VANSPEED X BLOCK HOUSE RACING
We embarked on a mission to build a one-of-a-kind sprinter van that would match the Block family's thirst for speed, while also providing the practicality and functionality required for their everyday needs. Read whole story below!
In the realm of extreme sports, there are few names that resonate as strongly as Ken Block. The man is a true icon, a master of multiple disciplines, and a force to be reckoned with in skateboarding, snowboarding, and motorsports. Ken Block's audacious skills and fearless approach to pushing the boundaries of what's possible have captivated audiences around the globe. But there's more to this adrenaline junkie than meets the eye.
Ken Block's passion for speed and his thirst for adventure have propelled him to remarkable heights in his various endeavors. From shredding through skate parks to carving up powdery mountainsides, he has left an indelible mark on the world of action sports. However, it is his mastery of the motorsports arena that has truly cemented his place in history.
With his viral Gymkhana videos, Ken Block showcased a unique blend of driving prowess, precision, and unparalleled car control. He captivated the hearts of millions, mesmerizing them with his high-octane maneuvers and breathtaking stunts. His talent behind the wheel propelled him to compete in prestigious motorsport events, further solidifying his status as a living legend.
But amidst the tire smoke and roaring engines, Ken Block found solace in the quieter moments of life, cherishing the time spent with his family. When he and his wife Lucy decided to reach out to the renowned vehicle customization experts at Vanspeed, they had a clear vision in mind. They wanted a vehicle that could serve multiple purposes for their family, from supporting them in the pits at the race track to providing comfort and versatility on vacations or even as a daily driver for trips to Woodward or horseback lessons.
At Vanspeed, we were honored to take on this extraordinary project, working hand in hand with Ken and Lucy to bring their dream to life. Combining the expertise of our creative and engineering teams, we embarked on a mission to build a one-of-a-kind sprinter van that would match the Block family's thirst for speed, while also providing the practicality and functionality required for their everyday needs.
Throughout the build process, Ken Block's passion for motorsports permeated every aspect of the project. His attention to detail and desire for perfection were evident in his countless discussions with our team, fine-tuning every element to meet his exacting standards. It was a testament to his unwavering dedication and love for the automotive world.
However, tragedy struck unexpectedly as Ken Block passed away before the completion of the sprinter van. The loss was deeply felt by the motorsports community, as well as by those who admired his boundless energy and infectious enthusiasm. But rather than mourning his absence, the Block family chose to honor Ken's memory by embracing the vehicle that was created for them.
The custom sprinter van stands today as a tangible embodiment of Ken Block's spirit, a testament to his love for adventure and his devotion to family. It represents the memories they created and the experiences they continue to enjoy. The van serves as a reminder of the indomitable legacy he left behind, inspiring generations to pursue their dreams and live life to the fullest.
As we reflect on this extraordinary journey, we're reminded of the impact Ken Block had on the world of motorsports and extreme sports as a whole. His achievements, both on and off the track, will forever remain etched in the annals of history. And as the Block family carries on, embracing new horizons and creating cherished memories, the custom sprinter van will forever stand as a symbol of their indomitable spirit, fueled by the enduring legacy of Ken Block.