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Transcript of ken block
personal life & childhood :
- was born in Nov. 21st 1967 in California
- raising two kids with his wife "Lucy Block"
- finished high school at Orange Glen High School
-He is one of the co-finders of DC Shoes in 1994 with Damon Way.
-DC was acquired by QuickSilver in 2004, making it part of nearly 2 billion dollars action sports family company.
-He became a Chief Brand Officer where he oversees the DC brand.
2005-2010 : Subaru Impreza WRX STI
2010 : Ford Focus RS
2011-Today: Ford Fiesta
Gymkhana events are time/speed events in an automobile. There can be obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. The driver is expected to maneuver through the predetermined “track” performing many different driving techniques. What separates gymkhana from your traditional autocross event is that in gymkhana drivers are required to perform reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other advanced skills. Also drifting is encouraged where helpful/necessary
- became a skateboarder at age of 7
- started motocross riding at age of 12
- began snowboarding at age of 20 years old
has his own private snowboard park in one of his houses in Utah , called the DC Mountain Lab
one of the most influential people in sports business journal #17.
one of the fast 50 in fast company magazin.
started his rally career
named as Rally America's Rookie of the year
signed with Travis Pastrana a sponsorship with Subaru.
joined the Subaru Rally Team USA.
successfully jumped 171 feet (52m) for Discovery channel's show "stunt junkies".
Bronze medal at X-Games 12
2nd place in the RANC.
Silver medal at X-Games 13
3rd Place in the RANC.
Achieved 19 podiums & 8 victories in rally events
3rd place tied with Dave Mira due to a radiator issue after a jump in a rally-cross at X-Games 14, which led to a bronze medal
appeared in a TopGear segment doing drifting stunts at the Lnyokem Airport
filmed the hit youtube video Gymkhana 2, #4 most viral video of 2009 on youtube.
selling more DC Shoes after the video as a result.
joined the Monster World Rally Team in Jan. 6th.
broke a record of winning in Rally America 5 times in a row.
made a music video with THE COOL KIDS.
Silver medal in rally-cross at X-Games 18.
Drove the fastest snow car , modified Subaru STI named as Trax STI.