KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX

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Oct 20 · 7 min read

KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX

by Ash Thorp

October 21st @ 12pm ET / 72 Hours

Automotive

From the mind of professional rally driver Ken Block, and the skills of renowned artist Ash Thorp, comes a set of NFTs of the wildest Fox body Ford Mustang concept ever: the Hoonifox. Automotive lifestyle brand Hoonigan, along with co-founder Ken Block, have partnered together with digital artist and creative director Ash Thorp (ALT Creative, Inc.) to produce five unique NFTs of the Hoonifox.

Inspired by the success of Block’s infamous all-wheel-drive, 1,400 horsepower, real-life 1965 Ford Mustang (dubbed the Hoonicorn), the Hoonifox is a concept vehicle that Block wanted to build for video content such as Gymkhana — aka Hoonigan and Block’s award-winning viral film series with over 600 million views to date.

As a big step towards making the car a reality, and bringing their wild ideas and creative concepts to life, Block teamed up with artist Ash Thorp to visualize the Hoonifox in a hyper-realistic way. After designing the racecar, Block and Thorp took it to another level, bouncing concepts back and forth — from wild colors, fiery donuts, an all gold design, to digital tire smoke that bends the limits of CGI — to be able to share the Hoonifox with the world in a new exciting way.

Title: KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX: Solid Gold Signature Edition

Available/Price: 1 of 1 in ETH / Opening Bid: $5000 in ETH

Description:

A racecar crafted from solid gold — from the tires, down to every last nut and bolt of the engine. A project that’s impossible in real life, brought into this hyper-realistic CGI state by the creative minds of Ash Thorp and Ken Block. Here we are offering the opportunity to purchase the most exclusive, rare, and elite NFT of the collection: the Solid Gold Signature Hoonifox. The Hoonifox itself is a Fox-body Mustang design concept, originally imagined by Ken Block and created by Ash Thorp as the master design for Block’s own potential future build of this all-wheel-drive, 850 horsepower V8 racecar. Adding to its exclusivity, Block’s signature and racing number are etched into the glass of the window.

Unlockable Prize:

The auction winner of this Solid Gold Signature Edition will also receive a one-off display built around a wheel face crafted specifically for this project by Rotiform wheels; essentially the first physical Hoonifox part ever made. The display will also be signed by both Ken Block and Ash Thorp. Plus, the winning bidder will receive a framed Infinite Objects clear display screen of the 1 of 1 NFT.

Frame:

2. Title: KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX: The Miami Livery

Available/Price: $2000 / 94 of 100 Available / ERN

Description:
The golden era of eighties motorsport is one of the strongest influences for the Hoonifox: boxy fenders, aggressive amounts of louvers, big scoops, and wide set stance. With Miami being the leader of excess for that era, it was only fitting that Ken Block and Ash Thorp would place the Hoonifox in a 80s Miami Vice type CGI setting — with the direct transcript from Block being “I want an 80s Miami Vice-style version of it. Down in Miami. There you have it — my current wish list!” Completely unique and in complete contrast to any prior livery designs from Block, Ash’s vision for this livery is complemented by snow-white palm trees and a flock of pink flamingos.

Unlockable Prize:

Every purchaser of this Miami Livery will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to receive a pair of Ken Block’s autographed DC Pro-Spec III race shoes, in a colorway made exclusive for Block — and used in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn, the direct inspiration of this project.

3. Title: KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX: Smoky Donuts & FIRE

Available/Price: $750 / 488 of 500 Available / ERN

Description:
Fire, tire smoke, and all-wheel-drive donuts. Driving elements that Ken Block creates with ease; and CGI elements that are anything but easy to create. Ash Thorp pushed the limits of CGI and the rendering power of his computer machines to create this Hoonifox ablaze in a fiery donut that’s equal parts automotive chaos and clean digital realism.

Unlockable Prize:

Every purchaser of this Smoky Donuts & FIRE edition will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to win a pair of Ken Block’s own signed pair of fireproof gloves, used during Ken’s 2021 season of racing in the American Rally Association race series.

4. KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX: Smoky Donuts in All-Black

Available/Price: $350 / 2488 of 2500 Available in ERN

Description:
This matte and gloss black jagged livery design is what originally launched Ken Block’s 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn for Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN film. Placed on the Hoonifox, it’s the perfect homage to the infamous Mustang that started it all. Ash Thorp delivers a 360 view of this all-wheel-drive converted Mustang throwing a plume of ultra-realistic tire smoke, it’s the closest thing that we have of the Hoonifox in action today.

Unlockable Prize:

Every purchaser of this Smoky Donuts in All-Black edition will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to win a pair of Ken Block’s own signed pair of fireproof gloves, used during Ken’s 2021 season of racing in the American Rally Association race series.

5. Title: KEN BLOCK’S HOONIFOX: 8-Bit Throwback

Available/Price: $75 / 3988 of 4000 Available in ETH

Description:
This period-correct take on the late eighties-inspired Hoonifox design calls back to the of 8-bit era of video games, imagining the Hoonifox as if it were the final boss of a Gymkhana racing game — hitting that nostalgia of Ken Block and Ash Thorp’s earliest gaming experiences.

Unlockable Prize:

Five (5) lucky winners who purchased BOTH a Smoky Donuts Edition and this 8-Bit Throwback will be selected by a raffle to receive a special bonus NFT.

Unlockables:

Unlockable Prize 1:

The auction winner of the Solid Gold Signature Edition will also receive a one-off display built around a wheel face crafted specifically for this project by Rotiform wheels; essentially the first physical Hoonifox part ever made. The display will also be signed by both Ken Block and Ash Thorp. Plus, the winning bidder will receive a framed Infinite Objects clear display screen of the 1 of 1 NFT.

Unlockable Prize 2:

Every purchaser of the Miami Livery will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to receive a pair of Ken Block’s autographed DC Pro-Spec III race shoes, in a colorway made exclusive for Block — and used in his 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn, the direct inspiration of this project.

Unlockable Prize 3:

Every purchaser of the Smoky Donuts & FIRE edition will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to win a pair of Ken Block’s own signed pair of fireproof gloves, used during Ken’s 2021 season of racing in the American Rally Association race series.

Unlockable Prize 4:

Every purchaser of the Smoky Donuts in All-Black edition will be entered into a raffle where one (1) winner will be selected to win a pair of Ken Block’s own signed pair of fireproof gloves, used during Ken’s 2021 season of racing in the American Rally Association race series.

Unlockable Prize 5:

Five (5) lucky winners who purchased BOTH a Smoky Donuts Edition and this 8-Bit Throwback will be selected by a raffle to receive a special bonus NFT.

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Ethernity Chain is a community-oriented platform that produces limited edition authenticated NFTs by your favorite artists and endorsed by those who you admire.

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Ethernity is a community-oriented platform that produces limited edition authenticated NFTs by your favorite artists and endorsed by those who you admire.