Climbkhana TWO | Time for Coffee?


Obviously we all know what we're getting when a video is fronted by Mr K. Block. Skids, mostly. However, the so-called Climbkhana offshoot has slightly tweaked the old formula by having Kenny B negotiate actual roads rather than knocking over traffic cones in the middle of nowhere.

It's fair to say the last effort (the first), was the best thing KB has done in yonks because it was up Pikes Peak, which, as you will doubtless know, is rather treacherous if you happen to come off. Which our American friend very nearly did.

Consequently the video got many million views, and you rather suspect that his team has been scratching around for another challenge of similar scale (along with becoming famous all over again on Amazon Prime). To find one, Hoonigan visited China with the intention of sending the Blockster and his 914hp Hoonitruck up 'China's Most Dangerous Road'.


The stretch of tarmac in question is the one which runs up Tianmen Mountain - the one which you might recall the Volkswagen ID.R sprinting up a couple of months ago. Naturally, Ken, 51, is not in the People's Republic to challenge that time - but rather to go slithering up the road in his own inimitable style with our entertainment being his only real target. (Although, like Volkswagen, he's probably more interested in China's 1.5bn consumers this time around than he is in us.)

Quite what the world's most populous Communist state made of the Head Hoonigan In Charge is anyone's guess. But he clearly got exclusive use of the road - and put it to good use. His film crew are certainly handier with a drone than Volkswagen's lot, and there's plenty of opportunities to see how the road ended up with a fearsome reputation. Fair play too to HHIC; he may not ever be going that fast, but he's a good egg and a sheer drop to certain death is a sheer drop to certain death. One more for the road, eh Blocky...


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  • lukeyman 19 Nov 2019

    The evidence of multiple takes annoys me!

  • Plate spinner 19 Nov 2019

    Hate to say it, but I didn’t watch it all.
    You just know exactly what it is. The camera angle change every second is tiring plus multiple replays I just find a bit... contrived.
    Great achievement though for those involved, just not my cuppa tea.

    If I want to watch a hill climb, I’m heading to the raw and crude 1980s footage from Ari Vatanen.

    https://youtu.be/UEuZG37gFdM

  • Gameface 19 Nov 2019

    What a road!

    I look forward to the videos of the above posters efforts on the same stretch of tarmac. wink

    He's not the best driver around, as seen by his genuine rallying attempts, but doing that takes balls, so fair play to him.

    Edited by Gameface on Tuesday 19th November 08:48

  • AmosMoses 19 Nov 2019

    Great video, that truck is so damn cool.

  • Plate spinner 19 Nov 2019

    Gameface said:
    What a road!

    I look forward to the videos of the above posters efforts on the same stretch of tarmac. wink

    He's not the best driver around, as seen by genuine rallying attempts but doing that takes balls, so fair play to him.
    Why do you look forward to my video?
    I didn’t say I could do better or knock his driving in any way.
    smile


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