An illustrative tribute and a motorised one in addition to sports legends in a showdown of a different kind
If you enjoyed Ken Block’s Gymkhana 6 with his Ford Fiesta, then you’ll love this tribute video. Using the rally driver’s style (Gymkhana) of drifting and grip-driving, HPI Racing, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of radio control cars, trucks and monster trucks, does the same on a model track. With not a single mistake and touching of the barriers, this one is a must-watch for drift drivers, fans and RC enthusiasts alike. The video is titled HPI Racing’s Ken Block Micro Gymkhana.
Following the fame of the earlier ad with Turkish Airlines that saw football’s finest, Lionel Messi and one of the most decorated basketballers of all time, Kobe Bryant battle it out to be the coolest one on a flight, they team up again for a selfie showdown. The pair race around the world to exotic places the airline flies to, and to outdo each other with outrageous selfies. Great Wall of China, Blue Mosque, Kremlin, all feature in the video that has an entertaining photo bomb at the end.
Sketched in history
Several famous people left the world but none so quietly as Christoph Niemann, the inventor of the iconic Etch A Sketch drawing toy. Although lesser known than those like Paul Walker, his legacy is priceless. The New York Times honours the man and his invention in this mesmerising illustrated animation with a mini history of the creator and his life growing up. Simple, smart and effective. Watch the video on the video section of nytimes.com