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RIP Ken Block
89AKurt replied to Smoke Wagon's topic in The Off-Topic LoungeAction sports legend Ken Block, 55, dies in snowmobile accident I've been a fan, have watched how prolific his brand has expanded. What gets me about this, how he loved his family, and mentored his daughter. I first found out about this via my only daughter who shares my passion for the car culture. I've been more philosophical about this, than usual (which is almost never). We all know motorsports is a risky and deadly activity. How many times had he come close to death, driving a "cager" (what motorcycle riders call cars)? At least he died with his boots on, enjoying life to it's fullest. He is the epitome of the American dream, to follow your passion, to invent something new, and make a name for yourself. Think it's safe to say he was at the pinnacle of his career, his passion for Audi morphed into the factory building a special EV just for him, which he was able to demonstrate one time in his Las Vegas gymkhana video. He has inspired many to push the envelope of automotive performance, and helped mature the sub-sport of drifting into something that, admit it, many of wish we had done. RIP. Condolences to his large family of enthusiasts in his organization.
What a lucky bloke. I know he has worked hard to get this far in his career. Audi just signed him up, his first videos are very exciting, and he is so humble. I've been a fan of rally more than other leagues, I have kits of the most famous Quattro waiting for me, so of course I think this is super cool. How crazy that the factory let him thrash (politely) museum cars. Insurance must have cost a fortune. 😳