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The third of three Made For TV Movies starring Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Scrappy-Doo. The final installment of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 series, it was also the last appearance of Scrappy-Doo in animated Scooby-Doo.

We open up to Tyler County, USAnote , where the narrator introduces us to our heroes; Shaggy, hot-shot professional race car driver, Scooby and Scrappy, his on-board mechanics, and Googie, his "adoring but liberated girlfriend" cheering them all on.

But this happy scene can't last as we shift to...

Eh? What's that? Since when was Shaggy a hot-shot professional race car driver with a gorgeous girlfriend named Googie? Since, like, always man, don't you pay attention?!

Anyway, we shift to darkest Transylvania, where Count Dracula is holding a meeting of monsters at his castle. It's time to decide the Monster of the Year, but the Werewolf is absent, having gone into retirement. With one of the most iconic monsters AWOL, Dracula is about to call it all off until he learns of a special night—three of them—when the moon comes into position to make a new werewolf. Unfortunately, that new werewolf is none other than Shaggy!

Dracula sends his minions, the Hunch Bunch, a pair of hunchbacks, to America to transform Shaggy and bring him to Transylvania. Shaggy refuses to take part, however, and Dracula makes a deal with him: If Shaggy can win the Monster Road Race, Dracula will undo the transformation. However, the Count has no intention of letting his new werewolf go that easily...

This direct-to-TV movie includes examples of:

  • Accent Upon The Wrong Syllable: Dracula keeps emphasizing the first three letters of Shaggy's name, pronouncing it as "Shah-ghee" instead of "Shag-ee".
  • Affably Evil:
    • Brunch is a kidnapper and saboteur, but he has a very refined English manner and would get along fine with the heroes if they weren't trying to escape Dracula.
    • Bone Jangles is more laidback than the other monsters when it comes to interacting with Shaggy, although he's still an unrepentant cheater.
  • All Just a Dream: When the gang wakes up in Dracula's castle, Shaggy tries to invoke this. Dracula makes it clear he isn't dreaming and this is actually happening.
    Dracula: Never mind; this is not a dream!
  • Ambiguously Human: It's never stated if Vanna Pira is human or not.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Shaggy is resistant to Scooby's attempts to warn him about the Hunch Bunch, despite this movie likely taking place after their adventure to capture a hoard of real, monstrous ghosts and working at a school for the offspring of famous monsters.
  • Art Shift: Compared to Boo Brothers and Ghoul School, which used hand-painted cel animation, this one was digitally colored in-house at H-B.note  At times, the limitations of the early computer system really show. This and Yogi and the Invasion of the Space Bears (which came before this one) were the only two movies in the series to use digital ink-and-paint.
  • Ass Kicks You: Done unintentionally during "The Werewolf Rock", when Repulsa knocks Shaggy aside with her butt at one point.
  • Backwards-Firing Gun: Shortly after the race starts, Dracula angrily aims the starting pistol at the Hunch Bunch, but accidentally shoots himself with it because he doesn't realize its barrel has gotten mangled and is pointing at his face.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Played straight with Googie, averted to a very slight extent with Vanna Pira. After the Hunch Bunch's attempt to stop the Werewolf Wagon with a massive spider web across the road goes wrong, the ensuing crash breaks one of Vanna Pira's nails.
  • Bedsheet Ladder: Shaggy and Scooby attempt to escape from the castle using a ladder made of bedsheets. It backfires because there's a crocodile at the bottom.
  • Blob Monster: At one point, Shaggy's car ends up driving into the mouth of the Schlock Mess Monster, which is effectively a blob of living tar.
  • Brainless Beauty: Vanna Pira, the ditzy brunette. As Drac says, "Her brain is running on empty." He also remarks, "Her mind wanders and she just goes along for the ride."
  • Butt-Monkey: The Hunch Bunch and Dracula are constantly subjected to slapstick injuries and misfortunes for comic effect.
  • Chekhov's Gun: The Grimness Book of Records, which Wolfgang reveals early on, tells Dracula how to get a new werewolf (i.e. Shaggy). At the end, Vanna Pira reveals that the book also reveals how to turn a werewolf back to normal. Cue the heroes stealing the book and making an escape.
  • Chew Toy: Dracula. He gets beaten up and mangled almost every time he tries to do anything to stop the heroes.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: There's absolutely no sign of Fred, Daphne or Velma anywhere in the movie.
  • Clothing Damage:
    • As a werewolf, Shaggy's toes cut through the ends of his shoes.
    • The Witch Sisters send spells from their wands at the Mummy, only for them to leave two holes in Dracula's cape.
  • Cock-a-Doodle Dawn: When in Transylvania, our heroes are woken up by the crowing of a green monster-like rooster.
  • Comedic Underwear Exposure: One of the nights that the Hunch Bunch are trying to transform Shaggy, Dracula uses a laser of some kind to transmit a hologram of himself. However, as Brunch says, "Something appears to have been lost in the transmission" — the hologram is missing Dracula's pants, so his boxer shorts are visible. He quickly covers up with his cape after realizing this. When the transmission ends, the boxer shorts are left behind.
    • There is also a female example where the Witch Sisters get their dresses ripped off by a thrown spear that narrowly misses them.
  • Cool Car: All of the monster racers have impressive cars. The tops would have to be Shaggy's car.
  • Cool Plane: Dracula flies a bat-winged plane near the end.
  • Covers Always Lie: As seen above, Shaggy doesn't wear his normal attire as he usually does in the franchise (green shirt and brown/brownish red pants). Instead he wears a red shirt and jeans here. Also, the cover doesn't include Scrappy or Googie anywhere on it.
  • Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon: Dracula threatens the Hunch Bunch with this a few times, usually when they fail to do what he wants them to. Brunch even mentions it at one point: "We'd better stop that werewolf fellow fast, or the master will have us for tea, old boy!"
  • Daywalking Vampire: Upon seeing Dracula out in the daytime, Shaggy comments that he thought vampires had to stay out of the sun. Dracula reveals he has very potent sunblock.
  • Dem Bones: Mr. Bone Jangles is a living skeleton.
  • Deus ex Machina: At the end, Dracula manages to catch the group in a magic storm tornado that should keep them up hoisted in the sky helplessly all night long until they run out of time in changing Shaggy back. Dracula opts to try to get it on camera — only for the storm to zap him. Without explanation, the weather completely disappears and everyone realizes they somehow landed on a passenger jet plane, riding it back to America without even having to lift a finger to save themselves at that point.
  • Dick Dastardly Stops to Cheat: Subverted. Despite literally fighting for the lead, none of the other monsters stoops to this. Dracula, a non-participant, is the one setting up traps.
  • Didn't Think This Through: The Hunch Bunch dropping tacks from their copter on to the track to try and take Shaggy out of the race. He avoids the tacks and drives off a cliff by accident instead, so it takes Shaggy out of the race... and all the other drivers as well because of how they hadn't thought of how to remove the tacks from the track.
  • The Ditz:
    • Vanna Pira is an outright moron. It takes her a while to get the obvious jokes Dracula makes at Shaggy's expense, for one thing.
    • Crunch is also rather dimwitted, best demonstrated when he couldn't count to three without Brunch's help.
  • The Dreaded: The Hunch Bunch early on (when Dracula says he'll use them, the other monsters react with horror), and G.K. in the end, whom all the monsters, including the aforementioned Hunch Bunch, are terrified of when Dracula announces his name. Only the peasants aren't scared, and that's because they apparently haven't ever heard of him before.
  • Dripping Disturbance: The Hunch Bunch, to keep Shaggy from being well rested for the race, try to invoke this. Brunch even calls it "The Old Dripping Faucet Ploy."
  • Dumbass Has a Point: While commentating on the Monster Road Rally, Vanna Pira says the only thing that could keep Shaggy from winning would be if he got lost or something. Dracula likes this idea and sends Shaggy and Scooby down the wrong road. It works until they're rescued from the Shlock Mess Monster by Googie and Scrappy and they get back on course.
  • The End... Or Is It?: Scooby pranks Shaggy in the end by pretending to become a Werewolf himself. Seemingly played for laughs, until Dracula and the Hunch Bunch appear in the window watching them.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: A comment from Vanna Pira about how Shaggy could only lose the race if he gets lost gives Dracula the idea to make that happen, with the possibly unintended side effect of running straight into a monster that would capture them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Hunch Bunch, the plant monster, and Vanna Pira are horrified of Dracula planning to unleash Genghis Kong as a last resort to prevent Scooby and Shaggy from winning the race.
  • Evil Brit: Brunch of the Hunch Bunch is a hunchback with a British accent who does Dracula's evil bidding.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: The fat member of the Witch Sisters almost always has her eyes hidden by the brim of her pointy hat — they're only seen once, during the "Werewolf Rock" number when she sees Scrappy and decides to dance with him.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When the Hunch Bunch try to spring another trap on Shaggy and Scooby after a string of failures, they somehow fail to see the cliff they're flying towards, and crash into it.
  • Fat and Skinny: The Witch Sisters consist of a fat witch and a skinny witch.
  • Flat Joy: The peasants watching the race. "Yay." Turns to genuine cheering whenever anything bad befalls Dracula.
  • Forced Transformation: Shaggy. The main plot of the film is that he's turned into a werewolf against his will.
  • Foreign Queasine: Dracula tries to use food to entice Shaggy into staying, and it almost works — until Shaggy and Scooby learn what's in the buffet...
  • Foreshadowing: Shaggy winning the opening race sets up how he will have to do the same thing in the Monster Road Rally in order to get himself and the others home.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Vanna Pira's little tattered gown outfit shows off her figure.
  • Giant Spider: Variant at one point, where the Hunch Bunch hire a man-sized spider to weave them a web across the track to try and catch Shaggy's car. Naturally, it backfires when Googie sees the web up ahead and alerts Shaggy to stop in time, letting the other cars crash into it instead.
  • Godzilla Threshold: As the race nears its end, Dracula, to the surprise and horror of everyone else, unleashes his final weapon, Genghis Kong, a Kaiju that, as his name implies, is like a cross between King Kong and Genghis Khan.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: A few of Dracula's and the Hunch Bunch's attempts to stop Shaggy and Scooby in the race. The aforementioned spider web is one, where Shaggy is warned of it by Googie and stops before he can reach it. The other cars drive into it and are propelled backwards through the air, causing a massive crash. The attempt to stop them with a man-eating plant also goes badly wrong, as Crunch pours water on the seeds far too soon, and the plant attacks Dracula, who was unable to escape in time.
  • Hands Looking Wrong: On the DVD cover, Shaggy and Scooby stare in horror as one of Shaggy's hands are transformed to become clawed and furry.
  • Here We Go Again!: Spoofed at the end. It appears that Scooby-Doo has also become a werewolf, only he was just wearing a realistic rubber mask. But then unbeknownst to them, Dracula and the Hunch Bunch are watching at the window...
  • Hiccup Hijinks: Shaggy gets the hiccups just as he becomes a werewolf. He keeps changing back and forth with each hiccup, until he stops hiccuping and stays in werewolf form by the time he reunites with Scooby. He doesn't even realize he was transforming like this until he's shown his reflection.
  • Hybrid Monster: Dragonfly, as his name suggests, is half-dragon and half-fly.
  • The Igor: Besides Dracula's hunchbacked lackeys the Hunch Bunch, there's also Wolfgang, a wolfman-like creature who slavishly serves the Count.
  • I Lied: Whenever the Count is called out for breaking a promise, he claims to have had his fangs crossed. Good thing Vanna Pira's ditziness wound up helping in the heroes in the end.
  • In Name Only: Pretty much the only thing the movie has in common with Scooby-Doo is Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy being in it (and they're now a world-famous funny-car racer and his pit crew). There are no mysteries or mystery elements, the monsters are entirely real and are never even considered to be fake, and the plot is basically Wacky Races.
  • Insult Misfire: When they first arrive in Transylvania, Shaggy points at Swampthing and Dragonfly and says "That's a whole week of nightmares!", and each monster thinks he's referring to the other one. Averted immediately afterwards when Swampthing insults Dragonfly ("[Shaggy] means you, gnat nose.") and Dragonfly shouts "Who are you calling names?!"
  • Iron Butt-Monkey: Count Dracula is the one who suffers most of the slapstick humor, yet always recovers between scenes.
  • It Was Here, I Swear!: Scooby, while trying to explain that Shaggy is being stalked by monsters, is thought to be "whacko" when all evidence of monsters conveniently disappear whenever Shaggy and Scrappy are brought over. Later, some kids after Shaggy transforms.
  • I Would Say If I Could Say: Dracula at one point remarks that the Hunch Bunch would break his heart if he had one.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: One of the racing monsters is a parody of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde named Dr. Jackal and Mr. Snide.
  • Karmic Butt-Monkey: Dracula, as he has Shaggy turn into a werewolf against his will, forces him to compete in the Monster Road Rally, lying that he change Shaggy back if he wins, and goes to great measures to keep Shaggy from winning so he will stay a werewolf and be under his power, all the slapstick violence and mishaps he goes through is well deserved.
  • Killer Gorilla: Genghis Kong is a giant gorilla considered fearsome even by other monsters.
  • Kryptonite-Proof Suit: Dracula is able to go out in the daylight by putting on sunscreen with an extremely high SPF-number. Presumably, Vanna Pira does too because she also goes out in the sun.
  • Late to the Punchline: Vanna Pira takes a while to understand Dracula's jokes, if she ever does.
  • Lost in Transmission: A humorous variant with Dracula's "Bat Laser" holographic transmitter. His words get through just fine, but the hologram failed to include his pants in the image, leaving him standing there in his boxer shorts.
  • Lying Finger Cross: Played with, when Dracula claims that he had his fangs crossed after promising to let Shaggy and friends go. We actually see his fangs crossing when he promises to return Shaggy to normal and let him and his friends return home in exchange for participating in the big race.
  • Man-Eating Plant: Dracula's penultimate attempt to slow down Scooby and Shaggy involves a man-eating plant. It tries to eat him instead because the Hunch Bunch grew the man-eating plant too soon.
  • Mid Air Repair: Dracula sabotages the engine of Shaggy's vehicle just before the race. Shaggy has Scooby Take the Wheel and gives it an emergency tune-up to get the car back into racing condition.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Vanna Pira may be on Dracula's side, but doesn't really show any signs of being evil, apart from laughing when Shaggy, Scooby, Scrappy and Googie wake up at the castle and see all the monsters in front of them. She also reveals the spell book, which has the spell to change Shaggy back when Dracula claims to not have the means to change Shaggy back.
  • Monster in the Moat: Dracula's Castle moat has at least one crocodile. It proceeds to foil Shaggy and Scooby's attempt to escape the castle with a Bedsheet Ladder, although Scooby doesn't notice until he's already climbed down into its mouth without knowing it was there.
  • Monster Mash: The main plot of the film is Dracula holding a racing tournament with monsters. The contestants include Frankenstein's monster, a fly/dragon hybrid, a swamp monster, a mummy, a living skeleton, a pair of witches, and a mild-mannered doctor with a hideous and deranged alter ego, with Shaggy being chosen to take the place of the werewolf.
  • Never Smile at a Crocodile: Twice during the movie, crocodiles prove a threat — first when Shaggy and co. try to escape from their room, they climb down a Bedsheet Ladder into a crocodile-infested moat, where Scooby nearly gets eaten by one until he realizes what's happening and makes tracks back up to the room (and the crocodile actually follows them up the ladder; fortunately, it gets shut out just by them closing the window), and second when they're doing a test run on the track and end up in Monster Morass, where gators surround them. Fortunately, Shaggy and co. are able to have their car literally walk across the reptiles and get to safety.
  • Non Sequitur, *Thud*: Along the race course, there is a railroad crossing with a train approaching. All the racers are able to beat the train to the crossing, but Dracula, who was hanging onto Dr. Jekyll's car, is hit by the lowering crossing gate and is knocked onto the train, being carried along on the cow catcher. All along, he dazedly sings, "Pardon me, boy. Is this the Transylvania choo-choo?"
  • Oblivious to Love: Throughout the film, Vanna Pira makes references to how hot Shaggy is (much to Dracula's annoyance), both before and after he's become a werewolf. Shaggy is completely unaware of her crush though, due to never actually being where he can hear her remarks, and is dedicated to Googie.
  • Officer O'Hara: The cop who arrives at the drive-in theater to investigate the werewolf sightings has a distinct Irish accent.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Shaggy is horrified when he finally sees he's become a werewolf.
    • Scooby, and then Shaggy, realizes he's screwed when they see the crocodile at the bottom of their Bedsheet Ladder. A Delayed "Oh, Crap!" in Scooby's case as he didn't notice the crocodile until after he had climbed into its mouth without knowing it was there.
    • All the other drivers at the end of the race were shocked when they realized Genghis Kong is about to collapse on them.
  • "Oh, Crap!" Smile: The Hunch Bunch give nervous grins when Dracula points the starting pistol at them after their attempt to give the Werewolf Car a bad start fails.
  • Or My Name Isn't...: "We'll bag your werewolf tomorrow night, or our name isn't the Hunch Bunch!"
    Dracula: You'd better, or your names will be mud! Or maybe even, blood...
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Thanks to an idea from Scooby, Shaggy as a werewolf wears a popcorn bag on his head while trying to pass some of the crowd at the drive-in. It doesn't work.
  • Pepper Sneeze: Scrappy uses pepper to force the Schlock Mess Monster to sneeze and spit out Shaggy and Scooby.
  • Perky Female Minion: Vanna Pira acts more like the prize girl on a game show than a vampire thrall.
  • Pie in the Face: In one scene during the race, Frankenstein smacks one of his fellow monsters in the face with a pie in an attempt to slow them down.
  • Post-Kiss Catatonia: Inverted. A kiss from Googie wakes Shaggy up.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: While every character Shaggy and the rest meet in Transylvania is a monster, only Dracula and the Hunch Bunch actual seem to be evil. The other monsters don't seem to have anything against Shaggy and are only out to win the race and earn the prizes. Even when the other racers attack Shaggy or each other, it is justified in that the race doesn't really have any rules. The only one actually cheating is Dracula, as he is supposed to be the host, not a contestant.
  • Punny Name: Vanna Pira. A play on Vanna White, after whom Vanna Pira is modeled.
  • Reaching Between the Lines: Any time Crunch speaks to Dracula, he ends up spitting in the vampire's face. This happens even if Crunch is talking to Dracula through a video screen or on the radio.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: Vanna Pira shoots Dracula in the face with the starting pistol.
  • Recycled Soundtrack: A few music cues from Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School are reused here, and when our heroes initially arrive at the pre-race party, the monsters are dancing to music from Rockin' with Judy Jetson.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted with Shaggy. When Shaggy is in his werewolf form, he has reddish-brown eyes. However, he's still good-natured throughout the movie.
    • Played straight with Dracula. He forces someone to become a monster, holds that person and his friends hostage, and intends to rig the race so that he's forced to race for all eternity.
  • Red Is Heroic: Shaggy wears a red shirt and he drives a red convertible car.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Shaggy's girlfriend for this movie, a pretty young woman who goes by "Googie". This is the first time that she's seen by the audience, but judging from her interactions with Shaggy and the Doos, it would appear that Googie and Shaggy have been dating for quite some time (like, to the point of acting Like an Old Married Couple).
  • Road Runner vs. Coyote: Dracula and the Hunch Bunch alternately try to sabotage Shaggy's progress during the race, only for it to backfire on them every single time.
  • Road-Sign Reversal: Dracula does this to send Shaggy and Scooby into the tar pits by planting a sign pointing in that direction reading "Detour".
  • Rule of Three: The moon's power only works during three nights. The Hunch Bunch turn Shaggy during the third one.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Googie mostly serves to support Shaggy and Scooby throughout the adventure as well as give Shaggy his first definitive love interest. She gets fleshed out a bit in the race portion of the movie, serving as a Hypercompetent Sidekick and shown to be nearly as good a racer as he is.
  • Scary Stinging Swarm: The Hunch Bunch try to sic Transylvanian Bees on our heroes. It backfires.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here:
    • Subverted. Scooby tries this when discovering Shaggy has become a werewolf, but Shaggy stops him from doing so, saying, "Come back here!"
    • Dracula tells the Hunch Bunch to do this once they have poured water on the man-eating plant seeds he intends to have grow into a plant that will attack Shaggy and Scooby in the latter stages of the race. Crunch demonstrates by pouring water on the seeds then and there, and he and Brunch run for it.
  • Security Cling: When the Hunch Bunch's web trick sends all the monster cars flying back, Dracula throws his arms around Van Pira as they prepare for the inevitable crash.
  • Sequel Hook: The film ends with Dracula and the Hunch Bunch hinting that they're not quite done messing with our heroic trio. Of course, nothing came of this.
  • Shock and Awe: Frankenstein's Freaky Franken-Wagon is equipped with a cannon that shoots lightning bolts.
  • Shoe Slap: When the Hunch Bunch dress up as cats and make cat noises to keep Shaggy awake, Frankenstein hurls his shoe at them to shut them up.
  • Shout-Out: There are a couple of times where Dracula quotes The Honeymooners at Vanna Pira like, "Right to the moon! Bang! Zoom!" and "Pow! To the moon!"
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • Wolfie, the werewolf who was supposed to be in the Monster Road Rally, was only seen in a postcard he sent Dracula, but his decision to retire before the race is what causes Shaggy to be turned into a werewolf and be forced to compete in his place.
    • Wolfgang has almost no dialogue except at the very beginning of the movie and disappears from the story entirely soon after the race begins (being briefly seen operating a camera filming Dracula at the beginning of it), but he's the one who first showed Dracula the book on how to make a new werewolf, and how to make Shaggy that werewolf.
  • Sore Loser: Dracula doesn't take it well after Shaggy and Scooby win the race. When Shaggy tries to get Dracula to undo the spell on him, Dracula lies and tries to get out of changing Shaggy back so that he can keep him as a werewolf forever.
  • Spitty Speaker: Crunch of the Hunch Bunch (a pair of hunchbacks) has a tendency to do this when he speaks, even spraying his boss Dracula when they're talking via a radio or video screen. Dracula is not pleased by this, and lampshades it at one point:
    Vanna Pira: "There there, Dracky honey, your face is getting flushed!"
    Dracula: "How can I help it? Every time he talks, he flushes everything!"
    Vanna Pira: "Oh, it's not his fault. After all, he's a monster."
    Dracula: "Sure he's a monster, but that's no excuse for being a wet schnook!"
  • Stock Scream: Dracula gives off a couple of Wilhelms.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Count Dracula is very much irked by his minions' tendency to mess up.
  • Teleporter Accident: Count Dracula tries out a new teleportation device to send a holographic message to the Hunch Bunch, upon which he (and the Hunches) discovers that it left his pants behind. When he finishes his message and teleports back, it leaves his boxer shorts behind this time. Dracula understandably does not use the teleporter again.
  • Tempting Fate: Many times. Pretty much every time Dracula or Shaggy says "Nothing can stop us now" or similar lines, something does happen to slow them.
  • Thememobile: All of the cars in the race except the Werewolf Car are themed after the monsters driving them. Dracula also has one, and a themed plane to boot.
  • This Is Gonna Suck: When Dracula is chasing Shaggy, Scooby, Scrappy and Googie as they're making their escape, he fires headstone rockets at them, creating a tornado, and a lightning bolt from a cloud that created said tornado disintegrates his plane with him in it. His reaction is this trope as he realizes he's about to fall hundreds of feet into the sea.
  • There Are No Rules: Shaggy and Scooby are convinced they'll easily win after one of the bridges they just crossed gets destroyed and slow down. The rest of the monsters suddenly catch up and Bonejangles explains they all took a shortcut. Shaggy complains that that's cheating, to which Bonejangles tells him that "in this race, anything goes".
  • Threatening Shark: Late in the film, Dracula falls in the ocean and gets chased by a shark, which seems rather delighted at the prospect of catching him.
  • Train Escape: Shaggy attempts to lose the other racers by darting in front of an oncoming train. Everyone else makes it, however, except for Iron Butt-Monkey Dracula.
  • Translator Buddy: Crunch of the Hunch Bunch is barely understandable most of the time; Brunch, on the other hand, can understand him perfectly and translates his speech to Dracula or anyone else who needs it.
  • The Unintelligible: Crunch of the Hunch Bunch, half of the time, only speaks in slobbery gibberish.
  • Villainesses Want Heroes: The way Vanna Pira talks about Shaggy, it's heavily implied she has a crush on him, even describing him as cute the first time she sees a picture of him. Dracula, naturally, is not amused whenever she makes such remarks.
  • Villainous Breakdown: As Shaggy continues to navigate the racecourse with ease and conquer every obstacle, Dracula becomes angrier and more determined to stop him from winning.
  • Villains Out Shopping:
  • Visual Pun: There are visual puns by the cartload, such as the Witch Sisters burning rubber by putting tires into a flaming cauldron.
  • Wacky Racing: Racing with vehicles equipped with gimmicks is the main premise of the film.
  • Walk Through the Camera: Where Shaggy in his werewolf state is being chased at a Drive-In Theater.
  • The Walls Are Closing In: Dracula uses a spiked wall closing on our heroes to coerce them into participating in the race.
  • We Will Meet Again: Dracula and the Hunch Bunch hint that they're not done with Scooby and the gang at the end of the film.
    Shaggy: We're through with werewolves, vampires and monsters forever.
    Dracula: That's what he thinks.
    Dracula and the Hunch Bunch: We're back!
  • Weirdness Censor: The guy at the snack bar doesn’t find one of his customers having fur and wolf ears strange at all.
  • Weird World, Weird Food: Shaggy and Scooby are clearly grossed out by the pre-race party catering, such as bat burgers, frog fudge, spider-web spaghetti and plasma pizza, all of which is enough to make Scooby go Green Around the Gills Through a Face Full of Fur.
  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Upon learning who his new werewolf is, Dracula complains, "What kind of a name is Shah-ghee?" He is never clued in on the fact that it's a nickname.note 
  • Wicked Witch: Two of them, the Witch Sisters.
  • WPUN: In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, it's shown that the TV camera Wolfgang is using to record and broadcast Dracula's commentary for the race is from station KRUD.