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Characters: Wacky Races
And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races! Competing for the title of the World’s Wackiest Racer. The cars are approaching the starting line:
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First is the Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect.

    Peter Perfect and the Turbo Terrific 

Peter Perfect and the Turbo Terrific

  • Butt Monkey: He regularly suffers particularly embarrassing accidents or mechanical failures.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: He frequently attempts to flirt with or help Penelope Pitstop, although she rarely encourages him.
  • Fake Ultimate Hero: A superficially handsome hero named "Perfect", who is actually wildly unlucky and barely competent.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Yep, he's got a big chin.
  • My Car Hates Me: Almost every time he boasts about how great it is, it falls to bits or throws a chunk of its engine out.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: An inverted triangle of muscle.

Next, Rufus Roughcut and Sawtooth in the Buzzwagon.

    Rufus Roughcut, Sawtooth and the Buzzwagon 

Rufus Roughcut, Sawtooth and the Buzzwagon

  • Canada, Eh?: Stereotypically Canadian lumber workers.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: Their car is made from logs and has circular saws for wheels, and Rufus has the stereotypical muscles, plaid shirt and coonskin cap.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Sawtooth is a beaver.
  • Weaponised Car: With circular saws for wheels. And they use them.

Manoeuvring for position is the Army Surplus Special.

    Sergeant Blast, Private Meekley and the Army Surplus Special 

Sergeant Blast, Private Meekley and the Army Surplus Special

Right behind is the Ant Hill Mob in their Bulletproof Bomb.

    Clyde, the Ant Hill Mob and the Bulletproof Bomb 

Clyde, the Ant Hill Mob and the Bulletproof Bomb

  • Comic Book Fantasy Casting: Clyde is based on Edward G Robinson.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: All of them gain seperate personalities once they appear in The Perils of Penelope Pitstop.
  • No Name Given: Clyde and Ring-A-Ding are the only ones named in-show. Supplementary material has the others named as Mac, Danny, Rug Bug Benny, Willy, and Kurby.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Supposedly gangsters, but spend all their time racing.
  • The Roaring Twenties: The Bomb is a twenties sedan, and their dress sense is that of the stereotypical Prohibition gangster.
  • Running on the Spot: Their "getaway power" has their legs and feet extend through the car's floor, for extra speed. When they start, they do the "whirl in place" cartoon thing.

And there’s ingenious inventor Pat Pending in his Convert-a-Car.

    Pat Pending and the Convert-a-Car 

Pat Pending and the Convert-a-Car

  • Mad Scientist: Unworldly inventor of weird devices.
  • Punny Name: "pat. pending" is an abbreviation for "patent pending".
  • Transforming Mecha: The Convert-a-Car usually looks like a car/houseboat hybrid, but can turn into a wide range of ridiculous vehicles.

Oh, and here’s the lovely Penelope Pitstop, the glamour girl of the gas pedal.

    Penelope Pitstop and the Compact Pussycat 

Penelope Pitstop and the Compact Pussycat

Next we have the Boldermobile with the Slag Brothers: Rock and Gravel.

    Rock and Gravel Slag and the Boldermobile 

Rock and Gravel Slag and the Boldermobile

Lurching along is the Creepy Coupe with the Gruesome Twosome.

    Big and Little Gruesome and the Creepy Coupe 

Big and Little Gruesome and the Creepy Coupe

And right on their tail is the Red Max.

    The Red Max and the Crimson Haybaler 

The Red Max and the Crimson Haybaler

  • Ace Pilot: His appearance and vehicle are themed on World War I fighter pilots and post-WWI barnstormers.
  • Funny Foreigner: Has a weird Franco-German accent.

And there’s the Arkansas Chuggabug with Luke and Blubber Bear.

    Lazy Luke, Blubber Bear and the Arkansas Chuggabug 

Lazy Luke, Blubber Bear and the Arkansas Chuggabug

  • Bamboo Technology: Not quite as bad as the Slag Brothers, but their car is powered by a steam boiler made out of an old-fashioned potbellied stove. One episode reveals that their engine is assisted by a squirrel on an exercise wheel.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Luke is barefoot at all times.
  • Eyes Always Shut: Luke almost always has his eyes closed, even while driving.
  • The Fool: Steers with his bare feet and almost always has his eyes shut, yet rarely crashes.
  • Hillbilly Moonshiner: At least two episodes imply that Lazy Luke is a moonshiner. He displays a jug at the start of "The Great Cold Rush Race", and another episode has him mistaking Dick Dastardly's siren for that of the revenuers.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: Blubber is a bear.
  • Speech-Impaired Animal: Blubber mostly just whimpers in terror.
  • Sweet Home Alabama: Stereotypical Southern "hillbilly" theme.

Sneaking along last is that Mean Machine with those double-dealing do-badders, Dick Dastardly and his sidekick Muttley.

    Dick Dastardly, Muttley and the Mean Machine 

Dick Dastardly, Muttley and the Mean Machine

And even now they’re up to some dirty trick. And they’re off! To a standing start. And why not? They’ve been chained to a post by shifty Dick Dastardly… who shifts into the wrong gear. And away they go! On the way-out Wacky Races!

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