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Just because: Ken Block tears up San Francisco in inimitable style

By on 10 July 2012 in Cars

Just because: Ken Block tears up San Francisco in inimitable style
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Here on the venerable Prodigal Guide, we pride ourselves on our original content. Not for us the cheap-arse tactic of some less reputable, traffic chasing blogs: merely republishing stories from elsewhere.

Well…not unless it’s Straight-Six’s turn to post and he’s been out drinking the night before. In which case, corners are sometimes – very rarely – cut.

Okay, okay, we admit it, we often just republish other people’s content. That’s what the ‘Just because’ column is all about. But, look, we make no apologies for this one.

We’ve raved about profesional rally driver Ken Block’s incredible skill before here on The Guide but we think this time the raving lunatic has excelled himself. He has just made this unbelievable video of race-driving through the empty streets of one of our favourite cities in the world: San Francisco.

The testicle-tightening video was filmed over four days in city neighbourhoods, intersections and popular areas that were blocked out for the shoot. Block was driving his own Ford Fiesta Hybrid Function Hoonage Vehicle (HFHV) to display some precise jumps, drifts and badass speedy driving.

The Gymkhana San Francisco video is the second project for director Ben Conrad and his crew, who miraculously arranged for Block to rage through the city streets undisturbed.

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Just because: Ken Block tears up San Francisco in inimitable style

We’ve raved about profesional rally driver Ken Block’s incredible skill before here on The Guide but we think this time the raving lunatic has excelled himself. He has just made this unbelievable video of race-driving through the empty streets of one of our favourite cities in the world: San Francisco.

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  • Ian Skellern

    I wonder if that was one set of tyres!