While the world must wait until July 9th to see what's sure to become another viral video, a select crew of professional skateboarders, motocrossers, and other extreme athletes got a sneak peek at the Gymkhana FIVE premiere this past Friday. (Teaser below!)
Ken Block was joined by Rob Dyrdek (Fantasy Factory), Travis Pastrana (Motocross/Supercross Champion), Tom Schaar (First skater to land a 1080), Jeremy McGrath (Motocross/Supercross Champion), Taylor Spreitler (Melissa & Joey), Bucky Lasek (Professional Skateboarder/Rallycross Driver), Dave Mirra (BMX Athlete), and Jagger Eaton (Skateboarder), among others.
They all happened to be in the same place at the same time thanks to Summer X Games 18 so they filled The Mixing Room at the JW Marriott to cheer on and support Ken Block in continuing his gymkhana series.
The series of videos started in November of 2008 when Ken released a video entitled DC Shoes: Ken Block Gymkhana Practice. He had built himself a gymkhana-specific car for a rally series that was cancelled before his car was finished. With a gymkhana-specific car and nowhere to run it, he decided to go out and have some fun while filming the results.
The final product became a runaway viral success and has since spawned four more videos, the latest being Gymkhana FIVE. With over 140 million views and counting for all of the videos, the series continues to be the leading viral video.
Visit the DC Shoes YouTube channel at 10am EST on July 9th to witness the gymkhana craziness! Here's a little teaser!
Source, Photo: Press Release