Who Are the Characters of Disney's "Cars"?


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The main character of “Cars” is Lightning McQueen, a race car who finds himself in the small town of Radiator Springs, where he meets Sally, Doc Hudson and Mater. Additional characters include Flo, Fillmore and Ramone, as well as Luigi and his assistant Guido.

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All of the characters in Disney’s “Cars” are types of motor vehicles, starting with the main character Lightning McQueen. McQueen is a red race car who begins the movie only caring about going fast, but ultimately ends up slowing down in the small town of Radiator Springs. There, he meets Sally, a blue Porsche who runs the local motel and helps teach McQueen to go slow and appreciate the world around him. Doc Hudson is a dark blue, older model Hudson Hornet who is the doctor in Radiator Springs and teaches McQueen how to stay safe while going fast.

Lightning McQueen also meets a tow truck in Radiator Springs named Mater and the two of them become very good friends. Flo is a classic 1950s car who runs a diner in the small town and she also owns the local gas station. Other characters in Radiator Springs include Ramone, a 1951 Impala low-rider who owns a body and paint shop, and Fillmore, a Volkswagen bus from the 1960s who runs on clean fuel and represents “hippie” ideas within the “Cars” setting. Luigi is a 1959 Fiat 500 who runs the local tire shop along with his assistant Guido, a small blue forklift, and the two of them dream of one day changing the tires of a real


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