VIDEO: A bosozoku night cruise

Do you like bolted on bubble flares, takeyari shaped like lightning bolts, and blinding dome lights that look like they’re off a 1960s police car except they’re purple? If not, well, maybe avert your eyes so you don’t see the parade of Celicas, Soarers and RX-7s decked out in less-than-reversible mods. If so, then behold a glorious night cruise with the bosozoku.  

In this Nori Yaro video, you’ll see prime examples of the over-the-top style the bosozoku are infamous for. Tribute cars like a Shakotan Boogie Soarer, works-inspired Skylines, and a Group 5 RX-7 also make appearances. Donuts, revving and a general disruption of societal norms ensue.

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11 Responses to VIDEO: A bosozoku night cruise

  1. Jim Simspson said:

    Kind of awful and awesome all at the same time… got to admire their enthusiasm…

  2. Dandy said:

    Can anyone tell me what the legality is for these cars? Do they have a hard time getting registered? Do the police serve warrants (both in traffic and at home) to get the cars and drivers off the road? I’m really curious about what keeps these cars from getting crushed or ending up extinct from a nation wide headhunt.

    Also, love the the absolute bonkers pieces on these cars!!!

    • Saii said:

      Theyre bosozoku bro. They dont give a fuck about legality. Im not sure what rules the Japanese police have in place for being able to impound cars. But they also have to find them. Most being hidden in small workshops throughout the city. And the bikes are usually a distraction to the cops to allow the cars to get away. Remember the cops are usually in little kei cars. Also no number/incorrect plates would make the registered owner quite hard to track down.

      • Randy said:

        Seems odd that they wouldn’t get caught just on the street, on the way to or from the get-togethers.

        All-in-all, seems rather harmless, though… Other than the donuts in the intersection, it just looks like a go-out-and-goof-around thing. Wish I had someplace like that to go when I was that age. Can’t have anything like that in the States – “too much of a liability if someone gets injured.”

  3. Alan said:

    Noriyaro is the best. He needs to stop making ecchi dating sim twitch videos and get back to cars on youtube though.

  4. Nigel said:

    Really like that Mk II !!

  5. Bosozoku cars are one of my favorite styles of cars.

  6. Jack Robinson said:

    You’ll find most have a shaken, some of the more wild cars remove some aero and fit smaller wheels and get a pass to.

  7. Ant said:

    Noriyaro’s stuff is great. Neat little window into Japanese car culture.

    My takeaway from this video was wondering how much power these cars are losing by having zig-zags in their exhaust pipes. I know power absolutely isn’t the point of bosozoku, but it must wreak havoc with an engine’s breathing.

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