Corgi Toys 809; Dick Dastardly Racing Car; Wacky Races TV Show

Wacky Races is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for Saturday mornings in 17 episodes originally shown in 1968/9. The series features 11 different cars racing against each other in various road rallies throughout North America, with all of the drivers hoping to win the title of the "World's Wackiest Racer". The show was inspired by the 1965 comedy film The Great Race. The cartoon had many regular characters, with 23 people and animals spread among the 11 race cars.

Dick Dastardly's most famous appearances are as a main character in the animated series Wacky Races, 1968 onwards. He is partly based on the English actor Terry-Thomas. In Wacky Races, Dastardly was one of the drivers who competed in each episode for first place, in a long and hazard-filled cross-country road rally. As his name implies, Dastardly aimed to win solely through cheating and trickery. Dastardly was aided in his schemes by his sidekick, a scruffy anthropomorphic dog named Muttley who had a distinctive wheezy laugh, heard most often when Dastardly's schemes failed.

Corgi produced Dick Dastardly's car from 1973 to 1976

This Corgi Toy was sourced in December 2015 from a private collection

 
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