Shooting an action-packed video that looks great even on your mobile phone's screen is not an easy job. Ken Block's crew, the Hoonigans, have to come up with ways to top themselves with each video in order to keep the views at a profitable level, and so missing a locomotive by a few inches with a rallycross car can only be the starting point. Especially knowing that, ideally, each Gymkhana video needs at least two slow-mo money shots.
The second one of those for Gymkhana Nine was made at the edge of Lake Erie, where Pierre Wikberg had to point out that they "don’t have chicken dinner” yet before the coast guard's divers and the fire department got ready for another slide:
Then came the Climbkhana shoot at Pikes Peak, which has been an even tougher nut to crack.
Climbing a mile up in a 14oo horsepower methanol-fed all-wheel drive "Mustang" over 100 corners to 14000 feet is one thing. But when hail starts falling just before the car decides to spew oil out of its every orifice, you realize that the crew will have to come back to Colorado three times to do this right, and the premier will be delayed, no matter what. And then, your star decides to risk it all, going for the gnarliest stunt of his career. As of today, say that the show must go on.