Ride along with GoPro athlete Ken Block as he barrels through a fast and technical forested rally course in Potosi, MO.
The DC Ken Block Gymkhana Project is a viral phenomenon with well over 135 Million views worldwide and a collection of more than 40+ videos. The Gymkhana franchise has won countless awards including top rated, most shared video series and most recently received the award for #1 viral video ad of 2011.
Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming.
Ken Block just like everybody else must do daily chores like shopping and taking out the rubbish. Unlike us though he has a pretty awesome Ford Fiesta to do it.
This exclusive high definition viral film features the very best shots of Ken Block, captured during 2009, including the Northstar at Tahoe shoot, the Gymkhana Two photo shoot at the Salton Sea, the 2009 Rally America National Championship season, Gymkhana Two: TheInformercial, the SCORE Powerdays 300 race, Ken’s appearance on Top Gear and The Nitro Circus TV Shows,Gymkhana 2.1 featuring Rob Dyrdek, and testing his 1978 Ford MKII Escort rally car.
The 2010 Word Rally Championship (WRC) looks to be shaping up nicely. While Sebastien Leob and Mikko Hirvonen continue their battle from 2009, Peter Solberg looks like he will have a Citreon C4. While former Formula 1 racing champion arrives in a Red Bull backed Citreon C4 as well.
This week Ken Block announced that he would be driving a Ford Focus World Rally Car backed by Monster enery drinks.
So we have Ford versus Citreon, Redbull versus Monster. Sounds good!
And to make things sweeter, Ken Block is working on a Fiesta to make Gymkhana 3!
A preview of what’s to come for the 2010 season in the WRC Spec Monster car, prepared by M-sport below.
Ken Block 2009 Highlights, click here
See what the Angel Dot crew get up to in their weekend off. This video was made by Angel Dot to show the skills of thier drivers and show what happens when they have a weekend to mess around. Our first attempt at a Gymkhana style video made popular by Amerian rally star Ken Block. The video features Angel Dots own Sean Lynch along with a whole bunch of friends and family along the way.
Ken Block doe winter motoring in a Subaru with Tracks.
Heres Mr Gymkhana Ken Block having a bit of fun in a rear wheel drive Ford Escort at the Team ONeal School with fellow rally driver Chris Atkinson.
Glad to see these boys know how to have fun in a real rally car!
LateForMass is back from his holidays, here is what has been happening on the net while I was away.
Gemma Atkinsons 2010 calendar
11 brain teasers
Gymkhana 2.1 – Ken Block Rob vs Rob Dyrdek
5 Summer Sex Positions That Could Get You Hospitalized. Or Arrested
The Making of Guitar Hero ad with playboy bunnies
Lingerie Football preview
Sara Jean Underwood sure is pretty
Ken Block took James May out for Gymkhana-style driving at Ken’s spectacular stunt course (a vacated California airport.) This sequence was filmed and edited to substantially higher quality than previous videos made famous on popular internet streaming-video websites due to Top Gear involvement.