Ken Block started rallying at the age of 38 behind the wheel of a 2005 Subaru WRX STi. A year later, he signed a new sponsorship deal with Subaru along with his DC rally teammate Travis Pastrana, thus creating Subaru Rally Team USA.
Block's partnership with Subaru ended after the 2009 season, when Ford offered him something more tempting: A proper WRC car. Not only that, but Block's then-new Focus RS WRC 08 was prepared by M-Sport, the same people who just won the 2017 World Rally Championship.
While we may not have seen the Chief Hoonigan back in a Subaru since 2010, a year earlier, his weapon of choice against was still a 380-horsepower STI. That seems to have stuck a nerve with Jeremy Clarkson.
Clarkson is really doing his very best here. Farmkhana is a celebration of tire smoke, hashtags and money-making stickers, as well as slo-mo action and a zillion camera angles. There's no doubt it will make Hoonigan director Brian Scotto proud.
Is The Grand Tour's Farmkhana as good a farm-slaying film as The Garden of Wraith by Tax the Rich? No. Is it at least as good as Etienne Guerra's 60 horsepower Cheapkhana? Probably not. But it's not bad from another old man who just ain't care.