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Snot Rod
General Information




Eye Color



Delinquent Road Hazard


Drag City

Friends & Family

Chick Hicks


Lightning McQueen

Other Information


Series Information
First Appearance



Lou Romano

Snot Rod is a punky drifter car, that is part of Boost's tuner gang. He has a serious congestion issue, that makes him sneeze all the time, which makes fire shoot out of his sideburners. He is currently residing in the Radiator Springs prison, after his attempt to steal several goods from the townsfolk. He is the only muscle car of the gang.


Snot Rod took his doctor's advice and headed west to find some clean, crisp mountain air to relieve his chronic allergies. On the way he met up with Boost, DJ, and Wingo. The highly modified car group set him as the gang's head of security and crowd control. He still has allergies and explosive sneezing attacks, but his ability to clear the road of pesky traffic is unmatched and much appreciated by his buddies who like the road all to themselves.


In Cars, Snot Rod is one of the four tuner cars that mess with Mack on the highway, which causes Lightning McQueen to fall out of his trailer. They were about to have Mack pull over, until Snot Rod sneezed, which woke Mack up and they were able to get away. They were later seen in the end credits speeding on the route to Radiator Springs, only to get caught by Sheriff and put into the impound. They were later sent to pave one of the roads with Bessie, who splashed hot tar on them.

Cars: The Video Game

In Cars: The Video Game, Snot Rod was first seen with the rest of his gang in Tailfin Pass, making sure that Lightning did not cross "their road". He was challenged to a race by McQueen, but failed terribly. He was later hired by Chick Hicks, to steal Lightning's goods from Mack on the interstate. Once they were done with their job, Mack radioed Sheriff, who passed the info on to Lightning. Lightning took action into his own hands, and hurried along the interstate to catch the group. He was able to smack the goods out of their hands, and brought them back to Radiator Springs, where they were arrested.

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures

In Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures, Snot Rod appears, being chased by Sheriff in the minigame Speed Trap.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, at some point in the last year and a half, Snot Rod was released from prison. He is the only member of the Delinquent Road Hazards to appear in the game. He appears in the races, North Willy's Butte, Rustbucket Grand Prix and The Upper Mine, and Stadium Race 3. He is a member of an opponent team in Luigi and Guido's Team Relay 4.

The World of Cars Online

In The World of Cars Online, Snot Rod and his gang appear at random times, being chased by Sheriff throughout the various roads the game as to offer. He also appears as an opponent that can be raced against on any of the tracks if the player does not wish to race against real people.

Cars 2: The Video Game

In Cars 2: The Video Game, Snot Rod appears as a downloadable playable character in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. He is a medium weight, and has more power than he does speed.

Cars: Fast as Lightning

In Cars: Fast as Lightning, photos of Snot Rod driving around a race track with other cars were released, but it is unknown if he will be playable or just a computer character.

Other Appearances

In Mater Saves Christmas, Snot Rod is part of the group of tuner cars who tried to steal goods from the townsfolk.


Snot Rod is a delinquent that appears to not pay attention to the rules, as he and his gang are constantly getting arrested for breaking the law. He has a love for practical jokes, as he and his friends put Mack to sleep in the middle of the highway.

He appears to be more spineless than his fellow delinquents, given that he always seems to follow their lead rather than stand up for himself.


Snot Rod is painted orange, with black lining. He has chrome flameburners and rims, as well as a grey grille and white headlights. He has a hood modification that seems to affect his point of view, that is chrome with three red and white dots. He has the words "Snot Rod" painted in orange painted on his black lines.


Snot Rod is a Bragatron Roadburner. His paint stripes suggest a Dodge Challenger. He seems to be based on a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. He is proud of his custom grille logo. He is a supercharged and fuel injected nitro burning funny car - hence the flames! He is the fastest and least predictable of the gang. His sneezes cause wide open throttle, instant acceleration and nitro fire from the headers (exhaust pipes).

His license plate simply reads "SNOT ROD". Also, Snot Rod comes from Drag City, according to his license plate.


It is unknown what Snot Rod's true job is, but he is constantly wreaking havoc throughout Radiator Springs.


Feature Films

Video Games





  • Snot Rod has been arrested twice - the first time when he stole Lightning's goods, and the second when he stole goods from the town.
  • He is the only tuner to appear in Cars: Mater-National Championship, and the only tuner not to appear in Tokyo Mater.
  • He appears on a calendar in Andy's room in Toy Story 3 as a normal car.
  • Snot Rod was supposedly in the unmade Cars Toons episode, Import Mater. This episode was later remade into Tokyo Mater, in which Snot Rod does not appear.
  • Snot Rod appears as a downloadable playable character in Cars 2: The Video Game along with the rest of the gang.
  • Actually a Dodge bodied AA/FC; nitro burning funny cars which are the quickest and fastest full-bodied cars on the planet. The top quarter mile speed 334.32 mph, low elapsed time 4.464 seconds - it would be a huge sneeze.
  • His name is a play on the word Hot Rod, which are typically American cars with large engines modified for linear speed.


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