Here's a peek at a few of the bōsōzoku-style custom rides spotted in the parking lot at the Tokyo Auto Salon custom car show last weekend, via Flickr user brunnnno.
where have you been all this time! I can´t live with those doses of awesomeness in this blog :D
As always , great pics, and amazing event...
Wow! I've never seen anything like these cars. Thanks for sharing!
I didn´t get what is this site about, if it´s about anything at all... but it´s just awesome. I´ll keep reading it.
Stupid people should not have cars... These look really gay
what the hell is this.... those are so stupid and just a waste of money i dont even know where to start bashing crap like this..... words cant even describe
Thank you for sharing ALL aspects of japanese culture not just what is known and mainstream. Perhaps if more people were open-minded to the culture of others words like "gay" and not knowing where to start "bashing" would not enter the conversation. Besides it's no more "gay" than some hillbilly watching another hillbilly driving his car around an oval track hoping for a crash.
Isn't it funny how you just know it's an American coming out with comments like that! The word stereotype was invented for them!
you guys are awesome! I love to hate americans too! But I have to say, you guys that hate where these guys are going with 'their custom rides', you're not seeing the whole picture. What they are doing is expanding the 'normal' of customizing a ride, and bringing it back to 'customizing'. So ya, it's different, that's the point. It's sorta like asking "why the f**k did you put those silly lights under your car? it's not like it makes the car go faster!". The point was to get your attention. In the end, it's your ride, and you're the judge..
that was some really ghey cars. I saw nothing that was cutting edge only stupid ass cars. Really extended tailpipes. Really stupid designs. Just wastes of metal.
I love how you step up and reprimand people online for saying "gay" and then you use it in your next sentence. Maybe, if you stopped worrying about if people are American or "hillbilles", you would see that YOU look like the gay basher. MoRon, see what I did there?
Matt: Have you seen homosexuals parading in the streets??
This is the automotive equivalent, except that it is of simpler and purer motivation.
It's normal people saying, 'look, I'm an individual', not 'look, I'm a fag'.
not what I paticularly like when it comes to car designs and there pretty ridiculous but at the same time awesome good job japanese people
These vehicles belong to gang members. Bosozoku are street gangs and these are typical examples of their rides. They are mostly under 20 and some of them go on to join the Yakuza when they get older. The bikes and cars are meant to attract attention but you don't laugh at them, they use that as an excuse to attack you with baseball bats and other weapons. Remember they don't have big bikes like Harleys in Japan, I think the limit is 600cc, so they create these custom jobs out of stolen bike parts.
you are wrong dude. i live in japan i see harley motorbikes almost everyday out on the road. I mean Harley Davidson Big Boys.Some of my friends have like 900cc Kawasaki bikes . Also bosozoku are still around but the violent days died out around the 90s same with yankii culture. Now days the new ones are mostly wimps and poseurs that ride around with stupid loud bikes with the exhaust cut .
Anyway so people call these cars ''gay''. Its just for attention no worse than some little white boy from the suburbs driving around in a souped up skyline blasting frickin techno down the street.
l'm American..... and l dig these ride's........ :D
This is what happens when crack heads take auto shop in high school.
"Isn't it funny how you just know it's an American coming out with comments like that! The word stereotype was invented for them!"
Isn't it funny how you just know its a Canadian coming out with comments like this!
Bashing people for bashing cars. Ignorance is bliss!
Ive Never seen hammered shit look so cheap
Wow, these are some interesting rides alright. I've never seen such exaggerated tailpipes before. Nice to know someone has indeed explored every extreme.
I'm not too sure about the designs here. I don't really know what they are going for. Aesthetically, I don't like them, which is probably why they aren't mainstream to begin with.
It's sheer coincidence, I am sure, that these cars collectively bear a name so close to a certain red-haired American clown.
What is the deal with the tail pipes?
And over here... this is America, we have a Second Amendment, taking a baseball bat to someone who laughs at your goofy looking car is likely to not turn out well.
There called boso cars people. Or bosozoku cars. The ignorance desplayed by some of you offends me greatly. I am an american and i have a deep love for japanes cars and the culture. So before you go running your most likely to be fat mouth have some respect.
The pipes are called boso pipes.
And the money spent is not much on these there usually older models picked up very cheap.
Would you complain bout a pretty corvette? Probably not! But thats what that particular guy likes. These people do this.
To each there own, PERSONALLY i LOVE these cars and a+++ for the geometry being right and even throughout.
P.S. thanks big al
Missed ur comment i was just about to explain further.
YO YO.....Haters gonna hate.....they see me rollin they hatin.... these guys are off the chain think of the amount of effort that went into those cars as as was said before not all people like the same thing so love it for what it is.....pure freak-in awesomeness!!!!!!
Lol..... Very unique. Thats for sure. Not my style tho. -20 points
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