Standing next to his mud-splattered black Ford Raptor pickup, the snow-capped Utah mountains reflecting in his rainbow-lensed sunglasses, Ken Block, boss at Hoonigan Racing Division, Gymkhana star - and now Ford Focus RS drift co-ordinator - presses the mental rewind and starts to tell us how he got where he is today.
With most successful people, there is usually a long back story of hard times and harder work to get to the top. But not Ken. He just exploded, in his trademark style, onto the rallying scene in 2004 and has been raising his and everyone else’s pulse ever since.
Pictures: Robert Kerian
This feature was originally published in the May 2015 issue of Top Gear magazine