HOONI-YULE LOG! Hoonigan Delivers the Perfect Gearhead’s Yule Log Video, with a Fire Spitting Ford Mustang.
LONG BEACH, CA / Dec. 19, 2019: This holiday season, the classic yule log has been sent up in flames by a 1,400 horsepower fire-breathing Ford Mustang. The Hoonigans’ Hooni-Yule Log video is the brainchild of rally and Gymkhana racer, Ken Block. When he’s not setting the motorsport world ablaze, Block serves as the creator and star of the Gymkhana film franchise, the most-watched automotive YouTube series of all-time.
Since 2008, Block has relied on a fleet of wildly modified cars to help him change automotive filmmaking forever. Block’s Hooni-Yule Log co-star is his flame-throwing, methanol breathing, 1,400 horsepower, twin-turbo, all wheel drive 1965 Mustang Coupe - AKA his Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2.
Much like a Gymkhana film, the Hooni-Yule Log relies on compelling visuals. And this one delivers. With flames. And slo-mo. And instead of the usual Hoonicorn V8 soundtrack, the holiday music for this video was composed by Block’s and Hoonigan’s personal friend, the drummer of Rancid (and formerly of The Used), Mr. Branden Steineckert. Branden composed five bespoke tracks of traditional holiday-themed music - but with his own take. Some might even think there’s a slight influence here from Mr. Danny Elfman (there is - we all love Nightmare Before Christmas!).
The ultra-beautiful visuals are set inside the iconic 500,000-square foot Firestone building in South Gate, California - the very same location seen in Childish Gambino’s This is America music video, along with the LA “Cossie on rims” section of Gymkhana TEN. A 12,000 frame-per-second Phantom Ultrahigh-speed camera was used to capture the action and give us these amazingly beautiful meth-fueled flames from the short exhausts above the hood and from the wastegate release valves below the hood.
“I’ve always wanted to do something like this and I couldn’t think of a better holiday gift to give to my fans”, says Block. “And, Branden killed it on making that holiday sound track for us. Hope everyone enjoys this Hoonicorn and meth-flamed holiday cheer!!"