It’s the Top Gear syndrome: for those of you who are unaware of the global phenomenon, the original UK television program has pushed the boundaries of what we’ve come to expect on our screens. The first time they raced across a country it was impressive; now they have to cover whole continents, backwards, on fire, in costume, to even garner an applause. So it is with Ken Block – the man who raced snowboarders in a Subaru and spawned a whole raft of parody type videos is back.
After using a whole city in his last effort which debuted nearly eighteen months ago, Ken’s branding his sixth effort as going back to basics. We got a sneak preview at SEMA last week, in a packed bar at the top of a hotel with Vegas as a twinkling backdrop. So it was actually refreshing to see Ken take things a step back, just setting up a technical course and going for it. Sit back and watch some close proximity driving from the original Hoonigan and if there aren’t enough flames, explosions and cities involved, just remember, you’ve seen that already…