Monday, June 8, 2009

Can your Subaru do this?

Wiki's definition: Gymkhana events are time/speed events (for our purposes here) in an automobile. There can be obstacles such as cones, tires, and barrels. The driver is expected to maneuver through the predetermined "track" performing many different driving techniques. What separates gymkhana from your traditional autocross event is that in gymkhana drivers are required to perform reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other advanced skills. Also drifting is encouraged where helpful/necessary. Really though, you can consider any event a Gymkhana which has a starting point, a finish line and some sort of "obstacle" to get through, around, or by, and is timed.

I must admit, this 2-million-over-viewed video is. Inspiring. Makes you wanna do your car right now. I'm wondering how many times they took to retake certain scenes (i.e 2:14 and 3:14) which really, really, really stop your pulse momentarily because 1cm makes all the difference. However, having said that. As cool as the video gets, I think they can do away with certain 'Bollywood-ish' scenes. I mean, the skirmish thing and the explosion... didn't quite do it for me. Guess they imported a little bit too much drama from the 'yo-yo-yo-oversized-pants' community. But yea, don't get me wrong. Ken Block is cool, the stunts are stunning, but the drama? ... Let's keep it real yo.

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