You're in the camp of people who feel Ken Block has breathed new life into motorsports, saving it from extinction. You're in the counter camp who feels he's got no business in WRC, and bought his seat with cash instead of skill. Either way, you've only got part of the story.
The video of Ken Block tearing up San Francisco in an insane Ford Fiesta — better known as Gymkhana 5 — was a creative success for a brand that's constantly having to one-up its own crazy adventures. We can now report it was a viral marketing success as well, with approximately 5.1 million views in just 24 hours.
Something lost in everyone's rush to post the video of Gymkhana FIVE is the awesome set of photos that shows Ken Block drifting and jumping his way across the streets and bridges of the City by the Bay.
It looks like Gymkhana 5 is finally here, with all the San Francisco-shredding goodness we expected. Jump drifts? Check. Cable car drifts? Check. Travis Pastrana drifts? Check.
Look! It's Ken Block on a barge in the middle of the San Francisco Bay! Europe's "The Final Countdown" is soaring on a crystal cloud of upswept synth-brass, and Ken is hooning his ass off on that barge! It's the teaser for Gymkhana 5, coming out July 9. CAN YOU FEEL THE GAAAAAAAAGH!
Ken Block's having a busy day. The sideways man in the flat-billed cap just announced he'll debut the latest video in his Gymkhana series on July 9th. This time Block leaves the Hollywood backlot for the streets of San Francisco. Will there be a mean black Dodge Charger?