Tickford unveils Ken Block tribute livery for Adelaide

22 Nov
Cam Waters will race a very special Monster Energy Ford Mustang in Adelaide this weekend
3 mins by James Pavey
  • Tickford Racing unveils special Ken Block tribute livery for Adelaide

  • Rallying legend and motorsport icon Block passed away in January

  • Block drove FPR Falcon in 2011, wowed fans with Adelaide demos in 2013

Tickford Racing has unveiled the special Ken Block tribute livery for Cam Waters, which will hit the track at this weekend’s VAILO Adelaide 500.

Waters will swap out his regular black livery and #6 for a Block-inspired tribute livery, complete with the late American’s #43.

Block passed away earlier this year, with the motorsport world uniting in an outpouring of celebration of his exploits and achievements.

A professional rally driver and well-known figure in the world of motorsports, Block was a household name thanks to his epic gymkhana videos.

Block showcased his exceptional car control skills in high-performance vehicles at the 2013 Adelaide 500, two years after he sampled a Ford Performance Racing V8 Supercar.

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The #43 also returns to Supercars for the first time since the Holden Young Lions used it in 2004. Allan Moffat famously raced the #43, on his Peter Stuyvesant Mazda, to championship glory in 1983.

Waters, who won last time out at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, was thrilled to pay tribute to the motorsport icon.

"Ken Block is an absolute legend of motorsport,” Waters said.

"To have the 43i foundation, which was created in honour of him, approve our car to run the inspired tribute livery, and for me to be able to race under his #43 is just epic.

"I’ll be out there doing my utmost to help celebrate Ken and aiming to stand on the top step of the podium just like he did so many times across his stellar career.

Waters wants to take Ken Block livery to victory lane

"Ken was known for delivering some epic burnouts and having the potential to send the season and Ken out with one on my very own at R’Adelaide’ would be top drawer.”

Monster Energy Marketing Director, Jono Channing, was keen to see Waters continue Block’s legacy in Adelaide.

“Monster’s heartland is motorsport and Ken Block was undeniably known for his epic stunts across a range of cars and years,” Channing said.

"His passion was front and centre with everything he did and he was an unbelievable athlete whose time ended too quickly.

"We look forward to Cam Waters’ car #6 changing it up and delivering something special under the number 43, at a track where Ken has lit it up."

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Tickford Racing’s Rod Nash added: “Having the opportunity to pay tribute to Ken with our team and with Monster Energy is very fitting.

"We’re going to take a leaf out of Ken’s bag and look to go big. Winning at a track where Ken has visited in the past and with our team, would be phenomenal.

"He was an amazing entertainer and the skills Ken demonstrated in his career over the years was simply outstanding.

"Ken is sadly missed and we hope he would have enjoyed Cam running this tribute livery around the streets of Adelaide for this weekend.”

The new-look Monster Energy Mustang will hit the track for the first time in Adelaide on Thursday.

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