When we last left off with Ken Block and his next Gymkhana film, we didn’t know much about it, except that there would be a series of episodes on Amazon Prime of behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming GymkhanaTEN. The Hoonitruck, unveiled today, will be the official hoon tool and it’s as badass as they come.
Gymkhana—those ridiculously entertaining videos featuring rally driver Ken Block doing insane stunts in absurd driftmobiles—is now a new Amazon Prime video series called “The Gymkhana Files.” And my god does it look promising.
We all have fantastic dreams of sweet drifts, jumps and donuts after watching one of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos, but you don’t need a big budget to hoon it up. This little 60-horsepower non-RS Fiesta shows us how it’s done in hilarious, delightful detail.
To celebrate the announcement of Gymkhana 10, Ford released a few videos that showed how the sausage was made on Gymkhana Nine. Check out these extended, behind-the-scenes cuts of one of the better Gymkhanas ever made: the one with the freaky train jump.
The new trailer for Ken Block’s ever-popular Gymkhana series dropped today and, surprise surprise, it’s good! It’s fun and it seems like Gymkhana Ten (my God, we’re on ten already?) will follow up with even more mayhem and tire smoke madness than its predecessors.
Sure, Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos have all of the stunts and precision driving you could have ever dreamed of being able to do and all of the street closures you wish you had the money to buy, but they’ve never been set entirely on dirt—deep, deep mounds of dirt. Well, welcome to “Terrakhana.” Stay awhile.
Ken Block’s Gymkhana series is great. It has the ridiculous stunts, the precision driving and the production quality that can hold someone’s attention for 10 minutes. But there’s always a slight disconnect—shutting down public streets, playing with shiny, nice, expensive cars—from the everyday human being.
I’m sure the biggest question on everyone’s mind when they’re watching one of Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos is always the same: how would this be different if he was driving a shoddy British three-wheeler? Thanks to remarkable advances in computerizated synthetic reality, we can finally know.
You don’t need to have the big budget, latest 360-degree cameras and state-of-the-art rallycross car of Ken Block to rip sweet donuts. All you really need, as this “Gymfarma Practise” video proves, is a field and a beater you don’t care about.
The Hoonigan crew put a few 360-degree cameras out when they were shooting Ken Block’s latest tire-slaying Gymkhana Nine adventure. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to experience Gymkhana in virtual reality through the FordVR app.
One 600-horsepower, rallycross-spec, Zubaz-stripe-liveried Ford Focus RS RX. The rust-scarred locale of Buffalo, New York. Many, many abused tires. You know the formula by now. Feast your eyes on Gymkhana Nine.
Tomorrow the world will bear witness to Gymkhana Nine, Ken Block’s latest video extravaganza of tire smoke and high-speed hatchback tomfoolery, much of it set against the lush and exotic backdrop of Buffalo, New York. But there was a location even more picturesque than Buffalo in mind originally, if you can believe…
That’s right: Ken Block is still making viral-style Ford commercials. This one features his new Focus RS RX rallycross car, and many, many tips have been sent in about it hooning around the exotic locale of Buffalo, New York. Let’s enjoy a small teaser of the action until then, shall we?
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach when you come in a little too hot and grab a little more front brake than you should? That internal debate about whether you’d save this one or this would be the time you’d gone just a little too far?
And his buddies snitched on him, too.
Unsurprisingly, he doesn’t seem to give a shit.
You’ve seen Gymkhana 8, right? Now head over to Speedhunters and see the gorgeous photo essay that reveals how it was made.
Finally, we get to see Ken Block hoon his spectacularly reflective flame-spitting Ford Fiesta through Dubai. Gymkhana 8 makes plowing through sand an art form, puts a Raptor on two wheels, and shows us the single best use of Dubai’s insane collection of police supercars I’ve ever seen. Oh, and there’s a plane.