Fire it up!


Sometimes, when the going gets tough, there’s only one thing you can do: hammer down on the accelerator and punch on through!

Not perhaps the wisest words when diesel is up over four dollars a gallon (with gasoline not far behind), but then again, humans always have a knack for damning the proverbial torpedoes and going full speed ahead.

For example, take stunt driver extraordinaire Ken Blockand his most recent “drifting” extravaganza below entitled GYMKHANA FOUR.

This is but one of several appearances made by Block and his supercharged Ford Fiesta in this space, and he’s also one of four “coaches” on the new Octane Academy television series sponsored by Ford Motor Co.

[For fun, check out the creation of what’s been dubbed the “Ultimate Motorcross Truck” for Block and his crew by West Coast Customs, a firm made famous by the “Pimp My Ride”  program developed by MTV.]

Of course, no paean to stunt driving is complete without a shout out to Mark Aisbett and his world-class ability to make a loaded big rig do his bidding.

Again, perhaps these are not the best of pursuits when fuel prices keep climbing up into the stratosphere. But they sure are fun to watch. 

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Steve Myers (not verified)
on Mar 13, 2012

That guy sliding the truck has nothing on me. I slid on black ice, and I wasn't even trying!! Another time I slid on regular ice, just after I dodged two cars setting broadside. I didn't have a pylon in front of me when I stopped, but I did have a guy scared out of his mind sitting in a Ford Tempo!

on Mar 13, 2012

Great videos! The only complaint I have is the sliding truck is identified as a "semi" with a 53' trailer. The trailer is a semi-trailer; there is no such thing as a "semi' truck. The truck actually is a "truck-tractor". A pickup truck is a true "truck".

I see that mistake frequently made in the movies/TV and even in journalism.

Alex John (not verified)
on Mar 26, 2012

When you buy a GM scanner scan tool from any of our agents, in fact, you are not just buying a tool that you buy a complete package, we have our own technical diagnostic support lines (not premium rate numbers) to understand all your diagnostic levels.

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