Ken Block's Gymkhana Ten goes live


What is there left to say about Ken Block? The DC Shoes co-founder is now in his fifties (making him virtually as old as the internet) and seems to have been around forever. But his foot has not budged one inch from the marketing pedal, and today we get the tenth instalment of the YouTube video series that made him famous: Gymkhana.

Now, it's perfectly possible that you might have tired of the whole project some time ago, given the multiple attempts to replicate the formula elsewhere (and parody it, frankly). But there's no faulting big Ken's ambition - or his shooting budget. Gymkhana Ten takes in five cars across five locations, including a Focus (RS RX), a Fiesta (WRC), a Mustang (Hoonicorn), an Escort (RS Cosworth) and a Ford F-150 (Hoonitruck).

You'll note the Ford theme, of course, along with the kind of product placement and/or sponsorship you'd usually associate with a successful NBA franchise. That's all part of the Block juggernaut; ditto the 19mins run time, which makes it the YouTube equivalent of watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy back to back. Still, there's an Escort Cosworth in it. And Petter Solberg's kid. And a l-o-t of tyre smoke...

 

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  • adam. 17 Dec 2018

    I await the haters in their droves, but I thought that was 19 minutes of absolute petrolhead brilliance. Some of the videography too, was sublime.

  • Mr2Mike 17 Dec 2018

    Is that Aaron Kaufman in the hat and shades? Video was good, but despite the technical excellence they are getting very samey.

  • Porsche911R 17 Dec 2018

    They need to think of something new imo, great skills, had to forward wind after only watching 1/2 of it.

    Edited by Porsche911R on Tuesday 18th December 11:33

  • Porsche911R 17 Dec 2018

    They need to think of something new imo, great skills, had to forward wind after only watching 1/2 of it.

    Edited by Porsche911R on Tuesday 18th December 11:35

  • DanielSan 17 Dec 2018

    Mr2Mike said:
    Is that Aaron Kaufman in the hat and shades? Video was good, but despite the technical excellence they are getting very samey.
    I thought that also, and know what you mean. I can appreciate the skill and the cars, the new Hoonitruck especially, but there's only so many times you can do donuts.

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