Born in 1967, California. Ken Block is co-founder of DC Shoes and One of the most influential people in Sports Business Journal (2004). Block is a professional rally driver, represented by Hoonigan Racing Division based in Utah, previously known as the Monster World Rally motor racing team.
Starting the Gymkhana racing series 7 years ago, it has blossomed into one of the most watched car stunt videos online. Block has swapped his hot hatch Fiesta for old school American Muscle. A 1965 Ford Mustang, with a Roush tuned 6.7 Litre V8 engine to be precise.The HOONICORN_RTR. Amazingly, Block has stated this new ride is “… hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”
You might be thinking what the new three letter anagram RTR stands for, well its Retro-Modern All-wheel drive. It is also paying homage to the live rear axel of the 50th anniversary of the iconic pony car. This is specifically designed for Hoonigan Racing, Ken Blocks’ racing team. It was displayed at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) auto show this year to great acclaim from the Las Vegas exhibitors and patrons.
SEMA Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, bringing together aftermarket, manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers. It is a big event for car modification specialist and tuners alike.
Block states “I’m stoked to be able to publicly unveil this car for the first time at SEMA in the Ford Booth, this is a project that I’ve been working on for two years, so to see it fully come to fruition and be able to drive it for Gymkhana SEVEN was absolutely amazing. I also knew that working with Vaughn [Gittin Jr.] and his RTR team was the right choice for this project since Mustang’s are their world, but they really went above and beyond on this car. The attention to detail with the fabrication and bodywork blows my mind. This is hands-down the best Gymkhana car I’ve had yet.”