Video: Ken Block in Gymkhana Three Part 2

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Ken Block Gymkhana Three Part 2 – Click above to view the video after the jump

Gymkhana Three Part 1 left most of us cold, but the second installment of Ken Block’s Gymkhana series is finally upon us, and consider the series officially redeemed. If you haven’t clicked past the break yet… SPOILER ALERT: 360 alley-oop at the top of France’s l’Autodrome de Linas’ 51-degree bank. In a Ford Fiesta. Now… JUMP!

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Real Gymkhana 3 will debut 9/14, next Tuesday

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Ken Block's gymkhana Volk wheels

Ken Block and his crew from DC Shoes didn’t exactly stun the world with Part I of Gymkhana 3. The clip was more music video than sideways action, and after worshipping the first two hoon-laden pieces of cinematic glory, we were all expecting, well, more. Fortunately, it appears that Block has his heart set on delivering. According to Jalopnik, Part II will feature all of the tire and wheel-shredding glory we’ve come to expect from the rally world’s number-one showboat. The team began teasing the next installment with a Craigslist ad hawking a pair of very abused 18-inch Volk wheels. Whatever the next clip entails, we’re nearly guaranteed to see some sparks fly.

The next video is set to drop on September 14, and was supposedly filmed in France using the team’s beastly Ford Fiesta rally beater. Can it top the sheer magic of Gymkhana I? Miracles do happen.

[Source: Craigslist via Jalopnik]

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Ken Block’s Gymkhana 3: Part 1 is not like the others, Part 2 coming in September

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Gymkhana 3: Part 1 – Click above to watch video after the jump

The long awaited countdown to rally superstar Ken Block’s Gymkhana 3 video has ended, and what was revealed today is a music video featuring a hip-hop group named The Cool Kids, with a little bit of Ken Block and his rally Fiesta sprinkled in.

Unlike the last two Gymkhana videos, which became instant YouTube sensations thanks to non-stop footage of Block doing amazing stunts behind the wheel of his rally Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback, Gymkhana 3: Part 1 is a straight up music video informercial that shows off Block’s DC apparel and products more than his driving skill. When we do see the rally Fiesta in its Gymkhana debut, Block is either doing donuts or driving it directly into – and not around – things like paint cans and fluorescent bulbs.

We contacted Ken Block’s crew to see what the deal is, and were told that the plan is to separate the marketing from what the kids really want, which is footage of Block doing things with a car that prove he’s superhuman behind the wheel. So Part 1 of Gymkhana 3 is the one with the marketing message, while Part 2 we’re told will be much more like Gymkhana 1 with just the driving footage. When we asked when we can expect Gymkhana 3: Part 2 to drop, early-to-mid September was the answer.

Check out Gymkhana 3: Part 1 for yourself after the jump.

[Source: YouTube]

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Video: Dirt 3 trailer brings more rally, adds Gymkhana… and explosions

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Dirt 3 trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump

Ken Block might not have made it out of the first round of last weekend’s X Games Rally, but he’ll be coming with a lot more rallying in a lot more locales soon enough. Dirt 3, next in the Codemasters series of off-road drifting action, arrives in 2011 with Ken Block front-and-center. The game’s trailer was unveiled during the X Games, and on top of the plethora of climates and locales you’ll get to test yourself at Block’s own game: gymkhana. Follow the jump for a taste of what’s on the way in the game. Hat tip to Andrey!

[Source: RPM Go]

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Video: Dirt 3 trailer brings more rally, adds Gymkhana… and explosions originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Aug 2010 16:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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