Paukert from Winding Road must have some idea what complete Japancakes we are, especially for 1970s-era media artifacts. Since Uncle Bumbeck is busy in LA, it falls to me to cue up this clip, which is an intro to one of Nihon's spate of trucker movies, which coincided with the faddish fondness for big rigs in the US during the same period. According to Pink Tentacle, it's a Norifumi Suzuki joint, Torakku Yaro, a 10-part series from the 1970s that sparked Japan's boom in dekotora trucks. Meow.


[via Winding Road]

Dekotora photo galleries [Pink Tentacle]

Japan's Art Trucks at Night [internal]


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