‘Challenge of the Masked Racer: Episode 1’ episode airs on ‘Speed Racer’ 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 16 1967)

Video: 'Speed Racer - CHALLENGE OF THE MASKED RACER PT. 1 (Episode 3)'

(Sunday, April 16, 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 on today’s episode of the Fuji TV animated series Speed Racer.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #89 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.

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