Over the years there have been a number of high-profiled cartons that have churned out memorable characters, quotes and even cars. And just like cars found on our roads today, many have become recognisable household names; often becoming as popular as the main characters.
Here’s our lowdown on the top 5 most famous cartoon cars of all time:
Scooby Doo – Mystery Machine
It’s one of the most iconic cartoon cars ever. So iconic there’s a number of real life imitations around today. The Mystery Machine was at the root of Scooby, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley and Shaggy’s quests to unmask the ghost-of-the-week to reveal a real person in the costume.
Cars – Lightening McQueen
Perhaps the most realistic car on the list. Featured as the star in Pixar’s Cars, Lightening McQueen, is depicted as a real life joke after earning the nickname Stickers as his car is covered in unnecessary decals. Lightning's friends, Mater (inspired by a 1951 International Harvester), Luigi (inspired by the Fiat 500), and Doc Hudson (based on the 1951 Hudson Hornet) are all memorable characters and iconic cars too.
Transformers – Bumblebee
Depending on when you were born, you’re either a fan of the original Transformers or the new one. To those of you who enjoyed Transformers during the 90’s, then you’ll be a fan of the transforming VW Beetle. Those accustom to the more recent films and episodes will be fan of the Chevrolet Camaro. Whichever you prefer, we just wish technology could match the actions of those transforming cars in the real world!
The great thing about Whacky Races was the number of cars featured on the cartoon. However, it was the Mean Machine (driven by Dick Dastardly) and the Compact Pussycat (driven by Penelope Pitstop) that were the stars of the show.
No doubt you’ve been there at some during your life; you’ve owned a slow, unreliable, smashed up car resembling that from the Flintstones. Luckily for you though, you had technology to rely on, not a hole in the bodywork and leg power. The Flintstones car is one of the most iconic cartoon cars ever; it’s cute, colourful and best of all eco!