The Story Behind Our Pixar ‘cars’ Characters
He is later seen in the tie-breaker race, cheering for McQueen and is shocked when he notices Doc Hudson. When McQueen chooses to forfeit the win and help Strip Weathers finish his last race, he is shown sobbing when he sees what happens. He is later seen in Cars 3, where shouts encouraging words to McQueen once again. His topside is decorated with rows of Lightning/Rust-eze flags.
Jimbo is a maroon truck that enjoys competing in demolition derby events. He has a battered-looking body with the number 13 sloppily painted on his doors. He is eliminated when he flips through the air hitting a couple of tires and getting stuck in the mud.
This gives him the ability to go from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, and reach a top speed of 199 mph. Candice is a pink 2005 Porsche 911 Carrera who lives in Santa Carburera, California and was one of Chick Hicks’s protégées in Cars Race-O-Rama before betraying and quitting on him. She has a very spoiled, presumed and selfish attitude almost like a spoiled teenager.
Recruited after the Cold War for both his brains and brawn, Torque is a tough-as-nails Detroit muscle car with a mastery of disguises. In his latest deep-cover operation, he obtained vital information about the plot to sabotage the World Grand Prix. So Rod plans a rendezvous with his British counterparts to share his discoveries at the World Grand Prix welcome reception in Tokyo, Japan.
Dan Sclarkenberg , a green car and one of two “braking news” desk anchors on MPH 55 NEWS, is one of the announcers of the “McQueen Missing” segments. The Alphanumeros are a group of cars in tight formation, driving at the beginning of the tiebreaker race in position to spell “PISTON CUP” with each letter formed from multiple, matching moving vehicles. Charlie Checker is the official pace car at each race of the Piston Cup Series. He resembles a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Like the Checker taxi cab, he is bright yellow. Dexter Hoover waves the green flag to start the race, the checkered flag to finish the race and the yellow flag when Piston Cup officials call a caution.
He’ll give you the hard sell in the boardrooms, but he understands the “there’s more to racing than just winning.” He has won more Piston Cup races than any other car in history, but has managed to keep his priorities straight. He’s a down-home guy who knows that it takes more than trophies to make a true champion. Above all else, The King values hard work and sticking together as a team. Racing sensation Dale Jr. has wasted no time gathering victories and creating a commanding track presence, since winning Piston Cup Rookie of the Year honors in 2000. His drive and charisma have scored with fans too — he’s earned The Piston Cup Most Popular Driver award four years running!