As featured on MTV’s “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” tonight,Gymkhana 2.1 takes the epic cinematography and driving from Block that you’ve come to expect from the Gymkhana videos and mixes in Dyrdek and his “mini-Gymkhana” kart. The two, who have worked together and been good friends since Dyrdek joined the DC skate team in 1995, decided to get the kart built and film the clip when Dyrdek made an appearance in theGymkhana TWO video earlier this year. A custom mold was made to build it nearly identical to Block’s Subaru Impreza WRX STI (except for the head-out-the-roof part). The kart was wrapped in the same graphics as Block’s competition rally car, and a custom fireproof, FIA certified driving suit just like Block’s was even made for Dyrdek by Alpinestars.
The complete version ofGymkhana 2.1 features more of what’s seen on Dyrdek’s hit MTV show. Filmed in the same high-quality, HD style as the previous installments of Block’s Gymkhana videos, Dyrdek and Block brought the filming crew to El Toro Airfield to document the whole thing. The Gymkhana 2.1 video features all the near run-overs, drifting, racing and shenanigans that occur when two unique individuals like Dyrdek and Block hit the tarmac in polar-opposite-sized whips.
On Friday, September 4 check out dcshoes.com/auto for exclusive photos from behind-the-scenes of Gymkhana 2.1.
The Gymkhana project started off with the first Gymkhana Practice video that was put on online with little promotion and became an instant viral success in all circles, capturing over 25 million viewers to date in nine months. Riding on the success of the first Gymkhana Practice video, the next installment,Gymkhana TWO took infomercials to the next level. Produced specifically to market Block’s first-ever Rally TeamWorks Collection, Gymkhana TWO (filmed at the Port of Los Angeles) was filled with great driving stunts, surprises, explosions and a guest appearance from Dyrdek.
For more information on Block and Dyrdek, including bonus videos and exclusive products surrounding “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” visit dcshoes.com.