COLOGNE, Germany –Gymkhana and Global rally star Ken Block visited Ford locations in Cologne earlier this week, meeting engineers and talking to employees.
At the home of Fiesta, the high-profile rally and stunt driver had the chance to catch up with Team RS personnel responsible for the ST performance range and meet numerous employees at the Niehl and Merkenich locations.
During the visit, Block also spoke to journalists and exhibited his driving skills on the Merkenich test track, driving a Fiesta ST and a classic Escort XR3. Leaving the track, he commented that, while the XR3 still looked good and was good to drive, the experience showed how far cars had progressed over the years in terms of quality, features and driving dynamics. He added that the Fiesta ST was “such a great car to drive.”
The popular American went on to spent a large part of his time in Cologne meeting Ford employees and autographing posters.