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Hilarious: Dekochari (Dekotora bicycle)

Now this was a huge laugh for me: the Dekochari!

Dekotora is an abbreviation for Decoration Truck (Torakku). Chari means bicycle, so mixing it up with the Dekotora abbreviation it becomes Dekochari! Dressing up your bike into a Dekotora is just hilarious!

The soundtrack is called Ichiban-boshi Blues (by Bunta Sugawara and Kinya Aikawa) and the footage comes from a video called Dekochari Yarou.

If you thought that wasn’t funny enough, how about the Dekochari at 0:26 being driven by Daijiro Inada?

And how about another one just for the road? :P

Hilarious: Japanese custom cars

A popular Japanese TV show called Sokon Tokoro featured a couple of fantastic wacky custom cars last week:

The first car is the George Tokoro’s (the TV show host) Subaru R1 badged as a Ferrari. Not very hot. :(
But then a large line of wacky customs arrive around the corner of the stadium:
– A 1994 Cadillac limo lowrider limo with plush pink interior. The paint joib contains 11 colors!
– A dragster disguised as a tank! It is powered by jet engine capable of pushing more than 25000 hp! Even the fireproof camera can’t stand its blast! It can reach a speed of 400 km/h!
– A factory stock Campagna T-REX, but for people who do not know this bike it is certainly wacky! ;)

The second video:

More bizarre cars:
– A BMW E66 which at first sight looks quite normal. Then the Buddhist priest gets out and shows the trunk is decorated with sutras written in Swarovski crystals!
– The priest also owns this Toyota Celsior with gullwings, scissor doors and a split hood and way too many displays! Even the headrests have display panels (to watch with the eyes in the back of your head!)
– A Dekotora van with a Batman theme.
– A 1981 Daihatsu Hijet with a Rocket launcher on its back. The rocket does work and is propelled as an ordinary water-rocket!
– A replica of the Earth Defence Force’s Pointer from the Ultra Seven TV series showed in the late 1960s. The car itself is based upon the original car it was made of: the 1967 Chrysler Imperial.
– A Hitachi ASTACO of the Tokyo Fire Department immitating a giant crablike monster!

IMO they missed one car/owner in this video: Daisuke Shouten's Bosozoku styled Toyota Celsior UCF11 vip car
Daisuke Shouten’s Bosozoku styled Toyota Celsior UCF11 vip car


Hilarious: BMX getting chased by a Dekotora truck

WTF?! Some 80s guy riding his BMX bike is getting chased by a Dekotora truck and a Nissan Laurel C32 policecar?

It is actually a videoclip by Cadillac for the song ????????NO! NO! NO! shot in 1987. I think it is supposed to look like some 80s teen series with the obvious hero, the school and the bad guys (Dekotora truck driver and the police woman). And of course the Nissan Sunny B210 going sideways (a different sideways than drifting ;) ) brings the comical factor in this clip!

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