Ken Block teases Gymkhana 5 - full video coming July 9th
There are few individuals who are best known for making videos destined for YouTube but with over 140 million views, Ken Block and his DC Shoes/Monster rally cars are among the most popular YouTube pairings that don’t involve hot, drunk girls doing tantalizing things. Of course, Ken Block has also made his imprint on the sanctioned racing world including rally racing around the world, the X Games and the Global RallyCross tour but his Gymkhana videos have had a major hand in making Mr. Block so popular in the motoring world.
Gymkhana 5 features Ken Block and his #43 DC Shoes/Monster World Rally Team Hybrid Function Hoon Vehcle (H.F.H.V.) Ford Fiesta but unlike Gymkhana 4, which took place over the course of a massive, elaborate course set up in Universal Studios, Gymkhana 5 seems to take place on a barge floating in the San Francisco Bay. Some have suggested that Gymkhana 5 will take place strictly on this comparatively small barge and while it will be incredible to see Ken back in action – destroying tires in his 600+ horsepower all wheel drive Ford Fiesta – I have to wonder how keeping Ken contained in such a small area will impact his ability to let it all hang out. Based on that, I somewhat expect to see the video include some barge time along with some non-barge time but the Gymkhana series is all about being amazing and a 4 minute video of Ken doing donuts, drifts, spins and jumps on a barge will be a sight to behold.