In the far distant future, the Far Out Detective Agency, made up entirely of African-American teens, puts together a makeshift space vehicle for transportation on cases. Rickety Rocket, a component of the Plastic Man Super Comedy-Adventure Show, is considered to be loosely inspired by 1973's Speed Buggy, since Rickety is an open-air flying space buggy comprised of spare parts. How Rickety is able to talk, though, is a real mystery that was never solved.
The fact that the detectives operate out of a junkyard suggests that the Kroffts' Wonderbug (1976) is also an inspiration. Coincidentally, Wonderbug co-star John Anthony Bailey is one of the voice actors in this series, as is prime time vet Johnny Brown (ex-Good Times). Muttley16 uploaded the open, narrated by Michael Rye, to YouTube:
The series lasted one season, and hasn't been seen since. Apparently, concerns over racial stereotypes supposedly presented in this series may be the reason why it hasn't been brought back.