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Cars is a media franchise including the 2006 film Cars, the 2011 film Cars 2, the 2017 film Cars 3, the 2022 series Cars on the Road, the 2013 film Planes, and the 2014 film Planes: Fire & Rescue. This page is a list of characters that have appeared in the franchise.

Piston Cup Championship

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A life-size replica of McQueen at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Lightning McQueen

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Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson in the films, Cars on the Road, video game adaption, Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure, and Lego The Incredibles, Ben Rausch in Cars 3: Driven to Win, Keith Ferguson in most video games), born Montgomery McQueen (Monty McQueen for short),[1] is a custom-built racecar who competes in the Piston Cup Racing Series. His design is a hybrid of Generation 4 NASCAR vehicles and Le Mans endurance racers.[2] Lightning was initially arrogant and narcissistic until becoming stranded in Radiator Springs on U.S. Route 66, where he learned about the importance of humility and teamwork from the locals. He has since taken permanent residence there and has chosen the town as the site of his racing headquarters. He is best friends with Mater and is Sally's boyfriend.

Mack

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Mack (voiced by John Ratzenberger) is a heavily modified 1985 Mack Super-Liner sleeper cab who serves as Lightning McQueen's loyal transporter. After the Dinono 400, Lightning convinces Mack to drive all night to the tie-breaker race in Los Angeles despite federal DOT regulations which legally grant Mack ten hours of rest.[3] Mack struggles to stay awake as a result, with an ensuing mishap causing Lightning to fall out of Mack's trailer. Mack later arrives in Radiator Springs after Doc Hudson reveals Lightning's location and takes residence there in the film's epilogue.

Sterling

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Sterling (voiced by Nathan Fillion[4]) is a wealthy businesscar who briefly becomes the new owner of Rust-eze Bumper Ointment in Cars 3. He resembles a modernized 1968 BMW E9. After meeting Lightning, Sterling assigns Cruz to train him and prepare him for the Florida 500. After watching Lightning's poor performance on the racing simulator, Sterling attempts to force him into retirement. Lightning agrees to retire if he loses the upcoming Florida 500, but otherwise keeps his right to decide. After Lightning and Cruz win the Florida 500, Cruz declines Sterling and takes up Tex Dinoco's offer, who purchases Rust-eze from Sterling.

Cruz Ramirez

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Cruz Ramirez (voiced by Cristela Alonzo[5]) is Lightning's trainer and technician at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She resembles a Jaguar F-Type and Chevrolet Corvette (C7). Cruz is known for training some of the best rookie race cars through her unconventional training methods. After Sterling introduces Cruz to Lightning, he assigns her to train Lightning for the Florida 500. At the Florida 500, Sterling orders Cruz back to the racing center to train one of the rookies. Lightning overhears the exchange on his radio and exits the race to allow Cruz to take his place, giving her a chance to become a racer. Using what she learned from Lightning and Smokey, Cruz catches up to Jackson Storm. Storm is furious at the thought of a standard production car beating him in a race and rams Cruz into the wall on the final lap, but Cruz manages to evade him and wins. Cruz later accepts Tex Dinoco's offer to race for his team and chooses 51 as her racing number as a tribute to Doc Hudson. She returns as a playable character in Cars 3: Driven to Win.

Strip "The King" Weathers

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Strip "The King" Weathers (voiced by Richard Petty) is a veteran race car and racing legend. Weathers is an anthropomorphic version of Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird, sporting the same shade of blue and Petty's racing number, 43, as well as being a fictionalized version of him.[6] He is one of the racers in the Dinoco 400 three-way tie, along with Chick Hicks and Lightning McQueen. Known as Dinoco's "Golden Boy" having won several Piston Cups,[7] Weathers is hoping for his eighth win in the tiebreaker race before entering retirement so he can spend more time with his wife. He returns in Cars 3 as the crew chief of his nephew, Cal Weathers.

Chick Hicks

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Chick Hicks (voiced by Michael Keaton in Cars, Cars: the Video Game, and Cars Race-O-Rama, Bob Peterson in Cars 3) is Lightning McQueen's rival and the main antagonist of Cars. Chick is an arrogant race car who often cheats to gain position in races. He resembles a 1987 Buick Regal. Chick returns in Cars 3 being voiced by Bob Peterson, due to Keaton's scheduling conflicts with Spider-Man: Homecoming. He now hosts his own talk show, Chick's Picks on Racing Sports Network. Chick also returns in Cars: The Video Game and also Cars 3: Driven to Win as a boss and playable character.

Jackson Storm

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Jackson Storm (voiced by Armie Hammer in the film,[8] AJ Hamilton in Cars 3: Driven to Win) is an arrogant "next-gen" Piston Cup race car, and Lightning's main rival in Cars 3. In the film, Storm appears out of nowhere and starts winning race after race, forcing many last-generation race cars to retire. During the last race of the season, Lightning pushes himself too hard while trying to compete with Storm and loses control, resulting in a rollover crash. At the Florida 500, Storm is intimidated by Lightning's former trainer Cruz Ramirez, who replaces Lightning in the race. He attempts to make her lose focus by telling her that she is not the type of car who belongs on a racetrack. Cruz regains her confidence and drives up next to Storm, who rams her into a wall. Cruz manages to flip over Storm at the last moment, overtaking him and wins the race. Storm's racing number is 20, styled 2.0.

Radiator Springs

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Tow Mater

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Sir Tow Mater (better known as simply Mater; voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) is a rusty blue tow truck resembling a 1957 Chevrolet Task Force. He is Lightning's best friend who eagerly supports him both on and off the racetrack. In Cars 2, Mater was chosen by McQueen to be his crew chief in the World Grand Prix until being mistaken for a C.H.R.O.M.E. agent by spy in training Holley Shiftwell, and becomes her boyfriend later in the film. Mater returns in Cars 3 as a supporting character.

Sally Carrera

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Sally Carrera (voiced by Bonnie Hunt) is Radiator Spring's town attorney and Lightning's girlfriend. She is a 2002 Porsche 996 Carrera. Sally is a major character in Cars and a supporting character in Cars 2 and Cars 3. In 2022, Porsche made a one-off Porsche 911 in collaboration with Pixar as a tribute to the character, referred to as the "Sally Special".[9]

Doc Hudson

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Doc Hudson (voiced by Paul Newman in the first and third films and the video game adaptation of the first film, Corey Burton in Cars Mater-National and Cars Race-O-Rama) was Radiator Spring's medical doctor, judge, and Lightning's mentor/crew chief. He is a 1951 Hudson Hornet. Doc does not appear in Cars 2 due to Newman's death, and it is implied that he died at some point after Cars. Doc appeared in Cars 3 in flashbacks being voiced by archival recordings of Newman.

Sheriff

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Sheriff (voiced by Michael Wallis) is a 1949 Mercury Eight police car.[10] Sheriff is painted in classic black and white with a single red light dome, two sirens, and curb feelers. Sheriff was the first resident of Radiator Springs to appear in Cars and the first to meet Lightning. Sheriff reappears in Cars 2, seeing Lightning and his race-crew off to the World Grand Prix. During the climax of the film, Sheriff arrives with the other Radiator Springs residents as new members of Lightning's pit crew in England, and is informed by Mater of the Lemons cars' plot to kill Lightning in order to turn all vehicles in the world against alternative fuel and rely on gasoline for profit. He does help in the arresting in some of the Lemons. Sheriff returns as a supporting character in Cars 3.

Luigi and Guido

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Luigi (voiced by Tony Shalhoub in the films and video games, Michael Shalhoub in Disney Infinity) and Guido (voiced by Guido Quaroni) are part of Lightning's pit crew. Luigi is a 1959 Fiat 500[11] who owns a tire shop called Luigi's Casa Della Tires,[12] which is known for its "Leaning Tower of Tires", a tower of several tires shaped like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Guido is a forklift that resembles a BMW Isetta. Together, Luigi and Guido specialize in changing and maintaining Lightning's tires during all his races. Both are Scuderia Ferrari fans.

Ramone

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Ramone (voiced by Cheech Marin in the films and video games, Milton James in Cars 3: Driven to Win) is a 1959 Chevrolet Impala coupé[13] lowrider who owns Ramone's House of Body Art, where he paints himself and other cars, including Lightning McQueen. After Doc Hudson's death, Ramone took up the profession of mechanic for the residents of Radiator Springs. His garage employs the distinctive architecture of the Tower Station (U-Drop Inn) in Shamrock, Texas.

Flo

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Flo (voiced by Jenifer Lewis) is the owner of Radiator Springs only gas diner, "Flo's V-8 Café", and is married to Ramone. She appears to be inspired by two early- to mid-1950s show cars: the 1951 Buick XP-300 (side trim), 1951 General Motors Le Sabre and the 1957 Chrysler Dart concept car (front view) or 1960 Chrysler 300F 2 doors hardtop custom (cockpit, deck lid, and tailfins).[14]

Fillmore

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Fillmore (based on Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire[15] and voiced by George Carlin in Cars, the video game, and Cars Toons (via archival recordings), Scott Wood in Cars Mater-National Championship, and Lloyd Sherr in all other media after the first film due to Carlin's death) is a 1960 Volkswagen Type 2 who owns a store that sells his own recipe of organic biofuel, which he also gives McQueen during his races.[16] He is a stereotypical hippie,[17] as he has numerous peace sign and flowers painted on his body as well as a front license plate that acts as a soul patch. His license plate number is '51237,' a reference to Carlin's date of birth.

Lizzie

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Lizzie (voiced by Katherine Helmond) is a 1923 Ford Model T Coupe, the widow of Radiator Springs' founder Stanley, and the owner of Lizzie's Curios.

Sarge

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Sarge (voiced by Paul Dooley) is a 1941 Willys MB Army Jeep who fought in World War II and is the owner of Sarge's Surplus Hut. He is a member of McQueen's pit crew and serves as an analyst.

Red

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Red (voiced by Joe Ranft in the first film and Jerome Ranft in the third film) is Radiator Springs' resident fire truck. He resembles a 1960 Seagrave 1000/500 D/M Pumper engine.

Appearing in Cars 2

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These are characters who have first or only appeared in the film Cars 2 (2011):

Finn McMissile

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Finn McMissile (voiced by Michael Caine in Cars 2 and Martin Jarvis in the video games) is a British secret agent working for C.H.R.O.M.E. who recruits Mater to help in his mission. He is stern yet kind. His model, a fictional 1965 Fautless GT according to Pixar's Meet the Cars book, is a Pixar in-house design. He is based on classic European sports cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 and BMW 507, while his small tail fins were inspired by a 1958 British sports car called the Peerless—one of the few British cars with fins.[18] Finn's suspicions about the World Grand Prix turn out to be correct, as the event was revealed to be a cover-up by Miles Axelrod to turn the world against alternative fuel.

Holley Shiftwell

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Holley Shiftwell (voiced by Emily Mortimer) is a British spy-in-training at C.H.R.O.M.E. and Mater's love interest. According to Pixar's Meet the Cars book, Holley's model is a Pixar in-house design known as a 2008 MT-R Mark II. Her model name appears to be in reference with a TVR sports car called the Tuscan Mark II, one of Holley's design inspirations. She bears resemblance to the 2008 RMC Scorpion, along with having a similar 3.5-liter V6 engine to this vehicle.

Siddeley

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Siddeley (voiced by Jason Isaacs) is a Gulfstream V spy airplane that works for Finn McMissile.

Leland Turbo

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Leland Turbo (voiced by Jason Isaacs) is a British spy at C.H.R.O.M.E. who infiltrated the Lemons. His vehicle model resembles a Jaguar E-Type. Before he was discovered by Grem and Acer and thrown into a car crusher, he sent out a warning to Finn McMissile to let them know what Professor Z and the Lemons have been up to.

Rod "Torque" Redline

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Rod "Torque" Redline (voiced by Bruce Campbell) is an American spy who was supposed to meet up with Finn McMissile after infiltrating the Lemons. Before he is captured by the Lemons in Tokyo, he slipped a device under Mater during the bathroom fight so that it can be retrieved by Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell. Professor Z later killed Redline with a combination of Allinol and an electromagnetic pulse. His design is based on modern American muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang.

Francesco Bernoulli

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Francesco Bernoulli (voiced by John Turturro in Cars 2 and Cars 2: The Video Game and Roger Craig Smith in Kinect Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure and Disney Infinity) serves as Lightning's primary racing rival in the World Grand Prix. He is based on modern Formula One cars and is painted in the colors of the Italian flag.

Tomber

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Tomber (voiced by Michel Michelis) is a French auto-parts dealer, and Finn McMissile's underground informant. He is a blue Reliant Regal threewheeler, with a few added features including the headlights of a Citroën Ami.

Sir Miles Axlerod

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Sir Miles Axlerod (voiced by Eddie Izzard) is the main antagonist of Cars 2. His design is based on the Range Rover Classic and Land Rover Defender 90, two cars famous for poor build quality. Axlerod created the World Grand Prix to promote his new biofuel called Allinol that turns out to be ordinary gasoline engineered to ignite when hit with an electromagnetic pulse. While he appears to the public as friendly, in truth he's the main leader of the Lemons conspiracy, and is shown to be very greedy and ruthless. He ultimately tries to kill both McQueen and Mater by placing a bomb on Mater that can only be deactivated by his own voice, but this ends up backfiring when Mater deduces he's the culprit and cornered him, leading to him deactivating the bomb to avoid being killed by the explosion, but exposing him to the world and leading to his arrest. Axlerod planned to use Professor Zündapp and the Lemons to kill Lightning in the final race, but the EMP weapon failed because Sarge had switched Lightning's Allinol for Fillmore's organic fuel before the start of the race. His engine, quoted as "the worst motor ever made" in the film, is based on the Lucas fuel injected 3.5L Rover V8.

Professor Wolfgang Otto Zündapp

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Professor Wolfgang Otto Zündapp (often referred simply as Professor Z) (voiced by Thomas Kretschmann) is a 1957 Zündapp Janus and an internationally wanted weapon designer. Though he initially appears to be the main antagonist, he is eventually revealed to be the secondary antagonist, and subordinate to Miles Axlerod.

Grem and Acer

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Grem (voiced by Joe Mantegna) and Acer (voiced by Peter Jacobson) are two underlings of Professor Z. Grem is a 1984 AMC Gremlin and Acer is a 1975 AMC Pacer. While they badly subdued Red "Torque" Redline, they later guarded the captured Mater, Holly Shiftwell, and Finn McMissile in London. During the time when Mater was towing Lightning away from the race due to the Allinol in him, Grem and Acer went after them only for Holly to send them flying into a pub called Ye Left Turn Inn. The crash spilled the drinks of the patrons who got angry at them. As the patrons beat up Grem and Acer, a tire rolled out of Ye Left Turn in. Grem and Acer's fate after that is unknown.

Tony Trihull

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Tony Trihull (voiced by Lloyd Sherr) is a littoral combat ship that works for Professor Z. He was first seen telling a crab boat to leave the restricted territory that was secretly being operated by Professor Z and the Lemons. When Finn McMissile infiltrates the operation and flees, Tony goes on the offensive. During the race in London, Tony tries to rescue a fleeing Professor Z using his magnet and firing on Finn McMissile only for Finn to sends some explosives onto Tony's magnet causing an explosion.

Lemons

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The Lemons are international crime families that appear in Cars 2. They are all cars with a negative reputation and consist of four families:

Pacer family

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The Pacer family are a group of Lemons that are based on the AMC Pacer.

  • Tubbs Pacer (voiced by Brad Lewis) is the leader of the Pacer family. During the climatic fight, Tubbs was hit by a paint spray by Flo and leads some of the remaining Lemons into retreating only to run into Sarge and his Scotland Yard contacts.
  • Finn Pacer is a member of the Pacer family. He fought Finn McMissile in Tokyo and was presumed deceased when he was thrown in an elevator that ascended too fast.
  • Petey Pacer is a member of the Pacer family. During the pursuing of Lightning McQueen in Tokyo, Finn McMissile fired a fire extinguisher at Petey causing him to crash into a police car who proceeded to arrest him.
  • Jerome Ramped is a member of the Pacer family. He was among those that fought Finn McMissile on the oil rig.

Gremlin family

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The Gremlin family are a group of Lemons that are based on the AMC Gremlin.

  • J. Curby Gremlin (voiced by John Mainieri) is the leader of the Gremlin family. During the climatic scene where Mater tries to reason with the Lemons, J. Curby Gremlin was not moved by Mater's speech by quoting "Yeah, but it's worth a shot". He was then sprayed by Red enough to be trapped behind a fence.
  • Tyler Gremlin is a member of the Gremlin family. He was present when Professor Z killed Red "Torque" Redline.
  • Don Crumlin is a member of the Gremlin family who was only seen at the oil rig that Finn McMissile infiltrated.
  • Towga Gremlin is a member of the Gremlin family who was only seen at the oil rig where he had assisted in killing Leland Turbo.
  • Stefan Gremsky is a member of the Gremlin family

Hugo family

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The Hugo family are a group of Lemons that are based on the Yugo 45.

  • Victor Hugo (voiced by Stanley Townsend) is the leader of the Hugo family. During the climatic scene in London, Victor was among those defeated and arrested. He can't drive himself because Victor is evidently based on a Yugo 45 as stated before.
  • Alexander Hugo is a member of the Gremlin family and Victor's bodyguard.
  • Ivan (voiced by Stanley Townsend) is a tow truck who works for Victor Hugo. He was responsible for capturing Holley after Mater posed as him. During the climatic scene in London, Ivan was defeated by Mater and arrested.
  • Karl Haulzemoff is a 2007 Porteur Chauffeur VH who takes Victor Hugo anywhere. When Mater was captured, he was thrown into Karl.

Trunkov family

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The Trunkov family are a group of Lemons that are based on the ZAZ-968.

  • Vladimir Trunkov (voiced by Stanley Townsend) is the leader of the Trunkov family. When the Lemons confronted Lightning McQueen and Mater following Grem and Acer's defeat, Lightning assumes to Mater that the Lemons want him dead where Vladimir quotes "It's nothing personal". During the fight with Lightning, Mater, Finn McMissile, Holley Shiftwell, and those from Radiator Springs, Flo shines a reflection into Vladimir's eyes enabling Sheriff to place a car boot on him.
  • Petrov Trunkov is a member of the Trunkov family who was seen on the oil rig.
  • Tolga Trunkov is a black Trunkov and a member of the Trunkov family. During the climatic fight in London, Holley Shiftwell sent him and another Trunkov flying into some Pacers.

Appearing in Cars 3

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Miss Fritter

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Miss Fritter (voiced by Lea DeLaria[19]) is a school bus modified for demolition derby racing, and a minor antagonist in Cars 3. Miss Fritter appears in the Crazy Eight demolition derby at the Thunder Hollow Speedway and nearly saws Cruz with her stop sign blades until Lightning stops her, only to get his tire shredded. Cruz Ramirez ends up winning the race. Miss Fritter later appeared in the Cars 3 short film "Miss Fritter's Racing Skoool" shooting a commercial for demolition derby racing along with her friends from Thunder Hollow. She returned in Cars 3: Driven to Win as a boss and playable character.

Smokey

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Smokey (voiced by Chris Cooper) is a 1947 Hudson Super Six pickup truck who owns Smokey's Garage in a fictionalized version of Thomasville, Georgia, and was Doc Hudson's mentor and crew chief. After heeding to Mater's advice, Lightning reunites with Cruz and heads to the abandoned Thomasville Speedway, where they suddenly meet Smokey on the track. With help from Doc Hudson's old friends, River Scott, Junior "Midnight" Moon, and Louise "Barnstormer" Nash, Smokey uses old-school racing tactics to help Lightning train and prepare to compete against Storm, and later serves as his crew chief in the Florida 500. Smokey visits Radiator Springs in the epilogue and later attends the re-opening of Thomasville Speedway.

Appearing in Planes

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The following characters appear in the spin-off Planes:

Dusty Crophopper

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Dusty Crophopper (voiced by Dane Cook)[20][21] was inspired by the Air Tractor AT-502, Cessna and the PZL-Mielec M-18 Dromader.[22] He is painted white and orange with some black stripes. After his training, he has the black Jolly Wrenches insignia Skipper earned him up front as well as "D7" on his rudder. Since the Germany leg in the WATG rally, he gained blue racing stripes and the number 7 in a white circle on his body and wings. After becoming severely damaged en route to Mexico in the storm, most Wings Around The Globe racers gave him new parts as well as gaining T-33 Shooting Star wings and a Skyslicer MK V propeller. At the end of the film, he has a Jolly Wrenches paint job while racing with Skipper, having been made an honorary Jolly Wrench.

Skippy Riley

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Skipper Riley (voiced by Stacy Keach) is a Vought F4U Corsair and Dusty's mentor. His sole mission was a routine patrol that turned disastrous when his squadron stumbled upon an enemy fleet, leaving him as the sole survivor.

Sparky

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Sparky (voiced by Danny Mann) is a forklift and good friend of Chug and Skipper's assistant and mechanic.

Ishani

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Ishani (voiced by Priyanka Chopra) is a Pan-Asian champion from India,[23] based on the AeroCad AeroCanard[24] with over a billion racing fans. She's painted orange and yellow with the number 6 in green. She is Dusty's good friend and Ripslinger's hated rival and former ally and teammate.

Chug

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Chug (voiced by Brad Garrett) is a fuel truck[25] and Dusty's best friend.

Dottie

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Dottie (voiced by Teri Hatcher) is a forklift[25] and Dusty's friend and mechanic.

Leadbottom

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Leadbottom (voiced by Cedric the Entertainer) is a biplane[25] inspired by the Boeing-Stearman Model 75[24] with a partial engine cowl.

Rochelle

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Rochelle (voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a racing plane from Canada[25] inspired by the Bay Super V, a conversion of the V-tail Model 35 Beechcraft Bonanza[24] painted pink and white with some red maple leaf designs and the number 22. Originally from Quebec,[25] her flag and paint job is localized in 11 countries.[26] She is also El Chupacabra's girlfriend. In Australia and New Zealand, Rochelle is re-contextualized as a former Tasmanian mail delivery plane, and is voiced by Jessica Marais.[27]

Bulldog

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Bulldog (voiced by John Cleese) is a red, white and blue de Havilland DH.88 Comet and British racing champion with 11 as his race number. He befriended Dusty after he saved him from an old spill during the Iceland-Germany leg.

Ripslinger

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Ripslinger (voiced by Roger Craig Smith) is a custom-built carbon-fiber race plane with green decals, orange flame designs, several racing sponsors and his name painted on his body and wings. He also has a four bladed contra-rotating propeller. Rip is captain of Team RPX and Dusty's hated rival in the film. His race number is 13. He later damaged Skipper's vertical stabilizer during the Mexico-New York leg.[25][28] He returned as a main antagonist for Planes: the Video Game attempting to ruin Dusty's fame, wreck his town, paint Dusty graffiti on the Great Wall of China while disguised as him, and even cause trouble for Dusty's international friends including ruining the Diwali Festival in Ishani's home country.

Ned and Zed

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Ned and Zed (both voiced by Gabriel Iglesias) are the henchplanes of Ripslinger and his teammates[25] inspired by the Zivko Edge 540 and MX Aircraft MXS.[24] Ned is green with white wings and the number 0 in orange, while Zed is white with green wings and the number 00 in orange. They are twin brothers from New Zealand (They represent the United States with Ripslinger in the film) who try to sabotage the other racers by flying aggressively (this was best demonstrated when they cut off Dusty's antenna, forcing him to land on the USS Dwight D. Flysenhower), allowing Ripslinger to take the win with Ned and Zed finishing second and third. They were later thwarted by Dusty when Ned hit a rock with his left wing, sending him into a barrel roll and trapping both him and Zed into a narrow gap that only Dusty was able to fly through.

El Chupacabra

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El Chupacabra (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) is a red, white and green Gee Bee Model R[22][29] and Dusty's good friend and Rochelle's boyfriend. He is racer number 5 from Mexico.

Echo

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Echo (voiced by Anthony Edwards) is a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Jolly Wrenches who he and Bravo rescued Dusty and guided him to land on the USS Dwight D. Flysenhower aircraft carrier.

Bravo

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Bravo (voiced by Val Kilmer) is another Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Jolly Wrenches who he and Echo rescued Dusty and guided him to land on the USS Dwight D. Flysenhower aircraft carrier.

Appearing in Planes: Fire & Rescue

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The following appear in Planes: Fire & Rescue:

Lil' Dipper

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Lil' Dipper (voiced by Julie Bowen) is a Super Scooper[30] based on the Grumman G-21 Goose and C-415 SuperScooper[31] She is also Dusty's biggest fan and love interest.

Maru

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Maru (voiced by Curtis Armstrong) is a forklift mechanic at the Piston Peak Air Attack base.[32][33]

Blade Ranger

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Blade Ranger (voiced by Ed Harris) is a veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter. He formerly starred in CHoPs with Nick "Loop'n" Lopez, and became a firefighter after Nick's death.[33] Blade is inspired by the AgustaWestland AW109, AgustaWestland AW139.[34] and Bell 429 GlobalRanger[31]

Windlifter

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Windlifter (voiced by Wes Studi) is a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane heavy-lift helicopter who used to work as a lumberjack before Planes 2.[31][33][34]

Cabbie

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Cabbie (voiced by Dale Dye) is a Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar retired from military service who airdrops the Smokejumpers to fire sites.[33][34]

Dynamite

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Dynamite (voiced by Regina King) is the leader of The Smokejumpers, a team of ground vehicles which parachute into fire sites.[33]

Pinecone

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Pinecone (voiced by Corri English) is a smokejumper equipped with a rake tool to clear brush and debris.[33]

Avalanche

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Avalanche (voiced by Bryan Callen) is a bulldozer and a smokejumper.[33]

Blackout

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Blackout (voiced by Danny Pardo) is a smokejumper equipped with a circular saw.[33]

Drip

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Drip (voiced by Matt L. Jones) is a smokejumper equipped with a skid-steer claw to clear fallen trees and brush.[33]

Cad Spinner

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Cad Spinner (voiced by John Michael Higgins) is a luxury sport utility vehicle. His main goal in the film was the reopening of a lodge at Piston Peak National Park and it's safety. This led to him unknowingly endangering the rest of the valley during a large forest fire. After Dusty helped to put of the forest fire, Cad Spinner was reassigned to park ranger work at Death Valley National Park as seen in the mid-credits.

Secretary of the Interior

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Secretary of the Interior (voiced by Fred Willard) is a green four-wheel-drive with a roof rack. He Is based on a Ford Bronco[33]

Harvey and Winnie

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Harvey (voiced by Jerry Stiller) and Winnie (voiced by Anne Meara) are two RVs who are married.[33]

Nick "Loop'n" Lopez

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Nick "Loop'n" Lopez (voiced by Erik Estrada) is a helicopter TV actor who was the co-star of CHoPs. He was killed during filming of the series' one-hundred-thirty-ninth episode.[33]

Ol' Jammer

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Ol' Jammer (voiced by Barry Corbin) is a tour bus at Piston Peak. He later was promoted as superintendent after Cad was fired.[33]

Mayday

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Mayday (voiced by Hal Holbrook) is an old fire and rescue truck from Propwash Junction.[33]

Ryker

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Ryker (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) is a transportation management safety truck with a roof-mounted water cannon for firefighting.[33]

Pulasky

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Pulaski (voiced by Patrick Warburton) is a structural firefighting fire truck at Piston Peak with a roof-mounted water cannon for firefighting.[33] Pulaski's namesake,[31] Ed Pulaski, was known for his heroism in saving most of his crew during the Great Fire of 1910 by sheltering in an abandoned mine.

References

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