The sixth instalment of Gymkhana, called ‘The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course’, features a real-life playground complete with a moving wrecking ball and videogame elements…
Last Saturday was the fifth and final qualifying round of Gymkhana GRiD’s European Gauntlet series and we were trackside to hear, taste and smell…
The Euro invasion of Gymkhana GRID reaches its climax on the 28th of this month, as the best European drifters go head to head at Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire with Mr Gymkhana himself, Ken Block.
It’s the mark of a great driving video that even when frozen still – in a photograph – you can still soak in the unique experience of Ken Block at maximum attack on the streets of San Francisco. Gymkhana FIVE: Ultimate Urban Playground has already made an impact just days after it was released earlier this week.
It’s here, the fifth episode in the web’s most successful social video series and for the first time Gymkhana is let loose on the city streets of San Francisco, home of the iconic Steve McQueen car chase film, Bullit.
Last Friday, more than 300 of Ken Block’s closest friends, family, and VIPs got together at his X Games crib and watched Gymkhana FIVE. In the absence of any pirated copies hitting YouTube (yet), we have to applaud DC Shoes on their choice of attendees
The DC Shoes marketing machine is now in full swing. The date – July 9th 2012 – has been announced. The location – San Francisco – is known. And the first of many teaser videos has hit the web.
I gleaned a few hints about Gymkhana Five, when I interviewed Ken Block for our feature – ‘The Accidental Hero’, last December. Block, you’ll remember, is Chief Brand Officer of DC Shoes and the insanely talented driver in each of the four previous Gymkhana videos.
When Gymkhana Four broke cover last year, we couldn’t help feel disappointed that it had lost the purity which made Gymkhana Three such a huge hit.
When we interviewed Ken Block last December, he was keen to point out that although known for his wild antics on track or stage (Gymkhana, X-Games and WRC), he drives like Miss Daisy on the road.
Ken Block’s 2012 season promo (Part 1) was a spoof of himself, with a little help from actor and comedian Nick Swardson. This time around the focus is on the cars – the all-new livery of the H.F.H.V. (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle) and Gymkhana World Tour Fiesta.
If you read my interview with Ken Block a few months ago – The Accidental Hero, then you’ll already know about Ken’s prodigious talent as a graphic designer, photographer and marketer.