The master of donuts and drifts is back, and this time he chose an industrial area to do what he does best. Ken Block, the stunt and rally driver and also the founder of Hoonigans and Gymkhana series is back with yet another Gymkhana video - the Gymkhana 9, driving his Ford Focus RS RX in the industrial areas of Western New York City.
The video is shot around the city's abandoned Buffalo Central Terminal and over the South Park Avenue drawbridge. And in his trademark style, Block can be seen burning a lot of rubber, doing donuts and drifts, keeping your eyes busy for almost 10 minutes. The YouTube video also features a couple of scrapping to the walls (we counted at least 2), though we are not sure if they were intentional.
Off-late, Ken Block started shooting his videos in various countries, like the one we saw in Dubai. According to Jalopnik, the 9th edition of the Gymkhana video was originally planned to be shot in Australia, around the Sydney's Central Business District and on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. But all the team Block could get was the home country's Buffalo Terminal.
Rumors are that Australia's strict no street racing rules and anti "hooning" prevented Block and his team to shoot video. Although all the videos are shot under strict observation of the local authorities and police, Australia's police didn't allow it. The authorities started denying permission and gave the team a less interesting island venue in Sydney Harbor, so they hit the road.
The latest video is a co-production with Forza Horizon 3 video game, which is set Down Under. Nevertheless, we are happy Ken Block decided to take the game back home, for we were able to see his car doing donuts on the drawbridge, raised into the air, or crossing the tracks, beating the locomotive just in time.