Racing Suit 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 racing suit 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 racing suit in 2012's Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco, a tire-shredding tour through the City by the Bay.

Artifact

Sports uniform

Date Made

circa 2012

Creators

Alpinestars 

Place of Creation

Italy, Veneto, Asolo 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.141.2

Credit

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

Material

Cloth

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)
Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 67 in  (Collar to ankle)

Width: 20 in  (Shoulder to shoulder)

Inscriptions

on front of belt BLOCK on back: BLOCK / 43 on back of collar: Standard 8856-2000 / RS.200.11 / alpinestars / Year of manufacture: 2012

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