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The Tuner Cars, or Delinquent Road Hazards, are the secondary antagonists of the 2006 Disney/Pixar film Cars. They are a group of four cars that intentionally cause trouble on the highway: Boost (Purple Neon/Silver 1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse), DJ (Blue 2004 Scion xB), Wingo (Green and purple 2000 Nissan S15 Silvia), and Snot Rod (Orange 1970 Plymouth Barracuda).

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 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.

Other appearances

The Tuner Cars later appear in the short Tokyo Mater with the exception of Snot Rod.

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".

Cars 2: The Video Game

The Tuner Cars are downloadable playable characters.

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 spinning wild music.

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.


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Cars-Logo
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 3: Driven to Win

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortCars 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 KingChick HicksBrush CurberMia and TiaHarvDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyBessieTex DinocoLynda WeathersJay LimoFrankTractors

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellTony TrihullRod "Torque" RedlineTomberMiles AxlerodProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliVladimir TrunkovJ. Curby GremlinIvanUncle 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 SidewinderDidi 05Mike 07
Video Games: CandiceStinger
Deleted Characters: Zil

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
Cancelled Episodes: To Protect and Serve

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

Cars 2: You Might ThinkCollision of WorldsNobody's Fool
Cars 3: Run That RaceGlory DaysRide
Video games: Free Ride

Organizations/Groups
DinocoTuner CarsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelMrs. 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 CupAllinolTripleDent Gum
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box
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