Worldwide driving sensation and King of the Hoonigans, Ken Block came to Santa Pod and he brought some friends! Along for the ride were drift legend Vaughn Gittin Jr, British rallycrosser Liam Doran and the massive spectacle that is the Gymkhana Grid roadshow.

Two entrants from each of the 4 heats held in France, Germany, Holland and the UK came together in Northamptonshire to battle it out for a chance to drive head to head with either Block or Gittin.

Just what is Gymkhana Grid? I’ll let the guys themselves explain in this understated public information film.

After a trip to Top Gear Live on Friday, Ken himself was on site all weekend before having to leave earlier than planned on Sunday to catch a Superstorm Sandy-dodging flight to Las Vegas.

The man himself - Kenny from the Block

And of course number 43 was there too, making noise and smoke in spades.

Ken Block wows the Santa Pod crowd on Sunday

Doran killed his share of tyres too in his Rallycross DS3.

Liam Doran making yet more tyres beg for mercy

The rear wheel drive final between Luke Woodham in a Nissan Silvia and Remmo Niezen’s Falken liveried BMW was a smokey affair. I’ve seen a few burnouts in my time but between these two, visibility was down to about 2 feet!

Lots of tyres were harmed in the making of this blog post

Winner in the RWD class, Remmo Niezen

They even out-smoked the drifting truck!

Yes, it's a drifting truck!

Remmo took the win and went onto battle Gittin in his mighty Mustang

Vaughn Gittin Jr's tyre shedding Mustang RTR

And to finish this report, a little 4 wheeled eye candy:

Luke Woodham’s 2nd place S14

Luke Woodham's Nissan 200SX

RWD classing winner Remmo Niezen’s BMW E30 M3

Remmo Neizen's winning steed

Liam Doran’s potent little DS3

Liam Doran's bonkers DS3

Vaughn Gittin’s Ford Mustang RTR (Ready To Rock)

Vaughn Gittin Jr's Mustang RTR strikes a pose

And the car that drew the most attention, Number 43, Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta

Ken Blocks famous Ford Fiesta

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