American gymkhana wizard Ken Block has been affectionately parodied in a new video by the makers of a children's toy dubbed the Crazy Cart.

Ken Box - Crazy Cart

Inspired by Ken Block's Gymkhana 5 drifting in San Francisco video, a team from Razor – the people behind the slide-happy Crazy Cart – decided to take to a company warehouse and film the first-ever 'Ken Box' video.

In a statement attached to the YouTube clip, those involved said, "We are such huge fans of the original videos that we just had to make one of our own".

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOaF7esBFY

 

With two 12-volt lead-acid batteries, a top speed of 19km/h and a "drift bar", Razor says the Crazy Cart features "adjustable caster technology" to help its driver perform sideways-style sliding tricks. It also claims 40 minutes of continuous use off a 12-hour charge.

Rather than being offended by the parody, perhaps Block should keep in mind that imitation, it is said, is the sincerest form of flattery – even if it appears his Ford Fiesta has the rear end of his former Subaru Impreza.