• Jun 14, 2010
Ken Block's Gymkhana 2.0 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ken Block's Gymkhana and Gymkhana 2.0 were YouTube crazes that swept the nation, and the man himself is giving you the chance to get in on Gymkhana 3. In addition, the House of Block is hosting a spectator event on December 3 and 4 at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale called Gymkhana Grid and the Ken Block Invitational. It will be the first stadium-style Gymkhana racing event where "pro drivers and grass roots racers" alike can show thousands of fans what they've got on a Block-designed Gymkhana course. That's right, Gymkhana just became a motorsport.

You can check out the splash page to sign up for more info. In case you've forgotten about the cranes, water balloons and near misses of Gymkhana 2.0 – because the third installment is going to need to top that – we've provided you a refresher after the jump.

[Source: Gymkhana Grid]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      AB fail. Gymkhama is and always has been a motorsport. What Block did (which I think he explained himself somewhere) was take the basic idea of Gymkhama but then decided to drift everywhere and scrap the timed/competition part of it. A rough description is Gymkhana is a version of autocross.

      http://www.gymkhanausa.com/what_is_gymkhana.html
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymkhana_(motorsport)
      http://www.jaf.or.jp/msports/national/gymkhana/index.htm
      • 4 Years Ago
      My typing skills also fail apparently. *Gymkhana, not Gymkhama
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ken Block is the classic embodiment of America - lots of showboating and that's pretty much it. His results in the WRC can confirm that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So is Robert Green an embodiment of the UK?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not sure what WRC split times you're looking at, but when he's running, he's top 10 easy. His only problem right now is with writing his own pace notes. All of the major competitors have said he has the talent to be competitive, just needs to work on the small things of this particular series.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes, he is the embodiment of America. He has created his own thing and perfected it, now allowing others to follow in what he has done. Boom.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...because every other country has racer in Top10 right? :P
        I'm not gonna type down what are you embodiment of.
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah, go ahead and keep on thinking that. lame.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you don't like it...don't read it.

      Your mouse's scroll wheel is there for a reason.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My question is will he be in a Subaru again or in his current Ford?
        • 4 Years Ago
        He'll most likely be in the Gymkhana 3 fiesta he had purposely built for these type of events.

        Ford would probably pull their sponsorship if they found out he was driving competitively in something other than one of their cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Y'all should probably check your facts on "That's right, Gymkhana just became a motorsport." It has been a motorsport in Japan for many years. Also Rimshot...Ken Block is a damn good driver. Its his first in year in WRC give the guy a break.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's been a motorsport in the states too. Apparently most people had no idea until Ken Block made his Gymkhana "Practice" video...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well done, Mr Bond.....sorry, Mr Block
      I wish I could be there to see you
      Too bad I am having too much fun here in Africa
      as we are hosting the biggest and greatest show in the world: the FIFA World Cup
      Good luck though in your venture :)
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