Circuit Races, Relay Races, Cars Toons, Mini Games (Auto Crosses, Mack Track Challenge (2-player mode only) and Tractor Stampede only), Missions and Rust Bucket Derby

Top speed

180 mph (286 km/h)

Paint jobs

Boost time




Lightning McQueen, Tater, Tater Jr., Candice, El Machismo, Stinger, Doc Hudson, Ramone, Flo, Sarge, Fillmore, Luigi, Guido, Sheriff


Bubba, Tater (former), Tater Jr. (former)

Voiced by

Larry the Cable Guy

Mater is a character in Cars: Race-O-Rama.


Mater is a rusty two-ton tow truck. He is Lightning McQueen's best friend, a main character in the movie Cars, and a playable character in Cars: Race-O-Rama. In Story Mode, he is played as in all four Rust Bucket Derby races.

Mater also has his own sub-plot in the game. Many years ago, Mater had made a deal with Bubba, Tater and Tater Jr. to have a race in the Rust Bucket stadium for the towing rights to Radiator Springs. Overtime, Mater has forgotten about this until the three tow trucks return to Radiator Springs one day. Throughout the game, Mater became good friends with the Taters, especially after finding out that their names rhyme. In the end, Mater wins the race, much to Bubba's frustration. The Taters, on the other hand, had fun, claiming that Mater winning the race, being their new friend and having a name that rhymes with theirs makes them feel like winners too. Bubba drives away, vowing his revenge.

Outside of the sub-plot, he also appears in a few races in the Race-O-Rama Series. The only cut-scene in that side he appeared in was the final scene.

Alternate forms of MaterEdit


Forms of Lightning McQueen

Lightning McQueen | Beach McQueen2 | Street McQueen2 | Off Road McQueen2 | Speedway McQueen2

Lightning McQueen's Team
Mater | Fillmore | Flo | Guido | Doc Hudson | Luigi | Ramone | Sarge | Sheriff | Doc Hudson's Students2 | Emma

Chick Hicks' Team
Chick Hicks | Chick Modified2 | Candice2 | El Machismo2 | Stinger2 | VINs2 | Chick Hicks' Students2

Guido Kart Racers
Mike | Doc Hudson Racing Pitty2 | Chick Hicks Racing Pitty2 | MotorCo. Pitty2 | Race-O-Rama Girl2 | Not Chuck

Rust Bucket Cars
Bubba2 | Tater and Tater Jr.2 | Mater's Cousins1

Monster Trucks
Monster McQueen | Monster Mater | Sulley | Count Spatula1 | The Crippler1 | Ginormous1

Troy Brakeman2 | Mia and Tia | Mack | Tourists | Camera Cars2

1 = Non-Playable | 2 New Character