One of the best parts of our favourite cartoons of the 80's and 90's are often the vehicles and some have stood out so much that they have become icons of their generation. Retroheadz bring you 11 of the best cartoon vehicles from our favourite childhood cartoons that we dreamed were real. Some could easily be created in real life, and some even have, others are so crazy that they will forever be held in the realms of imagination. So let Retroheadz take you on a ride through time to those cartoon vehicles of the 80's and 90's we all wanted so start your engines and let's begin with... Monster Minds – Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors The Monster Minds were essentially the dispensable minions of the evil Saw Boss, nemesis of Jayce and the Lightning League. A race of plant-based, bio-engineered aliens that threatened to take over the universe the Monster Minds would be “born” by plants and instantly able to battle. They came in many shapes and sizes but were seriously cool. Rat Catcher – Darkwing Duck The Rat Catcher just oozed cool. Essentially an Art-Deco styled motorbike it had massive exhaust pipes that looked like wings and a front that looked like a duck’s bill. As with most of the vehicles on this list, it was cartoonishly fast and could transform into a sort of hydrofoil when it needed to. We all wanted to rock up to school riding one but alas it never happened. Righteous Indignation – Bucky O’Hare If you were in school in the early nineties then chances are you were obsessed with Bucky O’Hare. We all wanted to Join Bucky, Dead Eye, Blinky, Jenny and Bruiser in their quest to end the Toad Empire. Bucky O'Hare was the greatest pilot in S.P.A.C.E and his ship was the Righteous Indignation. Every kid wants a bright orange spaceship with massive guns right? Mach 5 – Speed Racer The Mach 5 in Speed Racer was every kid's dream racing car. It was ridiculously fast, looked great and had gadgets that would make James Bond blush. Built by Pops Racer, Speed’s father in the show, the Mach 5 was the envy of the other drivers who would race against it, often attempting to sabotage the car and kill Speed in the process. The Party Wagon – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cowabunga dudes, what could be better than a VW camper van? Well, a VW camper van driven by mutant turtles of course. The Party Wagon was just that and so much more. Modded out and full of upgrades including a massive spoiler, well it was the 80's. Other modifications included heavy armour, guns, and bullet proof visor. Radical Dudes! Gadget mobile – Inspector Gadget Whilst Transformers could turn into giant robots the Gadget mobile was all out wacky, much like its owner. The Gadget Mobile had two main modes, a superfast Police car modelled on a 1983 Toyota Supra and a van that was mainly used for Inspector Gadget’s family outings with Penny. It also, unsurprisingly, had a whole host of gadgets such as giant claws, “Hilarious Gas” and a special Jet mode that allowed it to fly. Handy for that school commute eh? Thunderhawk – M.A.S.K M.A.S.K was full of cool vehicles but the Thunderhawk was the one that really captured our imaginations. Driven or maybe piloted by M.A.S.K leader Matt Tracker the Thunderhawk was a Chevrolet Camaro, which is already pretty cool, with gull wings that turned it into a fighter jet. Who doesn’t want an awesome looking car that turns into a plane with guns? Optimus Prime – Transformers Optimus Prime needs no introduction but in case you’ve been living on Cybertron all of your life, here it goes. The giant Autobot is the thirteenth and Youngest Prime and is also the leader of the Autobots who fight against the evil Decepticons. Prime is depicted as lorry and like all the transformers he can turn into a giant humanoid robot with a massive sword and gun. Tasked with defending Earth Optimus Prime was the most honourable and brave of all the Autobots, making him a favourite among fans. Thundertank – Thundercats Thundercats are on the move, Thundercats are loose, or so the song goes but that was never truer than when they were in the Thundertank. Essentially a giant tank shaped like a lion with tracks the Thundertank was truly awesome. Big and powerful with some serious weaponry the Thundertank could jump off of cliffs, smash through castle walls turn ridiculously sharp corners with ease. The Thundertank really was a beast. Batmobile – Batman the Animated Series No matter what version of Batman you watch or read we can all agree on one thing, the Batmobile is cool. We all like the dark side of things and the Batmobile is the epitome of mean. Luxurious and over the top whilst still hugely practical and with more gadgets than the rest of this list combined it really is the ultimate car. It has to be the version from the Animated Series as it encapsulates that Gotham image perfectly whilst also looking the coolest of any of the Batmobiles. Pole Position - Roadie In the mid 80's there was one cartoon that had cars everyone wanted. The show loosely based off the Pole Position arcade game (in name only) featured a brother and sister who ran the Pole Position Road Show and when not doing this thwarted crime in their cars. There were two one was a Mustang called Wheels and the other was this futuristic piece of awesomeness called Roadie. Cue stunts, robot heads and one of the most catchy theme tunes ever! Feeling Nostalgic? Which Cartoon Vehicles of the 80's and 90's did you want in real life when you were a kid, or still want now? Up Next: The classic cartoons from the 80's we grew up with! What was your favourite?