September 14th, 1968.
Mankind was racing towards the goal of landing
a man on the moon. But that Saturday morning, kids
everywhere enthralled themselves with an additional
race, an animated race, it was...
The Wacky Races was a huge
success when it hit the
airwaves. Produced by Hanna-Barbera, it spawned
two spin-offs the following year, and a flood of
merchandise hit toy shelves, cereal boxes, and
hobby shops nation-wide.
The plot was simple: 11
raced each other around the globe to become
"The Worlds Wackiest Racer", but one of the lot,
the evil Dick Dastardly, with his sometimes
faithful companion, Muttley, would go to any length
to win the race by cheating with the most ridiculous
He of course, never won.
The show was inspired by the
1966 Blake Edwards film,
"The Great Race", starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon,
and Natalie Wood.
...And Here They Are!
|The Boulder Mobile
with the Slag Brothers,
Rock and Gravel
with Prof. Pat Pending
||The Crimson Haybailer
with The Red Max
|The Compact Pussycat
with Penelope Pitstop
||The Army Surplus Special
with Sargeant Blast and Private Meekly
The Bullet Proof
with The Ant Hill Mob:
Clyde, Danny, Kurby, Mac,
Ring-A-Ding, Rug Bug Benny,
with Luke and Blubber Bear
|The Turbo Terrific
with Peter Perfect
...And last AND least...
Dick Dastardly and Muttley
in The Mean Machine
The Wacky Races was produced by Hanna-Barbera.
The characters and vehicles were designed
by Jerry Eisenberg and Iwao Takamoto,
and starring the voice talents of Daws
Butler, Don Messick,
John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Dave Willock,
This website was produced by Wacky John V Schmidt
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