This collectible character car is based on the Disney Pixar animated movie CARS. It's a detailed die-cast replica of the lovable character Lightning McQueen. 1:24 Scale about 8 inches long. Also in this video you will find his best friend Tow Mater also as a 1:24 die-cast car.
If you haven't seen this movie yet, it's the story of a hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen that gets lost and ends up in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. There he meets loveable characters as Tow Mater, Sally, Luigi, Guido, Flo, Fillmore, Hudson Hornet, and also the sheriff.
In 2001, the movie's working title was Route 66 (after U.S. Route 66), but in 2002, the title was changed to prevent people from thinking it was related to the 1960 television show with the same name. In addition, Lightning McQueen's number was originally going to be 57 (John Lasseter birth year), but was changed to 95 (the year Toy Story was released). Glenn John McQueen was a Canadian supervisor of digital animation and supervising character animator at Pixar. In October 2002, McQueen died from skin cancer. He was 41 years old. The film Finding Nemo was dedicated to him, as seen before the final credits at the end of the movie. His former colleagues also paid tribute to him making his name the main character in the film Cars ("Lightning McQueen").
Cars 2 is currently scheduled for release in theaters in USA on June 24, 2011 and in the UK on July 22, 2011. Star racecar Lightning McQueen and the incomparable tow truck Mater take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage.