The wait is over. The latest installment of Ken Block’s global tire-slaying odyssey is here. Celebrating a decade of automotive madness, Gymkhana TEN takes viewers on an incredible journey to five different locations in five very special and unique cars.
In late 2008 Head Hoonigan in Charge, Ken Block, dropped the clutch at an abandoned airfield to unleash what would become a truly record-breaking series of online videos – the likes of which had not been seen before. In his own words “Gymkhana” is an “automotive sport that takes place on an open field or parking lot and requires drivers to skillfully maneuver their cars around a series of cones, 180-degree turns, 360-degree turns, figure eight turns or other obstacles using acceleration, braking or drifting.”
Combining straight up tyre smoking madness, with the skills he had learned while racing stage rallies, each feature length episode of the now award-winning Gymkhana series takes precision driving, production, and jaw dropping feats of car control to new heights.
Gymkhana TEN’s journey starts in Luleå, Sweden, with Block piloting the current 2018 Ford Fiesta WRC on snow and ice – a first-ever for Block in one of his Gymkhana films. After that the action jumps to Detroit, Michigan, with Block in his Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2.
From there viewers are transported to Guanajuato, Mexico, where Block can be seen ripping through the colorful streets and tunnels of a picturesque mountain town in his Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car. After that, things continue with a full throttle jump to Los Angeles, California, with Block driving his beloved Ford Escort Cosworth Group A car on a mixture of both tires and bare metal wheels, sliding dangerously out of control while creating massive sprays of sparks. Finally, viewers are brought to historic Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas, for the world debut of Block’s all-new 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck as he absolutely wreaks havoc upon the small Texas town.
“I can’t believe it has been ten years of making these Gymkhana videos,” said Block. “That’s wild! So, for number ten, we tried to make it the biggest and best. It was two years in the making — from initial ideation to the launch in The Gymkhana Files on Amazon Prime. It’s insane the effort that went into this one, and I couldn’t be happier with the end result.”
Block continues; “It was rad making The Gymkhana Files and featuring the Gymkhana TEN there for the first time—but, I’m also really happy that we’re now able to make it publicly available on YouTube to everyone worldwide that may not have Amazon Prime. I think viewers across the globe are going to be stoked when they see all of the tire slaying action we’ve jammed into this one.”
“Also, I’d like to take a moment to thank all of my partners on this project, it has been a massive undertaking and I couldn’t have done it without Ford, Forza, Toyo Tires, Pennzoil, Monster Energy, Can-Am and of course my team at Hoonigan. Thank you, everyone!”