Tom Slick was the coolest race driver this side of Speed Racer. Well, maybe not the coolest, but at least the funniest. With his never-fail optimism, Tom would calmly tell his girlfriend, "There’s no such word as failure in auto racing, Marigold." Good-guy Tom would repeatedly have to face cheating competitors like the Teutonic Baron Otto Matic. Leading the crowd’s trademark "Boo!" and "Yeah!" was Tom’s sassy grandmother, Gertie.