Say what you will about the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ inspired take on the Wacky Races from DC, it made people aware of exactly who Penelope Pitstop and her mates are.  Having grown up on that show, I have semi-fond memories of Professor Pat Pending’s Convert-A-Car and the Ant Hill Mob, but I’m not sure if they would be up to the challenge of Mario’s blue shell.  For that matter, I’m not sure that they could handle Captain Falcon or Primus’ titular Jerry, much less Brewster Baker, the hero of ‘Six Pack.’  Of course, one thing is clear: In a competition for Greatest Racer, Bo and Luke could wipe the track with anybody of the Fast/Furious types, even Groot Torretta, leading to today’s high-octane query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) knows who my vote is going to be for, it’s literally right there in his name, asking: Which fictional speed demon is the greatest racer of them all?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Blue Falcon, the anti gravity racing car of Captain Falcon, a futuristic super hero and race driver from Nintendo’s F-Zero games.

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