than a 1991 Ford...

  • Ford Focus RS RX
    Ken Block and Ford are backing out of World Rallycross

    Ford and Hoonigan Racing Division have released some upsetting news: their days competing in the World Rallycross Championship are over—or at least placed on an indefinite hiatus. Ford Performance and the driver many consider the lead hoonigan, Ken Block, made the news official today. Both...

  • Scene from Ken Block’s Climbkhana Pikes Peak
    Ken Block’s "Climbkhana: Pikes Peak" is a race to the clouds like never before

    Ken Block has revealed his latest Internet-shattering drift video: “Climbkhana: Pikes Peak.” The video, which launched on Monday, predictably shows plenty of gripping, edge-of-your-seat drift action. Announced a year ago, the video sees the enterprising rally driver rocket his way up...

  • Ken Block's 1,400-hp Hoonicorn
    Ken Block says twin-turbo 1,400-hp Hoonicorn is frightening

    Horsepower is a dangerous thing. Fast may be fun, but it can also be pretty darn scary. 1,400 horsepower? That's "frightening," according to Ken Block. The star rally driver used the adjective to describe his Hoonicorn, which is based on a vintage Ford Mustang body. In conjunction with his upcoming...

  • Ken Block drives Ford GT at Le Mans
    Watch Ken Block blast the 2017 Ford GT at Le Mans

    Only a lucky few have been given the tick of approval—500 individuals so far—from Ford to own the modern GT supercar. Yes, it's a rare and beautiful thing. However, we understand why someone like Ken Block would be offered the chance to muscle one around the 24 Hours of Le Mans' Circuit...

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