Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Who's Who Wednesday: Tow Mater

Tractor tippin's fun!

When you think about race cars and their buddies, thoughts quickly turn to Lightning McQueen and his buddy, Tow Mater. Mater quickly connected with McQueen after the latter was arrested just outside of Radiator Springs and refused to leave McQueen's side, although McQueen definitely tried to escape his clutches.

Mater is a 1951 International Harvester boom truck. Originally light blue in color, he rusted over and became the brownish orange color that we all know and love today.

Mater has a very vivid imagination. Of note, he has pretended to be a professional wrestler, a daredevil, and a matador, among other things. However, after he begins to think about things he claims to have done, something (or someone) shows up that makes him think that it was real.

 Mater is also the self-professed "World's Best Backwards Driver". Using his rear view mirrors to navigate, he firmly believes that he "don't need to know where I'm going, just need to know where I've been."

Perhaps Mater's greatest adventure is when McQueen asks him to go to the World Grand Prix with him. While in Japan, Mater is mistaken for a secret agent and is charged with helping to figure out who is trying to sabotage the race.

One thing is for sure with Mater, he is anything but boring. We will all continue to be amazed and amused at his adventures in the future.


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