Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Test driver for EXTRIC

Affiliations: EXTRIC

Enemies: Zadoc-Bar

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Adventures with Scalextric (1981)

Powers/Abilities: Skilled high speed driver. He wears a suit which is linked to a computer that warns him in advance of road conditions and curves, and he has an in-built oxygen supply.

History: Speedmaster is the top-secret test driver for one of the world's leading technological development companies, EXTRIC - the Experimental Technological Research and Inventions Corporation. He works directly for the head of the Motoring Division R.B.Benson, having won the position in a contest with other top drivers who were selected to compete for the job.

One of the other contestants, Zadoc-Bar, was prepared to use sabotage and murder to win the post, but ended up badly burned in the attempt, and has returned as a cyborg intent on dealing with the rival he blames for his disfigurement and humiliation. Kidnapping Benson's daughter, Lauren, he forces Speedmaster into a deadly confrontation. Naturally our hero comes out the victor.

Comments: A promotional character created for Hornby in 1981. You can read the pdf file giving his story here.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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