Hail the new king hoon of San Francisco.
Hard as it is to admit it, folks, it seems to be true: Steve McQueen's 1968 crime thriller Bullitt
is no longer the ultimate cinematic expression of hooning in San Francisco. That honor now belongs to Ken Block's colon-happy Gymkhana Five: Ultimate Urban Playground: San Francisco.
Well, it's more of a barge.
So, the latest installment on Ken Block's Ebola-levels-of-virality Gymkhana video series hits the web on July 9th. Which means by July 10th, more people are likely to have watched it than will have seen The Amazing Spider-Man
Also, Twin Peaks references out the ying-yang.
Opening a can of hoonage on Los Angeles.
Ken Block's current office car—the H.F.H.V, or "Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle,"
if you prefer the technical term—wears plenty of different hats, as the name implies. Swap out a few parts, and it can go from a Gymkhana-tuned car to a rallycross car or a stage rally car.
So if you're looking for special effects and an '80s pop soundtrack, look elsewhere.
Remember those early gymkhana videos Ken Block made?
Before the epic sets, multimillion dollar shoots and cinema-quality video—back when it was just a man, a rally car, and an empty industrial site filled with obstacles to drift around?