Ken Block visits ESPN campus
Enter the Hoonicorn
On Sunday, Dec. 6, five-time X Games Rally car medalist Ken Block visited the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, to cruise the parking lots and do some doughnuts in his specialized car, the "Hoonicorn." The car is based on a 1965 Ford Mustang notchback, but is heavily modified by RTR and ASD Motorsports to feature a 410 cubic inch Roush Yates V8 with 845-hp, mated to a one-off Sadev all-wheel-drive system. The styling for the build draws from a mix of influences and inspirations, including the current crop of WRC cars, DTM cars and even toy cars from Block's youth.
Commuting to work
During the NFL season, Sundays are typically busy days on the ESPN campus. Take SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi, for instance. He had to get to the other side of campus for an assignment and needed a ride. Luckily, Block was on hand to make the assist. Here, Negandhi awaits his ride.
Need a ride?
Here, Negandhi gets picked up by Block. According to Block, "Kevin became the first person ever to wear a non-race uniform in the Hoonicorn."
On the road again
This is not type of car one might typically see driving down Middle Street in Bristol, Connecticut.
"I had a blast riding shotgun with Ken Block," Negandhi said after the ride. Look for a recap of their drive on SportsCenter later this week.
Negandhi says he is officially addicted to drifting after Block's visit to the ESPN campus.
Meeting of the minds
"I really love seeing the behind the scenes of how TV shows like SportsCenter get made," Block said after his visit to the satellite farm on the ESPN campus.
Up in smoke
The parking lots of the ESPN campus are still smokin' after Block's visit.
Block on campus
Here's Ken Block's idea of a normal drive through the ESPN campus.
And this is Block's version of delivering doughnuts on the ESPN campus. Doesn't he know there's a Dunkin' Donuts down the street?
Thanks for the ride
After taking a white-knuckle ride across the ESPN campus in the Hoonicorn, SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi arrived back in the studio in one piece.