From the archive, originally posted by: [ spectre ]

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2006/11/dekotora-photo-galleries/

Dekotora

“From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dekotora or Decotora (デコトラ, dekotora?), an abbreviation for
“Decoration Truck”, is a loudly decorated truck found often in Japan.
Dekotora commonly have neon or ultraviolet lights, extravagant paints,
and shiny stainless or golden exterior parts. These decorations can be
found on both the cab and the trailer, and not only on the exterior
but also in the interior. Dekotora may be created by workers out of
their work trucks for fun, or they may be designed by hobbyists for
special events. They are sometimes also referred to as Art Trucks (アートト
ラック), ātotorakku)?).

Note that Dekotora does not refer to vehicles used for political
campaigns or propaganda.”