Well its finally here.
Gymkhana 5 dropped onto youtube about 8 hrs or so ago now and its already up to half a million views.
What a show it is, the city of San Francisco opened up their world famous city to Block and his crew with unprecedented access to the city and the its streets.
Not only do Ken Block and his team deserve a big thank you for bringing us this great film but a big thank you should go to the people of San Franscio for letting Block film his epic Gymkhana 5 there.
The video and gallery of images are after the jump
As promised here is the next Gymkhana 5 (#GYM5) trailer as well as some teaser still images that were also released this week.
Not long now till Gymkhana 5 drops
More images and the teaser after the jump
It is less than a week until Gymkhana 5 (#Gym5 hashtag on Twitter) drops on Youtube, July 9th to be exact but it will be the early hours of the 10th here in Australia.
Block today had released the second trailer for Gymkhana 5, the video is below, the first trailer was released on the 25th of June and already has close to half a million views, it is also below if you havent seen it.
Check back here on the 9th of July (or the 10th if you are downunder) for the full Gymkhana 5 video as soon as it launches, we will also bring you any other trailers as they are launched.
Yep the wait is almost over.
Ken Block and Gymkhana are back.
July 9th is the date to put in your diary. It looks like it will again be an epic video from Ken Block & his team
Full Release below
KEN BLOCK AND DC SHOES ANNOUNCE THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF GYMKHANA FIVE, PRESENTED BY THE FORD FOCUS ST
JUNE 18th, 2012 – Huntington Beach, California – After much anticipation, Ken Block and DC Shoes are proud to announce the coming of Gymkhana FIVE, which will debut globally on Monday, July 9th at 10 AM EST via the DC ShoesYouTube channel. Filmed on the streets of San Francisco, California, Gymkhana FIVE builds on the previous successes of the Gymkhana viral video series and it’s 140+ million views.
“My idea for Gymkhana FIVE was simple,” said Block. “I wanted to build on the ultimate playground concept from Gymkhana THREE, and bring the franchise back to that raw and fast feel that the earlier videos had. I’ve always wanted to film a Gymkhana video in a city and there are few places as unique and iconic with such amazing topography as San Francisco. While movies like Bullit and various chase scenes have tried to use San Francisco to the fullest, I’m pretty confident that I’ve proven there was a lot left to be done on those amazing streets!”
Without question, the streets of San Francisco make Gymkhana FIVE the most unique project to date in the franchise’s history. And for good measure, a few world records and a surprise guest have been thrown in too. Making a return for the second year in a row is Block’s Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. racecar, which can be seen slaying its tires on the streets of San Francisco globally on the July 9th release date. For select media and action sport VIPs, DC will premiere the video on Friday, June 29th during Summer X Games 18.
It doesnt seem that long ago that Gymkhana his our screen but today Ken Block has released Gymkhana 4
While GK4 is not on the scale of GK3, it is big on another scale and that is Hollywood scale.
Block has teamed up with the guys and girls at Universal Studios to film GK4 on the studios back lot.
See how many sets you recognise
For the Australian fans of Ken Block, this perfect timing as it is a little over two weeks until he touches down in Australia as part of his awesome world tour.
Until then enjoy GK4 !!!