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Supercar was a children's TV show that ran between 1961 and 1962. The show was done by puppets and the technique used was called supermarionation in the closing titles of the last 13 shows. It was first seen on ITV in the United Kingdom and then it would be shown in America in syndication. This TV show was in black-and-white. The show was about a craft that could land and take-off vertically. This craft was first created by Rudolph Popkins and Horatio Beaker. The driver or pilot was Mike Mercury. This team was based in Black Rock, Nevada. Like Thunderbirds, they would rescue people from all over the world. Jimmy Gibson and his pet monkey became members of the team after being saved by Supercar. Garry Anderson produced this show and this show had his trademark sequence of launching of the vehicle. First, there would be the firing of the left and right engines. Then, it would be the opening of the skyward hangar doors and finally, the upward blastoff. Anderson would use this sequence until he made his live action TV show, Space:1999.