AMAZING 'LIGHT TRUCKS' SO BRIGHT, THEY'RE BANNED

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There's a great highlighting these super-bright, super-pimped-out trucks, which have been banned from Japanese roadways. They're a part of a Japanese hobby/competition called "Dekotora," which involves decorating trucks with lights and themes. These trucks are so bright, they distract drivers and could cause accidents.
Every square inch of these vehicles, it seems, is covered in lights, murals, chrome and bling. Many use up so much electricity, they require special generators to power the accessories, and even then, they can only run for 20 minutes before the engine overheats.



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These blings of the road take pimp my ride to a whole new level.
Whole families in Japan spend months fitting out these ‘light trucks’, decorated with more sparkle than the average Christmas high street.
Looking like a cross between Transformers' super robot Megatron and a particularly gaudy arcade machine, the custom trucks cost around £100,000 each to hand-decorate.
Gaz guzzler: The Japanese 'light trucks' can cost up to £100,000 to decorate and are powered by special generators
Gaz guzzler: The Japanese 'light trucks' can cost up to £100,000 to decorate and are powered by special generators
HThe final effect is so blindingly brilliant that they are not road legal with their lights on.
Art in motion: The trucks are emblazoned with intricate designs, such as this one with a tyrannosaurus rex. The final effect is so blindingly brilliant that they are not road legal with their lights on
Each one has so many light bulbs that extra generators have to be fitted under the chassis to power them, and they can only be turned on for about 20 minutes before they overheat.
The final effect is so blindingly brilliant that they are not road legal with their lights on.
But that doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm of Far Eastern fans, who gather at massive truck meets to show off their latest modifications.
This gathering of light trucks was captured by photographer Roger Snider during a meet to raise money for a Japanese children’s charity.
Van-tastic: Hundreds of the lorry owners flock to meetings where owners show off and swap tips
Van-tastic: Hundreds of the lorry owners flock to meetings where owners show off and swap tips
Luxurious: The cavernous interior of one of the trucks featuring a carpeted dashboard, wallpaper and an enormous glass chandelier
Luxurious: The cavernous interior of one of the trucks featuring a carpeted dashboard, wallpaper and an enormous glass chandelier
Among the gaudy gas guzzlers was a green-themed monster truck with a tyrannosaurus rex painted on the side, surrounded by glowing lights.
Others had enormous glowing horns or huge silver coated purple poles protruding from the front.
The effect is just as spectacular inside, with one cavernous interior featuring a carpeted dashboard and full wall papering inside, complete with an enormous glass chandelier.
Owners of the trucks flock to meets attracting hundreds of the gaudy vehicles where they can show off and swap tips.
Cooling off: The generators that power the trucks' lighting systems can only be switched on for 20 minutes before they overheat
Cooling off: The generators that power the trucks' lighting systems can only be switched on for 20 minutes before they overheat
Hobby: The attention to detail is staggering, with hundreds of tiny stuffed toys decorating one of the trucks
Hobby: The attention to detail is staggering, with hundreds of tiny stuffed toys decorating one of the trucks

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