Gymkhana Grid Finals 2012
November 14, 2012

A couple of weekends ago, Ken Block’s Gymkhana Grid finals landed at Santa Pod. Winners form the four previous rounds in France, Germany, Holland and the UK came together to go head to head in a battle to face off against Vaughn Gittin Jr or Ken “This is my sport” Block.

Number 43, Ken Block's Ford Fiesta

Number 43, Ken Block’s Ford Fiesta

 

Just what is Gymkhana Grid? This typically understated (!) public information film explains it quite well.

I was lucky enough to be there trackside – Here’s a flavour of the hooniganery!

Luke Woodham finished runner up in the RWD class (And had some pare type he didn’t want to carry home it seems!)

Smoke!

Smoke!

Remmo Niezen was the man who beat him to first place and got his chance to go head to head with Gittin.

Remmo in his head to head run against Gittin Jr

Remmo in his head to head run against Gittin Jr

Vaughn Gittin’s RTR Mustang makes a noise the like of which I have never heard.

Gittin givin' it some

Gittin givin’ it some

Precision hooning from Vaughn Gittin Jr

Precision hooning from Vaughn Gittin Jr

Rally Crosser Liam Doran was also on hand to slay some more tyres.

Doran's DS3 killing some Toyo tyres

Doran’s DS3 killing some Toyo tyres

There was even a drifting truck.

Yes, It's a drifting truck!

Yes, It’s a drifting truck!

While not quite on the same epic scale as the official Gymkhana Grid video, I put together some on and off car footage on one of the finalists, Jake Archer.

When the engines had cooled and the smoke had cleared I got a chance to get spend a little quality time with the cars. To go with Ken’s Fiesta at the top of this post, here’s Luke’s S14, Remmo’s M3, Liam’s DS3 and Vaughn’s Mustang.

RWD Runner up Luke Woodham's Nissan

RWD Runner up Luke Woodham’s Nissan

RWD Winner Remmo Niezen's BMW M3

RWD Winner Remmo Niezen’s BMW M3

Liam Doran's rallycross DS3

Liam Doran’s rallycross DS3

Vaugh Gittin Jr's angry Ford Mustang RTR

Vaugh Gittin Jr’s angry Ford Mustang RTR

And if you want any of that mental metal full screen, here’s a slideshow.

 


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