This is a guest post by Ryan Jones. Ryan works with car leasing and contract hire company Nationwide Vehicle Contracts and wishes that certain aspects of some cartoons could become a reality!
If I am the only person in the world to have dreamed of driving the Phooeymobile or sending Optimus Prime out to fight my battles for me then I will admit to being the sad loser that people often call me. The fact is, I am not the only one wishing that cartoons could be real and with that in mind, here is my selection of the top cartoon vehicles we all wish were real.
Although you could have picked pretty much any Transformer from the classic cartoon series, the reason to choose Prime can be laid out in three reasons. The first reason is that you can trust the guy (unlike Megatron or any of the Decepticons) and believe me; it is always good to have a giant robot around that you can trust.
The second reason is the fact that not only do you have the leader of the Autobots on your friends list but you also get to drive a kick-ass semi-trailer truck. If you are feeling really lazy then why not just shout out a destination of your choice and get Prime to drive there?
The final reason to have Prime is simply because he would be able to find a way to bring all of the other Autobots into the real world (don’t ask me how) and this can surely be a good thing? As long as you don’t start getting a movie tie-in with rubbish model actors and Shia LaBeouf then all will be well!
Fans of the classic 80s show ThunderCats will recognise the Thundertank as the vehicle that was put together by Panthro in the second episode of the original series. Sure the design might look a little old and the paint job isn’t particularly appetising but the tank does have some pretty awesome hidden features. The attachments that come as standard include a drill, claws, crushing mouth and in-built defence system, surely you wouldn’t say no to that?
The more you get to become familiar with the tank the more adjustments you can make, the first thing I would add is air-conditioning system along with a coffee maker and mini doughnut dispenser.
If you haven’t heard of Hong Kong Phooey then shame on you, he was voiced by the legend that was Scatman Crothers! That aside, Phooey had a great car at his disposal, the Phooeymobile, which not only got him from A to B but could also transform into pretty much anything including a boat, plane, telephone booth… you get the picture. Having a car that is able to turn into anything at all certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea!
Mean Machine 00
The fact is, if it wasn’t for Dick Dastardly and Muttley always stopping to try and make other racers in Wacky Races crash they would have won every single race that they participated in! This is thanks to the Mean Machine 00 being the fastest car in the cartoon. It comes equipped with a number of gadgets that are in place to stop other cars but in reality you just wouldn’t need to use them.
Who wouldn’t want a car capable of beating pretty much anything else in a race?
The Ones We Don’t Want
Of course, there are also vehicles from throughout cartoon history that we would rather not have in reality. The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo would simply get stared at and everyone would assume that he owners were hippies and Mr Magoo’s car would simply not be road worthy in the 21st century!
There are many more vehicles that could have been included in this list such as the bikes from the Biker Mice From Mars, The T.M.N.T van and a number of the other cars from Wacky Races, what’s your favourite cartoon vehicle? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!