VIDEO: Japanese Bososoku parade lap [WARNING: Laughter-induced weeping may occur]
The event is a Bososoku parade, and the goal is to break laws and piss off "The Man" in Japan. This has got to be the craziest, most hilarious video we've seen in a long time. It has all the elements of a Godzilla flick: crazy-looking monsters, lots of noises that sound like alien creatures (at one point we thought we heard dueling light sabers), and a lot of very excited people.
The common theme of many of the cars on display in this video is a highly-pronounced exhaust fetish. Some of the pipes coming out of these mods are up to 10 feet long, none of them look very practical, and the car in the image above isn't even the craziest in the battle for big-pipe supremacy. There's also a character in there whose foreground dancing for much of the six-odd minutes of video makes for a second, very entertaining side-show. We can't hear the tunes he's cutting a rug to, though -- just the tinny whine of blown engines with displacements under two liters.
Sometimes, Japanese and Western cultures clash, and the mods in this video are like a plaid blazer and checkered pants. Yikes! We implore you to follow the jump to watch this one, but if you're at work, you may want to get a conference room to muffle the laughter.