“The motor car in the hands of the average man is rapidly facing extinction.”
So starts the brilliant Disney cartoon ‘Motor Mania’, a classic from 1950. It stars Goofy as the Jekyll and Hyde character, Mr. Walker/Mr. Wheeler.
Watch it and weep:
I’ve embedded this video (and sent it to iPods etc via iTunes) because it stars in a book I shall be reviewing tomorrow. I’m half way through it. It’s brilliant. Right up my street, you could say.
MOTOR MANIA EXCERPTS:
Driver: “Hey, you think you own the whole road?”
Mr. Wheeler: “Hurumph! Of course I own the road. My taxes pay for them…I pay for the roads and I’ll use ’em.”
Mr. Wheeler: [yelling at passing cars] “Get off my road! Move over! Lemme pass!”
At traffic lights: “Aargh, 30 seconds gone of my life.”