Tuning in Indian: trucks that you can't take your eyes offPictolic
More recently, we talked about how American truckers equip their everyday life. The guys spare no effort and money to provide themselves with comfort in the truck and show off in front of colleagues with designer interiors. But their weak attempts cause laughter among Indian drivers of heavy trucks, who have an innate sense of style and a colossal craving for beauty.
None of the tourists traveling in India with a camera will miss the chance to take a picture of such a truck. Some are so involved that they publish entire photo albums, such as, for example, Dan Ekstein (Dan Ekstein). The spectacle is really worth capturing for memory.
The Indian truck is a whole phenomenon, the analogue of which can be found only in neighboring Pakistan. Here, for example, are the most modest, you can say "light" versions of the design:
And this is a real "hardcore".
Some cars are so densely decorated that you start to wonder-who has so much free time to do such ... painting.
But if you think that the greyness and squalor of the cabins are shamefully hiding behind the luxurious facades, then you are deeply mistaken.
The workplace of an Indian driver should be, as they say, a" full bowl", so as not to be worse than others.
Pillows, blankets, bedspreads, all kinds of fringe — all this is almost a mandatory attribute of the cabin. Wallpaper is also in high esteem.
Sometimes, in all this luxury, you can hardly notice a tired, but very pleased with yourself and your vehicle driver.
And the work of the guys is really difficult and incredibly responsible. The word "overload" is obviously unfamiliar to them.
You will probably be surprised when you find out in what form the average Indian private driver gets his "workhorse". Most of them do not have the funds for a fully equipped equipment, so they get this "economy option":
The rest is all made of what you have to and what the owner has enough money and imagination for. Special workshops are engaged in the refinement of trucks, where everything that a car needs is added to the frame with a hood. After assembly, the car falls into the hands of artists, whose work costs almost more than the work of mechanics.
The inscriptions on the sides and cabins are not slogans or the names of loved ones, but important information for customers and other road users. For example, from the painting, you can find out whether the car belongs to a private owner or is owned by a company, whether the driver has a permit (permission to travel in some areas of the country) and even the owner's religion.
Some details, such as black brushes, are designed to scare away evil spirits. Many cars have real altars with figurines of the gods, which seriously block the view, but calm the soul. The traffic police are absolutely not confused by the creativity of drivers. And in general, in India, the rules of the road are an abstract concept.