This video shows Ken Block testing his Ford Escort Mk2 at Kearney Rally Village before entering Rally New York. And if you like watching supreme driving skills being shown off it’s a must watch.
Ken Block is the rally driver who has made a name for himself with precision driving and controlled drifting. He memorably appeared in an episode of Top Gear scaring the crap out of James May.
The Ford Escort Mk2 was produced between 1974 and 1980, and was a magnificent rally car during that time and beyond. In fact, it’s still used to this day.
Put them together and you have a slice of genius. Block controls the car supremely well, coaxing it around all the corners at great speeds. It makes me want one of these cars, and to possess the skills Block has.