Joe 90 was one of those 'Supermarionation'
TV series from the 60s produced by Jerry Anderson. A schoolboy crime
fighter with super powers - based around a pair of electronic spectacles
as far as I can remember.
produced his car from 1969 through to 1975. It seems to have been
inspired by a sort of moon buggy type vehicle wit a jet engine and
retractable wings. You will find it in two styles of box. Bubble pack
boxes are more commonly found and worth a little less than the cardboard
box with the pictorial background featuring an English Cotswold cottage
- not the first image that springs to mind.
It was actually his father's car, Professor
Mac:This is a car built by Mac to his own specifications. Its lack of
design and unusual appearance is explained by the fact that, as a
Professor-type, Mac has concentrated on performance. It travels quickly
while as a hovercraft or on land, sea or in the air. It has retractable
wings and fins and retractable wheels.
In the air its maximum speed is 300 miles per
hour. On the sea 70 knots. On land 200 miles per hour. It uses a special
high octane essence and does about 20 miles to the gallon. It is powered
by two powerful jet engines. Colour: Metallic Viridian green (www.bigrat.co.uk)