Ken Block is known far and wide for his absolutely insane GYMKHANA videos, in which he makes cars do things that may literally break the laws of physics. Now Ford has brought him to your living room with an awesome and charming video.
The video produced by Ford of Europe, is dubbed SNOWKHANA, and it is actually the second in a series of videos. Both are meant to spread holiday cheer and sales of the Ford Fiesta. Really, though, these videos could be best described as a combination of Toy Story and GYMKHANA
In this video the 1:64 scale Ford Fiesta breaks out of its badly wrapped present and proceeds to unleash festive fury among various toys. All with the assistance of those various toys, such as Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Darth Vader, Superman, and Santa. Even the infamous Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball make a brief appearance, an homage to the wrecking ball in the latest GYMKHANA video.
In fact many of the stunts imitated come from the latest GYMKHANA video, including driving under a backhoe. Even Ken Block shows up, if only for a few frames.
One of my favorite touches in the video is the cotton tire smoke. It must have been incredibly tedious to animate, but it really brings the video to life.
All and all, this might be a silly video that is mostly meant as advertisement, but still it’s a nice touch for car lovers as the holidays approach. And even if that doesn’t warm your cold Grinch heart, it’s a good excuse to go back and have your mind blown with some Ken Block videos.