Tokkōfuku

Special Attack Uniform. The clothing that many Bosozoku wear.

Some folks are Bosozoku “enthusiast”. I say enthusiast because they aren’t full fledge Bosozoku, but a hooligan one way or another. The ones who are like that may not rock a complete Tokkōfuku with phrases and symbols, but may wear a coverall to represent what they are about (kanjozoku’s & Kei Miura for example). I fall into that category as well. Over the past 12 years I have accumulated quite a few coveralls along with vintage ones from the military. Whenever I go on a PVT run I wear one; an act to bomb the night.

One thing is many Bosozoku drive cars. It’s quite uncomfortable (I can drive with them on but don’t prefer it) to drive in boots, especially a manual car (Nike SB Dunks is my choice of shoes for my Tokkōfuku). From my research I found out which boots, particularly with Kei Miura, wears. They are Red Wing Engineer boots. And from reviews they are quite comfortable and easy to drive in!

Time for some custom work on the coveralls so they can be certified Tokkōfuku… Stay tuned!

RocketFM

From a 2008 video game (posted by Kei Miura, he’s the one rocking out in the brown jump suit).

The song is a cover of The Ventures – Pipeline

Theoretically speaking, If I had to compare the environment to a real place, I’ll say it’s Wakasa Wada beach in Takahama (two hours away from Kyoto).

What a vibe. Imagine parking your Bosozoku ride on the beach and chilling out.

Inside the temple

There’s two reasons why there’s rear “oh shit!” Handles in the back of the Running░Temple

Here they are:

Reason 1
(many PVT Runners know this already).

Kei Miura, Nakai-San, Kazuhiro all have their man caves. Including me, but I also have the ≋R≋u≋n≋n≋i≋n≋g≋ ≋T≋e≋m≋p≋l≋e≋ which also serves as a mobile man cave. 🙏🏾✌🏾

Happy Holidays

The word kanjo/kanjozoku is now a house hold name. When I first seen what it was in an Option mag around 98/99 I was hooked. When JDM Insider dropped their video in the early 2000’s I was set; this is how Honda Civic’s should be hooked up.

Park Baker did a translation of one of the first articles of Kanjo racing from a 1983 issue of Option, found here.

For those who don’t know, way before Civic’s and other small Group A style cars ran the kanjo, it started off with older Japanese 70′ & 80’s cars and bikes. BOB Racing and Lupin to name a few teams. Late Riser as a bike crew, too.

After that era of new beginnings, newer cars came out to treat Loop 1 as an outlaw playground. The Civic (AH, EF, EG) paved the way for the weapon of choice on Loop 1 (respects to the AE86 & S13 as well). It serves well as a “short range fighter” due to it’s nimbleness and light weight.

Wangan/Cannonballing were more for rwd high horsepower vehicles. Cars of that stature would have a difficult time maneuvering Loop 1 due to it’s tight turns and most of all traffic. A kanjozoku stated that higher power cars would have a difficult time getting up to high speed and full power on the Loop and won’t be able to stop in time when traffic gets thick.

Now that kanjo is a household name, know about it’s beginnings. Many kanjozoku’s started off as bikers and would crowd the Loop, later they would move on to cars and treat the loop as a outlaw road course. Now it’s simply a place for them to have an adrenaline rush. As the article Option posted, the holidays were really a car holiday for them to go out when no one else was on the road. Perhaps you should do the same, a homage to the OG’s. Of course do it in a safe manner, go cruising. Peace.

Related PVT Links:

https://privaterunners.com/2014/03/14/if-youre-not-from-osaka/

https://privaterunners.com/2014/02/23/okrc/

https://privaterunners.com/2013/10/13/kanjo-is-alive-and-well/

Follow The White Bunny Pt. 2

 

Pics via Super Street

“…under that factory bonnet you’ll find the stock B16A fitted with a Trust turbo. Later this month, the crew is expecting delivery of a Quaife 6-speed sequential transmission, but it won’t be mated to that 1.6L. Instead, a built 2.0L B-series is in the works with power goals in the 350 to 400hp range… ultimately they’d like to compete in a hill climb event in Germany this year, if the stars are kind enough to properly align.”

Now THAT is something I would like to see!

When ever I think of a B series with a sequential transmission, I think of this battle:

And this Civic:

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