Tater and Tater Jr.
General Information



Brown (Tater)
Green (Tater Jr.)

Eye Color



Bubba's sidekicks
Tow Trucks

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars: Race-O-Rama


Stephen Stanton (Tater)
Andrew Stanton (Tater Jr.)

Tater and Tater Jr. are two rusty tow trucks that used to be Bubba's sidekicks but reformed and became friends of Mater in the end.


Cars: Race-O-Rama

Tater and Tater Jr. came all the way down to Radiator Springs with their fellow Bubba to race in the towing racing at the Rustbucket stadium. Unlike Bubba, the Taters are friendly and a little goofy. They didn't win the towing racing series, but they made a new friend and decide to stay a while in Radiator Springs.

In Cars: Race-O-Rama, they first appear in the cut-scene for Smash Up 1 when Bubba reintroduces themselves. When Bubba told them to say hello, and then called them boys, they said "Hello, boys!" Tater is in the race, but not Tater Jr.

In the cut-scene for Smash Up 2, Mater, Tater and Tater Jr. all realize that their names rhyme. So then they went to find more things that rhyme with their names.

They later appear in the cut-scene for Monster Truck Mayhem 3, they tell Mater that they're so happy, because they're gonna get all the towing rights to Radiator Springs, or at least that's what Bubba told them. Then Mater tells them that they're gonna have fun. He told them that some cars who live here: Flo, Ramone, Sarge and Fillmore. Then he realizes that he's a tow truck, and has a dilemma.

They also appear in the end-scene for Bubba's Bucket Bash, where they said they had fun in the race. Bubba got angry at them and called them morons. They told him that they made a new friend, their new friend won and since their names rhyme, it's almost like they won too! That made Bubba angry, so he drove off saying that he will get revenge.


Tater is painted brown, with green doors and a black hat and brown rims. Tater Jr.'s scheme is the other way around - green with brown doors, and with a white hat.


Video Games



  • They both have the same paint jobs, except all of Tater's paint jobs have a black hat and Tater Jr.'s has white hats.
  • Their Polish names are "Tomek" and "Tomek Jr."


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