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I thought you all might like a peek at my Speed Racer slot car set with a Rail Racer standing in as the Mammoth Car.
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Interesting set! I'd never seen this one before...
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Very cool!
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set was probabally for the Speed Racer movie
Which I hasn't seen yet
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I thought you all might like a peek at my Speed Racer slot car set with a Rail Racer standing in as the Mammoth Car.
Originally posted by metalsmith1 - February 02 2014 :  3:30:04 PM


Is this mammoth car made of gold?

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Nope, plastic fantastic bubble elastic. The vendor I bought this one from said that he has seen them in red, yellow and even blue. I already hit this one with some 4000grit and some buffing wheels in my dremel. You should see it shine now! I couldn't believe it when I found the Speed Racer set, I about went gonzo. Video of this set in action soon to come.
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Nice find there, looks to be in great shape.
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That is so cool. Speed racer was a huge part of my childhood, and being from the same era the Atlas racer looks like something that could have been in the cartoon.
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It sure does, it has the right styling and it looks like a leftover prop from Ultraman or Johnny Saco and his flying robot.
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I've been thinking of getting into HO racers again… Seeing the Mach 5 and the Shooting Star certainly push me closer to investing in a HO racer set.
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Hey I can tell you are a hardcore Mifune fan since you know the name of Racer X's car! Do you think that Speed will ever find out that he is actually his older brother Rex that ran away from home long ago? ha ha
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Wow, love that Atlas Turbo Express car! I have the chassis, Athearn, but no prop or body for it. Keep hoping to run across one. I bought a Hotwheels 1940's Batmobile, and intend to mount that body on the Athearn Turbo chassis, and put a prop out the back as well. Updated racer! :)

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The batmobile idea sounds killer, cant wait to see it!
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Anyone care to place their bets as to the winner of this drag-race?
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Anyone care to place their bets as to the winner of this drag-race?
Originally posted by metalsmith1 - February 17 2014 :  03:51:55 AM



Having the Tyco Turbo versions, and having run them, and knowing the speed of the average Athearn Hustler chassis ( although not the special Atlas Turbo version ), I'd have to say the Tyco would win wheels down. It's light-weight, it's super-fast, and would blow the prop off that Atlas racer is my bet. The Atlas is just too heavy to get the jump, and the TTT would just walk away from it I'm guessing.

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In case anyone wants to see the ORIGINAL opening & closing credits.



That 3D spin and the parade of vehicles at the end were some of the best artwork in the entire series, so naturally they had to hack the original credits and change the logo in the 90's.

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I never liked the Speed racer cartoon as a kid . I always thought it was a bit too corny and I couldn't watch it. Kinda like today's movie chase scenes and wrecks that are just totally unrealistic.

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There is a company that actually sells running, driving replicas of the Mach 5. How's that for a wish list item?
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There is a company that actually sells running, driving replicas of the Mach 5. How's that for a wish list item?

Originally posted by metalsmith1 - February 18 2014 :  02:01:45 AM



I hated Dukes of Hazzard with a passion. I'm a old police car fan, as well as old Dodge Chargers. I don't know how many beautiful Dodge Monaco police interceptors were trashed to keep that ridiculous show going, but I'm sure it was well into the hundreds.

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There is a company that actually sells running, driving replicas of the Mach 5. How's that for a wish list item?
Originally posted by metalsmith1 - February 18 2014 :  02:01:45 AM


I hated Dukes of Hazzard with a passion. I'm a old police car fan, as well as old Dodge Chargers. I don't know how many beautiful Dodge Monaco police interceptors were trashed to keep that ridiculous show going, but I'm sure it was well into the hundreds.
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ohhh c'moooon they wrecked 100s of Chargers too
& yes I do wants one! So I can drive it to Hazard, Nebraska hehe
Yes REAL town too
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The Dodge Charger is one of my favorite muslecars, in fact I have a late model version and "yes, it does have a Hemi!" I still am amazes every time I put my foot in it how it pulls from 80 to triple digits like it got rear-ended by an Acela! psssst, you wont tell on me, will you?
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ohhh c'moooon they wrecked 100s of Chargers too
Originally posted by microbusss - February 18 2014 :  2:57:41 PM


I think they had several and repaired and reused them. If you saw the General Lee's side on a shallow angle it rippled like it was mostly Bondo.

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Bondo can be leveled but I guess for TV purpose they quickly repaired the cars half assed. I had read somewhere that they did have several cars and repaired them.
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I actually ran in to Tom Schneider one day at a car show event here in Illinois, he was driving his personal General Lee that he brings to these events. Rest assured, the General Lee that he drives is straight as an arrow and the paint and bodywork are flawless. I will dig and see if I can find my pictures from that event.
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Finally found the pics. The event was the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin Illinois.
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That was his Charger....here's mine
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This is just for fun
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The Dodge Charger is one of my favorite muslecars, in fact I have a late model version and "yes, it does have a Hemi!" I still am amazes every time I put my foot in it how it pulls from 80 to triple digits like it got rear-ended by an Acela! psssst, you wont tell on me, will you?

Originally posted by metalsmith1 - February 20 2014 :  02:36:32 AM



A friend of mine has one of the new Hemi powered cars. A far cry from the old 426 hemis that were just brutal. You can't drive these older hemis without getting the "Shakey foot"... It was a good marketing choice to reproduce the hemi name for sales! I'm glad they did.
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Found this parked in front of a local tavern one night...closest thing I have ever seen to Racer X's Shooting Star. It's a Lotus, don't know the year but man was it tiny
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I remember the Mammoth Car episode! I also remember, with the rail connection, it even caused a huge train wreck due to it not clearing the track of a railroad crossing in time (they should have stopped for the signals!)

A recreation of that wreck, just without the Mammoth car! (I should have added a wrecked stock car with pigs streaming out of it though!)

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Ya-know , I forgot all about that but I have the boxed set on DVD. Gotta check it out
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heh heh I just had a insane idea what to do IF I got a 69 Charger & a wrecked new one
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In case anyone wants to see the ORIGINAL opening and closing credits.



That 3D spin and the parade of vehicles at the end were some of the best artwork in the entire series.
Naturally they had to hack the original credits and change the logo in the 90's.

Originally posted by NickelPlate759 on February 17 2014 at 1:43 PM.

Cannot forget the original version.


Different and yet so familiar.


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well idk about the 1st in the end credits & the last one but all the rest are real cars

Mach GoGoGo is the original name of it
Second Wind from Hot Wheels may have been a proposed Mach 5 but it never became one
even tho the 1st models did have all the Mach 5 logos & stuff put on it
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Johnny Lightning Made a whole series of cars based on the show

Also I always thought the Mach Five resembled a concept car from the early sixties The hood is the most unique thing about the Mach 5 appearance
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