It’s time for our yearly commemoration of Doukoho. On November 22, 1978, over 3000 bosozoku motorcycles and cars swarmed the streets of Tokyo, cruising, parading, revving and generally causing a ruckus. They were out to celebrate the end of an era.
That’s because on the following week a new Japanese traffic law would require helmets for all motorcyclists. So a huge shukai (meet) was held the night before and from that day forth the 22nd of November of each year became a bosozoku Memorial Day of sorts. The Japanese call it doukoho, short for douro koutsu hou kaisei, or Road Traffic Law Change. So strap on your tsurikawa, pommade up your regento, crank up some Kishidan and tear up the night!
Here are some videos from the Aoyama Jokers from that fateful night.
What’s that sound…sounds like motors, and the Godfather theme with car horns.
The 1979 Oldsmobile at 1:32 caught me off guard in the first video, haha. Very cool!
That was probably a pretty pimpin’ car to have back then!
Just proves that you should move to Japan and take your Impala with.