Voiced by Mel Blanc, Speed Buggy was one of the many Scooby-Doo clones that Hanna Barbera released in the 1970s to capitalize on the popularity of those meddling kids and their dumb dog.
The Speed Buggy team consisted of three teens: Mark (the token leading man-type), Debbie (the token hottie), and Tinker (who looked like Shaggy but sounded like Gomer Pyle), the team mechanic. Speed Buggy and company were usually on their way to some race somewhere, but stopped on the way to uncover a mystery or thwart a spy ring.
Speed Buggy, unlike his canine counterpart in Scooby-Doo was usually eager to jump into the fray and utilize his special gadgetry to save the day.
Interesting note about Mark: he was one of the few Native American cartoon characters, but was not colored as such until the Speed Buggy team joined the Mystery Machine gang for a Scooby-Doo movie years later.
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