Ken Block and Ford, it's over.
A page in the history of the US automobile is turning
As you know, Ken Block has forged a partnership for a decade with Ford, this partnership has generated great victories (World Rally Championship, X Games ...), and notoriety on the Internet through "Honnigan". What is most telling for us, the fans of Mr Block, are the cars and in particular the Hoonicorn (1400 hp on the clock).
All good things come to an end.
Ken Block has indeed announced the end of his partnership with Ford, because he wants to stand on his own feet according to his terms :
"Working with Ford over the past decade has been awesome. From racing all over the world, to accumulating a half billion views from Gymkhana THREE to Gymkhana TEN, to creating the Emmy nominated series The Gymkhana Files for Amazon Prime - along with building a fleet of Fords including the iconic AWD Mustang Hoonicorn and F-150 Hoonitruck - it’s been a great partnership. It’s simply been a dream come true to work with the company that built the truck that my Dad drove when I was a teenager. I’m super appreciative to Ford for the support over the years, but I am also looking forward to what an unrestricted 2021 holds, and the ability to spread my wings a bit and play with a lot other toys".
He has not indicated what his next partnership will be, simply that the announcement will be made soon.
In any case, we must wish him good luck for the future, and that he still makes people dream.