Ken Block, a 2012 X Games silver medalist, had a dream. He loved the streets of San Francisco, and wanted to take his rally car through them. His team called the city and told them they wanted to shut down streets during a 4-day shoot. They were planning an intense city obstacle course.
Surprisingly, the city said yes. Check out this video:
Shot in four days in May, “Gymkhana FIVE” showcases Block maneuvering his 650-horsepower 2012 Ford Fiesta through San Francisco streets that look like they were built for such high-octane antics. Even after he uses a Taylor Street apex as his personal launching pad, Block’s driving — and the production company’s capture of it — just gets better. Plus, Block’s DC teammate Travis Pastrana makes an appearance, mounting his dirt bike for the first time since crushing his ankle at last year’s X Games.
Considering America’s “turn left” approach to racing, it’s cool to see people doing creative stuff (even though it’s staged).
Which stunt videos have you seen that are worth posting?