Posts Tagged ‘Five’

Ken Block is a revolutionary driver. He’s very controversial in the motorsports realm, but so was Elvis in the music world when he broke out. Still there are no ifs, buts, or maybes about it – Ken Block is a genius. He may not be the fastest guy on the grid, but I’ll run naked through San Francisco if he’s not changing the game when it comes to how driving is seen, celebrated, and appreciated stateside (and even globally).

Speaking of the city on the bay, Ken’s latest – and maybe greatest – short film, entitled ‘Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground; San Francisco’ just dropped. I honestly wanted to get another editorial into this blog before posting more videos, but this one just can’t go ignored. I can’t remember the last time I’ve been so astounded, delighted, frightened, and genuinely stunned by a solo driving video since I was a young boy watching Jean Louis Mourey’s incredible 1988 short ‘Climb Dance’ documenting Ari Vantanen’s record-breaking run up Colorado’s Pike’s Peak (watch the original here).

Anyhow, there’s nothing more to say about Block’s latest modern masterpiece other than noting that this man is nothing short of a genuine artist behind the wheel. Hats off to you, Ken Block, and to the beautiful city of San Francisco, and to those who actually allowed such a film to be made.

For those who can’t view embedded links, click here to view Ken Block’s Gymkhana Five.

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