Cartoon Junkie Builds Mach 5 From Speed Racer

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An expert car customiser has transformed a 94 Corvette into a stunning replica of the Mach 5 from the iconic 1960’s cartoon Speedracer.

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Jerry Patrick, who owns car replica extraordinaire AKA Junk, has been transforming cars into classic cartoon and movie vehicles for over a decade. After falling in love with the Mach 5 in the 60’s, 51-year-old Patrick had to fulfil his lifelong dream of driving the real deal.

Using special molds, he custom makes each panel from fiberglass and says his finished product weighs 1,000 pounds less than the factory Corvette.

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In the original 1967 series, the Mach Five is a white racing car with an “M” written on its hood which does not stand for “Mach 5”, but instead stands for “Mifune”, both Go’s last name, and the name of his father’s motor company. In the 1993 American remake, the design was completely changed.(wiki)

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