Funshine Friday: Speed Racer

Absolutely no one cooler…according to my six-year-old self.
‘Speed Racer,’ 1967

Happy Funshine Friday! To celebrate my Birthday today I’m going to post the old 1960s/1970s-era intro and outro for Speed Racer. This is one of those shows produced in the 1960s that ran constantly in reruns throughout the 1970s.

Speed Racer was my hands-down favorite growing up and I caught it on TV whenever possible. That tended to be difficult as it seemed to jump around quite a bit in the local syndication scheduling in Los Angeles. At least, that’s how I remember it. I would search for a magical Speed Racer episode, but rarely find one.

“Hurray for candy!!! I mean Speed! Did I say candy? Yum!”
Spritle and Chim-Chim, ‘Speed Racer,’ 1967

The clip below presents the opening and closing credits with the Trans-Lux text and old Speed Racer logo. This is the closest I could find to what we would have seen as kids. These days, the Trans-Lux title has disappeared and a more modern, colorful Speed Racer logo is in place. Rev it up and go to it!

Speed Racer 1960s & 70s Intro and Outro

Speed Racer Wiki, IMDb

Previously, on Funshine Friday: The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie

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