Ken Block And Hoonigan Media Machine’S The Gymkhana Files: Now Streaming, Exclusively On Amazon Prime Video!

Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
 
 
Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that as of today, The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, is now available for streaming, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series is weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.
  
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
 
Block’s Gymkhana films are an extremely successful franchise at the forefront of motorsports, which have won numerous accolades for branded content. After almost a decade of making viral videos, Block and the HMM team decided to up the stakes and create the biggest, most exciting Gymkhana—ever. Traveling to five different locations across two continents, with five different racecars—including a completely unique, custom build never seen before—the goal is to for GymkhanaTEN to be the best video they’ve made to-date.
 
Block himself is a professional rally and rallycross driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, is one of the co-founders of Hoonigan and Hoonigan Media Machine, as well as one of the co-founders of DC Shoes back in the day. His Gymkhana series of videos has amassed over half-a-billion views, was named as one of the “Top 10 Viral Video Advertisements of All Time” by AdAge and has won numerous awards, including One Show Interactive Gold Pencils, Streamys and Webbys.
 
The Gymkhana Files is created and executive produced by Block, Brian ScottoGil Marsden and Steve Astephen and produced by Hoonigan Media Machine. Marsden is the showrunner.
 
Prime members can now stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 240 countries and territories.
 
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
 

Ken Block Announces The 2019 Cossie World Tour

Ken Block and Hoonigan are excited to announce a wild new program for his 2019 race season: the Cossie World Tour! It will be a multi-stop race and content program, spanning the globe in a newly built 90s era Group A Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth. Block will take a step back in time on this tour, which kicks off in early 2019. It will include this legendary machine, while targeting a series of iconic stage rally events from Europe, the Americas and Oceana.

LONG BEACH, CA: Ken Block and Hoonigan are excited to announce a wild new program for his 2019 race season: the Cossie World Tour! It will be a multi-stop race and content program, spanning the globe in a newly built 90s era Group A Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth. Block will take a step back in time on this tour, which kicks off in early 2019. It will include this legendary machine, while targeting a series of iconic stage rally events from Europe, the Americas and Oceana.

“I grew up watching late 80s and early 90s rally racing,” says Ken Block. “There is just something special to me about tearing through stages in these legendary machines. Sadly, last year’s American Rally Association campaign in my Ford Escort RS Cosworth Group A racecar ended in a crash that resulted in the car burning to the ground. While myself and my co-driver luckily escaped from it, the car left the stage as a burnt carcass. Before it was even fully extinguished though, I knew we were going to have to build another one, possibly with a bit more flare. And power. I wont give too much away, I’ll just say the new Cossie is going to be rad.”

To document Block and his world tour with the new Cossie, Hoonigan is developing a new episodic video series. It will follow the efforts from start to finish: the new racecar build, the racing, and the fun in-between adventures of Ken and his team. But in addition to telling the story of just the Tour, the series will also look to educate an audience on all things rally, new and old. It will blend the modern day narrative with a unique documentary-style format that will reach well beyond just the racing that Ken will be competing in.

“Nothing compares to rally,” says Hoonigan Chief Creative Officer Brian Scotto. “It’s all the things that make motorsport great. It’s fast, it’s dangerous, and the stories that are spawned from it are legendary, which is why I have always been attracted to it from a storytelling perspective. I’m excited for the Tour and the show we are building around it, because it will give us a chance to explain the amazing world of rally in a very different way than it has been before.”

Cossie World Tour locations and series release schedule to be announced in early 2019.

Ken Block And Toyo Tires Present: The Hoonitruck! The All-New, Most Unique All Wheel-Drive Race Truck Of All Time.

Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!
Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!
Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!
Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!
Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!
Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!

LONG BEACH, CA: Ahead of his upcoming GYMKHANA TEN, Ken Block, in association with Toyo Tires, is pleased to present to the world his latest, mind-blowing custom Gymkhana vehicle build: The Hoonitruck!

Created partially out of Block’s general love for trucks (a man who has daily-driven a Ford Raptor since 2010 and in general thinks trucks are rad) and partially as a bit of a tribute to his late father due to the fact that he grew up cutting his teeth with this era of Ford F-150—Block’s father had the exact same base truck back in the day, which Block learned how to drive on when he was 15 years old and then used when he’d go racing dirt bikes as a teen.

Based on a 1977 Ford F-150, Block’s Hoonitruck is powered by a custom-tuned Ford Performance V6 EcoBoost engine lifted directly out of the Ford Racing Ford GT Le Mans development program. Making 914hp at 7,400rpm and 702 ft-lbs at 6,450 rpm, the engine is a snarling, billet-aluminum menace, sounding like nothing you’ve ever heard in a Gymkhana video before.

The power is routed to all four wheels via a Sadev 6-speed all wheel-drive gearbox (similar to the one used in Block’s Hoonicorn). Chassis, bodywork and fabrication was all handled by Detroit Speed, in Mooresville, NC, with the overall design and styling of the project dictated by Block and his team at Hoonigan.

In addition to the above, the Hoonitruck also features some direct tie-ins to current Ford F-150 products. The vehicle features hand-shaped aluminum bodywork (identical to the military-grade aluminum that Ford uses currently) Ford Pass remote start integration and even a functional backup camera/tow hitch setup.

“This project has been in the works for about 2 years,” said Block. “I’m beyond pleased with how it turned out, it’s simply one of the most badass and unique vehicles I’ve seen in a long time and I think it compliments my Hoonicorn perfectly. It’s also crazy to be throwing something around that’s this size when doing Gymkhana-style driving. But, it looks absolutely wild on camera, and that was our goal from the start. I can’t wait for the fans to be able to see it in action, I think they’re gonna love it!”

For those that want to be among the first to see the Hoonitruck in person, it will be on static display at the Toyo Tires booth #62122 at SEMA in Las Vegas in a few short weeks. It will also be shown in more detail during Block’s upcoming Amazon Prime Video series, The Gymkhana Files where there will be some behind-the-scenes action of the fabrication process, testing and ultimately, filming in GYMKHANA TEN. Block’s GYMKHANA TEN drops as an early exclusive on Amazon Prime Video on December 7th, followed by a global release on Hoonigan’s YouTube channel December 17th.

STATS:
• 1977 Ford F-150
• 3.5 liter Ford Performance/Roush Yates EcoBoost V6
• 914 horsepower, 702 lb-ft of torque
• Chassis design, engineering and bodywork by Detroit Speed Engineering
• Hand-hammered military-grade aluminum bodywork
• Styling by Block and his team at Hoonigan
• Custom 20-inch fifteen52 Turbomac HD wheels
• Toyo Tires Proxes ST III

Ken Block Prepares For First Wrc Outing In 4 Years - With Realistic Expectations

After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.
After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.
After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.
After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.
After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.

BARCELONA, SPAIN: After a four-year hiatus, Ken Block is returning to the World Rally Championship in a one-off appearance for WRC Spain. Competing in the latest Ford Performance/M-Sport Ford Fiesta WRC, Block recently completed two days of testing (one day of gravel and one day of tarmac) in the Spanish countryside outside of Barcelona in preparation for the event.

Block’s overall impression of the current WRC offering from Ford (now featuring aero more aggressive than anything Block has driven before on a rally stage)? Beyond impressed.

“I’m obviously really happy to be back and participating in the WRC,” said Block. “Especially here in Spain. It’s been 4 years since I’ve done a WRC round, which seems wild to me that it’s been so long, but obviously I’ve been very focused on rallycross the past few years.”

Block continues, “Alex [Gelsomino] and myself logged two solid days of testing last week, and it was our first time in the current car together on a rally stage. It’s really quick and incredible to drive! And when I say that, I mean that it has a lot of capability that I’m not able to exploit simply due to lack seat time. I drove it in the snow for part of Gymkhana TEN, but that is nothing like racing it at full speed down a rally stage.”

However, when pressed for an answer as to how he thinks he’ll do during the event, Block was bluntly honest. “I’m being extremely realistic about the race weekend and I’m also being very upfront about my personal expectations,” said Block. “The goal is to get out there, drive as fast as I can, but to bring it home clean and just have a great time. The rest of the top teams have almost two full years racing this car and can fully exploit all of the aero work that these new cars now feature, but I simply don’t have that comfort level to lean into it on the high-speed corners and blindly trust it yet. And that’s ok! I’m just thrilled I have this awesome opportunity to come out and drive the best car in the field amongst the best rally drivers on the planet on some of—what I feel at least—are some of the best roads in the championship as well. So yeah, I’m stoked to get onto the stages here in Spain!”

WRC Spain takes place October 25th through the 28th, in the hills of Spain outside of Barcelona. Follow along across all of Block’s social channels (@KBlock43 on Instagram and Twitter and at Facebook.com/KenBlockRacing).

Also, for more of Block piloting the current Ford Fiesta WRC, be sure to tune in for the behind-the-scenes of Block driving the same vehicle in Gymkhana TEN, as part of the Amazon Prime Video series The Gymkhana Files which launches on November 16.

In the meantime, check out this video of Block and co-driver Alex Gelsomino testing:

The Gymkhana Files Premieres Friday, November 16, Exclusively On Amazon Prime Video

The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.
The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.

Both Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are proud to share that today Amazon announced that The Gymkhana Files, an Amazon Original series featuring Block and his HMM team, produced in-house by HMM, will premiere Friday, November 16, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The eight-episode series will launch weekly, with two new episodes premiering each Friday. Friday, December 7 will mark the season finale of The Gymkhana Files, and the world premiere of Block’s GymkhanaTEN, the culmination of a more than year-long effort for the latest viral video in his award-winning franchise.

Today also marks the release of a new teaser:

Please reach out for access to view episodes on screeners.com

The Gymkhana Files takes viewers deep behind the scenes with exclusive access to one of the world’s wildest, most successful viral video franchises of all time, with over half a billion views and counting. The series follows Block and his team as they attempt to create their greatest automotive video to-date, GymkhanaTEN, while simultaneously dealing with the challenging ups and downs of Block racing in the World Rallycross Championship.

Block’s Gymkhana films are an extremely successful franchise at the forefront of motorsports, which have won numerous accolades for branded content. After almost a decade of making viral videos, Block and the HMM team decided to up the stakes and create the biggest, most exciting Gymkhana—ever. Traveling to five different locations across two continents, with five different racecars—including a completely unique, custom build never seen before—the goal is to for GymkhanaTEN to be the best video they’ve made to-date.

Block himself is a professional rally and rallycross driver with Hoonigan Racing Division, is one of the co-founders of Hoonigan and Hoonigan Media Machine, as well as one of the co-founders of DC Shoes back in the day. His Gymkhana series of videos has amassed over half-a-billion views, was named as one of the “Top 10 Viral Video Advertisements of All Time” by AdAge and has won numerous awards, including One Show Interactive Gold Pencils, Streamys and Webbys.

The Gymkhana Files is created and executive produced by Block, Brian Scotto, Gil Marsden and Steve Astephen and produced by Hoonigan Media Machine. Marsden is the showrunner.

Prime members will be able to stream the series exclusively via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 240 countries and territories.

Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Prime Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.

Ken Block Tears Up Goodwood For Forza Horizon 4 Launch

With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.
With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.
With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.
With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.
With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.

With the release of Forza’s latest game, Horizon 4, the team at Xbox invited Ken Block and his Ford Mustang Hoonicorn V2 across the ocean to the Goodwood Estate to participate in their launch event for the game.

The game, which is set in a fictional Britain setting, features four completely different seasons of gameplay (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring) that change as one plays the game. That development, plus the Britain setting, meant that a location like the Goodwood Estate was the ideal place to launch the game. And, who better to shred tires at Goodwood than the man that started the trend years ago during The Festival of Speed: Ken Block!

“I’m blown away by how good this game is,” said Block. “They’ve also really dialed in the handling for my Hoonicorn V2 in this game, I think the fans are going to love getting behind the wheel in-game.”

While on the grounds, Block delivered a handful of ride-alongs to VIP guests, but the majority of his time was spent filming a fun video (intended to replicate some of the gameplay that fans can control in-game) that includes a character cameo from the hit HBO show, Game of Thrones, “The Mountain!” Better known as Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the current strongest man in the world, the cameo added a bit of comedy to Forza’s video piece on Block, as they attempted to shoehorn him into Block’s Hoonicorn.

See the action for yourself:

Jay Leno Drops By The Hrd_Hq!

Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.
Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.
Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.
Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.
Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.

Recently, world-famous late-night host/car enthusiast, Jay Leno, swung by Ken Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division Headquarters in Park City, UT, to talk about one of Block’s favorite subjects: the Ford RS200 Group B car! The visit was a part of Leno’s Jay Leno’s Garage show on CNBC.

The RS200 is not only Block’s personal favorite car of all-time, but he also happens to own a 700 horsepower customized example, which he keeps at HRD_HQ. Leno and his crew from Jay Leno’s Garage came by, got a tour of the shop and then got down to business, talking shop about Block’s RS200 as well as going for a ride around town in it.

Block And Hmm Continue To Win Awards

Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.
Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.
Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.
Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.
Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.

Building upon an established history of award-winning digital viral video content through Ken Block’s GYMKHANA franchise of films, Block and his creative team at Hoonigan Media Machine are pleased to announce the latest slew of awards for automotive content.

First up are TWO Gold Telly Awards for last year’s TERRAKHANA The Ultimate Dirt Playground; Swingarm City. Taking home both top honors for Automotive Commercial and Best Directing, which was done by Hoonigan Media Machine’s Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Brian Scotto.

Second is a Silver Telly Award for last year’s CLIMBKHANA: Pikes Peak, scripted and created by Ken Block, this Gymkhana series spin-off was produced entirely in-house by Hoonigan Media Machine, and co-directed by Block’s Hoonigan business partner, Brian Scotto, as well as award-winning commercial director, Jeff Zwart.

“I am truly one of the luckiest racecar drivers in the world,” said Block. "We make rad content that we love to make. I get to rip up amazing places like Pikes Peak and Swingarm City, then we get rewarded with marketing accolades!? Yeah, life is damn good and it’s great to see the media arm of Hoonigan explode these past two years.”

“When we set out to create these films, winning awards is the furthest thing from our mind,” says HMM COO Brian Scotto. “The goal is to create fun, shareable content that we are proud to put our name on. I think that’s been a major part of our success. Knowing that for many major creative agencies, acquiring these shiny statues is job one, makes it even sweeter when we beat them at their own game.”

Ken Block and Hoonigan Media Machine are currently in post production on both Gymkhana TEN and The Gymkhana Files which will air on Amazon Prime later this year.

The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. In addition to these awards, HMM has also received these honors this year: Communicator Award and Streamy Awards of Distinction for their Daily Transmission YouTube series.

Block Takes 3rd Overall At Arx Canada

Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.
Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.

Hoonigan Racing Division’s Ken Block took his second rallycross podium (of two RX races so far this season) of the year with a 3rd place overall at the ARX round in Trois-Rivieres, Canada.

Block lead the way with Loenbro Motorsports teammate Steve Arpin in Q1, finishing 1st in his race and sitting 2nd overall after day one. When qualifying was complete, Block held P2 overall and Steve Arpin was on P4, setting Block up for pole position in Semi-Final 2 with Arpin right next to him. Block made it all the way into the final, where he drove an impressive race and came away with 3rd overall.

It was a challenging weekend to find the top pace, but Loenbro Motorsports’ ongoing development of the Ford Focus RS RX continues to make good progress, and both cars are increasingly more competitive.

Block currently sits 4th overall in the championship with 49 points despite having skipped the season opener at Silverstone. He will race one more ARX round this year in September (at COTA) to make another push at the top of the podium!

Cossie Fire And Destruction At New England Forest Rally

This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.
This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.
This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.
This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.
This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.
This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.

This year’s New England Forest Rally came to an abrupt end for Hoonigan Racing Division's Ken Block and Alex Gelsomino when a mechanical issue lead to a roll and ignited a fire that engulfed the 25 year old, Ford Escort RS Cossie Group A/WRC car. The duo escaped the wreck unharmed but despite their efforts to extinguish the fire, the car was destroyed. RIP, Cossie.

“Alex and I got out safely, but the car thoroughly burned right there on the stage. Luckily the in-car action was caught on my helmet mounted GoPro,” said Block.

The team was running in 3rd overall (despite a gear box problem that would ultimately ruin their weekend), and pressing on to finish Stage 4 when they turned into a tighter left corner and downshifted. The shift came late (because mechanical issue), and when it finally did, it threw the car farther to the inside of the corner and into a big rock that sent it rolling over twice. They landed on the wheels, and were ready to get going again (because shiny side up!) buuuut as you can see in the video, a fire started REALLY quick.

“Watch the helmet cam GoPro video and you can see the engine oddly redline right before I hit the rock. I was expecting the racecar to run wider, but when the gearbox finally downshifted, it didn’t engage. We aren’t sure if it was just an engagement issue or if something broke. Either way, it meant I had no drive and the car ended up on the inside of the corner instead of the middle. Such a bummer. These photos suck, and it was torturous to watch the car burn (it took a while), but that’s racing. Thanks to all the volunteers, other competitors that helped, and the fire and safety crews for helping us with that crappy situation.”

The ups and downs of racing are real. Of his 3 races so far this year, Block has made 2 podiums and a lost an entire car to fire. Gutted to have had the Cossie burn up like that, he’s already got plans to build a new one.