The Real Mach 5

Speed Racer is one those shows that everyone used to love, and every kid wanted to have the Mach 5 and ChimChim the Chimp. With Gotham Garage’s scale replica of the Mach 5, built on a classic Corvette C-4 chassis, and even offers rotating, retractable sawblades and push-button chrome steering wheel you can have that toy. With 345 horsepower this car is no joke and a lot of fun, I honestly wish they built it on the C6 Corvette which is the current generation corvette. But not sure what the price tag of the machine is, but who ever has it is one lucky guy.

Link: GothamGarage

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Review: Speed Racer

I heard a lot about this movie, the colorful design, and some critics who weren’t too happy with the movie. After some mixed reviews I didn’t have the highest expectation for this movie, but I am very happy I went into this movie with that attitude. It turned out to be a lot better then I expected, the characters were just as colorful as the whole movie special affects were. You get pulled into the racing nature of the world they live in, you learn how Speed became the driver that he is and what happened to his brother Rex. The stunts in this movie are fantastic, you think it really is speed racer from back in the day. I think they took it one more step which took the movie from good to great, you aren’t just curious about the car, but you get pulled into the dilemma that Speed Racer faces in front of him. The car is pretty cool but the story is that much better, and his brother Spritle and the chimp add a great comic feel to the movie. There is a tone of seriousness in this colorful movie, but you do get up and want speed racer to win every time. If you enjoyed Speed Racer as a kid then you will enjoy this movie, it isn’t for everyone and if you are easily nauseated then don’t watch this movie, for the rest just enjoy the trip.

Link: IMDB