DC Shoes and Ken Block have just released Gymkhana Five, which turns the crazy hills of San Francisco into the ultimate urban playground!
DC Shoes and Ken Block have just released Gymkhana FIVE, which turns the crazy hills of San Francisco into the ultimate urban playground! Even better the car that Block pilots is a 2012 Ford Fiesta HFHV that packs 650 horsepower and reaches 0-60 mph in 1.8 seconds.
Gymkhana FIVE is the fifth video installment and was shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California. It took the team four days to film all the action. DC athlete Travis Pastrana makes a cameo appearance on his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also makes a cameo.
Locations like the Financial District and The Bay Bridge were able to be shut down specifically for Block to put rubber to pavement. Block also tackled extreme angles and terrain through such iconic locations as Russian Hill, Potrero Hill, Twin Peaks and the San Francisco Bay itself, thanks to a barge.
“San Francisco was absolutely amazing for Gymkhana,” said Block. “It’s such a unique location for this kind of driving and allowed me to do some things that I never thought I’d ever be able to incorporate into one of my Gymkhana videos–like jumping a table top or doing a jump drift! I’m stoked with how this project turned out and I’m truly a lucky bastard to have been able to do the things I was able to do on the streets of San Francisco. To all of the residents and people who allowed us to make this happen, thank you!”
“It’s hard to imagine we’d top the last one, but Gymkhana FIVE is the best in the series by far! Fans loved the raw nature of Gym3 and were awed by the unprecedented location access in Gym4,” said DC VP of Marketing, Jeff Taylor. “Gymkhana FIVE is more than just the best of both though. Ken’s driving is on a whole new level and the streets of San Francisco provided the perfect natural terrain to showcase it. There’s never been anything like this and people are going to be blown away when they see it!”