Professional rally driver and co-founder of Hoonigan, Ken Block, died today at the age of 55 in a snowmobile accident.
The loss of the father of three was confirmed by The Hoonigans In a statement: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Ken Block died today in a snowmobile accident.”
“Ken was a visionary, a pioneer and an icon. And most importantly, a father and husband. He will be incredibly missed.”
Block is known for rekindling the spirit of rallying in the United States after starting his career later in life and winning the Rookie of the Year award at the 2005 American Rally Championship.
Wearing his signature number 43, Kane inspired young and old through innovative Gymkhana videos produced by the Honighan brand and became a beloved member of the car community.
Ken Block is survived by his wife Lucy and three children. In addition to driving highly tuned rally cars and race cars, in his spare time Block participated in winter sports such as snowboarding, snowmobiling and riding UTVs.