June 19, 2006
When I watched Cars a few weeks ago I naturally thought of Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch (pictured at left), its conceptual precursor. I also wondered, what were some of the best car race/car chase scenes I'd ever seen in animation?

The answer to that question surprised me. For one thing, it took me almost two weeks to come up with a decent list—unlike our first top five list, where most of the effort was in paring the list down. Second, none of the entries on the list is American. So much for the great car culture.

#5: Bubblegum Crisis episode 4: Revenge Road
#4: The Triplets of Belleville
#3: The Running Man
#2: Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
#1: Riding Bean

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What happened to the one in the all-time Norwegian classic, "Pinchcliffe Grande Prix"? You're showing your ignorance, folks. :P
by the way, the #2 and #1 links don't work... if "Pinchcliffe Grande Prix" was in one of them, then I apologize.
As you can see, it didn't make the cut. Actually, I was kind of surprised no one brought up the lack of Speed Racer.


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