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    Bangkok illegal Street Racing

    I've seen this quite a few times before, usually on a Saturday night but I suppose because of the holiday they decided to have it last night.

    I only had the camera on my phone so excuse the picture quality.

    It all starts off with just a few bikes converging in the center of the road and beeping their horns at about 2.30am.



    You can see a lot of them starting to line up along the side of the road near the top of the picture.



    More and more keep arriving and before you know it, traffic is completely fucked.




    Now, they have completely closed the road. You can see at the top of the pic that they've formed a 'U' shape blocking the road, with spectators sat on bikes drinking and passing bets on the races, this is their start line.





    This isn't a quiet Bangkok back street. This is Henry Dunnit junction on Rama IV.



    Things are in full swing now and I'd guesstimate that there are over 300 bikes here now.

    Every half an hour or so they'd all get spooked and bugger off at the same time but then they'd reconvene 10 mins later.

    I've watched it before where 4 or 5 coppers turn up and try and take on the mob but they only end up catching 1 or 2 of them.

    So I thought it would be funny to call the police. The idea was to get some good shots of them fleeing and hopefully a few shots of some of them getting arrested.

    But, my phone call to the police was pointless. They said that they would be too outnumbered so there was no point in them coming.



    I decided to take to the street to try and get some closer shots!

    They were doing drag racing, burn outs and wheely competitions.



    Quite a few of these 'Boy Racer' cars started to show up and they were all racing on the Rama IV road.





    They were all kitted out with Turbo's and dump valves which made it all sound really cool.

    All the bikes that were racing were supped up with bigger engines and really skinny tires like on a racing push bike.



    There was a really hot chick on the back of that Fino but he started pulling away when I was taking the photo so we were left looking at this munter

    There's a video to come of the bikes taking off right on the start line. I'll post that later when we work out how to get the footage off my mates phone. (his bluetooth is buggered and the usb cable isn't working right now)

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    Happens all over the world FP. except most places the cops aren't a lazy bunch of tossers as they are here, so they make an attempt to control it.

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    Great pics.

    Crazy bastards.

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    This was on the news on the television this morning. A lot of questions being asked as to why the police response was almost non existant. Maybe they were busy elsewhere in connection with the ASEAN meeting ?

    Nice pictures by the way.

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    Nice pics, like the girl....

    Look forward to the video

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    Must have been exciting to be in amongst it all, looks like mayhem, do you know if there are many bad accidents?

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    Might have to go find out where they do the car drags in Khon kaen and enter the colorado.
    I heard they do some drags at the udon airport but have never been. You been Peterpan

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    They (the male bike riders) obviously have just picked up their girlfriends from Pat Pong (after a night on the poles and their backs) and are racing against each other for the wedge that has just been handed too them by those girls.

    Crazy pricks and yes the BiB can do nought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Happens all over the world FP
    Arrh but I bet in the rest of the world they wear helmets!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    why the police response was almost non existant.
    There was no need for the word 'almost' in that statement.


    Quote Originally Posted by k1klass
    Look forward to the video
    The vids really good, got right in there. Hope I can get it off his phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shitdigit
    Must have been exciting to be in amongst it all, looks like mayhem, do you know if there are many bad accidents?
    It took me 2 beers before I got the balls. There were no accidents at the scene but I've got no idea after that. I've seen them have plenty of accidents previously on the way home when they come tearing down Rama IV at on coming traffic



    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy
    They (the male bike riders) obviously have just picked up their girlfriends from Pat Pong (after a night on the poles and their backs) and are racing against each other for the wedge that has just been handed too them by those girls.
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    This was on the news on the television this morning.
    Did you see me?

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    A couple of years ago the Minister of silly c*^ts proposed they legalize it at times so the boys could "let off steam".


    Well safe...

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    The video's on its way. My mates coming round and were gonna put his sd card in my phone so we can get it off.

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    Another score for the boys in blue. Most are asleep by that time. Need a bunch of helicopters and nets. Keep then in the clink till December, charter a freighter and dump them on an ice lake somewhere with the toys they ride, especially with those thin tires. Let them ride to their hearts content in their bangkok clothes. Up there where they club the baby seals would be perfect.


    Hell I will approach an American cable network for the reality show rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    especially with those thin tires
    The tires they were using looked only just bigger than an inch wide. I've never seen skinnier tires on a bike.

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    Think it was the same Minister that propose a 10pm curfew on Valentines day to stop the local boys n girls shaggin.


    We promise not to have sex before 10 pm ......

    ...honest Sir...Khop pom...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    The tires they were using looked only just bigger than an inch wide. I've never seen skinnier tires on a bike.
    Thai thing, less contact with the road. Only purpose is to race. Think if you lived there and the noise. I hear them racing on Song Prapha road all the time. I live 3 kilometers from the road. Sleep in an insulated room with nice windows and have the air on. Hate the sound of a 125 cc bike revved up. At least get a bike a and not a sewing machine on wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Song Prapha
    I used to live near there. At Neo Noble City on the way down to Wat Nawong.

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    Good pics.

    Read that sometimes the girlfriends are used as prizes, the mark of a good, sought after girlfriend is one who'll be loyal enough to donate herself to the cause and give herself to the winner for a few hours if her boyfriend loses.

    Which I would imagine get people shot due to face etc.

    All good fun anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    Read that sometimes the girlfriends are used as prizes, the mark of a good, sought after girlfriend is one who'll be loyal enough to donate herself to the cause and give herself to the winner for a few hours if her boyfriend loses.
    We were just talking about this a minute ago. Apparently thats what they were doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    Happens all over the world FP. except most places the cops aren't a lazy bunch of tossers as they are here, so they make an attempt to control it.
    Are you so sure that police in 'most places' make an attempt....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    I used to live near there. At Neo Noble City on the way down to Wat Nawong.
    Damn!!! I come out from Muang Mai, go to kilos up Techa Tunka and hit Wat Narong Rd. Noble is right at that intersection!!. Pity.

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    It was nearly 7 years ago.

    I went up there for the first time in years a few months back. I was amazed at the size of the road. When i lived there it was a small 2 lane road with a klong running down one side.

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    thats why we are so happy here through the military the infrastructure out here is second to none. On a grid in a way and mostly big wide double wide roads now. Easy drive with not a problem ever to my kids school, and then backtrack to my job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    This was on the news on the television this morning.
    Did you see me?
    Of course, you're the cool looking dude in picture number 7 wearing the brown trousers .

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