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Ken Block's Gymkhana the Tilt-Shift Edition is Deliciously Darin

 - Jun 20, 2011
References: gymkhana.dcshoes & autoblog
What’s the only thing better than seeing Ken Block’s Gymkhana routine in a normal-looking video? Why, seeing it in a tilt-shifted one of course!

Block’s Gymkhana, for those of you who don’t know, is an extreme demonstration of the American driver’s immense car control, car control which has afforded him the opportunity to compete in the X Games as well as being the first ever American driver to compete in the World Rally Championship -- presumably because there aren’t many corners in America. Block’s Gymkhana routine has been wowing audiences worldwide, and set against the spectacular backdrop of the derelict Battersea power station in London, looks particularly awesome.

This video, deliciously tilt-shifted as it is ("hey, cool, it’s like miniature and stuff"), has been shot in association with DiRT 3, the newest edition of the DiRT rally series computer games -- and no, I don’t know why it’s written like that either. In the game, mere mortals will be able to emulate Ken Block’s Gymkhana routine, as well as driving classic rally cars and competing on famous rally stages. But whether or not you’re a gamer, get on YouTube and check out Block’s ferocious talent in action.