Gymkhana 3 viewed from the other cameras

Since attending Camp4, my appreciation for Ken Block’s car control skills has shot through the roof. Even though many drivers have never done a burnt out (and probably shouldn’t) it is something that pretty much anyone in any car can do in the right conditions. What Block does with a car is far beyond your average burnout! Doing a burnout and navigating a precision course with all 4 wheels constantly spinning requires accuracy, patience and skill. This guy is the Baryshnikov of the motorsport world!

In Gym3, Block uses an old world high bank super speedway to create a gigantic half pipe. Instead of riding a skateboard, he’s riding the beastly Focus you see above. In the video after the break, we get to see some of the other camera angles that the producers chose not to show in the original. Very cool stuff!
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Craigslist find of the day: Ken Block’s wheels!

Ever wanted a true piece of motorsport memorabilia? How about a set of mildly used wheels from Ken Block’s WRC spec Fiesta? They would make a perfect…ummm…something. Lopsided coffee table perhaps?

Here is the seller’s description:

FOR SALE: Two slightly used 18-inch Volk Racing TE37 rims painted Monster Energy green with distinct DC Shoes logo on contrast painted spoke. Never been curbed! These are RARE and very special wheels! Only driven for 5 miles!!!!!!! May need new tires, about 3% tread left on Pirelli P-Zero. Will fit 2011 Ford Fiesta.

Buyer must pay shipping from France. Moving! MUST sell before 9/14.

Shoot me an offer, also down to barter.

Something tells me this is a joke, but if true, some gearhead skater boy might actually snap these up.

Not sure how they got so scruffy looking? You’d better visit here.

Ed note: It would seem that this scoop is no scoop at all and that perhaps your humble editor should spend more time reading and less time taking photos. The good folks at Jalopnik noticed this ad last week and began work on deciphering the code hidden within the ad. Then, the folks at team DC GYM3 verified that they were indeed behind the prank.

Oh yeah – one more thing. I won’t be spending less time at the track!

Gymkhana THREE is finally revealed

Following a buildup period outdone only by Gran Tourismo 5, Ken Block has finally revealed Gymkhana THREE. The Gymkhana series began way back in 2008, when Block stunned the gearhead world with the craziest, smokiest car video that had ever been seen. In 2009, he raised the bar with number 2 and kept the fans watching.

With the switch from Subaru to Ford, DC Shoes’ master of extreme promotion had to knock one out of the park with number 3. The smoky tire burning drifts are taken to extremes and the new location brings the Gymkhana series to new heights. Literally.

Video after the break.
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