United Kingdom: July 28 2006
United States: June 09 2006
Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters ?including Doc Hudson, Sally Carrera, and a rusty but trusty tow truck Mater ? who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship.