Ken Block had a busy summer. The exhibition driver spent the season frolicking around the globe with a few friends and putting on Gymkhana shows as part of a world tour. The event showed up in just three cities; Los Angeles, Vienna and Melbourne, and gave a handful of lucky Block fans a show worth remembering. But with so few shoes spread across such a wide distance, that left plenty of the driver's faithful out in the cold. Ever the publicist, Block crafted a video for those who couldn't make it out to breathe the tire smoke.

The result is three shows crammed into less than six minutes of footage. There's plenty of sideways Ford Fiesta action as well as airborne motocross riders, scantily clad ladies of multiple nationalities and at least one gold tooth as part of the clip. One very famous Segway also makes an appearance or two. Hit the jump to see the full clip for yourself and read the press release.



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Monster World Rally Team and driver Ken Block release a 6-minute tire-destroying, action-packed recap video of the 2011 Gymkhana World Tour.

November 29th, New York, New York: A few months removed from the completion of his first-ever Gymkhana World Tour, Monster World Rally Team driver Ken Block is pleased to announce the release of an all-encompassing highlight video that showcases the best World Tour action from all three stops of the 2011 schedule (Vienna, Los Angeles, Melbourne).

"I had an amazing summer," said Block. "The Gymkhana World Tour was such a great time for me. We managed to hit three continents and three great cities where the fans were totally wild. Obviously not everyone that would have wanted to make it to one of the stops was able to go however, so what this video does is basically give a taste of what went down to everyone that missed the 2011 stops. This tour was great, but I'm already working to make the 2012 one even better!"

While Block and his Gymkhana World Tour completed a 3-stop schedule in 2011, for 2012 the Monster World Rally Team driver is looking to hit 5 all-new cities for the Tour. For more information and a list of 2012 Gymkhana World Tour stops, please check back frequently to: http://www.gymkhanaworldtour.com/


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      Bravo Lawrence
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey Thunder Colin used to crash while he was winning, not from 10th place in a rally.Colin is a different league to Ken Block.I still respect Ken's effort though,to bring rally more main stream to America.
      Du K
      • 3 Years Ago
      That fiesta is freaking awesome.
        AcidTonic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Du K
        You can't obtain this car. Ford won't sell it. They will keep talking **** about how AWD makes the car worse while selling only FWD cars.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          You're seriously mentally retarded...
          Redline
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          Wow, name calling. Bad form.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          That proves me wrong, somewhat. But it just goes to show that the stigma of Evo owners is very much still alive.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          How do I know ANY of what you just said is true? Cool, I can Google "AcidTune". What does that prove? That the product exists? Sure. But it doesn't prove that it's you. By the way, sure, the GT-R is up in the 7:20s at the Nurburgring. But guess what...The ZR-1 and Viper ACR are both faster. Sure, go ahead and bring up 0-60 times. But those never really matter unless you're doing traffic light to traffic light street racing. There's other cars that are ahead of the GT-R on that list that are RWD. Your trolling needs to stop. End of story.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @AcidTonic
          By the way, when I Google "AcidTune", I get a whole bunch of things about house music. I even tried searching for it under "AcidTune Subaru Mitsubishi" and not one thing came up about it. So it seems that you're making up even more stuff.
        Shane Gardner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Du K
        I would be a fan if the production version was offered in AWD and RWD.
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      About the only thing he's good at, depending on whether or not you believe his videos are shot with minimal takes. Wish everybody would just get off his over-rated nuts already.
        lorenzo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        next, AB will start covering Monster Truck drivers - no diff
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        Again, as I've said to many people... Let's see you do all of what he did in those videos in one take.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      shoesalesman showboater somebody remind me why this guy is relevant?
        Shane Gardner
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Because he makes himself relevant, something many racers have a hard time doing.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Yet another retarded comment from lorenzo... Burnouts? Is that all you think he's doing? Sure, go get a RWD or FWD car and video tape yourself doing a burnout. See if you can get 10s of millions of views. He put rallying on the map in the US. Him, Travis Pastrana, and Tanner Foust have made rallying a more mainstream sport in the US. By the way, Sebastian Loeb is far from being 20-something. He's around the same age as Block.
          AcidTonic
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          The lancer Evolution and WRX STI coming to US shores is what kicked off American Rallying interest. Those cars are *available to the public* where as the other cars are simply custom one-offs (Ford Fiesta). I own an Evo IX. Unlike most people who dream about Rally cars I ponied up the coin to purchase one. I also self-tune my own vehicle. So of *course* I should be modded down as a fanboy because you all know more about Rallying than me. Keep rooting for Ford's car that they wont sell and soon enough there will be ZERO Rally cars for the public to buy. If you like Rallying you *NEED* to be supporting the companies that sell to the public. That's Mitsubishi and Subaru. Otherwise it's up to Ford to decide whether you get one of their special AWD cars when you ask to race. If they won't provide one you're basically forced to find some other class legal vehicle. Compared to many private teams using "off the shelf" cars such as the Evo or STI and remaining competitive with hardly any funding. So keep rooting for someone that produces a car you can't have. Let them walk all over Subaru and Mitsu until they no longer sell Rally cars, then as a private individual you are *screwed* if you want to do amateur Rally Racing because you supported a company that won't support YOU. Now down mod me Autoblog Rally gods. You know more than I.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Oh and the fact that he's a much better role model than any other athlete because of where he came from.
          lorenzo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          Elmo, you seem to keep stalking me to then call me names! Creepy! Do you simply search for my posts to then comment on? Rallying on the map in the US? really? Last I checked you couldnt even watch it on TV. oh, wait, maybe you are thinking of that "event" Rally America - which might as well be a "Run what you brung" event. I have a neighbor that entered that, with a car he built, a neighbor..... - Maybe he was inspired by Ken to get involved! HAHAHAHAHA!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorenzo
        Lorenzo, Rally America has classes. The class that your neighbor entered was an amateur class. Rally America has drivers like Travis Pastrana, David Higgins (2011 champion), Dave Mirra, and many other names in motorsports and extreme sports. Tanner Foust and Rhys Millen used to run in it, both having multiple championships. Please research before trying to prove me wrong, douche. By the way, WRC is on Velocity and GRC is ESPN.
      Mikhail Pochuev
      • 3 Years Ago
      Who the hell is Ken Block and what did he do? All I remember is him crashing on nearly every stage of WRC that he participated in...
        Thunder938
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mikhail Pochuev
        And so did the great Colin McRae for his 1st few years..
      Redline
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet he doesn't want to recap his WRC season... Maybe next year.
      jmelvie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ken is **** hot
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not really a Ben Block fan, but you know what? More power to him. He's making a living in a way that most people could only dream of. He's not a good racing driver, but he's a good exhibition driver, so at least he's sticking to what he knows best. I saw someone take a crack at monster trucks down the list of comments, and I just wanted to say, driving one of those beasts is MUCH harder than people think. Put it this way - try driving something where the front and rear steering are independent and you have to do both at the same time, while bouncing all over the place, in a machine that can do 0-60 faster than most cars on the planet (I know 0-70 is around three seconds for many of them) and has such a crazy high center of gravity. I'm not really a monster truck fan, but I do respect it. Plus I think it would be awesome if AB got a chance to "review" one!
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