Disco trucks of Japan


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/02/27/disco-trucks-of-japan.html


#2

On an alternate timeline, this is what Joel Schumacher’s Transformers would’ve looked like.


#3

I’d be 100% in on it. Too bad the current franchise is a barely comprehensible CGI wankfest.


#4

I’ve seen articles on this scene pop up occasionally over the years and it’s always super fascinating. Is there a documentary about this? Because i would watch the hell out of it.


#5

Boing Boing, if this article gets the Rcik Dees smash hit stuck in my head, there will be words!

You know, the song that goes: “Disco! Disco trucks!”

You’re welcome, everyone.


#6

Is it just me, or do some of those front bumpers look like stages? I half expect them to be cruising down the highway with women in hot pants and gogo boots dancing on them.


#7

That would be the best thing ever! EVAR!


#8

If Jean Claude Van Damme can do the splits between two trucks…


#9

I would be down if some of those trucks had a bunch of arcade/pinball machines in them. Would be totally rad to have these trucks roll up for a (birthday) party


#10

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#12

Has any video game franchise explored Dekotora? I feel like it’s fertile territory.


#13

Found this on YouTube

Vice documentary

Not sure if it showed though.


#14

If nothing else, there’s consistency: No sign of any aerodynamic drag-reducing roof or side fairings on these babies.


#15

The Sims 3: Dekotora DLC


#16

Ornate crumple zones.


#17

Cultural institutions unite!


#18

This was one of the selectable characters in the 18 Wheeler arcade (and later Dreamcast, PS2 and GameCube) game:


#19

In a Daft Punk co-production.


#20

Damn near perfect response to every post. I am starting to believe that you have superhuman capabilities.