If you’re a fan of the Cars movie franchise, you probably have noticed the link to NASCAR in each movie. There’s no denying that the movies were inspired by NASCAR and the legends that shaped the sport. The movies have brought a new generation to the sport, and an appreciation to NASCAR that a lot of people didn’t have before.
To celebrate the collaboration between NASCAR and the Cars franchise, last month the NASCAR Hall of Fame launched the official Cars exhibit in the museum. Surrounded by classic cars that started the sport, an original Hudson Hornet, a track and even parts of original race track pieces.
The new Cars exhibit does include a life sized Lightning McQueen at the Center, but he is surrounded by 16 legends and racers who not only help shape the world of NASCAR but also are voices of characters in the Cars world. The exhibit includes a large image of the cars they portrayed in the movie, as well as a bio about the racer who voiced their character, their accomplishments and even their actual racing gear.
Besides the collaboration between the who major industry, the exhibit helps younger generations visualize their favorite characters actual impact on the sport and race tracks, it can help connect the two in people’s minds. After you visit the Cars Exhibit, be sure to visit the rest of the museum to see more about the different legends in the sport, and the moonshine running history that started NASCAR as we know it today.
Check out more images from inside the NASCAR Hall of Fame Cars exhibit below and visit the NASCAR Hall of Fame online:
Cars 3 Trailer:
About the Cars 3 at home release:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is
suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race
technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late
Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a
champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
In honor of world-champion racer #95 on his date-sake 9/5, Disney•Pixar is proud to announce the in-home arrival of Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3”! “Cars 3” surged to the front of the pack opening weekend with audiences racing to see the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) team up to beat the new generation of blazing-fast racers. Now, this summer’s high-octane hit cruises home—loaded with bonus features like the all new mini-movie starring the demolition derby legend Miss Fritter— Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on Oct. 24, and on Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ on Nov. 7.
Race fans of all ages are invited to ride along with the “Cars 3” crew for hilarious and heartfelt extras, including an exclusive new mini-movie, “Miss Fritter’s Racing Skoool,” taught by the queen of the Crazy 8; a feature detailing how real-world race training influenced filmmakers; the journey taken by voice actor Cristela Alonzo and team while shaping tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez; behind-the-scenes access to the story team who crafted Lightning McQueen’s third chapter; deleted scenes; and much more.
“Cars 3” is Disney•Pixar’s first in-home title released in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the next-generation viewing format with four times the resolution of HD and exceptional high dynamic range (HDR), resulting in brilliant highlights, vibrant colors and greater contrast on compatible displays than ever before. With 4K Ultra HD, viewers will feel like they’re at the center of the action—holding their breath during the dramatic crash that launches Lightning’s journey, feeling the pulse-pounding action at the Florida International Super Speedway, and getting down and dirty at the Crazy 8 demolition derby.