The rally and Gymkhana-watching community is still in mourning after the loss of legendary driver Ken Block. Tributes have poured in from fans and fellow drivers, with the Hoonigans, a team closely associated with Block, leading the way. But now, Travis Pastrana, who many see as Block’s successor, has revealed a powerful tribute to the fallen driver that is sure to leave fans in awe.
Pastrana, like Block, is known for his incredible driving skills and his involvement in the Gymkhana series. Now, in partnership with Vermont SportsCar, Pastrana has unveiled a one-of-a-kind livery for his Nitro Rallycross event that pays homage to Block. The livery is based on Block’s first snow-camo design, which was featured on his Subaru WRX STI in 2005. This special livery will feature ‘KB’ in place of the original DC Shoes logo.
A statement from Vermont Sportscar shared:
“Vermont SportsCar’s first projects with Ken were his 2005 rally campaign as well as the Gumball 3000 rally. Ken’s idea was to have matching, eye-catching liveries on both cars.
So the snow-camo became Ken’s first ever livery and we ran it on both his Subaru STI rally car for the 2005 season and on the modified road car he used in the Gumball 3000 rally that same year.”
The loss of Ken Block is still deeply felt by fans and the rally community. But Pastrana’s tribute serves as a poignant reminder of the legacy that Block left behind, and the impact he had on the sport. It’s a fitting tribute to a driver who will always be remembered as one of the greatest to ever grace the rally and Gymkhana scene.