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General Information



Yellow, black


Radiator Springs Road Paving Machine


Radiator Springs

Friends & Family

DJ, Boost, Wingo, Snot Rod, the cars pulling her

Other Information

Splatting tar on cars


Paving roads

Series Information
First Appearance


Bessie is a character in Cars.


Bessie is Radiator Springs' resident road-paving machine. Everyone agrees she's a low-maintenance gal, but more than one unsuspecting hitcher has learned her quirks the hard way. Doc likes to say laying asphalt with Bessie is more like dancing than paving. Fill her with kerosene, gravel, and tar, and she'll produce the most beautiful ribbon of blacktop you've ever seen. But be careful! Don't pull her too fast or get her steamed up. Bessie has two huge buckets of molten tar and she knows how to use them! Just ask Lightning McQueen!

After Lightning serves his sentence of pulling Bessie to repave the main road, the Delinquent Road Hazards are sentenced to the same punishment by Doc when they are arrested by Sheriff for troublemaking in Radiator Springs.

In Cars: The Video Game, she doesn't really appear in the video game, but there are 2 deleted scenes with her in it. She first appears in a deleted scene where Lightning sees Mater next to Bessie, and says hi. Then Mater asks Lightning to say hi to Bessie too, so Lightning said hello. Then Bessie let a blob of pavement out. Then Mater says that they should take her out for a drive, and that it's been a while, but Lightning says that he had a dream about Bessie last night. It was weird, considering the roads he was pulling her on. Then in another deleted scene, which follows the last deleted scene, Mater says that Lightning was right about the dream being weird, and said that he had a weird dream last night too. It wasn't about Bessie. Mater said that he was pulling big heavy stuff as a tugboat named Roy! He said the dream was horrible! It was funny too, because Mater can't even swim. He doesn't even go to a car wash. In Cars: Mater-National Championship, she only appears on a concept art. In Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure, Bessie makes a cameo next to the track near Radiator Springs in the first Cars level.


According to Car-Finder, Bessie is a Basic Service Equipment road paving machine. She gets her name from the initials for Basic Service Equipment: BSE.


Bessie is Radiator Springs' road paving machine.


Feature Films

Video Games



  • Bessie is not a living vehicle, such as she can't move under her own power (except for trailers) and is not an anthropomorphic vehicle. She is also the only vehicle in the film with no eyes.
  • Bessie literally means "consecrated to God (The Creator)"


Cars Characters

Lightning McQueenDoc HudsonSally CarreraTow MaterRamoneLuigiGuidoFloSargeFillmoreLizzieMackRed

Chick HicksStrip WeathersHarvBob CutlassDarrell CartripVanMinnyTex DinocoRusty and Dusty Rust-ezeLynda WeathersFredDale Earnhardt Jr.Michael SchumacherJay LimoMario AndrettiKori TurbowitzNot ChuckJerry Recycled BatteriesBoostSnot RodWingoDJMia and Tia

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