Ken Block is a driver for Subaru, and apparently whenever they need someone to do something completely insane, they give him a ring. He has gained worldwide notoriety for his exploits outside of rally competition, having successfully jumped his rally car 171 feet for Discovery Channel’s popular “Stunt Junkies” show in 2006.
Then in 2007, for a segment in DC Shoes best selling Mtn. Lab DVD series, Block slid and jumped his rally car in the snow with pro-snowboarders at New Zealand’s SnowPark. The session resulted in an epic Snowboarder Magazine cover shot featuring Block jumping his rally car alongside a pro-snowboarder, plus an amazing video sequence that was included in the closing of the DVD.
In the following video, we get to watch Ken “practice” in his 530 horsepower Subaru WRX as he drives like a maniac. I only wish it was me!
Here is Ken jumping that WRX 171 feet in November 2006 for Discovery Channel’s show “Stunt Junkies”.
And finally, Ken Block and the DC snowboard team combine a rally car with snowboarding at New Zealand’s Snow Park NZ resort in September 2007 for DC’s snowboard video Mtn.Lab 1.5. A photo from this shoot was featured on the cover of Snowboarder Magazine, and the story was featured in an article in 0-60 Magazine.