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Ken Block is back with Gymkhana 7: Wild in the streets of L.A. – Ripping the road again

Ken Block is back! This time he’s ripping apart the streets of Los Angeles in his 7th installment of the legendary, drift-maniac ‘Gymkhana Seven: Wild in the streets of Los Angeles’. We have said before (in our Honda CR-V commercial article) that your eyes can lie to you. With Ken Block, one must ask oneself: “Is this even possible?”

We have been used to seeing Ken Block doing some really crazy stunts in a Subaru Impreza and Ford Focus rally specials but this time, Ken is the bad guy driving a wicked 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe called the Hoonicorn, which has been modified to death. Literally everything original was chucked out and the car was specially built from the bottom up by Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division, ASD Motorsports and RTR. Two years of hard work resulted in the combination of an all-time American classic, a NASCAR 6.7L V8 monster pouring a massive 845 bhp on all four wheels at the same time.

As always, Ken is ripping the Pirrelli specials everywhere he goes in L.A.  A camera shot from inside the car actually shows how little you can see through the smoke which makes his pin point donuts even more amazing. Shocking is the only word that comes to mind when I saw Ken doing a few donuts around a leaping low-rider. If I was driving, none of the cars would be in one piece.

Ken did it again. He pushed out the boundaries of what is possible in a car to another level and never stops shocking us. Enjoy the video…

Source: © Hoonigan

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About Phillip Roberts

As a little boy my Dad always told me stories about the glorious days of automotive pioneering and days when classics were common. This has influenced me in such an effect I have become a helpless petrol-head...

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…my driving license was still on it's way when I had bought my first petrol-smelling Italian stallion... No, it wasn't a Ferrari... It was Fiat Regata, twin choke Weber 1.5 in neat condition with bad attitude. It wasn't in any way quick by today's standards nor was it a good handler. More like an SUV actually. It was so high that my girlfriend at the time, (a little taller than a bucket,) almost needed a ladder to get into it. However, it was a good car till the first winter came and I wrecked it.

My next car was a BMW E30 1987 2.4d. It is still my all-time favorite. It just had a black metallic paint job done when I bought it and shiny chrome bumpers. As Steel Panther would say say, "that car was bitchin'." I had nice Alpina alloys that I kept getting nicked for. Apparently they were not marked in my documents so each time the police caught me I got a fine.

After about a dozen fines in 3 months I said `sod it` and had BMW amend my documents. This one wasn't really quick off the mark but once it was up to speed you could throw it into any corner and it would come out still alive and pointing the right way. I sold it eventually because I didn't have the time to get it back to original condition and I later found out that the guy I sold it to wrecked it couple of months after. What a shame.

I also had a BMW E46. I liked the look of it but it was useless. It had so many problems one day I wished someone would run into me so I could get rid of it and get some money back. Guess what... a week later a Spanish fellow in a borrowed company Skoda ran up the boot and parked on my back seat. My girlfriend got a panic attack and became so furious she would have beaten him up if I`d let her. However, I had successfully gotten rid of the car.

So this is the story of my beginnings. There are two things that I love other than music and my family. Writing and cars. Why not combine them? I figured there may be more people like me and so I wanted to participate in this amazing opportunity for everyone to share their knowledge, experience and passion, and build something unique while doing it.

2 Comments

  1. car_maniac9 29. November 2014 at 0:52

    KEN BLOCK IS THE BEST DRIFTER IN THE WORLD MAN!!! AND ITS VERY VERY HARD TO DRIFT WITH 845 HP

  2. Alena Roberts 23. November 2014 at 2:54

    This guy is nuts!!! :o) How many times did he change rubber during this video? Amazing, impossible, brilliant! Thanks!

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