Video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Four – The Hollywood Megamercial

Tuesday August 16th, 2011 at 1:88 PM
Posted by: Derek

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Ken Block, Ninja Warriors, Jaws, and Bacon Strips

Like any good sequel, the action gets bigger and bigger as Ken tries to raise the bar with his Gymkhana videos promoting his DC Shoes brand and high powered Ford Fiesta. Now close your office door, crank up the speakers, and prepare for some high-octane Hollywood fun.

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Gymkhana 3 – Ken Block Ford Fiesta Video from l’Autodrome, France

Tuesday September 14th, 2010 at 10:99 PM
Posted by: Francois

ken block DC Monster FordThis video will show you why TV is in trouble. It is the finest content available on the subject – high performance auto entertainment. It is far better than any car video or car show you will see on TV. Plus it is a perfect blend of  entertainment and advertisement. You’re watching an ad and you don’t even care!

Ken Block  made the Gymkhana 1 video and it exploded with over 30 million views. It has upped his popularity and income potential by a magnitude 7 on the Richter scale.  He is probably the most recognized driver right now specially among the younger generation and he has helped sell many, many Subarus.

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Rising Stars Discovered at Ken Block's Gymkhana Grid Series Competition

Monday August 23rd, 2010 at 11:88 AM
Posted by: asgruben

Ken Block and Jessica Dunford

By Adrienne Gruben

Recent friends Michele Abbate and Jessica Dunford represent the newest, youngest wave of aspiring lady racers and grease monkeys, and while it’s super tempting to focus on their manners and cute-ness — which might not immediately spring to mind writing about fella drivers — what does make them like any other aspiring racer is their passion for all things torque.

A Junior majoring in Marketing and Communications at UNLV, Las Vegas native, Michele Abbate competed in her first Autocross at age 16 in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT in North Las Vegas where she applied her childhood experiences with indoor and outdoor karting. In 2006, her first year of competition, she placed first in her class, and 2nd overall in Ladies PAX points, just 1 point away from first place. Entering her first track day in April of 2009 at Spring Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, NV, by the end of that year, Michele had placed within the top 5 of the Redline Events.

Jessica Dunford grew up in Washington State, where she competed in regional and national artistic rollerskating championships. A fan of monster trucks growing up, when she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, while other little girls said “princess,” Jessica said, “The Gravedigger.” An avid break-dancer, Jessica joined MazdasNW, where she fell in love with the mechanics side of things, started test driving cars, and also, car modeling. She moved to California in 2009 to pursue a career in dance, but opted out, and instead, joined Mazda Owners Club of California, and has consistently done events with them since. Jessica drives a 1992 Corolla, and would like to further her love of turning wrenches by going to mechanics’ school.

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Bucking horses, Jackasses and Drifters: Gymkhana Grid Series Event

Monday August 9th, 2010 at 6:88 AM
Posted by: asgruben

Ken Block Ford FiestaBy Adrienne Gruben

It’s one thing to watch Fast and Furious; it’s another thing entirely to get out there in your Mazdaspeed Protege, home built Caterham replica or even Corvette (though US made cars are sniffed at amongst this crew) and try to drift on your own. But the threat of being exposed as well-intentioned, but lacking mad-skills; painfully average, or worse, a straight up jackass did not stop people from showing up at the Gymkhana Grid Series event at Hollywood Park on Sunday.

The event, produced by Grid Series founder Chris Willard gave regular (some of whom were delusional) folk, skilled amateurs, pros, and super-duper pros, like Ken Block — who was in da house showing off his new Ford Fiesta Gymkhana special (not sniffed at because a) it’s basically British, and b) uh, Ken Block’s driving it) — the opportunity  to make Gymkhana be the super-trendy thing that the adrenaline junkies talk about for the next five minutes. Or, depending how the post-event buzz goes, it could make people super-psyched that Ken Block is hosting a Gymkhana invitational Dec 3-4 in Irwindale, and give autocross’ more fun and complicated cousin, a little more lasting power.

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Gymkhana Grid Competition, 2011 Ford Fiesta Review

Friday June 25th, 2010 at 3:66 PM
Posted by: Derek

Driving Sports TV Episode #26: – Ken Block is well-known for his Gymkhana videos where he took his Subaru Impreza WRX STI rally car and effectively went all out, drifting, power sliding and doing all sorts of crazy things in specially designed locations. Now, Block wants to turn Gymkhana into an actual motorsport, and has announced the Gymkhana Grid and the Ken Block Invitational competitions. Plus, Ryan flies to San Francisco to test the all-new Ford Fiesta on an autocross course.

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