Posted by Vinay MenonDecember 9, 2008 at 7:38 am
Ken Block is one hell of a talented action sports / X Games super hero . The southern California native has excelled in skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross and, in the last few years, rally racing
In addition to his recent Gymkhana Practice Drift Video, Block has also jumped his WRX STi rally car 171 feet and a max height of 25 feet for the Discovery Channel show Stunt Junkies, jumped his rally car next to a snowboarder for the cover of Snowboarding magazine, competed in One Lap of America, and participated with his business partner in the Gumball 3000.
Check out the video below to sample the immense talent that is Ken Block.
Block’s skill behind the wheel has to be seen to be believed. He started driving rally cars only 3 years ago. In 2005 he was named Rally America’s Rookie of the year. In 2006, he was signed by the Subaru Rally Team USA. Since then he has 19 podiums and 8 victories to his credit.
And if that’s not enough, Ken Block also happens to be Loaded; A self-made business tycoon. Block and his college buddy Damon Way founded DC Shoes in 1993. Mr Block now splits his time between California and Utah, where he lives on a private 22 acre snowboarding park on the side of a mountain. His personal rides include a couple of Benz G-wagens, and a Bentley Continental GT, all sitting on 22″s.
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[Source: Wikipedia.com, YouTube.com]