And now we come to what is easily the worst pun in a movie full of bad puns — Semper Fi-ber, sponsor of a squad of headhunters in the big Casa Cristo race. Driving a wide, open roadster, the military themed team of Type N cars is lead by Colonel Colon and … oh you can see where this is going…For whatever reason — maybe because they sometimes thought they were making a kid’s movie — the Wachowski brothers were moved to throw in a little bodily humour to their humor for their big screen Speed Racer, from Chim-Chim’s monkey biscuits to the unfortunate motto of the Semper Fi-ber team — “First in, last out.” Fortunately, the hapless Col. Colon is quickly knocked out of the race —— which is too bad, as the Type N is another nice design of an imaginary car. Broad and low-slung, it follows the contours of the modern military helmet. Interestingly enough, in a field full of weaponized vehicles, the Type N appears to be one of the few unarmed cars. Now that’s kinda funny.
Type N Race Car Numbers: 61, 75