Gymkhana is a type of motorsport with timed events and/or speed events in an automobile. These can feature obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. This is better!
I could only imagine what it would be like to drive like Ken Block. The amount of skill, nerve, and outright lunacy has to be incredible. His videos are a perfect exhibition of skill, precision, and bravery. The Latest DC Shoes/Ken Block Gymkhana video takes place in San Francisco.
The city allowed the film crew to block off everything from a suspension bridge, city streets, the waterfront, and even what looks like Telegraph Hill. The video is amazing, and even the still photos are pretty damn spectacular. One thing is odd, there is not a single person on the streets watching…not even in the windows. I am pretty sure I would be right there watching the action. Here is a reprint of the details of the shoot from Freshnessmag.com – written by Poe:
Paying homage to the great chase scene in the movie Bullit and others like it, DC Shoes’Ken Block unveiled the fifth installment of his popular Gymkhana viral video series with the City of San Francisco as the backdrop. Uneven terrains, twisted roads, and windy streets, The City by the Bay is as challenging as they come for drivers. But for Block and his Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle (H.F.H.V.), a highly modified Ford Fiesta,it was a playground like no other. In no time, Block ripped through The Bay Bridge, San Francisco’s Financial District, Russian Hill, Potrero Hill, Twin Peaks, even two of the city’s famous cable cars. Along the way, friend Travis Pastrana and Thrasher Magazine’s Jake Phelps joined in the festivities to show their support. After all, Ken Block shouldn’t get to have all the fun. In addition to the outrageous skill sets, Block also showcased the new DC Teamworks Collection. Designed in conjunction with him and others on his Gymkhana team, the collection features the DC Ken Block Pro Spec 3.0 Shoe, the DC Ken Block Gatsby 2 Shoe, the Block Spartan Teamworks High Shoe, the KB Cracked Tee, KB Cracked Up Zip Hoodie, the KB Cracked Hat, all appointed with none other than Block’s Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle liveries.
Article by Chris Raymond – Reprint Courtesy of Freshnessmag,com
Photos Courtesy of Freshnessmag.com and autoblog.com