John Ratzenberger as Mack . The truck's design was based on a 1985 Mack Super-Liner . Joe Ranft as Red . The truck's design was based on a 1960s style fire engine (most closely resembles a mid-1960s) and Peterbilt, a truck who Lightning McQueen mistakes for Mack while lost. These were Ranft's last two voice roles before his death in August 2005. Jeremy Piven (US) / Clarkson (UK) as Harv , Lightning McQueen's agent, never seen on- screen. Bob Costas as Bob Cutlass , is a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora an announcer for the Piston Cup races and friend of Darrell Cartrip. Darrell Waltrip as Darrell Cartrip , a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo, is a Piston Cup announcer and the friend of Bob Cutlass. Humpy Wheeler as Tex Dinoco , is an 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville the owner of Dinoco. Lynda Petty as Lynda Weathers , is Strip Weathers's wife. Dale Earnhardt Jr. as "Junior" #8 , Michael Schumacher as Michael Schumacher , Tom and Ray Magliozzi as Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze , is a 1963 Dodge and a 1967 Dodge A100 and the owners of Rust-eze. Richard Kind and Edie McClurg as Van and Minny , is a 2003 Ford Windstar and a 1996 Dodge Caravan . Lindsey Collins and Elissa Knight as Mia and Tia , is a identical twin 1992 Mazda MX-5 ("Miata") sisters. Mario Andretti as Mario Andretti #11 DJ Sarah Clark as Kori Turbowitz Tom Hanks , Tim Allen , Billy Crystal , John Goodman , and Dave Foley reprise their vocal roles from previous Pixar films during an end-credits sequence featuring automobile spoofs of Toy Story , Monsters, Inc. , and A Bug's Life .  Production [ edit ] Cars was the final Pixar film worked on by Joe Ranft who died in a car accident a year before the film's release, aged 45.  The film was the second to be dedicated to his memory, after Corpse Bride (that showed the roles he had done in the other films directed by John Lasseter during the credits).  This is also the last (non-documentary) movie for Paul Newman before his retirement in 2007 and his death in 2008.  It turned out to be the highest-grossing film of his career.  Development [ edit ] The genesis of the project came in 1998 as Pixar was finishing work on A Bug's Life . At that time Jorgen Klubien began writing a new script called The Yellow Car , about an electric car living in a gas-guzzling world. It was inspired by The Ugly Duckling , an idea triggered by the poor reception his fellow countrymen gave the Mini-El car.  Some of the original drawings and characters were produced in 1998 and the producers agreed that Cars could be the next movie after A Bug's Life and would be released in early 1999, particularly around June 4.  However, the movie was eventually scrapped in favor of Toy Story 2 .  Later, production resumed with major script changes, like giving Mater, Doc, and a few other characters a bigger part.  Meanwhile, John Lasseter has said that the idea for Cars was born after he took a cross-country road trip with his wife and five sons in 2000.
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