I vaguely remember seeing the show as a kid; little more than the vehicles though. A few years ago, I borrowed the 1st disc from NetFlix, but could not bear to finish it, as the pace was very slow. Since then I use POWERDVD, which features play at 1.5x, & I looked for the series on NF, but it was currently unavailable.
I think that the Andersons aimed their programs at 8-year old boys who were attracted by all the mechanical complexity of their shows, but this is in large part, the thing that makes them too slow. I did finish FBXL5 & STINGRAY discs #1, but had to ffwd through those parts.
1999 was a bit different, as thus far I have viewed about 6 or 7 discs.