The Story Behind Our Pixar ‘cars’ Characters
His pit crew consists of two pitties and his crew chief, Brian Gearlookski. He has no voice actor, due the fact he doesn’t make any appearances in any video games, and 10 is his racing number. According to his specs, his engine is a 3.5 liter DOHC V-8 with 650 horsepower.
He is first seen spying on Lightning’s practice sessions with Doc Hudson. In Palm Mile Speedway, he ineffectively taunts Lightning before the first race of the season until Doc warns him off, then falls in with a gang of New York-based greaser cars in Carburetor County to challenge McQueen. After Lightning won the race, Darrell Cartrip prepares to interview both Lightning and Chick only to see them during a heated argument. Darrell soon stopped this saying Lightning did won the race . With a fresh custom paint job and real, working headlights, Lightning sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime.
He also has chrome rims and a black spoiler on the back. He does not have his sponsor on his hood, sides or back. For his visit in Motoropolis City, McQueen get upgraded for street racing. Street Racing McQueen has a custom modification to his body with multiple air intakes on his hood and sides. His red paint job appears a little brighter and has black stripes going through the middle of his body and on the sides with his number in black with red outlines inside a white circle. He has two chrome exhaust pipes on his sides, custom street racing Lightyear tires and a drag racing wheelie bumper on his back.
A hotshot racecar was the early choice for lead character Lightning McQueen, and a rusty real-life tow truck found off Route 66 came to life as Mater. The Pixar team chose other cars to reflect people they had met on the road during their research for the film. Joey Dundee is an Australian racing plane painted gold with black wings and red decals and the number 9 in yellow. Despite his almost looks like a German racer, Joey has the word “Aussie” in yellow up front and a black boomerang on his rudder.
Ramone owns and operates Ramone’s House of Body Art, Radiator Springs’ custom body and paint shop. Ramone is an artist — a true magician with paint and metal. There was a time when his only canvas was himself, so he repainted himself daily. But since Lightning McQueen helped put Radiator Springs back on the map, Ramone has had his share of customers — including the star race car himself. Former P.E.I. stock car racer Jonathan Hicken gave them some of his old race car panels, and they cut them to fit. Community members helped with paint and other material, Branton said.
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