Your Driver Has Arrived

Posted on: 01/17/12 4:32 PM | by Jonathan McKee

Do you think you’ve got driving skills? I did… until I saw this video!

This is an incredibly entertaining YouTube video. I’ve always got my eyes out for fun YouTube videos for two reasons:

  1. Teenagers today love YouTube videos and are always passing them around to each other. It’s a connection point with teenagers. “Check out this video!” I do the same with my own kids.
  2. I’m always on the lookout for good videos to play as kids are walking in events or programs. I spend quite a bit of time in my Getting Students to Show Up book talking about the “pre-show.” Many of these high res YouTube videos serve as great visual filler!

This video embedded below is one of the amazing videos following the driving antics of Ken Block, a professional rally driver who will make your jaw literally drop.

As a movie buff, I always love a good car chase. Steve McQueen’s 1968 film Bullitt was probably the first movie to create buzz with the car chase alone. After that, films like The French Connection, and To Live and Die in L.A. began to try to push the envelope for how long a car chase could monopolize screen time. Now driving films are commonplace, with films like The Transporter, Part I, II, and III (only the first one is worth watching) and most recently, 2011’s pretty graphic movie, Driver, starring Ryan Gosling.

All that being said… I don’t think any of those chase scenes touch Ken’s YouTube videos. Ken’s videos trump them all!

There. I said it. Watch and see.

If you can’t see the embedded video, here’s the link.

You’ll find some other amazing videos from him, like this one around the port of Los Angeles (start around the 1 minute mark).

2 Replies to “Your Driver Has Arrived”

  1. Hi Jonathan, we used your idea of showing utube clips to our youth last night – we actually had a “utube fest” where we chose a whole bunch of clips and set them up on the big screen in our lounge upstairs (we run our youth ministry of +-50 kids from our home!) and we had about 45 minutes of amazing, awe-inspiring, excellent clips – the kids really loved watching them. We had stuff from America’s Got Talent, magic coin tricks, body bending, singing, piano playing, Dubai flash mob dancing, etc etc. We really had fun, a good laugh, and it was a break from the usual games. Thanks for your idea! God bless you. Mornette, Harare, Zimbabwe

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