In 2008, rally car racer Ken Block used his 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI and a film crew to create an incredible new Internet sensation. His very first Gymkhana practice video – which was posted here by our beloved forefather Matt – introduced a lot of us to a new side of this amazing racing style, and in the process Block had himself a full-blown viral video hit with more than 20 million viewers eventually watching. A year later, Block became a superstar, as 34 million people watched Gymkhana Two: The Infomercial.
As his fans stocked up on disbelieving cries of “Oh sh*t” and “WTF” in 2010, Block dropped Gymkhana Three: Ultimate Playground, much to the delight of 44 million viewers. Last year, Block and DC Shoes outdid themselves again with Gymkhana Four: The Hollywood Megamercial, as they teamed with Zombieland director Ben Conrad to take his 2011 Ford Fiesta all over the back lots at Universal Studios in California.
And yesterday morning, as if we would even think that Block could run out of incredible ideas, he released Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground, racking up more than 3 million hits in just 24 hours. Once again teaming with Conrad, Block took over the streets of San Francisco, and the result is simply incredible.