Pink Panther Cartoon: “Pink Pistons” (1966)
Pink Pistons is the 16th cartoon produced in the Pink Panther series from 16 March 1966 produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng.
The Pink Panther buys a compact, multi-gadgeted car, spray-paints it pink, and goes for a drive with it. The car has a mind of its own and becomes determined to out-speed an elderly lady away from an intersection so that she gags on the pink car’s exhaust. The lady reveals herself to be Granny Flash, senior citizens’ drag racing champion! She challenges the panther to a race – and wins! The Pink Panther’s car is thrown off of a cliff and parachutes into the car lot were he bought the troublesome vehicle. The panther opts to dispense with the car and obtain a refund.