Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wacky Wednesday! - Gymkhana

This week's installment of Wacky Wednesday! involves the motorsport of Gymkhana. Similar to autocross, Gymkhana courses are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time. Yeow! 

Drivers must be in the zone 100% when they are driving. The drivers goals is to get through the course as fast a possible with the least amount of mistakes. Acceleration, braking, drifting and grip driving are all necessary for Gymkhana. Not only do they have to hold control over his/her own car, but Gymkhana requires strong mental concentration and memorization. Insane!

Ken Block, featured in this video, is a professional driver and performs reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes, figure 8s and other advanced skillsPlease, do not attempt this with the family vehicle in the church parking lot.


  1. ..& here I thought gymkana was just a horsey sport.

  2. You are right, this is insane. Oh, and, thanks for the warning. Although I doubt my 84 Taurus would make it much past the start line.

    Bill McKenna

  3. @ Venom - That's exactly what I thought until I saw this video. However, this guy has 530 horses under his hood.

    @ Bill - Sorry about your ride, man.

  4. Oh, I did this the other day. Nothin' to it. Damn pedestrians in the Kroger parking lot got their nasty ol' blood all over my race car, damn it.

  5. I have a feeling that guy could've used a better set of tires. I mean, I'm not an expert or anything. He seemed to be sliding all over the place.

    And BTW, reading about this a few seconds ago on Wikipedia, I now know everything about horsey gymkhana and gymkhana (motorsport) through disambiguation.

  6. @ Kelly - So, drifting around shopping carts were you?

    @ AngryMax - LOL, I'm glad your clear on the subject.


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