Just look at that rear! We already knew Ken Block just ain't care about fire, but this is whole new level of plastic melting. Ford Eco-what?
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.
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?
Two things are immediately apparent in this one-man year-end GoPro best-of collection: Ken Block probably has way more fun than any other Ford Fiesta driver on Earth. He also has many more cameras around himself at any one time.
Last year's Gymkhana 3 freestyle drifting antics were watched by 35 million kiddies on YouTube. Today he tries to top that last performance by tearing up the Universal Studios Backlot. It's got Block crashing through a building, a gorilla on a Segway, Epic Meal Time, construction equipment, explosions, Sasquatch,…
Was 2010 driver/shoe mogul/flatbill hat model Ken Block's best year ever, or was it all just one massive fail? On the one hand, Gymkhana 3 saw him drifting up a wall and racking up a gazillion YouTube viewers. On the other hand, he crashed more than Charlie Sheen and lost his own Gymkhana race... to Tanner Foust.
Despite being the first American to score points in the WRC since the '80s, Ken Block is still working on keeping his powerful Focus RS upright. Exhibit A: This video of him rolling during practice.
The first part of the eagerly-awaited Gymkhana 3 features less Fiesta hoonage and more Ken Block looking hard while the Cool Kids rap in the background than we'd like, at least he blows the krypton out of some fluorescent lamps.