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Ever wonder what cars are featured in the movie CARS?

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I'm home today because my 2 y-o old (Justin) has pink eye, an ear infection and swollen glands (sore throat). No way he's going to day care!!! Anyway, we watched CARS for the umpteenth time today, and each time I watch it I try to look at what cars have made it into the movie. Here's what I've observed and found through some brief Internet searching:

Lightning McQueen: modified Ford GT40

Cruisin McQueen: repainted in the colors of the Corvette from the TV seires "Route 66"

Ramone: 1959 Chevrolet Impala

Luigi: 1959 Fiat 500

Guido: ISO Isetta

Doc Hudson: 1951 Hudson Hornet

Sheriff: 1949 Mercury

Fillmore: '60s VW Microbus

Sarge: 1945 Ford GPW or a Willys Jeep

Sally: 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera

Lizzie: 1923 Ford Model T

Stanley: Stanley Steamer

Flo: Not any one particular concept, but shares elements of the 1951 Buick LeSabre, the 1951 Buick XP-300 and the 1957 Chrysler Dart

Boost: 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Wingo: 2000 Nissan Silvia

DJ: 2004 Scion xB

Snot Rod: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Chick Hicks: 1980s Buick Regal/Grand National

The King: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

Mrs. The King: 1974 Chrysler Town and Country station wagon

Darrell Cartrip: 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo race car

Bob Cutlass: Oldsmobile Aurora

Mia & Tia (twins): first generation Mazda Miata

Mack: '70s or '80s MACK Superliner

Rusty: 1964 Dodge A100

Dusty: 1963 Dodge Dart

Tex: 1975 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Red: Peter Pirsch Fire Truck

TJ Hummer: Hummer H1 SUV

Sven "The Governator": Hummer H1

Mater: 1951 International Harvester L-170/mid-'50s GM Truck (Chevy or GMC)

*IMDB.com states that Mater is an IH; however, I think he looks more like a '55-'57 Chevy (or GMC) truck. Here's a picture of the IH they state he looks like and you can judge for yourself:




Anyone else that's watched the movie several times now (:lol:) see anything else, or have corrections to my list above?

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Michael Schumacher as an F430, surrounded by Maserati Quattroporte body guards?

Gotta love Luigi the most, though...


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Doc. Hudson, Ramone & Sheriff are the three coolest.

And BTW, Sheriff is a '49 Merc & Mater is most certainly a '55 Chevy truck!

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Lizzie: Ford Model T?

Lizzie was indeed a Model T, affectionately known as the Tin Lizzie.

And her deceased husband? Stanley, as in the long-since-defunct Stanley Steamer.

It's these little things that make watching Pixar films such a delight.

Edited by Enzora

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Thanks Oldsmoboi for the Wikipedia link. I didn't think to check there.

*Updated the list with info from the Wikipedia page.

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found a picture of a 51 IH L-170 for better comparison.




I still say it looks more like the Chevy

Edited by PurdueGuy

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CARS is such a cool movie. The announcer at the beginning describing the race is named Bob Cutlass. You have to watch the special features section too as the director talks about when he was a kid his father worked at a Chevy dealership and that's what got him interested in cars.

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I love "Cars" ... and have seen it a few times myself.

Cool list, GMT!

Heh ... I've even started collecting some of the model cars.... I, of course, have the '77 Monte Carlo ... along with Doc Hudson (Hudson Hornet), King, Mater, Sally and others:


(The collection has grown since I took that pic, btw).

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve&pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

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