Monday, July 24, 2006

Mach Go! Go! Go!

I just watched the original, Japanese-language introduction of "Mach Go! Go! Go!" on YouTube.
American television renamed the show "Speed Racer" and the rest, as they might say, was cartoon history.
I watched "Speed Racer" with an odd, religious-like fervor when I was a kid.
I remembered soooo wanting to own the Mach 5, Speed Racer's elaborately tricked-out car.
After watching the "Mach Go! Go! Go!" introduction and visiting, located here, I once again soooooo want to own the Mach 5.
Remember these standard features, accessible by pushing the appropriately lettered button on the steering column?
A -- Releases powerful jacks that can cause the Mach 5 to leap short distances.
B -- Sprouts special grip tires for traction in any terrain.
C -- Powerful rotary saws protrude from the front of the Mach 5.
D -- A Deflector dome seals the cockpit into an air-conditioned, bullet-proof chamber.
E -- Activates special illumination headlights.
F -- Supplies the sealed cockpit with oxygen when underwater and raises a periscope.
G -- Releases a homing robot from the front of the Mach 5.
Those features are STANDARD with the Mach 5. Throw in an adapter for my iPod, and that would be one sweet ride!


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