Jerry Seinfeld isn’t the only person showing off classic cars on YouTube. Ken Block, the co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional rally car racer, has returned with the seventh installment of his Gymkhana series, in which he stunt-drives his way through Los Angeles in a customized 1965 Ford Mustang.
The Gymkhana videos always carry brand partners in tow, and this time, Block’s apparel company, Hoonigan, has partnered with Ford and Need for Speed: No Limits, an upcoming installment in the long-running video game franchise.
This time around, the video is themed around notable Los Angeles landmarks. Block drives donuts around Randy’s Donuts, snakes his way through Chinatown, pays homage to the OJ Simpson chase, and finishes his run with a drive past the Hollywood sign. The most notable feature of LA to not be included in “Gymkhana Seven” is the traffic; Block pulls his drifting stunts through carless streets in what must have been a blissful driving experience.
Gymkhana videos have always drawn millions of views, and the seventh installment is no different. Just one day after it arrived on YouTube, it has already drawn 5.6 million views and accrued more than 65,000 likes. The most popular installment of the Gymkhana series is its fifth episode, which has more than 68 million views on DC Shoes’ official YouTube channel (Block has since sold his ownership of DC.)
“Gymkhana Seven” is essentially more of the same from Block. The Gymkhana videos garner their massive view counts for a reason; we’re already looking forward to number eight, whenever it may arrive.