JumpStart by Robb Armstrong

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  1. AshburnStadium
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  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    Robb, do you remember watching Wee Willie Webber on WKBS-48, Burlington-Philadelphia?

  4. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, about 3 years ago

    Great! Now I am going to sing “Go Speed Racer” every time I beat a red light by a nanosecond.

  5. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    And we all knew Racer X was his older brother.

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    In collecting some Speed memorabilia, I found out some interesting facts…. the wordplay of “G” on his shirt also stands for “Go”, Speed’s first name in the Japanese version (And conveniently, “Go” also means 5 in Japanese.)
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    And the “M” on the Mach 5 and Speed’s helmet really= Mifune Motors, which is Speed’s Japanese family name and Pop’s business, and also pays tribute to a Japanese film star named this….and another reason to tie in Racer X, who also had the “M” on his race suit…
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    And also of note, “Gogogo”, is also al Japanese sound effect symbolizing “Rumble”.

  7. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    Used to always yell at the screen, whenever they came “this close” to figuring that out

  8. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    I also remember an arcade game and a PS video game from the 90s (not the more recent “movie” version) that’s very rare, now….

  9. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, about 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Thanks for the Mach GoGoGo theme….
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    We also had Speed on “Captain Chesapeake”(that is after he was done being “Captain Pitt”/"Steamboat Bill’ for a few years….)

  10. terek

    terek said, about 3 years ago

    “Here he comes! Here comes Speed Racer! He’s a lunatic on wheels! He’s a reckless speed demon, and he’s gonna end up killing someone!”

  11. RussHeim

    RussHeim said, about 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    You don’t do that already?

  12. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, about 3 years ago

    If he sings that tune, what does his Mother sing when she’s driving?

  13. piksea

    piksea GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yes! Here he comes, here comes Speed Racer, he’s a demon on wheels…

  14. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Here in Metro town of KS the drivers not only beat the red light by a nano second but act like the red light does not exist. You must be the red light runners I see all the time taking away the green light from drivers ready to go.

  15. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, about 3 years ago

    @AshburnStadium

    The original Japanese version music was in military style and he was suppose to win for honor.

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