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Building the race car
Driver: Ferb Fletcher
Heinz Doofenshmirtz (Stolen)
Pit Crew: Fireside Girls Troop 46231
Manufacturer(s):
Phineas Flynn
Ferb Fletcher
Important Races:
Swamp Oil 500

"What are you doing to Mom's car?!"
"We tricked it out!
"
— Candace and Phineas Flynn[source]

42 is the name of Phineas Flynn's race car used during the annual Swamp Oil 500. The race car was a souped up version of his mother Linda Flynn's van. ("The Fast and the Phineas")

Construction

On the day of the annual Swamp Oil 500, during either practice racing or the preliminaries, young Phineas Flynn observed the fast pace zooming of the race cars down the track of the Jefferson County Motor Speedway. He, marveled at this, told his stepbrother Ferb that today, they would be race car drivers.

The two began constructing the race car around their mother Linda's car. Revamping it with metal layers and with high powered engines, they also decided to "beef up" the suspension. They made it so that Ferb could control it with a controller. ("The Fast and the Phineas", "Speed Demons")

Swamp Oil 500

Prelude

I got your pit crew

Phineas and Isabella stand in front of 42 before the race.

Entering the race, Phineas and his pit crew began necessary tune ups and cleaning on 42. Isabella talked to Phineas a few moments before the race, discussing her pit crew. Up on a bird's nest, Ferb set up controller systems and a keyboard. The racers were then called to line up at the starting line. ("The Fast and the Phineas," Speed Demons)

The race

The race shot off, as 42 took a quick lead. Ferb controlled it from the bird's nest, viewing every switch and turn in the race, giving Phineas a huge advantage. Eventually, relaxing, Phineas asked Ferb for more power. Ferb got up to do so, leaving Phineas to go so slow that an old T-Ford car passed him. After saying "Ferb?" a few times, Ferb charged the car with two power cords. 42 raced back to first.

42 takes the lead

42 zooms down the track, as Candace takes a picture of it.

Isabella told Ferb that Phineas needed a pit stop, so he steered into the pit. As Troop 46231 quickly began fixing 42 up, Isabella flirted with Phineas. After Gretchen put a bow on 42, it then took off.

42 zooms ahead

42 zooms ahead of the crashed cars.

Heinz Doofenshmirtz above the Speedway began to use a "deflate-inator" to deflate things around the race track, notably a beach ball which flew into the track and onto the windshield of number 12. 12 swirled, causing most of the cars to crash and topple over each other. 42 easily zoomed around and ahead of the cars, as the team rocked out to Go, Go, Phineas. 42 zoomed passed the finish line and won. ("The Fast and the Phineas," "Speed Demons")

Winner of the race

Guess we're walkin'

Phineas accepts the trophy, along with the fact that he and his team will have to walk home.

After winning the race, Team Phineas mounted the stage and accepted the golden trophy. As several cameras flashed and the crowd cheered, 42 was left unattended. Dr. Doofenshmirtz, having just been foiled in an attempt to deflate everything in the Tri-State Area by Agent P, snuck onto field from his deflated Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated Blimp next to 42. He then snuck onto it, with Agent P hot on his trail. ("The Fast and the Phineas", "Speed Demons")

Doofenshmirtz's get-away

Perry stops Doof's getaway

Perry lands on 42's hood.

With Agent P hot on his trail, Doofenshmirtz zoomed passed 42, in which Phineas responded with "Looks like we're walking," and so they did. Doofenshmirtz continued to skid into the road, where Agent P crashed down on his windshield.

Agent P held up the remote, taken from Ferb, and started to stir 42 out of control to slow Doofenshmirtz down. They skidded inside a car wash, and 42's upgrades and paint began to be washed off completely, leaving only the original car left. Doofenshmirtz and Agent P began battling up on top of the former 42, but Doofenshmirtz didn't realize when he got caught into a brush. Agent P rode away with the controller.

42 back to normal

Riding to the Flynn-Fletcher house, the ex-42 parked inside the garage, shining with cleanliness. Linda Flynn walked in, her daughter Candace behind her, and marveled at how clean it was. 42 was back to it's original state. ("The Fast and the Phineas", "Speed Demons")

Functions

  • High-Paced Engines: To hold up in the races, the boys' mom's car was redesigned to have high powered engines.
  • High Suspension Reactors: The car was "beefed up" with extra suspension.

Team Phineas

Background Information

We tricked it out

Phineas and Ferb after 42's construction.

  • Oddly enough, in the show's opening sequence it shows the race car but it has the number two instead of forty-two on it. Since the "42" on the race car is made up of 2 metal plates with the numbers 4 and 2 on them glued together, probably the opening sequence showed the race car before the "4" plate was put in.
  • The name of the race car could be a reference to one of three things:
    • 42, the "answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" in the famous Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books.
    • The number of Jeff "Swampy" Marsh's favorite racer, Juan Pablo Montoya.

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