LONG BEACH, CA: Ken Block and Hoonigan are pleased to announce that Block’s latest and biggest to-date video project of his career, Gymkhana TEN: Ultimate Tire Slaying Tour, is now available on Hoonigan’s YouTube channel worldwide after a 10-day exclusivity window on Amazon Prime Video as part of Block and Hoonigan’s The Gymkhana Files documentary.
Building upon the award-winning viral video franchise of Gymkhana films—and directed and produced entirely in-house at Hoonigan—Gymkhana TEN takes viewers on an epic journey to 5 very unique and different locations with 5 very unique and different vehicles.
The 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 1965 Ford Mustang RTR Hoonicorn V2, decimating his tires with 1,400 horsepower on the streets of the Motor City. 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 2017 Ford Focus RS RX rallycross car. After that, things go full-sketch with a jump to Los Angeles, California, with Block driving his beloved 199 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A car on a mixture of both tires and bare metal wheels, creating massive sprays of sparks. Finally, viewers are brought to historic Route 66 in Shamrock, Texas (the inspiration for the animated film Cars), for the world debut of Block’s all-new 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck in action 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!”