Peter Perfect (and pretty much all the other drivers) had a crush on her, a feeling that was returned, and always tried to help her; in one episode, they almost end up married. Unlike other cars, the Compact Pussycat rarely was targeted by the other racers (except Dick Dastardly of course), as it seems they also liked and tried to help her as Peter did.
Penelope also had her own cartoon series, The Perils of Penelope Pitstop, which also featured her rescuers the Ant Hill Mob. Her sworn enemy is the Hooded Claw, (who is unknown to her, her own guardian, Sylvester Sneekly). She wore a slight alteration to her Races wardrobe, as is cocmparable with the opposite pictures.
Penelope is a sweet natured, attractive and bubbly southern belle. Although she is blind to the fact her guardian is her arch nemesis in disguise, she is very smart and often manages to get herself out of trouble before her true guardians the Ant Hill Mob can get to her in time.
Penelope Pitstop is voiced by Janet Waldo in all her apperances in TV shows and video games.
- Penelope's car, the Compact Pussycat is never named during the opening titles, making it the only car to do so along with the Crimson Haybailer.
- In addition, the Compact Pussycat never appeared in the Perils of Penelope Pistop, it was replaced by a green limosine like vehicle.
- The Hooded Claw does changed between his true identity twice in front of Penelope. The first time wasn't as obivous as he was bending down behind a desk, the second time she refuses to believe the truth and finds it an insult to her guardian.