Saturday, September 18, 2010

Viral Video Commercial of the Month

I hate to post a commercial, especially for products i don't use or never would, but when something is so undeniably bad ass, I feel compelled to share it.
Gymkhana (Jim-kah-nuh a.k.a. Jim Conner) - An automotive sport that takes place in a parking lot, an abandoned airport, an international shipping port or epic 86 year-old european track that requires drivers to skillfully maneuver their cars around a series of cones, slaloms, turns, figure eights and possibly a 51-degree bank using extreme acceleration, breaking and drifting.

Similar to "autocross" Gymkhana courses are often complex, and memorizing the course is a significant part of this type of motor sport.

In an effort to take the Gymkhana concept to a new level, the driver searched the world over to find the ultimate playground. this is the result.

Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l'Autodrome de Linas --Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by the "star" driver" for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until he attempted the maneuvers during filming.

My friend Seth Rosko just told me this guy actually owns DC shoes and is a Skateboarder, go figure he'd drive a car like this.

1 comment:

  1. My crazy gearhead, speed-junkie friend from Ireland sent this to me the other day; he titled it "CAR PORN". ha