Here Comes Speed Racer!

I found this miniature Mach 5 at a garage sale for a quarter about a month ago. Back when I was in grade school Speed Racer cartoons used to come on right around the time I got off the school bus and I used to watch it every day. Fact: it is impossible for me to pick up a toy Mach 5 without making the “CHA-CHa-Cha-cha” noise at the same time.

The car’s trunk doesn’t open, which is a good thing as I fear it may contain Spridle and Chim-Chim’s bones.

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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3 thoughts on “Here Comes Speed Racer!

  1. Leo says:

    I enjoyed the Spridle and Chim chim reference. That was one of my favorite gags in the show. I used to watch it as a kid on channel 45 out of Baltimore. The show was hosted by Captain Chesapeake and he also had rerun of the Munsters. Many happy afternoons.

    You have a terrific website and I always enjoy your posts. Keep up the great work and thanks for the flood of memories. Best regards, Leo

  2. Max Power says:

    Somewhere, I have a bunch of pictures of the full size Mach 5 when it was in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade a few weeks ago.

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