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The Convert-a-Car

Professor Pat Pending is a character on Wacky Races.

About Pat

He is a scientist who drives #3, a boat-shaped vehicle called Convert-a-Car, which is equipped with a multitude of gadgets and which can change into just about anything that moves in Wacky Races. He's sometimes a rival of Dick Dastardly and Muttley, since his car is equipped with a lot of gadgets, just like the Mean Machine, although they are more defensive, or merely speed-boosting, in nature. He often uses his car's gadgets to help out the other drivers if they all get caught in the same trap, such as when he used his car's de-glue gizmo to unstick everyone from a glue trap left by Dastardly.

"Pat Pending" is an abbreviation for "Patent Pending", a legal phrase for when an invention's patent papers are in the works.

The Convert-a-Car Gadgets

  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Stilles
  • Sail with Wind Blower
  • Spring
  • Jet Car
  • Do It Yourself Cannon Crosser (Brigde)
  • Giant Drill
  • Freeze Gun
  • Frog Legs
  • The Convertible Turtle Top (Turtle Shell Car)
  • Bowling Ball
  • Macaical Legs
  • Boat
  • Back wheels rise the car up
  • Triple Dribble Power (Basket Ball)
  • Pogo Power
  • Scrambler Power (Motorbike)
  • Mechanical Boot Kicker
  • Mechanical Hand Helper
  • Copy of the Slag Brothers
  • Forklift
  • Jet Pack
  • Steeple Chase Horse Power (Wheels turn into mechanical horse legs)
  • Super Pancake Flipper
  • 7 League Boot Power (Two Big Boots for the Wheels)
  • Bow and Arrow Power
  • Pool Cue Gadget
  • Ditch Digger
  • Bicycle Built for Two
  • Blimp Power
  • Flying Carpet on Wheels
  • Straw
  • Yo-Yo Power
  • Vacuum Cleaner Power
  • Air Horn
  • Scissor Power
  • Fly Swat
  • Rocket
  • Bubble Power
  • Snow Plow
  • Ski Boat
  • Magnet