Tubbs Pacer is the leader of the Pacer crime family.
Tubbs never set out to lead a crime family, it just worked out that way. As a Pacer in the car world, you don't get much respect on your looks, so you have to earn it. That's why he embraced his negative nickname, Upside-down Bathtub, and dubbed himself Tubbs. Before long, he was running with a pack of other disrespected Pacers who were also tired of being called jelly beans and junkers. They met up with Professor Z and a whole new bushel of Lemons looking for the same car-world credibility. Tubbs proved his loyalty to this new family over and over, and he soon found himself poised to help take over the world.
During Cars 2, Tubbs and the the other main heads of the three lemon families (Gremlin, Trunkov, Hugo) attend a meeting with Professor Z in Porto Corsa to discuss their evil plans about discrediting the Allinol by using the radiation disguised camera to crash out the racers in the World Grand Prix that use the gas, and ensure that all cars keep using conventional fuel to secure the profits of their "lemon" organization who managed to secure the largest unexplored oil resources in the world. Tubbs is seen smiling at the idea and can't wait. Tubbs was soon respected as the leader of the Pacer family, much unlike his previous history.
Tubbs was part of the plan to sabotage the World Grand Prix, and helped the other families in the attempt to destroy the Allinol fuel, along with Lightning McQueen. Near the end of the film, Tubbs gets spray painted by Ramone. After being ambushed by the Radiator Springs crew in the showdown in London, he tries to escape with the remaining lemons, but is arrested on the spot by Sarge and the army, and was taken to prison.
Tubbs was evil and tried to kill Lightning McQueen and his friends, only to be arrested.
Tubbs is painted cream on his hood, sides and roof, and brown on his trunk and rear windshields.
Like the rest of his family, Tubbs is based off of an 1975 AMC Pacer.
His license plate is 705BN, according to his die-cast.
Tubbs is the Pacer family crime boss.
- 1:55 Scale Diecast (normal and with paint spray)
- Tubbs was nicknamed the "Upside Down Bathtub" due to the shape of his make and model.
- Victor Hugo: "Is the big boss here yet?"
Vladimir Trunkov: "No, not yet."
Tubbs Pacer: "He's supposed to be here any minute."
- —Vladimir Trunkov and Tubbs Pacer answer Victor Hugo's question about the Big Boss's arrival.
- J. Curby Gremlin: "The Professor's on the run!"
Tubbs Pacer: "Someone's got to get McQueen."
Vladimir Trunkov: "Ah! Get McQueen!"
- —The lemonheads, after Professor Z runs away.
- —Tubbs Pacer orders the other lemons to run away.