Ken Block’s Gymkhana videos have all be entertaining to watch. The first couple were gritty and simply showed Block smoking all four tires off of his car and doing some awesome precision driving. The third one got a little more flashy and the production value came up, but when it got to number four, block and crew went all out. Yes, it got a zillion views but lots of people (including us) crowed that the brilliance of the earlier videos was kind of lost in a sea of tricks, gags, and distractions that were less about Block’s driving and more about being too clever.
Well, yesterday DC Shoes (Block’s company) released a new edit of the Gymkhana 4 video that takes things right back to the roots of the series and it rules all. Yes, it is the same stuff that was done in the high zoot original version, but with all new angles, far less fluff crap, and full concentration on Block’s efforts behind the wheel, it is 100% more entertaining from a gearhead perspective.
We watched the section of him blowing donuts around the moving forklifts about five times. Has Ken Block won a ton of stuff on an international racing level? No. Can Ken Block drive the ever loving daylights out of a car to a very high level? Hell yes he can. This is awesome car control and it is hella fun to watch!