A down-and-out racetrack driver, Jim Douglas, acquires a little Volkswagen, but doesn’t realize the “bug” is almost human. The car helps Jim win many races but runs away when it feels it is not appreciated, into the clutches of villainous rival Peter Thorndyke. With the help of his friends Tennessee and Carole, Jim changes his attitude, finds the bug, and apologizes. They win another race –- and Jim falls in love with Carole.
Also stars: Dean Jones, Buddy Hackett