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The Delinquent Road Hazards are minor antagonists in the 2006 DisneyPixar animated film Cars. They are a group of four cars who intentionally cause danger on the highway.

Background[]

Physical appearances[]

Boost (purple neon/silver Nissan Silvia (S15) with a custom body kit resembling JGTC cars, voiced by Jonas Rivera), Devon "DJ" Montgomery Johnston III (blue customized/slammed Suzuki Sidekick/Geo Tracker three-door SUV, voiced by E.J. Holowicki), Wingo (green and purple 2004 Acura RSX, voiced by Adrian Ochoa), and Snot Rod (orange Dodge Challenger with a blower, voiced by Lou Romano).

Personalities[]

They like to intentionally cause danger on the highway, speed and do reckless driving. They also seem to like rap music as DJ played rap music while speeding along the Interstate. Also, when Snot Rod sneezes, it causes him to naturally speed up.

Appearances[]

Cars[]

The Tuner Cars catch Mack nodding off to sleep on the way to California. They amuse themselves by playing a prank on a drowsy Mack, by putting him to sleep with soothing music (Kenny G's "Songbird"), and nudging him onto the rumble strips along the shoulder. The resulting vibration inadvertently causes Mack's trailer door to open and a sleeping McQueen to roll out of the trailer. When the chronically sniffly Snot Rod sneezes, Mack is startled awake and the Tuner Cars accelerate away, leaving the still-sleeping McQueen behind out on the highway near Radiator Springs, thus making the Tuner Cars mostly responsible for McQueen's disappearance.

The gang ultimately gets their comeuppance during the end credits of the movie when they make the mistake of speeding in Radiator Springs, causing them to be apprehended by the Sheriff for reckless driving and destruction of property and remanded to the impound yard to do their time. It is then later revealed that Doc Hudson himself sentenced the Tuner Cars to messy roadwork of towing Bessie for their actions. It could be implied that they would be released from Radiator Springs for good behavior if they fixed the road.

Other appearances[]

The Tuner Cars later appear in the short Tokyo Mater with the exception of Snot Rod. They did another reckless driving causing Sheriff to chase them.

Video games[]

Cars: The Video Game[]

In the Cars video game, two specific levels relating to the Tuner Cars are called "Delinquent Road Hazards" and "High Speed Heist".

In Delinquent Road Hazards, McQueen tries to enter Tailfin Pass only to find them blocking the road. Boost tells McQueen that the road is closed but McQueen believes it's okay. DJ then responds that its closed to McQueen, in which he finds out that the word meant to get lost. McQueen then challenges the tuner cars that if he wins, they let him pass.

Cars 2: The Video Game[]

The Tuner Cars are downloadable playable characters.

Cars: Lightning League[]

In Cars: Lightning League, DJ is the DRH to be an unlockable playable character.

Disney Parks[]

DJ Paint the Night

DJ in Paint the Night Parade.

Out of the cars, only DJ appears in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure, where he plays songs for the guests as part of hosting his daily dance activity, DJ's Dance n Drive. This show and DJ himself would be relocated to Disney's Hollywood Studios as additional entertainment outside Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy.

DJ also appears in Paint the Night Parade in Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney California Adventure riding on Mack's fold-deck until 2020 (before the COVID-19 pandemic) as he spinning his wild music, he was replaced by Sheriff since 2023 as arresting him.

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • In Italy, Boost and DJ are voiced respectively by F1 racers Giancarlo Fisichella and Jarno Trulli, while Wingo is dubbed by 24 Hours of Le Mans racer Emanuele Pirro.
  • Snot Rod was supposed to be in the unmade Cars Toons episode, Import Mater. This episode was later remade into Tokyo Mater, in which he didn't appear.
  • Wingo was the only Delinquent Road Hazards member that was playable in Arcade Mode in Cars: The Video Game, despite Boost and DJ being playable in the High Speed Heist minigame.
  • A repainted, non-anthropomorphic version of Boost could be seen on a poster on the wall of Andy's room in the trailer of Toy Story 3. This poster was replaced in the final movie by a picture of Finn McMissile.
  • While DJ's license plate states that his hometown is Treble Town,[citation needed] he has come to visit Tokyo in Tokyo Mater depicts him as one of Tokyo's residents, making it unclear where DJ's true town of origin is.
  • If they haven't tricked Mack into falling asleep, McQueen would never end up in Radiator Springs where he would be taught humility and how friendship is more important in life than racing and winning. However, McQueen would still be in his cocky, arrogant personality still due to wanting to win the Piston Cup, in which he gave up on after having ended up at Radiator Springs and learning life lessons from them.
  • DJ's original die-cast depicted him with blue stripes rather than green. This was corrected in 2009, but the incorrect striping returned on his 2015 re-release.
  • The song DJ plays in his introduction is "Rollin' in the Rearview" by Headbone and Jabu; he later plays "Songbird" by Kenny G to put Mack to sleep.
  • Despite being antagonists, DJ is considered to be friendly to the theme park guests at Cars Land.


v - e - d
Cars-Logo
Media
Films: Cars (video/soundtrack) • Cars 2 (video/soundtrack) • Cars 3 (video/soundtrack)

Shorts: Mater and the GhostlightMiss Fritter's Racing Skoool
Shows: Cars ToonsCars: Racing Sports NetworkPixar Popcorn (Unparalleled Parking/Dancing with the Cars) • Cars On The Road (soundtrack)
Video Games: Cars: The Video GameCars 2: The Video GameCars: Mater-National ChampionshipCars: Race-O-RamaThe World of Cars OnlineCars: Radiator Springs AdventuresKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityCars: Fast as LightningCars: Lightning LeagueCars 3: Driven to WinDisney Emoji BlitzLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Wonderful Worlds
Books: The Art of Cars/2/3
Cancelled: Beyond the SkyMetro

Disney Parks
Cars Land (soundtrack) • Disney's Art of Animation ResortCars: Road TripCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreePLAY!Pixar Pal-A-RoundRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Lightning McQueen's Racing AcademyMoteurs... Action! Stunt Show SpectacularPixar Playtime Pals
Restaurants: Cozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 Cafe
Shops: Radiator Springs CuriosRamone's House of Body ArtSarge's Surplus Hut
Parades: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Fireworks: Disney EnchantmentHappily Ever AfterIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Summer: Club Mouse BeatLightning McQueen Live!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackStrip WeathersChick HicksMia and TiaHarvDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyTex DinocoLynda WeathersJay LimoTuner CarsBessieFrankTractorsJerry Recycled Batteries

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellTony TrihullRod "Torque" RedlineTomberMiles AxlerodProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliUncle TopolinoMama TopolinoJeff GorvetteLewis HamilitonRaoul ÇaRouleMiguel CaminoNigel GearsleyShu Todoroki
Cars 3: Cruz RamírezJackson StormSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezBubba WheelhouseBobby SwiftSmokeyJunior, River, and LouiseTim Treadless
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSkipper RileySparkySandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty Sidewinder
Cars on the Road: IvyMatoRoad Rumblers
Video Games: CandiceStinger

Episodes
Cars Toons

Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterMonster Truck MaterHeavy Metal MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel Mater
Tales From Radiator Springs: HiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½
Cars on the Road: Dino ParkLights OutSalt FeverThe LegendShow TimeTrucksB-MovieRoad RumblersGettin' Hitched
Canceled Episodes: To Protect and Serve

Songs
Cars: Real GoneLife is a HighwayOur TownMcQueen and SallySh-BoomRoute 66Find YourselfBehind the CloudsMy Heart Would Know

Cars 2: You Might ThinkPolyrhythmMon Cœur Fait Vroum (My Heart Goes Vroom)Collision of WorldsNobody's Fool
Cars 3: Run That RaceKing's HighwayGlory DaysRide
Cars on the Road: Cars on the RoadTRUCKS
Others: Free RideWelcome to Radiator SpringsRadiator RockMambo ItalianoStop in the Name of LoveRiding in My Car (Car Car Song)Low Rider (Espanol Fantasma Mix)Junkyard JamboreeBig BulldozerTow Mater (The One You Want to Call)Mater's Square DanceLet's Go Driving

Organizations/Groups
DinocoTuner CarsWorld Grand PrixLemons · Next-Gen Racers
Locations
Radiator SpringsLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 CaféRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaLos Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyHollywoodU.S. Route 66
Objects
Piston CupAllinolElectromagnetic Pulse EmitterPixar BallA113Pizza Planet Truck
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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