Ken Block taught his 13-year-old daughter how to drift

Ken Block is passing his drifting skills onto the next generation. The YouTube star taught his 13-year-old daughter Lia how to drift and posted a YouTube video of the madness on Thursday. Proving the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, she seemed to get the hang of it pretty quickly.

Having just taught her to drive stick three days prior (in a Ford Focus RS), Block put Lia behind the wheel of his 1972 Ford Escort Mk2 RS. The race-prepped Escort is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 355 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, and it can rev to 9,000 rpm.

As the first Ford rally car, the Escort is the ancestor of the Fiestas and Focuses Block drives in competition and on camera.

Hoonigan Ken Block Gymkhana Ford Escort

Block considers it one of his “easier” cars to drive, but that’s a relative

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Camel Trophy Adventure: The Olympics of 4×4

Ever since the debut of the new Land Rover Defender late last year, the marque’s rock-crushing, sand-pounding, mud-murdering yet still chic 4×4 continues to enjoy the media limelight, as both enthusiasts and customers appear to be head-over-heels for the updated icon. After all, this is the first time the Defender has gone truly global, and aside from the original Willys Jeep and the Toyota Land Cruiser, there isn’t a 4×4 out there as evocative of the adventuring spirit as the OG Defender.

Adventure in the DNA

That’s not just clever PR from Land Rover itself, either. The original Defender—and by extension, the decades of Series Land Rovers that pre-dated it—established itself as the outright king of the safari rig. It put the “over” in overlanding long before it became a trendy Instagram-centered activity reserved for waxed and polished Tacomas with empty jerrycans and rows of club badging. Before

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