Gymkhana—those ridiculously entertaining videos featuring rally driver Ken Block doing insane stunts in absurd driftmobiles—is now a new Amazon Prime video series called “The Gymkhana Files.” And my god does it look promising.
What is the key to happiness? I don’t know, but my best guess is that it would involve vintage rally cars, like the Group A Ford Escort Cosworth Ken Block plans to rally this season. I can’t get enough of this car, and now there’s footage of it blasting down stage roads. Really good footage.
If you like to hear anti-lag echoing through the woods, clear your calendar next weekend because Ken Block is coming back to American stage rally and he’s doing it in his 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth.
The most famous winter rallies in the world take place in the frozen norths of Sweden, Norway and Finland, but the gnarliest ones take place right here in America. Why? Because we run our snow rallies without studs.
Ken Block may be known for the endless madness in his Hoonigan race cars, but his road car is just as worthy. It’s a 1986 Ford RS 200 Evolution—a Group B-era rally homologation special so insane that you have to lift up the entire rear bodywork just to refuel it. It’s perfect and I’m in love with this car.
To celebrate the announcement of Gymkhana 10, Ford released a few videos that showed how the sausage was made on Gymkhana Nine. Check out these extended, behind-the-scenes cuts of one of the better Gymkhanas ever made: the one with the freaky train jump.
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.
The new trailer for Ken Block’s ever-popular Gymkhana series dropped today and, surprise surprise, it’s good! It’s fun and it seems like Gymkhana Ten (my God, we’re on ten already?) will follow up with even more mayhem and tire smoke madness than its predecessors.
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…
Sure, Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos have all of the stunts and precision driving you could have ever dreamed of being able to do and all of the street closures you wish you had the money to buy, but they’ve never been set entirely on dirt—deep, deep mounds of dirt. Well, welcome to “Terrakhana.” Stay awhile.
The Focus RS RX has driven by Ken Block and Andreas Bakkerud must be built to handle all kinds of abuse: jumps, dirt, getting hit on all sides during World Rallycross competition, and of course, Gymkhana videos. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how they made the car stronger, faster and more ridiculous.
Kenneth H. Blockenheimer recently revealed that his AWD-converted ‘66 Mustang with a Roush-Yates V8 now has twin turbos and runs on methanol. What is it like to warm up one such engine? Toasty.
Ken Block, the man who drifted his way into our hearts forever with the Gymkhana videos, is now completely off the reservation. He already hacked up a 1966 Ford Mustang and threw in a 845-horsepower 410 cubic-inch V8. But now, he’s added even more power via methanol injection and gigantic turbos. Ken is legitimately…