“Whatever it takes to keep interesting cars on the road” is how I approach the question of whether or not it’s okay to do electric conversions for older cars. Some purists hate it, and it’s true it’s never really the same as an internal combustion engine, but it gets the job done. And electrification has its…
Ken Block has owned a 1978 Ford Escort since 2008, but only relatively recently was it rebuilt into the machine you see above. It’s a good machine.
If you thought Block was done with Ford when Hoonigan pulled out of World Rallycross, oh no. Ford’s not going to give up that PR-and-tire-smoke machine that easily. Now we finally know what Block’s future plans involve: one of the most insane cars of all time: a 1991 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A rally car.
Ken Block, known hoonigan, is up to familiar tricks, this time taking his talents to Pikes Peak, which he climbed in a 1,400-horsepower Mustang. At one point, according to a teaser released this week, Block nearly lost it.
I’ve known about Hoonigan Racing, Ken Block’s motorsport team that competes in FIA World Rallycross as a Ford factory backed team. I even saw them compete at Lydden Hill last month. But I never really understood just Hoonigan, which is separate from Ken and Ford and is based out of Long Beach, California. I assumed…
I’ve been sitting on the belief that Quentin Tarantino’s full, isolated two-part Death Proof from 2007 is the best chase thriller of the 21st century. It’s surprising to learn that there was a car left after filming—but there was, and Kurt Russell’s stuntman bought it for just $500.
Independence Day is not a holiday known for its subtlety. Anything less than the loudest, craziest celebration you can muster is simply un-American! Thus, there is no better way to toast America’s birthday than by covering a cheap car in fireworks and killing some tires.
Can you set cruise control during a burnout to make your car the ultimate burnout machine? YouTube hoon Cleetus McFarland had the same question, so he went to the home of Hoonigan in a rental van to find out.
Nothing is a crueler feeling than seeing your car engineless, forlorn. No wait, there is a crueler feeling: having all of your coworkers torment you about it.
Hoonigan hosted a Supra Club Day recently with an unbelievable collection of Supras, and as one does at a place called the “Donut Garage,” they killed some tires. If you love Supras, prepare to go nuts. This video has more Supras than I’ve ever seen in my life, much less in one place at the same time.
Television sucks at building cars. Take some hokey manufactured drama, throw in a vintage muscle car to pander to aging baby boomers, and you’ve got yourself a car show. Thankfully, Discovery’s Car Saviors is here for the rest of us. It’s Hoonigan’s take on the build show, and they’re finally having some fun with…
Rally driver Andrew Comrie-Picard resurrected a 40 horsepower MG Midget that the Hoonigan crew considered “British scrap” after the car hadn’t run for 30 years. While the car still had some issues, like no clutch and a hood held down with a ratchet strap, the crusty little MG still rips a fat burnout.
If a Porsche 911 GT2 is too expensive, do you just give up and resign yourself to a more subdued life of all-wheel-drive motoring? No! You get the higher-revving engine out of a GT3, turbocharge the crap out of it, add a sequential shifter, and toss on a lot of GT3 Cup race car parts. Meet Project Swan.
You’d think that a car with an okay amount of horsepower for its size, a super short wheelbase and rear-drive would be able to hoon, and hoon quite easily. Why is this not the case with the EV Smart?
I remember my first race car. We worked our butts off on a long list of last-minute items to get it through tech, only to have it t-boned in the first hour. Fortunately, I am not the only person to know this pain, as the first episode of The Unprofessionals takes us inside a drift weekend gone wrong.
What do you do with a set of identical Can-Am Maverick X3s lent to you for obvious marketing purposes? Race them, duh. Team Hoonigan whipped out their best sideways dirty antics by pitting Ken Block’s team up against BJ Baldwin’s in their ultimate Battle Broyale through an abandoned desert neighborhood.
I’m sure the biggest question on everyone’s mind when they’re watching one of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos is always the same: how would this be different if he was driving a shoddy British three-wheeler? Thanks to remarkable advances in computerizated synthetic reality, we can finally know.
Tomorrow the world will bear witness to Gymkhana Nine, Ken Block’s latest video extravaganza of tire smoke and high-speed hatchback tomfoolery, much of it set against the lush and exotic backdrop of Buffalo, New York. But there was a location even more picturesque than Buffalo in mind originally, if you can believe…