Along with Brent Mustangburger and Darrell Cartrip, Hobbscap will provide color commentary for the World Grand Prix, as Lightning Mc Queen and the rest of the challengers vie for the win. Finn Mc Missile, a take on the James Bond DB5, is a British operative loaded with weaponry and gadgets.
Finn, voiced by Michael Caine, believes there's a conspiracy surrounding the World Grand Prix and mistakenly identifies Mater, the tow truck from the first movie, as an American agent. Holley is a young, seemingly mid-engined supercar of indeterminate origin.
Car nerds, even childless ones, were hooked by details such as references to automotive lore like the Cadillac Ranch, historically accurate car characters, and even the anthropomorphized equivalents of cameos by Michael Schumacher, Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and Richard Petty.
Cars 2, which moves the story and the racing to the international stage, will be in theaters this summer and features a slew of new characters.
An oil baron turned electric vehicle, he has discovered what he believes to be the clean fuel of the future. A mash-up of iconic SUVs, Miles boasts in-wheel electric motors behind his two-spoke “Regen R8” wheels and an array of solar panels on his roof.
He creates and sponsors the World Grand Prix to bring attention to the new energy product, Allinol. Fans of racer-turned-announcer David Hobbs—and we certainly count ourselves among them—will find the character’s resume familiar.
Grem, voiced by Joe Mantegna (known to Simpsons fans as the voice of Fat Tony), is a beat-up AMC Gremlin.
Not-Quite-A-Spoiler Alert: Some general Cars 2 plot points are discussed below, but we don’t give away much. If you saw Pixar’s 2006 creation Cars and visit this site, chances are you enjoyed the automotive-themed Disney opus.Kids everywhere loved watching—and continue to watch, repeatedly, in the back seats of minivans everywhere—Lightning Mc Queen and the gang competing for the Piston Cup, and parents appreciated the movie’s intelligence and subtle adult-grade humor.