1 9 7 3 (USA)
16 x 30 minute episodes
Designed by master mechanic Tinker and his friends Debbie and Mark, Speed Buggy – or “Speedy” to his friends – could bolt, zoom, fly, dig, swim, and float his way to the finish line for racing thrills you wouldn’t believe.
Speedy and the gang zipped around the world, collecting winner’s trophies and fighting diabolical criminals, including Dr Kloog who planned to build an army of slave cars or Professors Krishna and Digby who used an invisibility potion to steal ancient treasures.
Speedy’s daring adventures brought him into contact with diamond thieves in Africa, a crazed pirate who intended to take over the oceans and a civilization of Amazon women with a mind-control machine.
Most likely due to the show’s inspiration, (Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?), the character of Tinker bears an uncanny likeness to Scooby’s beatnik pal, Shaggy.
Phil Luther Jr.