VICE: All The Wrong Places – Dekotora Trucks | Video

By - November 14th, 2011

VICE: All The Wrong Places   Dekotora Trucks | Video

On any given trip on the highway fromhttp://narita-airport.jp/en”> Narita International Airport to Tokyo, you will likely see pimped-out, chromed-up trucks on the road. Known as Dekotora, short for “Decorated Trucks”, these gaudy, glitzy moving platforms of art are in many ways a precursor to the Pimp My Ride phenomenon seen recently. Aside from a conspicuous appearance in Ridley Scott’s 1989 movie, Black Rain, not much has been known about these real-life knight riders “till now. Thanks to host Elliott Bambrough and his trusty co-pilot Maggie Stoody, we get an in-depth look at a Japanese sub-culture on the premiere episode ofhttp://vice.com/allthewrongplaces-2/japan-dekotora-trucks”> All The Wrong Places, a new segment about travel byhttp://vice.com/”> VICE. See a side of Japan which even the majority of Tokyonites have not seen before. Also catch the debut of the first ever Dekotora../2011/09/06/mini-coupe-ultimate-go-kart-driving-experience/”> MINI Coupe, taking the definition of “suped up” to a whole nother level…

 

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