This forum is not purely dedicated to legal discourse. While I may attempt to 'raise the bar' with some pieces relating to law and being a criminal defense lawyer in Toronto, I also plan to use this blog as a medium to express my often critical thoughts on the daily grind that is life. Throw in some random videos and internet fodder, and the bar is sure to be lowered.


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Gymkhana

Gymkhana is a motorsport practiced in an increasing number of countries. Similar to autocross, gymkhana courses are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time.
Gymkhana events are time and/or speed events in an automobile. These can feature obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. The driver must maneuver through a predetermined "track" performing many different driving techniques. What separates gymkhana from traditional autocross events is that the gymkhana requires drivers to perform reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other advanced skills. Drifting is also encouraged where helpful or necessary. Essentially, a gymkhana is any event featuring a starting point, a finish line and some sort of "obstacle" to get through, around, or by, all within a certain time limit.

The first time I saw Ken Block's Gymkhana video, I was blown away by his driving skill.  The production is limited to being focused on his purely insane driving skills.  Check it out below.



In his most recent video, the producers decided to get a little more creative and added some fun Hollywood production value to Ken Block's mastery of the wheel.  Included are film set locations in Hollywood itself along with a bonus cameo from the guys at Epic Meal Time. Here it is...enjoy...


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