Coming off of Summer X Games 2015, HRD's Ken Block immediately boarded a plane and headed straight to Johannesburg, South Africa, to team up with the Clarkson Hammond and May LIVE! roadshow. A multi-stop world tour for the former Top Gear hosts, the three automotive icons invited Block to join them on the stage in South Africa as a featured part of their show.
For Block, it was his first-ever visit to the continent of Africa and also marked the first-ever public running of his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN. Block ran the car two-times per show (2 shows per day across 3 days) and absolutely wowed the sold-out crowds every show.
"I had an absolute blast in Johannesburg performing with the boys at Clarkson Hammond and May LIVE!," said Block. "It's always fun for me to work with that trio and to be able to do so while also running my Hoonicorn RTR from Gymkhana SEVEN? That was a real treat. Plus, the fans in South Africa are so wildly passionate about hooning and motorsport. The response from the crowds during the shows was epic, they definitely helped make the experience for me!"
Aside from running his Hoonicorn during an introduction piece and in a Gymkhana segment against the three presenters, Block also participated in a "scooter chariot" racing segment as well as a finale segment of car soccer where he piloted a Ford Ka on a team representing South Africa against Jeremy, Richard and James, scoring numerous goals and leading his team to victory every show.