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Ken Block Smokes Pikes Peak, That’s Some Heavy Shit Man…

Ken Block and his crazy gang of Hoonigans are at it once again, actively converting rubber into smoke while capturing incredible adrenaline fuelled videos. Back behind the wheel of his 65 Mustang Block sets out to coat Pikes Peak in a fine layer of Toyo Tyres rubber. From start to finish this is 14,000 feet of Pikes Peak sideways action, edge defying, tyre shredding action.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest and possibly the scariest and edgiest death defying video captured by the Hoonigans. Just Ken Block, a Mountain and a hell of a drop off if he stuffs this one up, no room for second takes this time around. Frankly it is also the best video produced by the Block in a long while. So sit back, buckle up and remember to never look down, just don’t look down.

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Ken Block in Gymkhana Eight.

With his now even flashier Ford Fiesta in maximum drift mode for Gymkhana Eight Ken Block seems to own the streets and he puts ever bit of it to good use. The sideways antics are there as always but this time they seemed to have spared no expense, yes Ken Block has been set loose in Dubai.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest rubber melting video by the Hoonigans featuring the ultimate exotic playground of Dubai as a backdrop. Sit back relax and remember this is no ordinary Ford Fiesta.

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Riding Shotgun with Ken Block in the Hoonicorn Mustang RTR…

Chris Harris has had the good fortune to be able to test drive many of the world’s most powerful supercars, but nothing he has done before could instil the look of fear as a ride with Ken Block in the Hoonicorn mad Mustang RTR. The 1965 Mustang built for the Gymkhana Seven video is no ordinary Mustang, demanding a special name the Hooligans christened her the Hoonicorn RTR (Ready To Race).

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the ride along that will leave as many skid marks in Harris’s pants as it does on the road. Sit back, relax and buckle up in the back, it’s going to be a wild ride.

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Ken Block is Back in Gymkhana Seven, Cars Gone Wild in Los Angeles…

Ken Block has returned to the street once more for another dose of Gymkhana adrenaline. For this episode of driving insanity the Hooligans have been let loose on the wild streets of Los Angeles, handing Block the keys to an 845 horsepower 1965 Ford Mustang. With more sideways action than a bag of frisky rattle snakes Block tears up the tarmac all over Hollywood.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the street driving madness that’s guaranteed to get you leaning in your seat with an amused grin from cheek to cheek. Sit back relax and hit the play button to begin laying a fine layer of rubber all over Hollywood.

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Ken Block behind the Wheel, Practicing for Gymkhana and Rolling Rally Cars…

Driving at that very limit is an everyday experience for Ken Block. The manic mind behind DC shoes made the transition to crazy rally driver many years ago, perfecting his tyre smoking techniques.

It all came down to the last race, with a disaster filled start to the Rally America championship (2013) Block had driven the wheels off his Focus to be in with a chance to win. Right up until he rolled his car multiple times while doing 150kph / 90mph in the last race, walking away from what was possibly one of the most incredible crashes of 2013.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the evidence that practice really does make perfect and even practice won’t save you from mistakes. Join Block and navigator as they discuss that accident, complete with POV footage. Also included to remind us that accidents are rare and success is spectacular is the practice video for the original Gymkhana video. Sit back, relax and be sure to buckle up in the back, even the most stable chair isn’t safe from the Block effect.

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Gymkhana 6, Ken Block Returns with a Need for Speed and Smoke…

Need for Speed and Ken Block present Gymkhana 6, the tyre melting insanity continues. Ken Block, the man that can turn any straight piece of tarmac into a million corners has returned to demonstrate his sideways abilities on a more traditional gymkhana grid. Gymkhana 6 drops back to the simplicity of open tarmac, no Hollywood sets or city street backdrops this time around.

Blocks aim for Gymkhana 6 was to build the ultimate Gymkhana course; he then proceeds to melt his tyres across its entirety. Four wheel drifting the EcoBoost rally car through the real world video game course Block once again demonstrates why he is the king of getting sideways.

As racing advisor for Need for Speed Rivals Gymkhana 6 is simply the most public product of his involvement with the game.  This is however his chance to put the pedal to the metal in his 2013 Ford Fiesta ST RX43 rally car (650bhp /and 650ft-lp), the results of which are nothing short of spectacular.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is Ken Blocks Gymkhana 6. Sit back, buckle up and get ready for 6 minutes of adrenaline inducing action.

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Ken Block is Back in Gymkhana 5, The Ultimate Urban Playground…

High adrenalin stunt driving blast back onto the internet with the release of Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground. Seeming to defy physics and direction Block returns to his roots with fast, raw and precise tarmac churning insanity. Executed with sublime control Block owns the rally bred Fiesta, making it twist and turn, bucking under the strain.

Shot over 4 days in the San Francisco bay area the video is undoubtedly 9.52 seconds of insanity behind the wheel, 8.5 million views in 2 days can’t be wrong. A major part of the port is taken over by Block and his team, turning the picturesque harbor city into his playground, and Ken is the only one on the block. With the city seemingly to himself Block climbs aboard his 2012 Ford Fiesta HFHV, 650 bhp and 0-100kph in 1.8 seconds, unleashing the rubber torturing power.

Included for your viewing pleasure is Gymkhana 5: Ultimate Urban Playground, press the play button and be amazed no-one, cars included, died in the making of this film.

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Monster World Domination Tour, Ken Block in Australia…

“My visit is shaping up to be wild. We’re coming down and doing a ton of different things during my visit, and, I’m not just there for the World Tour. I’m also racing in WRC Australia the following week. I can’t wait, it’s going to be a very fun couple of weeks for me.”, Ken Block.

SOLD OUT! Monsters’ Gymkhana World Tour spectacular is approaching Australia fast, the count down to September 3 is well underway. Those lucky enough to win tickets to the one-off show are in for a big night of extreme Monster behaviour. The Ford Fiesta thrashed around Universal studio’s in Gymkhana 4 will be joining Block for the show. Monster Energy Australia have been working hard to make the Australian show special, a true one-off. Many of Australia’s motor sports champions -past and present- will make an appearance along with the entire Monster Extreme Sports crew who are making the trip down under. Expect motor cross bikes jumping moving rally car, mid-air cross overs, and more smoke and rubber than a tyre fire. We hear the man on the Segway is charging his batteries as we speak, ready to ride straight though the middle of some of the most extreme driving ever recorded.

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Kenny of the Block, Gymkhana 4…

FROM 2011. The anticipation has been building for WEEKS. Monster fans, petrol heads and rally junkies have been holding their breath for Gymkhana 4, Ken Blocks next extreme driving video. Hold your breath no longer Gymkhana fans number 4 is here, Kenny of the Block and Monster World Rally have teamed up once more to bring us this next adrenalin charged film and it delivers.

Filmed on the backlot of Universal Studio’s in California the Gymkhana series takes on Hollywood production values, the director Ben Conrad –Zombieland and 30 Seconds or Less– delivers explosions, effects, and some amazing camera work, with the super slow motion shots being put to great effect. While Gymkhana 3 was pure driving and adrenalin Gymkhana 4 tries to be more, it’s got humour and pazaz, it will make you chuckle then throw you back n you seat.

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Kenny of the Block, Ken Block the man behind the Wheel

Ken Block is the sort of driver that other rally drivers love to hate. After shooting to YouTube stardom with his Gymkhana – extreme driving video’s – then stepping into a rally car in which he now consistently finishes in the top five. Block’s previous life is even more astounding!

The founder of uber-succesful brand DC Shoes, Block is a multidimensional driven bloke who is seemingly unstoppable. There is more to Ken Block than just grinning behind the wheel of an extreme rally car while driving sideways, sideways then more sideways. Ken Blocks story is a tale of the kid from the block working his ass off and making it good. He’d started his first company while he was still in community college and has just never stopped.

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