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Insider Report: Driver makes
classic error, avoids major collision

Published May 16, 2013

Here we go with the Russian road madness again. As we ride along with YouTuber Alex Polukhin, a Hyundai driver can be seen changing lanes without looking, into the path of the Ford Escape. Polukhin moves to the left to avoid the driver of the Escape and then makes a classic driving error. The shoulder of the road was covered in end-of-winter debris and the driver lost control when he made a move to return to his lane. That’s when a healthy dose of luck kicked in and prevented anyone from playing bumper cars. This one was a scary ride for sure.

Ken Block’s Gymkhana 5 wins prestigious advertising award
When watching Ken Block’s Gymkhana series of videos, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget that this is actually advertising for the company Block founded, DC Shoes. The latest edition, Gymkhana 5, involved shutting down parts of San Francisco while Block tore up the streets in his Ford Fiesta.

The show has been awarded the prestigious One Show Interactive Gold Pencil Award, which is awarded to superior ad campaigns. Gymkhana 5 was in the Online Films & Video/Long Form category and beat out spots from Nissan and Pepsi.

The video has been viewed more than 46 million times, but in case you haven’t seen it yourself, you can check it out below.

Sir Jackie Stewart revs Jim Clark’s Indy 500 Lotus
As if the Lotus that Jimmy Clark raced at the Indy 500 wasn’t cool enough on its own, this quick clip shows the start-up procedure with Sir Jackie Stewart in the cockpit. It doesn’t get much cooler than this!

Insider Report drifts through Texas
In yesterday’s Insider Report, I shared a bunch of videos from Texas, including a clip about the Continental Tire test centre that I am visiting this week. Today I thought I would share a photo of some of today’s fun. That M3 is being driven by BMW Performance Driving Instructor and Formula D competitor Adam Seaman. Seaman was on hand to give thrill rides to guests from the tire industry and the media. The ride proved to be too much excitement for some, including one guy from Eastern Canada who left his breakfast in the car!

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