I was a huge fan of the original mid-70s Wacky Packages (particularly the car-themed cards), so I can't believe I totally missed their 1980 descendants: Weird Wheels!

Sort of a Rat Fink-meets-Wacky-Packs mashup, Topps' Weird Wheels series of bubble-gum cards parodied many of our Malaise Era favorites as well as such classics as the Citroën 2CV and Z28 Camaro. Punk rockers and roller skaters get a special mid-Malaise shout-out, too.

Someone must give a Ford Econoline or Dodge A100 the Vampire Van grille treatment!

[Branded In The 80s, Bubblegum-Cards.com]