Dekotora, Decotora, “Decoration Truck”

Dekotora, or Decotora, simply means “Decoration Truck.” These trucks are often used for work and decorated by enthusiastic employees. However, due to driving restrictions and such, many of the finer and more extreme examples must be created exclusively for show. The first instances of Dekotora were witnessed following the Japanese film company Toei’s release of Trucker, the tale of a colorfully dressed trucker who traveled about Japan in his overly-decorated rig. The phenomenon swept the country soon after and has morphed into a variety of styles. Some of these include: Kansai, Kanto, Retro, and the ever popular Gundam (think Transformers).

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Gymkhana – Ken Block

Gymkhana literally means ‘Car Rodeo’. The word has origins from Urdu language meaning ‘Fitness Club’. In the west, it is a type of motorsport practiced in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and South Africa. Similar to autocross, gymkhana courses are often very complex and memorizing the course is a significant part of achieving a fast time. The governing body of Gymkhana in Japan is the Japan Auto Federation, a Japanese division of the FIA.

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