Video: In Thailand, Riverboats Are the Drag Racing Weapon of Choice

The need for speed is a universal concept that translates well into virtually any dialect. A great example are the men and women of Thailand who build turbocharged riverboats for drag racing.

You read that correctly: turbocharged riverboats.

We don't really consider ourselves boat people, but this video is giving us ideas.

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z31maniac MegaDork
6/29/20 3:29 p.m.

Those are bat E36 M3 insane!

Mndsm MegaDork
6/29/20 3:50 p.m.

I've seen rotary ones on video too. It's absurd. 


Shaun Dork
6/29/20 3:59 p.m.

I had the opportunity to ride in a very tame version of that in Thailand. It was very very fun and raw.  It was a turbo Isuszu rig but it was more like a Mitsu 15g sized turbo sans intercooling.   Yes it was dangerous-  the Thai people have a fairly relaxed relationship with mortality.  Thailand was a joy, the people are fantastic as is the food.

KentF (Forum Supporter)
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6/29/20 6:37 p.m.

There were a few scenes in the James Bond movie "Man With The Golden Gun" in the '70s that featured one of these boats. No turbo back then but lots of Bond antics. 

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