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Ken Block and Harry Main

posted by Aaron Cohen   Jul 10, 2012

Two for you tonight. First up, Ken Block visits all your favorite San Francisco landmarks in his latest Gymkhana video. It’s a bit spooky how there’s hardly anyone on the streets, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying Block doing figure eights in between moving trolleys.

Then watch BMX maniac Harry Main do gorgeous and dangerous things on a bicycle.

(via Chris)

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The Hollywood Megamercial

posted by Aaron Cohen   Aug 16, 2011

We started the day with parkour on a bike, and we’ll end it with the closest thing you can get to parkour in a car, Gymkhana. This is Ken Block’s 4th Gymkhana video, and it’s chock full of cameos. This has good spots, but I think #3 was way more impressive. Although the video clocks in over 9 minutes, you only need to watch from the 1:35 mark until 7:00.

(Via The Daily What)

Crazy car driving skills

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 28, 2010

This is Ken Block practicing a sport called gymkhana, which is sort of the Mario Kart version of rodeo barrel racing.

The build-up is way too long…the good stuff starts at about 1:10 and the crazy-ass shit starts at 3:00. The move right at three minutes in is just absolutely fantastic as is the 360 sliding thing he does through a building. (via clusterflock)