It is a drifting genius, and it is a legendary life of a business wizard to enter the “Uncle Brick” Ken Block

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是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Ken Block, a rally racer, has not won the championship of international competitions such as WRC, but his legend has always been on the rivers and lakes. Because the last name Block can be translated as a “brick”, Chinese car fans kindly call him “uncle brick”. This year, Ken Block broke up with Ford, who had cooperated for decades, and Subaru and Audi lined up to play with him. Why do this 53 -year -old boy liked so much? Let us walk into his legendary life together.

Ford (Import) Carnival ST

In the early years, Ken Block’s work was a architectural drawing, but he was bored quickly. “I like architecture because it is an art, but I hate its actual business. It takes a lot of money to climb to the top or 30- 40 years of experience “. Soon, Ken Block found his “adrenaline addict” identity, and his enthusiasm for extreme exercise was beyond imagination. Relying on the start -up funds borrowed from their parents, Ken Block and friends founded the DC Shoes brand, committed to creating professional skateboarding and skiing equipment.

Ken Block’s rally has a high starting point, but since then his achievements have not made a qualitative breakthrough. After all, not everyone can become LeB and Ogil. Ken Block participated in the second place in Rally in the United States. It was not until 2010 that he only scored points on WRC for the first time.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Occasionally, I came into contact with Gymkhana in Ken Block. This kind of racing movement that can plan countless types of running methods can be planned to attract him. Similar to Rally, Gymkhana also involves a large number of tails. , Slip operation, Ken Block is like fish. In 2008, in order to participate in the Gymkhana event in California, Ken Block commissioned Crawford Performance to build a WRX STI car. Although the event was canceled for some reason, Ken Block drove the creative video recorded by the car to open a new chapter in his life.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

In “Gymkhana 2”, Ken Block’s cool expression is in sharp contrast to the thrilling picture of pulling the handbrake drifting, making the audience want to stop. The four -wheel drive itself has a lot of restrictions on sliding. It takes a fast speed to drift on the pavement road. Therefore, Ken Block spends a heavy golden magic transition to make it have a strong explosive power.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Ken Block 丨 Jie Lili Sai

Ken Block is a racing talent and a business ghost. He is very good at packing himself with cross -border. In 2009, his image appeared in the racing game “Colin McCray: Dust 2”, and his later “Dust 3” and “Dust: Decisive Battle” can also be seen.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Ken Block intentionally packaged the “Gymkhana” series of packaging “car circle Spring Festival Gala”. Since then, he and the team pay more attention to the level of video production. The various creative gameplay allows fans to experience speed and passion at any time.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

At the same time, with the support of long -term sponsors’ claw energy, Ken Block started to build its own team Monster Energy World Rally Team. In 2013, the team was renamed Hoonigan Racing Division. The word Hoonigan evolved from Hoon. In Australia’s English slang, it means “the driver of the rampant”.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

It is worth mentioning that the person who interacts with Ken Block in “Gymkhana 5” is Travis Pastrana. The young man born in Annapolis will appear twice in the later article.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Perhaps “Gymkhana 9” is not as stunning as before, but it still perfectly shows Ken Block’s car skills. In order to allow fans to feel the beauty of drifting in the distance, Ford produced the VR version of the video. People with VR headset should steal It’s fun.

“Gymkhana 10” is a staged summary of the Ken Block “Gymkhana” series. In addition to the models and locations, the card of the video has also been expanded. Oliver Solberg (only 16 years old at the time of the video), Travis Pastrana, Rob Dyrdek, and, Aaron Kaufman made all appeared and presented a visual feast.

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

Ken Block said, “I like anything that can run fast, and electric vehicles can do this.” What kind of sparks will those beasts with ultra -low center of gravity be collided with “Uncle Brick”? We should keep looking forward.

Editor’s comment:

是漂移天才,更是商业奇才 走进“砖叔”Ken Block的传奇人生

In 2018 and 2019, Ken Block visited China twice. The previous time was to promote the new Fox, and the next time was to challenge the 99th bend of Tianmen Mountain, and the mass foundation gradually became solid. When Ken Block came to China for the first time, my colleagues were very lucky to sit on the co -driver for a few minutes. You can click the article below to review his journey. Now that “Uncle Brick” is over half a year, he is still active in the automotive industry and the Internet. From time to time, some show off videos are trying to shock everyone’s chin. This kind of old -hearted spirit will inspire the next generation of fans, like before That way.

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