When Rimal Chand first acquired his cherished E24, its state of disrepair was enough to ward off even the most ambitious project seekers. At least, that’s how it appeared; with missing body panels, a complete lack of paint, and an overall appearance of dilapidation, it took a further look by Rimal to be convinced of its potential. The interior presented well, and the engine was strong, but perhaps the car’s true saving grace was its naked set of M-System wheels.
Head Hoonigan in charge, Ken Block, has taken his penchant for killing tires and created his most cinematic film to-date. Piloting his world-famous Ford Fiesta RX43, Block decimates its Toyo tires through the high-scale city infrastructure and into the exotic desert of Dubai. When 200+mph supercars, driving on two wheels and 1000+hp is hardly out of the norm, you can say Block had to pull out all the stops. Call our bluff.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, chances are you haven’t missed it: last night, around 9pm, Ken Block’s Gymkhna_Eight went live to the masses, introducing Dubai as the latest playground for his ever-impressive all-wheel-drive antics. In attending the world premier party, we brought along our cameras to capture some of what goes on behind the scenes on such a grand night.
This past weekend, the Hoonigan team opened their doors to Southern California’s classic BMW enthusiasts. As their second run at their newly-established “Hoonigan Club Days,” each event caters to a new marque and niche. This time, they welcomed out everyone with an affinity for roundels and burnouts. Unable to let such a Saturday slip by, we went to Long Beach and joined in on the fun.
For more than just ourselves, weekends represent a sacred separation between work and play. It’s safe to assume we all look forward to Friday at 5:00PM, no matter what our weekend plans may be. Whether it’s drinks with friends, some couch slumping, or a day spent in the great outdoors, time to ourselves is vital.