• May 3rd 2007 at 5:02PM
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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.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      looks more like milpitas than japan!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      They need to learn to pair match cylinders of 4 cylinder engines.
      If the firing order is A B C D, A&C and B&D get together first, then you match the output of those.

      It wasn't any worse than V8 rice, the lack of mufflers still causes deafness.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No more outrageous than a NOPI or Monster Truck rally as far as I'm concerned. The guy dancing seems to fit in perfectly. Let them have their fun, odd as it may seem.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #29 "a scary ppl and culture" is how most non-USA ppl see the US of A you ethnocentric git.
      • 8 Years Ago
      friends should never let friends own an cat back like that
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is no worse than going to a NOPI car show.

      The cars inside the show tend to be "decent" the people that come to the show and sit out in the parking lot after its over to do their own "hot doggin'" is similar to this. Some of the worst mods to cars can be found outside the show. Mustang's with Nismo stickers, Toyota's with AMG badging, Nissan's with Si/TypeR stickers. Humorous.

      It's all relative.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In Japanese culture, horns are a symbol of power, so maybe that explains the chimney stacks. They are the "horns" of the car.

      I still can't explain the monster-sized airdams though. How do you park a car with that?
      • 8 Years Ago
      It saddens me to see some (formerly) nice Toyotas caught up in that group.

      The AE86 was such a nice kid from across the street, then he started doing drugs. Experimenting with paint and LSD. Next thing you know he wouldnt cut his exhaust, brush his grill, nuthin! Then he fell in with this crowd of goons, and he has never been the same since. Dont even get me started on the TE27, =(


      • 8 Years Ago
      I see they don't have speed bumps in Japan...but apparently they've got lotsa shrooms and weed...
      • 8 Years Ago
      those, my friends, are the anti-DONKs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      JEEEESUS!!!!! Sounds like a hornets nest. Pathetic.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nothing new.

      In the past Bososoku had a very close tie to the Yakusa's (Japanese mafia). It had since been evolved into a very distinct "style" of fashion, and for cars, these types of modifications.

      It is a form of Japanese sub-culture (another form would be cosplay)that is very native to Japan and is not expect to be understood by "gaijin".
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