List of Speed Racer episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the 1967 Mach GoGoGo TV series,[1][2] released in the U.S. as Speed Racer.

1967 TV series[edit]

# Title Original airdate[3]
1 "Dash! Mach 5 (Episode 1)" / "The Great Plan: Episode 1"
"Tobase! Mahha Gō (Zenpen)" (飛ばせ!マッハ号(前編)) 
2 April 1967
Aspiring race driver Speed Racer learns that his father, Pops, has quit his job at a major automotive factory because the factory rejected his proposed design of a new engine. Speed initially wants to sell the Mach Five to get money for Pops' engine, but his friend Wilson "Sparky" Sparkolomew persuades Speed to enter a dangerous mountain race to earn the money needed to build the engine, unaware that Van Ruffle, a rival of Pops, has hired Ace Deucy, a hitman, to steal the engine design and it has been drawn in invisible ink into Speed's windshield. At the same time, Speed must deal with an extremely aggressive racer named Skull Duggery. 
2 "Dash! Mach 5 (Episode 2)" / "The Great Plan: Episode 2"
"Tobase! Mahha Gō (Kōhen)" (飛ばせ!マッハ号(後編)) 
9 April 1967
Backed by his gang, Ace Deucy pursues Speed and Duggery near an active volcano. 
3 "The Mysterious Masked Racer (Episode 1)" / "Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 1"
"Nazo no Fukumen Rēsā (Zenpen)" (謎の覆面レーサー(前編)) 
16 April 1967

When The Masked Racer, a mysterious race driver considered a dangerous jinx because of fatal crashes in past races, enters a major race, Speed becomes determined to face off against him, a determination that increases when The Masked Racer tries to dissuade Speed from entering – brought on because of the secret that the Masked Racer is in fact Speed's exiled eldest brother, Rex.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode (along with part 2) #89 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[4] 
4 "The Mysterious Masked Racer (Episode 2)" / "Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 2"
"Nazo no Fukumen Rēsā (Kōhen)" (謎の覆面レーサー(後編)) 
23 April 1967

Speed foolishly challenges The Masked Racer to a dangerous pursuit in a driving rainstorm and when a crash ensues he is injured and taken to the mysterious racer's home to regain consciousness. When he awakens he notices an array of white roses, known to be the favorite flowers of his mother (the first hint of suspicion of The Masked Racer's identity by Speed). Trying on the man's mask, he is mistaken for The Masked Racer by gunmen for a rival team and kidnapped.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode (along with part 1) #89 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[5] 
5 "The Secret of Classic Car (Episode 1)" / "The Secret Engine: Episode 1"
"Kurashikku Kā no Himitsu (Zenpen)" (クラシックカーの秘密(前編)) 
30 April 1967
The elderly son of a deceased gangster drives a Model T that contains a code for a missing haul of stolen money, a haul that Tongue Blackguard, a brutal gang leader, is determined to find. During this episode Speed attends a road racing school where Racer X - The Masked Racer - suddenly appears, wheels the Mach 5 through a tricky slalom course, and thus intimidates the other drivers and the school instructor, but not Speed; Racer X also chances upon Pops, Mom, and Sparky, all remembering Rex and saddened in wishing he would return - a wish Rex quietly vows to someday keep. 
6 "The Secret of Classic Car (Episode 2)" / "The Secret Engine: Episode 2"
"Kurashikku Kā no Himitsu (Kōhen)" (クラシックカーの秘密(後編)) 
7 May 1967
Tongue Blackguard captures Speed and also Pops and Speed's girlfriend Michi "Trixie" Shimura and they find the missing loot, but Blackguard's gang is assaulted by The Masked Racer. 
7 "The Challenge of the Mammoth Car (Episode 1)" / "The Race Against the Mammoth Car: Episode 1"
"Manmosu Kā no Chōsen (Zenpen)" (マンモスカーの挑戦(前編)) 
14 May 1967
A 600-foot-long train-like monstrosity is entered in a dangerous open competition race through a mountain area, cover for international gangster Cruncher Bloch to smuggle out $50 million in gold, and when Speed and Trixie run afoul of Bloch's plan in their effort to win the race, the Mammoth Car pursues them, despite the intervention yet again of Racer X, and blasts them into a deep lake. 
8 "The Challenge of the Mammoth Car (Episode 2)" / "The Race Against the Mammoth Car: Episode 2"
"Manmosu Kā no Chōsen (Kōhen)" (マンモスカーの挑戦(後編)) 
21 May 1967
Speed's pursuit of the Mammoth Car leads him and Trixie to an underground refueling station where they must be rescued by Racer X. They continue their pursuit of the Mammoth Car to a vast harbor where the machine is hijacked and disaster ensues. 
9 "The Evil Acrobat Clan (Episode 1)" / "The Most Dangerous Race: Episode 1"
"Ma no Akurobatto-zoku (Zenpen)" (魔のアクロバット族(前編)) 
28 May 1967
Speed enters The Great Alpine Race, a brutally dangerous mountain contest, after being challenged by a belligerent racer and stunt driver, Snake Oiler, a part of a dangerous cult-like racing team, The Car Acrobatic Team. The race's danger is such that Speed's crew chief, Wilson "Sparky" Sparkolemew, warns him against it, and infuriates Speed to where their relationship nearly ends, and even Racer X – aka The Masked Racer – warns Speed against it. Complicating Speed's efforts even more, Pops falls violently ill while preparing the Mach 5. 
10 "Evil Acrobat Clan (Episode 2)" / "The Most Dangerous Race: Episode 2"
"Ma no Akurobatto-zoku (Chūhen)" (魔のアクロバット族(中編)) 
4 June 1967
Forced to finish preparing the Mach 5 himself, Speed barely reaches the race's start, but Sparky and Trixie must rescue him when his brakes prove ineffective in a lethal mountainside curve, and after he rejoins the race he and others run into brutal rains that wash out overhangs, forcing them to have to jump the dangerous chasms. Snake Oiler and Racer X succeed, but when Speed makes the jumps his car crashes into a canyon, and amid the wreckage and loss of life the only sign of Speed in the fatal storm is a small doll given him by his baby brother, Spritle. 
11 "Evil Acrobat Clan (Episode 3)" / "The Most Dangerous Race: Episode 3"
"Ma no Akurobatto-zoku (Kōhen)" (魔のアクロバット族(後編)) 
11 June 1967
By a miracle Speed has survived but has suffered a concussion and hysterical blindness. His determination to win the race against literally all odds touches Racer X to the point he deliberately fakes injury to help navigate Speed to safety – and to warn Oiler when a leakage of oil from his car leads to a near-fatal explosion short of the finish. 
12 "Revenge of Marengo (Episode 1)" / "Race for Revenge: Episode 1"
"Marengo no Fukushū (Zenpen)" (マレンゴの復讐(前編)) 
18 June 1967

During a test session Speed is overtaken by a mysterious car numbered X3, whose distinctive engine hum is familiar to a vicious gang of racers known as The Three Roses Club because the engine is from a car whose driver they killed years earlier in a mountain race. When the mysterious driver turns out to be a robot who repeats a prerecorded warning, "Melange still races," it turns out to be the work of "Flash" Marker, the son of the deceased racer who has vowed to destroy the Three Roses Club at the same mountain course where his father was killed.

This is the first episode since the pilot where Racer X does not appear. 
13 "Revenge of Marengo (Episode 2)" / "Race for Revenge: Episode 2"
"Marengo no Fukushū (Kōhen)" (マレンゴの復讐(後編)) 
25 June 1967
Lilly, the sister of the vengeful Flash Marker, is dragooned into driving the rebuilt Melange to destroy the present members of the Three Roses Club, but disaster strikes when Speed thwarts Marker's plan for vengeance. 
14 "The Deadly Desert Race (Episode 1)" / "The Desperate Desert Race: Episode 1"
"Shi no Sabaku Rēsu (Zenpen)" (死の砂漠レース(前編)) 
2 July 1967
Speed and another racer, Kim, are airlifted, along with their cars, to Flat Hill Country for a desert race. When a mysterious time-bomb destroys Kim's race car, the Black Tiger, after it is unloaded from the plane, Spritle is blamed. However, Spritle, while hiding, witnessed the saboteur. Now, Speed must convince Kim, who are sworn enemies to each other, that Spritle is innocent. 
15 "The Deadly Desert Race (Episode 2)" / "The Desperate Desert Race: Episode 2"
"Shi no Sabaku Rēsu (Kōhen)" (死の砂漠レース(後編)) 
9 July 1967
Kim, who is a leader in the Flat Hill Rebel Army, learns that his car was actually blown up by one of his own in order to ensure he would stay with the army and not enter the desert race. Kim believes the Flat Hill government is corrupt and that his rebel cause is just. To determine who is the better racer, Speed and Kim decide to race each other. While they are out racing, members of the Rebel Army kidnap Trixie. We learn that it was all a hoax and that their intention was to rule Flat Hill Country for their own selfish purposes. We also learn that they planted a scorpion in Speed and Kim's cars to get rid of them permanently. The government of Flat Hill Country comes to the aid of Kim and Speed, who by now discovered the trick and decide to join forces to fight the Rebels and rescue Trixie. In the end, they succeed and Speed alone enters the Desert Race, easily winning, with Kim on the sidelines cheering. 
16 "The Underground Inca Race (Episode 1)" / "The Fire Race: Episode 1"
"Inka Chitei Rēsu (Zenpen)" (インカ地底レース(前編)) 
16 July 1967
To get the country of Kapetapek to open its borders the world has agreed to a race with Kabala, a racer who is rumored to cause accidents. The leader of Kapetapek adds that the winner will get to marry his daughter. The race must be completed through a volcano in 5 hours. Adding to the problem a group of racers want to steal the treasure of Kapetapek. 
17 "The Underground Inca Race (Episode 2)" / "The Fire Race: Episode 2"
"Inka Chitei Rēsu (Kōhen)" (インカ地底レース(後編)) 
23 July 1967
Kabala turns out to be Racer X. The Masked Racer explains to Speed that the real Kabala years before taught him mountain racing skills and was killed in a landslide; he has thus disguised himself as Kabala and defends Kapetapek's honor in his memory. He is also determined to stop the gang that is trying to steal the country's treasure. Speed and Racer X finish in a dead heat and are the only survivors out of 96 entrants. Shamed by the spectacle, Kapetapek agrees to partly open its borders. 
18 "Treasure of Niagara (Episode 1)" / "Girl Daredevil: Episode 1"
"Naiagara no Hihō (Zenpen)" (ナイアガラの秘宝(前編)) 
30 July 1967
A beautiful car stunt-driver named Twinkle Banks tries to cross Niagara Falls on two rope cables and gets into trouble and Speed naturally drives out to save her. They both fall in and discover a hidden cave where Brotch, an infamous art thief, and his gang are searching for treasure - and have taken Twinkle's father hostage. 
19 "Treasure of Niagara (Episode 2)" / "Girl Daredevil: Episode 2"
"Naiagara no Hihō (Kōhen)" (ナイアガラの秘宝(後編)) 
6 August 1967
Speed and Twinkle follow Brotch and succeed in thwarting his gang. 
20 "The Evil Race Car (Episode 1)" / "The Fastest Car on Earth: Episode 1"
"Akuma no Rēsu Kā (Zenpen)" (悪魔のレースカー(前編)) 
13 August 1967
A woman named Oriena Flux and her henchmen uncover a powerful and dangerous high speed engine called the GRX in order to ensure that they win the Oriental Grand Prix. When they test it on the track, Pops recognizes the sound of the engine and warns Speed not to go near it. Out of suspicion, Pops takes Spritle and Chim-Chim to the cemetery where the engine was buried. They go to Oriena's house afterwards, where Pops demands the engine so he can destroy it like he should've 10 years ago when it was first built. Speed decides that he wants to learn more about the car so he can find a way to beat it in the race, and ends up driving it. The high speed is thrilling to him at first, but he is overpowered by the stresses and falls unconscious while driving. 
21 "The Evil Race Car (Episode 2)" / "The Fastest Car on Earth: Episode 2"
"Akuma no Rēsu Kā (Kōhen)" (悪魔のレースカー(後編)) 
20 August 1967
Pops, Spritle and Chim-Chim manage to catch up to the car with the GRX's engine and, thanks to Chim-Chim, stop it before it crashes into the ocean. After getting into a fight with Oriena's henchmen, Pops takes Speed home. Speed later wakes up, and after Pops splashes water in his face, is back to normal. During the trial, Oriena and her Henchmen spray the driver of the GRX with a special gas in order to make him able to tolerate the high velocity. However, while he is driving, he drinks water out of desperation and ends up wrecking. Since the old driver is unable to race, Oriena persuades Speed to drive the GRX. They repair it, and spray Speed with the special gas so he can take it out for a test run. During the practice, Pops, Trixie and Spritle find him, and take him away despite his protests. On the drive home, Trixie lets him have water, which makes him terrified of going fast at all. Pops helps him to overcome his fears, and he finally gets over it during the big race. 
22 "Mach 5 Crisis (Episode 1)" / "Mach 5 vs. Mach 5: Episode 1"
"Mahha Gō Kiki Ippatsu (Zenpen)" (マッハ号危機一髪(前編)) 
27 August 1967

Dr. Nightcall and his daughter trick Speed and use the Mach Five to steal a device called the Mizmo beam and build another Mach Five for their boss Cumulus. In addition to the Mizmo beam, the duplicate Mach Five can sprout small wings allowing it to fly and contains an atom bomb.

In this episode Spritle and Chim Chim make their own Mach Five with A: auto jacks and B: grip tires. Needless to say these features fail so badly that a police officer comments that he should arrest them for such a pathetic display. 
23 "Mach 5 Crisis (Episode 2)" / "Mach 5 vs. Mach 5: Episode 2"
"Mahha Gō Kiki Ippatsu (Kōhen)" (マッハ号危機一髪(後編)) 
3 September 1967
Speed chases Cumulus to his undersea base where he learns that Cumulus plans to destroy all the military bases in the world. Dr. Nightcall's daughter is killed trying to stop Cumulus. Cumulus himself is killed when Speed throws him from the duplicate Mach Five. Dr. Nightcall promises to devote his live and the base to undersea research in memory of his daughter. 
24 "Little Grand Prix (Episode 1)" / "The Royal Racer: Episode 1"
"Chibikko Guran Puri (Zenpen)" (チビッコ・グランプリ(前編)) 
10 September 1967
A race for 8 to 13 year olds involves a young prince, Prince Jam, who bears a striking resemblance to Spritle. Spritle complains about not being allowed in the race, but Pops reminds him that he will not turn 8 until two days after the race. In escaping from a kidnap plot to put Prince Sugarin on the throne, Prince Jam and Spritle collide into each other and are mistaken for each other. During the race, the plotters try to take out 'Prince Jam'. 
25 "Little Grand Prix (Episode 2)" / "The Royal Racer: Episode 2"
"Chibikko Guran Puri (Kōhen)" (チビッコ・グランプリ(後編)) 
17 September 1967
Spritle and Prince Jam thwart the plotters and the prince is crowned. Spritle also learns he can legally enter the race because they crossed the International Date Line making it one day later than they thought it was. 
26 "Extinguishing Speed!" / "The Car Hater"
"Supīdo wo Kese!" (スピードを消せ!) 
24 September 1967
Janine Trotter is a young woman who is a fan of Speed, to the consternation of the possessive Trixie. Janine is punished by her wealthy father, who hates cars because his son was killed by one. Mr. Trotter sabotages the opening of a new speedway and also causes mammoth traffic jams in the nearby city. When he pays three third-rate hoods to sabotage Pops Racer's shop, they are overpowered by Speed and Sparky; they then learn that Janine and Trixie are testing a new car - whose brakes were sabotaged by one of the man's paid hoodlums. 
27 "Calculation Devil of Hell" / "The Terrifying Gambler"
"Noroi no Kureopatora (Zenpen)" (呪いのクレオパトラ(前編)) 
1 October 1967
A criminal hijacks the Mach Five during the Monte Carlo Rally. Speed later identifies the man, who is a famous gambler, Mr. Fastbucks, but can't prove it. When he confronts Mr. Fastbucks, Speed is told his master plan: Mr. Fastbucks has bought up coal and train companies and by blowing up the world's gas supplies, he will become fabulously rich. Instead it is Mr. Fastbucks who gets blown up. 
28 "The Curse of Cleopatra (Episode 1)The Curse of Cleopatra (Episode 2)" / "The Race against Time: Episode 1"
"Noroi no Kureopatora (Kōhen)" (呪いのクレオパトラ(後編)) 
8 October 1967
Speed Racer meets a scientist named Digger O. Bone who asks him with his dying breath to take care of his daughter Calcia. Unfortunately for Speed, Calcia has hit her head and thinks she is Cleopatra. Under the evil influence of Splint Femur, Calcia has kidnapped Trixie threatening her with death. Speed must survive lions and guards while racing the clock to save Trixie. 
29 "The Curse of Cleopatra (Episode 2)" / "The Race against Time: Episode 2"
"Kogane no Ude" (黄金の腕) 
15 October 1967
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by Tatsunoko Studio
30 "The Golden Arm" / "The Snake Track"
"Damu Saido no Taiketsu" (ダムサイドの対決) 
22 October 1967

Speed is training for the Super Car Race on the Snake Track which is a new course that has seven curves. After a day of training Speed meets Rock Force who outmaneuvers some gangsters by driving his car on two wheels. While talking to Rock Force Speed notices that the car has a special automatic transmission. After the gangsters wreck his car Mr. Force comes to Pops Racer to have it fixed. Speed and Mr. Force get into a fight and Mr. Force reveals that he cannot use his right arm and wears a metal brace on it. Mr. Force tells how he accepted money to throw a race but won it anyhow. The gangsters then crippled his right arm to prevent him from racing and have now wrecked his car. While Pops fixes the car Speed challenges him to drive the Mach Five with its manual transmission to help 'wake up' his right arm. The next day Mr. Force wins the Snake Track race but the gangsters come forward and reveal that he cannot use his right arm. Mr. Force proceeds to punch out the gangsters and Speed grabs his arm. They then both realize that he punched out the men with his right arm; his arm has completely healed. The racing official then chastises the gangsters for lying to him. Speed then tells his friend Rock that he will beat him the next time they meet.

Given the bad puns that seem to abound in Speed Racer it should be obvious that Dr. Digger O. Bone and Splint Femur are both archeologists. 
31 "Dam Side Showdown" / "The Man on the Lam"
"Hayate! Ninja Kā (Zenpen)" (疾風!忍者カー(前編)) 
29 October 1967
Lawson Lamster, a fugitive from prison, sees his young daughter, stricken with blindness and who does not know of her father; she takes kindly to the mysterious man who is interested in her unaware of who he is. The fugitive robbed a bank years ago and is running from the gangsters who worked with him; Lamster takes Speed at gunpoint to find the money he has hidden, but they are seized by Stencher, Lamster's former partner, and his gang. Speed and Lamster escape and a fatal gun battle and fire erupts, defeating Stencher and the gang but leaving Lamster stricken; his dying wish is that an operation be performed to give his daughter his eyes. 
32 "Fresh Breeze! Ninja Car (Episode 1)" / "Gang of Assassins: Episode 1"
"Hayate! Ninja Kā (Kōhen)" (疾風!忍者カー(後編)) 
5 November 1967
Ninjas kidnap international diplomats from a peace conference, hoping to start a war. 
33 "Fresh Breeze! Ninja Car (Episode 2)" / "Gang of Assassins: Episode 2"
"Arashi no Kettō" (嵐の決闘) 
12 November 1967
The ninja assassins are thwarted when Racer X double-crosses them and a dragon-shaped airship is blown up. 
34 "Storm Duel" / "The Race for Life"
"Bōsō! Rekōdo Kā" (暴走!レコードカー) 
19 November 1967
Speed is in Mexico and must obtain a serum to save the life of the mayor of a village that is in danger of falling into the hands of the man whom poisoned him. 
35 "Run Away! Record Car" / "The Supersonic Car"
"Mitsurin no Kai Sensha (Zenpen)" (密林の怪戦車(前編)) 
26 November 1967
Vavoom Motor Co. is trying to build a supersonic car, which Speed is testing. Agents from Forthebird Motor Co. sabotage the car, and blame Speed for the accident. They demand a new test driver, but Speed enters their driving tests, and proves again that he is the best driver. Agents from Forthebird Motors put a bomb on the finish line to destroy the car, but Spritle overhears them, and warns Speed. 
36 "Mysterious Tank of the Dense Forest (Episode 1)" / "Crash in the Jungle: Episode 1"
"Mitsurin no Kai Sensha (Kōhen)" (密林の怪戦車(後編)) 
3 December 1967
After a plane crash, Speed is stranded on an island where the exiled General Smasher is creating giant monsters. Speed becomes essentially a "jungle boy" (complete with swinging on vines and clothes ripped to shreds) trying to stop General Smasher. 
37 "Mysterious Tank of the Dense Forest (Episode 2)" / "Crash in the Jungle: Episode 2"
"Jigoku no Keisan Ma" (地獄の計算魔) 
10 December 1967
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by Tatsunoko Studio
38 "Secret Agent No. 9 (Episode 1)" / "The Secret Invaders: Episode 1"
"Himitsu Jōhō-in Nanbā Nain (Zenpen)" (秘密情報員NO.9(前編)) 
17 December 1967
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by Tatsunoko Studio
39 "Secret Agent No. 9 (Episode 2)" / "The Secret Invaders: Episode 2"
"Himitsu Jōhō-in Nanbā Nain (Kōhen)" (秘密情報員NO.9(後編)) 
24 December 1967
An assassin is foiled while trying to kill Princess Gracious of Ambrocia. They know that some racer flashed his mirror, blinding the assassin. It was actually Racer-X, but they assume it was Speed and try and take him out. After Speed saves President Montebank from being blown up the assassins show up and knock out Speed. One of them uses a Speed Racer face mask (al la Mission Impossible) to take Speed to a remote location and push him and the Mach Five over a cliff. Faking his own death Speed then goes and defeats the gang of assassins. {This may have been followed up in 'the Trick Race'}. 
40 "Car Bomb of Fear"  / "Man Behind the Mask"
"Kyōfu no Bakudan Kā" (恐怖の爆弾カー) 
7 January 1968
Speed is scheduled to compete in the North American Grand Prix and rides on the same plane as Dr. Fantasty. At the same time, Spritle and Chim Chim stow away to see Speed race. While Speed and Trixie are learning of Dr. Fantasty's rocket fuel engine, the plane they are on is hijacked by strange masked men who direct the plane to an uncharted island. Once their, Speed, Trixie, Spritle, Chim Chim, and Dr. Fantasty meet the masked men's masked leader Mark Meglaton who plans to force Speed and Dr. Fantasty to help steal art from around the world followed by a plot for world domination by launching missiles at the Earth's major cities. It's up to Pops and Racer X to come to the rescue and help to defeat Mark Meglaton. 
41 "The Phantom's Iron Castle" / "The Car Destroyer"
"Tetsu no Maboroshi-jō" (鉄のまぼろし城) 
14 January 1968
A man uses small cars which allow him to control real cars that he then melts down and uses to build a forest complete with robotic animals. He is destroying cars because his son was crippled by a hit and run driver, but it is revealed that his son can really walk and was kept in the wheelchair by his father. 
42 "Pineapple Race" / "The Desperate Racer"
"Painappuru Rēsu" (パイナップル・レース) 
21 January 1968
Speed has entered the Pineapple Grand-Prix, where each driver has to carry a pineapple in his car. Someone has hidden a diamond in one of the pineapples, so criminals are stealing the fruits from the drivers. 
43 "Witch Number 0" / "Witch No. 0"
"Majo Nanbā Zero" (魔女ナンバー・0) 
28 January 1968
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by Tatsunoko Studio
44 "Murder Car V2"
"Satsujin Kā Bī Tsū-gō" (殺人カー・V2号) 
4 February 1968
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by Alfonso Productions
45 "Car Wrestler X" / "The Great Car Wrestling Match"
"Kā Resurā Ekkusu" (カーレスラーX) 
11 February 1968
The episode was Painted and Traced in Colour by the Colour Crew of Great Britain
46 "Attack of the Auto Apache" / "Motorcycle Apaches"
"Ōto Apatchi no Shūgeki" (オート・アパッチの襲撃) 
18 February 1968
After Speed fakes his death, he sets out to save his family. 
47 "Rebirth of the Monster Car"
"Monsutā Kā no Fukkatsu" (モンスターカーの復活) 
25 February 1968
The Racer Family is all here. 
48 "The Junk Car Grand Prix"
"Ponkotsu Kā Guran Puri" (ポンコツカー・グランプリ) 
3 March 1968 (Japan)
Speed and Trixie help an orphan girl win a life changing cash prize in a banger race organised by an eccentric German baron. 
49 "Desperate Balloon Escape" / "The Car in the Sky"
"Kesshi no Fūsen Dasshutsu" (決死の風船脱出) 
10 March 1968 (Japan), 1 March 1968 (North America)
The Mach 5 must be used as an aerial vehicle fitted with mammoth balloons to get help for survivors of a plane crash. 
50 "Return of the Acrobat Clan" / "The Trick Race"
"Akurobatto-zoku no Gyakushū" (アクロバット族の逆襲) 
17 March 1968 (Japan), 8 March 1968 (North America)
A consortium of international criminals tricks Speed Racer and The Car Acrobatic Team (though seen a few times during flashbacks, the team is minus Snake Oiler, still recovering from his near-fatal crash in "The Most Dangerous Race) into a dangerous grudge race, this in order to destroy them and also smoke out Racer X, aka Secret Agent 9. Racer X barely escapes an assassination attempt to warn Speed and the Car Acrobats, whose vehicles have been rigged with explosives. The Acrobats turn the tables on the gang, while Speed gets a surprising reaction when he finally broaches the question to Racer X about his true identity. 
51 "The Greastest-Ever Race (Episode 1)" / "The Race Around the World: Episode 1"
"Shijō Saidai no Rēsu (Zenpen)" (史上最大のレース(前編)) 
24 March 1968 (Japan), 15 March 1968 (North America)
A billionaire, Mr. Goldminter, sanctions The Race Around The World, a triathlon-style competition involving open wheel racecars, rocket boats, airplanes, submarines, snowmobiles, and finally the preferred racecars of each entrant; the race begins in Los Angeles and ends in Tokyo. Speed and Sparky are in the thick of things, even when a vicious pair of racers shoots down their airplane. 
52 "The Greastest-Ever Race (Episode 2)" / "The Race Around the World: Episode 2"
"Shijō Saidai no Rēsu (Kōhen)" (史上最大のレース(後編)) 
31 March 1968 (Japan), 15 March 1968 (North America)
One of the entries is the daughter of the race's promoter, Ms. Lovelace Goldminter; Goldminter has offered her as the wife to the race's winner and she decides to compete to get back at him. When she runs out of gas she is aided with extra fuel by Speed, but he runs out of gas himself, and when Racer X appears to scold him, Speed blows up at himself - but then notices a conveniently-left tank of gas by Racer X. Thus refueled, Speed and Sparky race into contention for the win, and eliminate the two saboteurs who've harassed them the entire way. 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "マッハGoGoGo サブタイトルリスト". Web.archive.org. 2008-12-18. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
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  4. ^ "Special Collector's Issue: 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time". TV Guide (June 28-July 4). 1997. 
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