Racing Helmet Worn by Ken Block in "Gymkhana Five," circa 2012

Summary

Rally driver Ken Block redefined motorsport with his wildly popular Gymkhana films. Each of the ten videos featured Block performing elaborate stunts in exciting locations, and together they racked up hundreds of millions of views online. Block wore this helmet in 2012's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco, a tire-shredding tour through the City by the Bay.

Rally driver Ken Block redefined motorsport with his wildly popular Gymkhana films. Each of the ten videos featured Block performing elaborate stunts in exciting locations, and together they racked up hundreds of millions of views online. Block wore this helmet in 2012's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco, a tire-shredding tour through the City by the Bay.

Artifact

Crash helmet

Date Made

circa 2012

Creators

Sparco S.p.A. 

Place of Creation

Italy, Turin 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.141.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ken Block.

Material

Plastic
Cloth
Foam (Material form)

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 10.5 in

Length: 15 in

Inscriptions

on pads on inside edge of helmet: sparco on front of proper left side: Ken / BLOCK

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