Larry Printz

Gold Recipient

2020 Automotive Heritage Awards Journalism Competition

7 car-themed cartoons that shaped young enthusiasts before cable TV

If you remember Speed Buggy, the Mach 5, or Thunderbolt Grease Slapper, no doubt you remember the Saturday morning cartoon race car drivers who drove them. After all, odds are you were a child at the time. Before cable TV dominated America, and when there were only three broadcast networks, Saturday morning TV programming was given over to animated cartoons beginning in the mid-1960s…


"Great concept especially for baby-boomer enthusiasts. The story is a well-crafted stroll down memory lane."

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