Mindblowing DC Shoes stunt driving video amasses 20m views in just one week
By Rich Leigh on Monday, July 16, 2012
DC Shoes, co-founded by professional stunt driver Ken Block, turned San Francisco into the ‘ultimate urban playground’ with driving you’ve probably only ever seen before in video games.
The video is the fifth in a series called ‘Gymkhana’, with Block demonstrating his incredible driving prowess in each. The series is one of the most-watched on Youtube, with hundreds of millions of views combined.
With 20m views in just one week, the video has proved that length doesn’t always inhibit a clip’s success, despite being just shy of 10 minutes long.
Here’s a Gymkhana playlist of all the videos in the series so far, including bonus clips.
Shot on the actual streets of San Francisco, California, GYM5 features a focus on fast, raw and precise driving action. Filmed over four days, director Ben Conrad and his team are back to work on their second Gymkhana production and delivered the entire city of San Francisco as Ken Block’s personal gymkhana playground. DC Shoes also provided fellow DC athlete and longtime Ken Block friend, Travis Pastrana, to make a cameo appearance on his dirtbike, and S.F. resident Jake Phelps of Thrasher Magazine fame also makes a cameo as Block hoons S.F. in his most incredible Gymkhana yet.