Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Cars 2" Meet the Real Finn McMissile, Lightning McQueen, Mater up-close

"Cars 2" Agents on a Mission Tour with real life-size cars Lightning McQueen, Mater, Finn McMissile and Hudson Hornet........Hey guys, this tour event is called "Agents on a Mission" and happened today may 13 at the "Car Masters Weekend" at downtown Disney. These are NOT toys, these are real lifesize cars from the Pixar movie Cars Two.

Four-time Piston Cup Champion, Lightning McQueen, Mater and British super-spy, Finn McMissile will hit the road to celebrate the release of Disney•Pixar's "Cars 2." At Downtown Disney Car Masters Weekend, families can hang out with Lightning, Mater and Finn McMissile, plus take part in all sorts of fun "Cars" activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities and games.
Along with meeting some their favorite characters from "Cars," families can "test drive" and purchase new "Cars 2" RIDEMAKERZ models. Always wanted to see what Mater would look like as a 4×4? Mix, match and design your very own unique "Cars 2" vehicle. The kids were geared up as they waited in line to get a picture with four-time Piston Cup champion Lightning McQueen and best friend Mater with master agent British spy Finn McMissile. "The 'Agents on a Mission' tour lets fans get face to face with 'Cars' favorites Lightning McQueen and Mater, plus the very cool, very savvy secret spy agent Finn McMissile, a new character from "Cars 2". Also in this event The Fabulous Hudson Hornet showed up to make them company..

State Farm brings Disney Pixar "Cars 2" adventure directly to fans with the "Agents on a Mission" tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. The cars will be outfitted in Goodyear tires and transported from coast to coast (and back again) by Mack Trucks. Visitors can check out the cars and take part in a variety of "Cars 2" themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. They can also enter the "Agents on a Mission" sweepstakes, which features 18,000 prizes, including a brand new car.

Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Pixar Disney "Cars 2" when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix. But the road to the championship is filled with surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile (voice of Michael Caine). Directed by John Lasseter and produced by Denise Ream, the fast-paced fun includes a colorful new all-car cast, complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

Fun Facts of "Cars Two" From State Farm "Agents On A Mission" Tour

The replica cars are the largest production radio-controlled replica cars ever built. At 1000 foot pounds of torque -- the electric motors provide enough power to theoretically climb a telephone pole!
- Finn McMissile weighs in around 1,760 lbs
- Lightning McQueen weighs in around 2,250 lbs
- Mater weighs in at just over 2,700 lbs.

ART IN MOTION -- Because of the unique scale of these vehicles, all the exterior pieces had to be fabricated from scratch. No actual "off-the-shelf" car parts could be used. The sculpting process for each vehicle's body took 6-10 days, totaling 1000-1600 man hours. After the cars were carved in foam, a fiberglass mold was created, and from that the final bodies were produced.

The chassis for the cars are Model-T replica frames. Mater is hand-painted, using a proprietary system that creates real rust on his cab and bed. Because the cars had to reflect the designs of the film's characters, the control systems (switches, lights etc.) had to be built into the various parts of the car. These have been hidden from view.

FILL 'ER UP -- The cars are all electric powered. Each runs on four automotive-style batteries at 48 volts and can run for 30 minutes at full speed.

NO SPEEDING ZONE -- The cars can travel up to 10 miles per hour.

REV IT UP -- The engine sounds and exhaust sounds are recreated through a 200-watt sound system under the hood. The cars are controlled by a high-tech radio-control system normally used for high-end RC hobby cars.

TRICKY TIRES -- Lightning McQueen's tires are one of a kind due to their unique size and were fabricated by Goodyear specifically for the "Agents on a Mission" tour. Lightning McQueen is so low to the ground that he needs specially designed ramps to get over even the smallest bumps.

YOU'VE GOT THE LOOK -- There are three sets of eyes that are held to the windshield by magnets. The fiberglass windshield is imbedded with iron filings which attracts the magnetic eyes.
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