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A Boy racer is a person, usually a male in his late teens or early twenties, who drives his car over the speed limit for fun. Their cars are most often regular models customised with spoilers, wide tires, flared fenders and similar things. Cars driven by boy racers are often small, and it's not uncommon that they are "all show and no go". An example of a boy racer car of the old generation is the Ford Escort (both the early rear wheel drive versions such as the RS2000 and the later XR3i variants), while modern boy racers generally use hot hatchbacks such as the Honda Civic (not Type-R nor Si) or the Nova SR. Movies like The Fast and the Furious have caused additional interest in boy racing, although many real boy racers view the connection to such movies with scorn and derision.
Americans often use the somewhat derogatory term "rice burner" or ricer to describe the same concept. In Australia, the term Hoon means the same thing.
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