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MACH 5 Graphic by Jerome-K-Moore MACH 5 Graphic by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Marketing Art, The Mach 5 cross-country racecar, SPEED RACER. Pencil, Magic Marker, Prismacolor.

Well... I reckon it's safe to post this now, seeing as the movie raced through its theatrical release as speedily as the title character's namesake. Heheh.

This was a freelance assignment, and they wanted me to render the famous racecar as a simplified hard graphic, for use as a design image. I remember the cartoon show as a kid, and I was quite fond of the Mach 5. It ranks alongside the Batmobile from the 60s "Batman" television show in high esteem. As faithful as the filmmakers were, they did, however, make changes to the iconic vehicle. But I must say that I didn't find the alterations objectionable at all here, purist that I usually am. I now proudly possess both toy versions, classic and contemporary. :)

Image copyright by Warner Bros Studios.
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:iconmame-ozizo:
mame-ozizo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I like it.
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:iconj-engine:
J-ENGINE Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Just perfect.
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:iconjvel4073:
jvel4073 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Favorite Car.
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:iconquest-chronicler:
QUEST-CHRONICLER Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Good work! I like this Mach 5 Pic!
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:iconspeedythecat:
speedythecat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
speedracers friggin awsome!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
And fast, too!
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:iconfistron:
Fistron Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawling.:D:D
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:iconspeedythecat:
speedythecat Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yeah! :)
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:iconamandasimmons95:
AmandaSimmons95 Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
this is rly good ;]
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:iconbiltmore:
biltmore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
I would like to make this into a tattoo on my arm, would that be ok?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Ouch!

It's your arm, so it's okay with me. lol
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:iconbiltmore:
biltmore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Kewl, thank you.
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:iconogrebear:
ogrebear Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet motor!
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:iconzekewhipper:
zekewhipper Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
What picture/s did you base your image on? I like your icon as well. Daryl Hannah has always been in my top three of the most beautiful women in the world.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Reference was provided by the filmmakers, and Warner Bros.

Thanks! Yeah, Ms. Hannah was quite the hottie back in the day, and she had a string of films that took advantage of this fact.
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:iconzekewhipper:
zekewhipper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I based mine of a variety of sources, but then took a few liberties like actually putting in working doors and windows.
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:iconstavenandersen:
stavenandersen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
dayum!! speed racer! great work.
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:iconcybernetichero:
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer, Go Speed Racer gooo!
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:iconracinggoddessriona:
RacingGoddessRiona Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
I love your drawing! I've had a major obsession with Speed Racer for a long time now, and I love the awesome machine that is the Mach 5. *casually glances at the model on her coffee table*
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a bunch, Lindsey!

I know she races IndyCars, but do you also like Danica Patrick?

VROOM VROOM!!
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:iconsilk-ward:
Silk-Ward Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i love race cars~ especially this one!
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:iconredlina:
RedLina Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Never watched the show or the film... BUT this is really cool so I'm going to fave it, if you don't mind. ;)

Films made after cartoons hardly ever work out well, if not never. Can't think of one which did, now that I've mentioned it. :hmm:
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:iconwhoisrico:
whoisrico Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
stellar race car sir.
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:iconashigaru:
ashigaru Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing and about as iconic as you can get. Sharp linework, and great simplicity of color makes this work so well.

so much potential...
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:iconleodark:
leodark Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!!!
Great pages.
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:iconda-wabbit:
Da-Wabbit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great ^^
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:iconjustindurden:
JustinDurden Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Speed Racer is the Racer.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Speed Racer is the racer who speeds.
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:iconjustindurden:
JustinDurden Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Speed Racer is the racer who speeds while racing.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Speed Racer is the racer who speeds while racing speedily.
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:iconjustindurden:
JustinDurden Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Speed Racer is the racer who speeds while racing speedily in the race which requires speed to race in which speed racing is the speedy factor to race by.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Speed Racer is the racer who speeds while racing speedily in the race which requires speed to race in which speed racing is the speedy factor to race by, while ON speed.
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:iconjustindurden:
JustinDurden Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
You Win.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Nah.
It was a photo-finish that showed a tie, and we share the checkered flag. :)
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jhames34 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
A beautiful car, it's a shame the movie went down like a Wachowski brother at a gay club
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TheBrigeeda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Man, the Mach 5 always ranked high on my "Cars I Intend To Own Someday" Lis, alongside the Adam West Batmobile and James Bond's Aston Martin.

Only more so when they made the street-legal version a few years back.

*strokes the Mach 5*

I love you...<3
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My dream garage would have the Batmobile (the '66, '89, and '05 versions), the Mach 5 (both cartoon and film versions), the Knight Industries 2000, KITT, the BACK TO THE FUTURE DeLorean, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starsky and Hutch's "Red Tomato" Gran Torino, Herbie the Love Bug, the Chariot from LOST IN SPACE, a lightcycle from TRON, and the red motorcycle from AKIRA.

I think that might cover it. :)
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:iconthebrigeeda:
TheBrigeeda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh dear God, how could I forget about the KITTs, Herbie and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? I am so damn ashamed of myself for forgetting them...

I know he doesn't technically count, but Kringer from He-Man would have a spot in my garage somewhere.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
For punishment you must sit in the corner for a time out, while alternately humming the Speed Racer, Batman, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang tunes.

Oh! And 16 "Hail Herbie"s should be sufficient.
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Neumatic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go go go!
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:iconcreedysgirl:
Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
I grew up on Speed Racer too. This is a beautiful rendering of the Mach 5.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, Lady Kim.
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:iconcreedysgirl:
Creedysgirl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
:D You're welcome, Sir Jerome.
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:iconrenonevada:
renonevada Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well after all, he IS a demon. And he's gunna be chasing after someone. And damnit, I liked the movie. =p
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
"Adventure's waitin' just AHEAAAAD!!!"

I think they should've used that signature opening from the cartoon, with the revving engine, the close-up of the wheel, the musical tones, and the series of stinger trumpets. Start the film right before the song would begin.
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:iconrenonevada:
renonevada Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would have been cooler than the one they chose, definitely.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd love to drive this... but I have such fond memories of watching Speed Racer as a kid :D
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:iconurban-barbarian:
urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
Choice!!!!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, Ferris Bueller. ;)
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