The participants of an unusual car race compete around America.
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The Wacky Races are a series of car competitions in which 11 racers race in locations throughout North America. The rules are extremely lax and allow for almost any vehicle design, power system and a wide range of tactics like combat and shortcuts. Despite this loose rule structure, competitors Dick Dastardly and his dog sidekick, Muttley, are still determined to cheat in their own ineffectual way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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14 September 1968 (USA)  »

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Los autos locos  »

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The racing cars license plates were HB and the number of their car, (ex Dick Dastardly's was 'HB00'), the HB standing for Hanna-Barbera. See more »

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Referenced in Duck Dodgers: M.M.O.R.P.D./Old McDodgers (2005) See more »

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Part of My Childhood!
14 August 2000 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

When I was five years old I never missed Wacky Races. Even though I'm now a grown man I still occasionally tape it. I think Dick Dastardly must be credited with introducing the phrase "drat and double drat" into the English language. My mother used to use old Dick as a piece of moral instruction telling me that he showed that people who cheat never win. They keep on doing remakes of cartoons with real actors these days so how about one of Wacky Races with say Rowan Atkinson as Dick Dastardly.


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