I’m trying to remember the name of show that likely aired around '71 or '72. It was a live-action color show with kids, sorta in the Our Gang/Little Rascals vein. From the minute bits and pieces I remember, the kids (or one of them) had a little (green?) soapbox race car and I think it had a “5” on it with a white circle around it. I think they had a clubhouse, a dog, and there were a lot of high wooden fences around their neighborhood. I don’t think this series was ever popular enough to warrant its own lunchbox, but I do think I saw a coloring book based on this show. I’m not sure what network it aired on, but if I had to guess, I think it was on ABC. I’m 37 and if you’re in your late 30s or 40s, you may have a better handle and memory on the time frame.
I know the show is NOT …
- Speed Racer, even though Speed’s car the Mach 5 had a “5” on it, I know the show I’m looking for was live-action.
- Wonder Bug, even though this was live-action, the kids here were at least in their teens (or supposed to be), and aired later.
- Speed Buggy, another animated show.
I wanna say the title wasn’t necessarily about the car, but the gang of kids themselves. I’m sorry I don’t have more to go on than that.
Some of the recent threads have had me wax nostalgic and I thinking back to the first shows that I can ever remember seeing on tv. I’ve ID’d some that have stumped me via Google (like Popeye and the Man Who Hated Laughter), but I haven’t had any luck when I tried to find the answer on my own for this show. Right now, I’d just like someone to corroborate that they saw a similiar program around that time at least. If you can name the show, I’d really appreciate it. THANKS!