The Mystery Machine

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The Mystery Machine
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Type: Automobile
Owned by: Fred Jones
First appearance: SDWAY: "What a Night for a Knight" (1969)
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Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
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Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!
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Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
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Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!
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The Mystery Machine is a van and main mode of transportation for Mystery Incorporated in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. It is owned by Fred Jones, and he has driven it in most incarnations; except for the Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo shorts and Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!, in which Fred had apparently given his ownership to Shaggy Rogers.



TV series



Theme park rides




Video games

Stage performances



Toys and merchandise

Jada Toys

Main article: Jada Toys
  • Mystery Machine (2020)

A 1:32 die-cast scale replica.

  • Mystery Machine with Shaggy & Scooby-Doo (2020)

A 1:24 die-cast scale replica with non-possible toys of Shaggy and Scooby-Doo. Scooby can be horizontally placed in the Mystery Machine.

  • Mystery Machine with Bugs Bunny (2023)

For Warner Bros.' 100th anniversary, they celebrated by licensing a range of Looney Tunes Funko Pops with a Scooby-Doo motif, which included a vinyl collectible of Bugs Bunny (wearing Fred's clothes) riding the Mystery Machine.

Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Werehog of London," a fortune teller warns Timon and Pumbaa that no one is safe from the curse of the werehog, not even "those meddling teens and their pesky dog," and then the camera reveals an orange and blue van resembling the Mystery Machine that has been abandoned after it was knocked into a lampost.
  • A van resembling the Mystery Machine pops up as a photo when the main characters are thinking of a getaway car in the film Going in Style.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Midnight at the Mayor's Mansion," the chase through the hallway doors is a parody of chases like those in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! The Mayor even says Shaggy's catchphrase, "Zoinks," while passing the screen inside a pink van reminiscent of the Mystery Machine.