For the last 10 years, Ken Block and Ford have gone together like two peas in a pod. This long-running relationship has led to 19 race wins, 17 podium finishes, a pair of X Games medals, World Rally Championship points finishes, a half-billion views across Block’s social media accounts, ten Gymkhana videos, an Amazon Prime TV series, and some amazing vehicles like the Ford Mustang Hoonicorn and Ford F-150 Hoonitruck. And now, sadly, that relationship is coming to an end.
“Working with Ford over the past decade has been awesome,” Block said. “From racing all over the world to accumulating a half-billion views from Gymkhana Three to Gymkhana Ten to creating the Emmy nominated series The Gymkhana Files for Amazon Prime – along with building a fleet of Fords including the iconic AWD Mustang Hoonicorn and F-150 Hoonitruck – it’s been a great partnership.”
“It’s simply been a dream come true to work with the company that built the truck that my Dad drove when I was a teenager. I’m super appreciative to Ford for the support over the years, but I am also looking forward to what an unrestricted 2021 holds, and the ability to spread my wings a bit and play with a lot of other toys.”
“All of us at Ford are very grateful for Ken Block and his bringing the thrill of Ford Performance vehicles to a whole new generation of car buyers,” the automaker said in a statement. “He did it in ways that were uniquely Ken – with fun, energetic and extraordinary driving exhibitions that were unmatched in the automotive world, along with important victories and performances in rally & rallycross worldwide. Ken, thanks for 10 great years of Hooning.”
While the relationship between Ken Block and Ford is over, Block hasn’t yet said who he will team up with next, but says that he, along with the Hoonigan Racing Division, “will be announcing new partnerships very soon.”