Sandy Dunes: "How's our dust taste, city boy?"
Lightning McQueen: "Not as good as mine!"
—Sandy and Lightning racing


Sandy Dunes is a character in the Cars Toons episode The Radiator Springs 500½.

Background

Physical appearance

Sandy is painted orange, and has blue eyes, and rear tires that are bigger than the front tires. He also has headlights on each side of his hood. His model is a Meyers Manx.[1]

Appearances

Cars Toons

Sandy first appears in The Radiator Springs 500½, when he, Blue Grit, Idle Threat and Shifty Sidewinder hear that Lightning McQueen is the "fastest car in the west." They all travel to Radiator Springs, only to find him hosting the annual "Stanley Days" celebration while dressed up as Stanley. Immediately, Sandy and his pals make fun of Stanley, making McQueen decide to challenge them to a race.

Before the race starts, Mater tells them the course, saying to take a left off the main road, take a left again at a fork in the path where a herd of tractors are, over the rolling hills, past the Cool Pool of Tranquility, through the Taillight Caverns and Enchanted Forest, and back in Radiator Springs. The race starts well, and the racers soon come to the intersection where the tractors are. They all go down the right path, having got confused by Mater telling them that going left is right, actually meaning "correct". First, they come over bumpy hills rather than the rolling hills, before coming to a cliff. Sandy and his pals all stop before reaching the cliff, not believing that Stanley could have done anything like that, but they all go down the cliff when McQueen falls down. Next, they drive through a cactus patch, where Sandy gets pieces of cactus stuck on him. Before long, they head into the Tailpipe Caverns, where the tailpipes inside the caverns shoot out soot at all the racers. Finally, they come into a spooky forest, and notice many different corpses that spook them, causing them to rush back to Radiator Springs. Still not knowing that they took a different path during the race, Sandy comments that Stanley was "one tough customer."

Video games

Cars: Fast as Lightning

Sandy is one of the playable characters in the mobile game Cars: Fast as Lightning, having been added in downloadable content that was released in October 2015 for the 1.3.0 update. To unlock him, players have to purchase him with gems. In the game, Sandy and his pals come to Radiator Springs to join McQueen's exhibition, which he says to Fillmore that he hopes his next races will be better than his previous race with McQueen during the "Stanley Days" celebration. Along with Blue Grit, Shifty and Idle, Sandy does not have his own race track like the other playable characters.

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References

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Media
Cars/SoundtrackCars 2/SoundtrackCars 3/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Original Score SoundtrackMater and the GhostlightCars ToonsCars: Racing Sports NetworkDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden BookVideo

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 Win

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortCars: Route 66 Road TripCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreePixar Pal-A-RoundRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Lightning McQueen Live!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
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Firework: Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackThe King (Cars)Chick HicksMia and TiaHarvDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyTex DinocoLynda WeathersJay LimoTuner CarsBessieFrankTractorsJerry Recycled Batteries

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellTony TrihullRod "Torque" RedlineTomberMiles AxlerodProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliVictor HugoVladimir TrunkovJ. Curby GremlinTubbs PacerIvanUncle TopolinoMama Topolino
Cars 3: Cruz RamirezJackson StormSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezBubba WheelhouseBobby SwiftSmokeyJunior, River, and Louise
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSkipper RileySandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty Sidewinder
Video Games: CandiceStinger
Deleted Characters: Giulia

Episodes
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
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 RaceGlory DaysRide
Others: Free RideWelcome to Radiator Springs

Organizations/Groups
DinocoTuner CarsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 CaféMrs. PistonWilly's ButteRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaLos Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyHollywood
Objects
Piston CupAllinol
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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