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Old 08-13-2008, 11:54 AM
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BEYOND "Chrome Shop"... Big trucks gone insane

In Japan - it is called "DEKOTORA", which means simply "Decorated Truck".

I reserve my own opinions on it except to say that what you see at the following link is for real. WAY OVER THE TOP, but they really are as shown... They are real trucks - not computer generated stuff. Even though it may appear.... OTHERWISE

Dekotora photo galleries ::: Pink Tentacle
 
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Just a teeny bit over the top. Who needs bling when you can put lights on like Vegas. Well at least they are pretty. But you guys wouldn't drive 'pretty', would you.
 
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Now THAT was ugly! And no Robin, I don't think many FTE'ers will drive one of those.................. Except maybe Tim
 
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:15 PM
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It opens up a lot of possibilities - but it just doesn't fit the picture of what american drivers want in a machine.

I have to give it this much though - what they have done with that IS in a way impressive. The innovation alone is stunning, as is the visual impact.

But on that note - no state trooper on this continent would allow a thing like that on the road without about a thousand equipment violations!!!

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Just a teeny bit over the top. Who needs bling when you can put lights on like Vegas. Well at least they are pretty. But you guys wouldn't drive 'pretty', would you.
Hell, babe - pretty as you are I'd drive you anywhere you wanted to go! But the "Taxi Cab" song by Harry Chapin comes to mind...


(Don't you DARE say: "Keep the change"!)
 
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Almost like a slot machine on wheels

I once got a stunting ticket for gluing beer bottles on a grad truck me and some friends made, i wonder if that guy gets a few stuntin tickets?
 
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Wow thats a little excessive. That just goes to show you everybody is different.
 
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I second that, a little to over the top for me. Almost looks like your at a carnival.
 
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I don't know. Some of the rigs I see lately are getting to be rolling light shows. I like the trucks by the way, but then I like flashy.jd
 
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I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth...
 
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I like putting lights on my truck, but thats too much, even for me. It is pretty impressive though for what it is.
 
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I've done my fair share of bicycling - and the first thing I learned was keep it LIGHT!
Not keep it lighted....

That thing must be a mother bear to pedal.

Each society around the world has priorities in design, so it seems to me. What is cool in one area is different in another, for instance:
In the USA it is driven by speed, and power - BRUTISH if it needs be.
In Italy, automotive design is a form of art.
In Germany a combination of functionality and cutting edge design with a certain "NICENESS" blended in.
FRANCE? "It moves - so this is GREAT!"
Great Britain tends towards opulence within the means available.

What THAT is (dekotora) I really have no idea...
Excess expressed in an entirely new way.
 
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Who needs bling when you can put lights on like Vegas.
Hey, a guy on my street put a light-up "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign in his front yard, and it's annoying!!!
 
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they have a video game with the trucks in them....i was watching one of the related videos and at the end it said "Press Start", the video i watched (different from the OPs) was a CG one...

heres the intro to the video game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb87W...eature=related
 
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Old 08-15-2008, 02:35 PM
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I wonder just what lights are legal in the USA.

We don't normally see anything except red, white, or yellow.

Blue? Green? Purple? I don't think so...

Blue is normally reserved for police usage.
 
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