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Fred
General Information
Gender

Male

Color

Unknown

Eye Color

Green

Occupation

Blogger, website manager, podcast host

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars

Performer

Andrew Stanton

"He knows my name. He knows my name!"
Fred, Cars

Fred is a rusty racing fan and recurring character in the Cars series. He often gets excited whenever a celebrity knows his name, although it is printed on his front license plate.

History

Cars

Fred C1

Fred and Donna Pits

In Cars, Fred is seen in the Rust-eze tent at the Motor Speedway of the South, happy due to the fact that Lightning McQueen "knows his name" even though it is printed on his license plate. He gets excited and his front bumper falls off. The same situation happens with Mario Andretti at the Los Angeles International Speedway, where Mario says his name, he gets even more excited and happily tells a security guard, "Mario Andretti knows my name!" after the police won't let him in because he doesn't have a garage pass. Fred says that it was okay because Lightning knew him. At the end of the film, Fred is seen hopping up and down in the main road of Radiator Springs, with tons of decals stickered onto him from Lizzie's Radiator Springs Curios shop and his bumper falls off again.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

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Fred in a Rustbucket Race

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, Fred overhears Lightning telling Philip about driving lessons, and he excitedly hurries over and asks if he can join too. After Doc complains that the three cars are blocking the street, Barry comes and asks if a race is starting and the five happily agree to one. His front bumper falls off after Lightning revs his engine. After this event, Fred is only seen during all four Rustbucket Races and also as a computer opponent in all nine Fillmore's Fuel Frenzy levels.

Cars: Race-O-Rama

In Cars: Race-O-Rama, Fred can be found competing in the Rustbucket Derby levels and sometimes in the Smash Up levels as well (except on the PlayStation 2 version in which he does not appear in at all). Like his previous game appearance, Fred is not a playable character.

Other appearances

In The Case of the Missing Muffler, he is seen at Flo's V8 Café, talking to Lightning McQueen and Mater. The story implies that Fred is likely now a resident of Radiator Springs, as the video games were also implying.

General information

Physical description

Fred3

Promotional artwork of Fred.

Fred is a Stodgey Suaver ST and has a license plate that simply reads "FRED". Fred's original livery is currently unknown, as he is completely covered in rust and he sometimes struggles to keep parts on.

Personality and traits

Fred gets excited very easily, and, as a result, often has his bumper fall off. Whenever someone reads his license plate and says his name, Fred freaks out and shouts the phrase "He knows my name!"

Appearances

Profiles and statistics

Cars

  • Bios
    • "Fred is truly racing's number-one fan. Some cars have better wax jobs, or attached bumpers, but do they have the heart and dedication Fred has? Not a chance. Between Fred's racing blogs, podcast, websites and daily call-ins to numerous radio shows, it's amazing Fred has time to get to any actual races."

Portrayals

Gallery

Quotes

  • "You're my hero, Mr. McQueen!" - Cars
  • " Oh, it's okay. Lightning McQueen knows me!" - Cars
  • "Mario Andretti knows my name!" - Cars
  • "Woah! I'm going so fast, I'm shedding rust!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Oh, I guess I better start getting in shape!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Lightning McQueen is giving private racing lessons? Oh, count me in, Mr. McQueen!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Fred Fred
Polish Fred Fred

Trivia

  • Fred PS3

    Fred's bumper in the PS3 version of Cars: Mater-National Championship.

    Fred and Fillmore are the only two characters in Cars who have front license plates.
  • Fred's original die-cast was too big, so he was re-scaled into a smaller size. However, the smaller one was considered by many as "out of scale" to other models.
  • In several ways, he is similar to Otis. They are both rusty, have a closely resembling design and are both considered "lemons".
  • Fred's rear bumper is much brighter in the PS3 version of Cars: Mater-National Championship.
  • In the story of The Case of the Missing Muffler it was implied that Fred is likely now a resident of Radiator Springs, as the video games were also implying.
Cars
Characters
Lightning McQueenDoc HudsonTow MaterSally CarreraSheriffLuigiGuidoFillmoreSargeRamoneFloLizzieRedStanleyTractorsFrankStrip WeathersChick HicksMackRusty and Dusty Rust-ezeTex DinocoFredMia and TiaLynda WeathersHarvSnot RodBoostDJWingoNot ChuckDexter HooverBessieJerry Recycled BatteriesAlbert HinkeyVroomaroundus BugusBarney StorminAl OftMinnyVanKori TurbowitzBob CutlassDarrell CartripBrianDan SclarkenbergKim CarllinsSkip RicterChukiJay LimoSvenChuck ManifoldMichael SchumacherAntonio Veloce EccellenteCostanzo Della CorsaMario AndrettiWinford Bradford RutherfordSage VanDerSpinClaude ScruggsGreg CandymanMurray ClutchburnRyan ShieldsLee RevkinsTodd MarcusBilly OilchangerChuck ArmstrongCrusty RotorRusty CornfuelAiken AxlerErnie GearsonKevin RacingtireFloyd MulvihillDavey ApexSlider PetrolskiBrush CurberRalph CarlowDirkson D'AgostinoManny FlywheelHaul InngasMisti MotorkrassEugene CarbureskiJames CleanairRuby OaksKevin ShiftrightDarren LeadfootMac iCarPonchy WipeoutJohnny BlamerDale Earnhardt, Jr.Rotor TurboskyGrayDinoco Crew ChiefLuke PettleworkDinoco GirlsChief ChickChick Hicks HaulerWide Chick PittyBruiser BukowskiTrunk Fresh Crew ChiefTrunk Fresh HaulerTrunk Fresh PittyEric RoadalesHugo FastNitroade Crew ChiefErnest B. RaykesPiccolo PerryLeak Less HaulerStacyEarl FilterMood Springs PittyMood Springs HaulerN2O Cola PittyRoman DunesShirley SpinoutNo Stall HaulerChief RPM"Petrol" PulaskiRPM HaulerOctane Gain HaulerDudley SpareOctane Gain Crew ChiefJerry DrivechainWells RunaboutSenior TraxNebekenezer SchmidtEasy Idle Crew ChiefEasy Idle PittyVitoline PittyVitoline HaulerBumper Save PittyVinyl Toupee HaulerSidewall Shine HaulerShifty Drug HaulerGasprin HaulerView Zeen HaulerCharlie CheckerRace Official TomTowMarco AxelbenderRichard Clayton KensingtonAxle AcceleratorMarlon "Clutches" McKayBernie BanksArtieBrian Fee ClampMarcoStu BopKathy CopterRon HoverChuck Choke CablesNelson Blindspot"Studs" McGirdleDash BoardmanHoomanHouser BoonBertTim RimmerAndreaMattiCora CopperOliver LightloadGilChet BoxkaarBen CrankleshaftPaul ValdezTimothy "Timezone" TruecoatMildred BylaneEdwin KranksDustin MellowsGretaHank "Halloween" MurphyValerie VeateNicky B.Marilyn StickersNick StickersDerek "Decals" DobbsPercy HanbrakesMilton CalypeerMiles "Meattruck" MaloneThe Convoy BrothersMiloJohnny and JamieWilmar FlattzBarry DieselBrad WinmilerDarla VandersonPolly PuddlejumperJ. Low LeeTrev DieselBudR.M.LarryElvisVernBenny BrakedrumCoriander WidetrackBrake BoydSyd VanDerKamperMarty BrakeburstMatthew "True Blue" McCrewKit RevsterDonna PitsJonathan WrenchworthsAndy VaporlockMichael SparkberJ. ShoesteerJapethCraig FasterSwift AlternetterBennie CaliperTimothy TwostrokeToddBertha ButterswagonClayton GentlebreezeDuff WrecksThe Autobahn SocietyAlphanumerosHamm CentercutBuzz Light CarWoodyFlikP.T. FleaP.T. Flea's Circus TroupeSulleyMikeYetiLeroy TraffikMurphyFrank "Pinky" PinkertonCharlie CargoT.J. HummerPattyLightning McQueen Pick Up FanJay W.Christina WheelandTurtle and Cubby
Places and Locations
Carburetor CountyRoute 66Radiator SpringsTailfin PassOrnament ValleyLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtFlo's V8 CafeRadiator Springs CuriosTow Mater Towing & SalvageSarge's Surplus HutFillmore's Taste-InCozy Cone MotelGlenrio MotelRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreRacing MuseumBudville Trading CompanyDoc's ClinicThe Oil PanLubeoramaPop N Patch Tire RepairMrs. PistonCarburetor Emporium RepairMuddy's MudflapsFoggy WindshieldCurb FoolsSparky's SparkplugsRusty BumperEatWimpy's WipersWheel Well MotelMotor Speedway of the SouthLos Angeles International SpeedwayInterstate 40
Items and Objects
Piston CupRust-ezeHTBDinocoLeak LessNitroadeRPMBudweiserNo StallOctane GainVinyl ToupeeGasprinTow CapTrunk FreshShiny WaxSidewall ShineRe-VoltingSpare MintTransberry JuiceN2O ColaView ZeenSputter StopVitolineTank CoatShifty DrugEasy IdleFaux Wheel DriveMood SpringsFiber FuelRetreadBumper SaveLil' Torquey PistonsRev-N-GoShifty DrugAppleTach-O-MintGask-Its
Voice Cast
Owen WilsonPaul NewmanBonnie HuntLarry the Cable GuyCheech MarinTony ShalhoubGuido QuaroniJenifer LewisPaul DooleyMichael WallisGeorge CarlinKatherine HelmondJohn RatzenbergerJoe RanftMichael KeatonRichard PettyDarrell WaltripBob CostasJeremy PivenJeremy ClarksonRichard KindEdie McClurgH. A. WheelerTom MagliozziRay MagliozziLynda PettyAndrew StantonDale Earnhardt, Jr.Michael SchumacherJay LenoMario AndrettiSarah ClarkMike NelsonJonas RiveraLou RomanoAdrian OchoaE.J. HolowickiElissa KnightLindsey CollinsLarry BentonDouglas KeeverTom HanksTim AllenBilly CrystalJohn GoodmanDave FoleyRodger BumpassArtie KempnerHooman KhaliliJess HarnellSonoko KonishiSheryl CrowJack AngelMichael BellBob BergenSusan BluAndrea BoerriesMarco BoerriesTorbin Xan BullockRichard CawoodScott ClarkKathy CoatesJennifer DarlingPaul EidingBill FarmerBrian FeeTeresa GanzelCraig GoodErik LangleySherry LynnDanny MannMickie McGowanLaraine NewmanTeddy NewtonColleen O' ShaughnesseyBob PetersonSteve PurcellA.J. Riebli IIIDan ScanlonStephen SchafferKen SchretzmannBob ScottMatt StaudtJim and Jay WardColette Whitaker
Crew
John LasseterJoe RanftDarla K. AndersonThomas PorterJorgen KlubienDan FogelmanKiel MurrayPhil LorinKen SchretzmannRandy Newman
Songs
Real GoneRoute 66Life is a HighwayBehind the CloudsOur TownSh-BoomFind YourselfMy Heart Would KnowOpening RaceMcQueen's LostBessieDirt is DifferentNew RoadTractor TippingMcQueen and SallyGoodbyePre-Race PageantryThe Piston CupThe Big Race
Cars: Mater-National Championship
Information
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Characters
Lightning McQueenMonster McQueenTow MaterMonster MaterDoc HudsonRamoneFloSargeFillmoreLuigiGudmundOtto Von FassenbottomKojiGiovanniEmmaLizzieMiaTiaFletcherPhilipGeraldFredYuriSheriffGuidoFrankVinceSonnyLennyBarrySnot RodGinormousThe CripplerCount SpatulaRedBessieCletusZekeTommy JoeBufordJuddLewisSulleyMikeTractorsTourists
Places
Radiator SpringsRadiator Springs Courthouse & Fire DepartmentFoggy WindshieldMufflerCurb FeelerMuddy's MudflapsCarburetor Emporium RepairSparky's SparkplugsMrs. PistonPop N Patch Tire RepairRusty BumperLubeoramaEATWimpy's WipersThe Oil PanLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtRadiator Springs CuriosFlo's V8 CaféCozy Cone MotelDoc's ClinicSarge's Surplus HutFillmore's Taste-InBudville Trading CompanyRacing MuseumTow Mater Towing & SalvageLightning McQueen's Racing HeadquartersRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreRadiator CapRadiator GulchFillmore's Nature PreserveSarge's CompoundWilly's ButteWilly's Butte GulchLightning McQueen's Racing HeadquartersOrnament ValleySheriff's BillboardRustbucket StadiumOrnament Valley Gas StationPitt Stop GasolineSurplus StorageOrnament Valley RV ParkOrnament Valley Trailer ParkOrnament Valley AirportTriplet ArrowsOrnament Valley RailroadTurkeysRustbucket TunnelsFrank's FieldsTailfin PassWooden BridgeWheel Well MotelTailfin Pass TunnelTailfin Pass MinesAbandoned TownNarrow TunnelTailfin Pass TrailsBoulder WallCanyon
Events
Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!

Techniques
PowerslideJumpBoostTilt
Cars: Race-O-Rama
Characters
Lightning McQueenTow MaterBubbaCandiceChick HicksEl MachismoFillmoreDoc HudsonLuigiRamoneSargeSheriffStingerTater and Tater Jr.Trophy GirlVINChick Hicks' StudentsDoc Hudson's StudentsGuidoMikePit Crew HudsonPit Crew ChickPit Crew MotorcoMonster McQueenMonster MaterSulleyMia and TiaKabutoMackFredTommy JoeBufordCletusLewisJuddZekeCount SpatulaGinormousThe CripplerTractors
Events
SprintsMack Track ChallengeAcademy ChallengesHudson Student RunSmash UpsMater the GreaterRoad RacesCandice's Glam TourMonster Truck Mayhem RacesOff Road RacesMatch UpStreet RacesTokyo MaterStinger's Stir-UpEl MaterdorBubba's Bucket BashReunion RundownChick Hicks ShowdownPoint to PointsRelay RacesGuido KartsAuto CrossesLuigi's Tire FindSheriff's ChaseTractor StampedePhoto OpsTransporters
Techniques
DriftJumpBoost (technique)Tilt
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