This Insane Ken Block Video Makes Me Nostalgic For Project Gotham Racing

This Insane Ken Block Video Makes Me Nostalgic For Project Gotham Racing
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This incredible driving video is intended, I’m sure, to promote Ken Block and the zillions of sponsors he has — including the video game DiRT Showdown — but all I can think of, whilst watching this insane display of skill, is Project Gotham Racing!

I’m sure that’s not the intent, but it’s the excuse I’m using to post this video. I don’t know, every time he pulls off a ridiculous drift, or drives insanely close to walls, I keep seeing a ‘Kudos’ counter moving rapidly upwards in my head. I’m sure Codemasters would much prefer me to be thinking of DiRT Showdown — which features Ken Block of course — but I can’t help myself.

Anyway, that’s just waffle. The point of this post is this — you should probably watch this video, because it’s like video game driving in real life. I hate cars. And I don’t even like driving games that much, but… wow.

Comments

  • I couldnt agree more. How good was the Project Gotham Series, I still play the third installment on the 360 now. It would be great to see another PGR…

  • Ahhh, Ken Block. The guy that couldn’t make it in the Rally circuit now makes heavily edited and choreographed ‘action’ videos. Sure, it’s impressive, but thats the result of many many takes and clever editing.

    • The fact that he is even in WRC is a feat with in itself. He’s the only American currently in WRC.

      I’m not the biggest Ken Block fan in the world but show some respect boy!

      Besides, there’s only so many takes you can make on closed San Fran highways before they’re wanting to open it back up to the public again.

    • Block’s been making these Gymkhana ads for DC years before he started his WRC career.

      I used to think,’This dude would rip in WRC’. Then he started and he sucked, but maybe once he’s got more experience he’ll come good…

    • So where’s your multi-sponsored, million-dollar rally car Alistair.?

      What? You haven’t got one? Oh… I just assumed so seeing as though you can ridicule someone so easily. My mistake.

  • How do they have that much of the city blocked off? I couldn’t see anything that suggested it was an F1 course like Gold Coast.

  • I mean placing well in the WRC would be nice, but the dude owns DC Shoes. It’s not really as if rally is paying his bills.

    • He is the Cbo and co creator of DC, quicksilver owns DC since he sold years back 🙂 now he gets paid to Gymkhana, Rally and promote 🙂

  • I like it and considering just how good WRC drivers really are …… there’s not that many people in the world who really cut it !
    Doesn’t matter how good you think you are or how much training you have, if you’re not the top two percent in the world there’s no room for you , even those in the two percent fight like hell to stay in a seat !

  • The end of the video says “Please hoon responsibly”. Like, drive as quickly as you can, but not around schools? Seems somewhat of a contradiction in terms.
    Heavily edited, obviously, but the point is he successfully pulled off each of those maneuvers at least once – and for that, I raise my hat.

        • Loeb is boring, he can win everything and still make me fall asleep you know nothing about rally because Ken actually beat him in qualifying and so did Pastrana, at any rate Colin McRae only won one wrc title and will be remembered a lot longer than spoilt snail eating Loeb

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