I'm going to finish the month off with another one of my favorite cartoons that played on USA's Cartoon Express. Speed Buggy was the coolest car since Herbie, only with more personality.
Speed Buggy, or Speedy to his friends, was a fiberglass dune buggy that loved to win races. Along with his builder, Tinker, and two other friends, Speedy traveled the world racing against all types of cars. No race was too big or too small and Speedy normally came out on top.
What made the show so much fun though was all the mysteries and espionage situations they found themselves in. Like Scooby, Jabber, Josie, or Captain Caveman, Speedy would normally get involved in some nefarious happenings and would always manage to save the day. He was loyal and lovable, almost like a big dog on wheels. He had a mind of his own but could be controlled by a remote as well. Tinker and his friends would rarely ever use it, but sometimes the bad guys got a hold of it and made Speedy do things against his will.
There are few cases where a car could stand on his own as a character. I don't think it's enough that they talk, I mean KITT would never be considered a great character, there has to be a personality as well. Speedy not only has the personality to pull it off, he also has the heart to go along with it. No matter what, whether anyone else agree with me, Speedy will always hold a special place in my memories.