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Mater
Mater
Background information
Movies Cars

Cars 2 Cars 3 (upcoming)

Short Films Mater and the Ghostlight
Television Programs Cars Toons


Video Games Cars: The Video Game

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures Cars: Mater-National Championship Cars: Race-O-Rama The World of Cars Online Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales: The Video Game Cars 2: The Video Game Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar Adventure Disney INFINITY series Cars: Fast as Lightning

Voice Larry the Cable Guy
Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names El Materdor

The Tormentor Private Mater Sir Tow Mater Mater Hawk Time Traveler Mater Boy Tow Truck


Personality Loyal, happy-go-lucky, selfless, loving, friendly, kind, forgiving, curious, cheeky, trusting, gullible, clueless, sensitive, skittish, insecure, naïve, hyper, clumsy, funny, brave, a showoff
Goal Unknown
Allies His best friend Lightning McQueen, Sally Carrera, Lizzie, Finn McMissile, his girlfriend Holley Shiftwell, Doc Hudson, Luigi, Guido, Flo, Ramone, Sarge, Fillmore, Red, Sheriff, Mack, Stanley, Siddeley, Tomber, Tater, Tater Jr, Mator, Emma
Enemies Bubba, Frank (Cars), Professor Z, Grem, Acer, Miles Axlerod, Chick Hicks, ghostlights, Hostile Takeover Bank, the Tuner Cars, Tater (former), Tater Jr. (former), Francesco Bernoulli, J. Curby Gremlin, Tubbs Pacer, Victor Hugo, Vladimir Trunkov, Ivan (Cars 2)
Likes Lightning McQueen, Holley Shiftwell, driving backwards, tractor tipping, computers, towing, karate, ice cream, being a spy, Kersploosh Mountain (water park)
Dislikes Leaking oil, ghostlights, monsters, the dark, loud sounds, spicy foods, getting wet and swimming, bullies like Bubba the tow truck, disappointing Lightning McQueen and Holley Shiftwell
Quotes "Well, we'll talk later, Mater." (chuckles) "'Later, Mater.' That's funny!"

"Git-R-Done!" "Tow Mater, average intelligence." "Dad-gum!" "Shoot!" "IT'S THE GHOSTLIGHT!!" "I'M THE BOMB!!" "If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'!" "I don't care who you are, that's funny right there!" "That was fu-hun!" "Dog-gone-it." "I'm happier than a tornader in a trailer park!"


Mater:' "My name's Mater."

Lightning McQueen: "Mater?"

Mater: "Yeah, like "tuh-mater," but without the "tuh"."

—Mater introduces himself to Lightning McQueen

Tow Mater, better known by his surname Mater (also known as "Sir Tow Mater"), is the deuteragonist in 2006's Cars, and the protagonist in its 2011 sequel and of his very own series of TV shorts, Cars Toons: Mater's Tall Tales. His catchphrases are: "Dad-gum!", "If I'm lyin', I'm cryin'!", and "Git-R-Done!" - the last of which is his voice actor, Larry the Cable Guy's signature phrase.

Background Edit

Personality Edit

Mater, whose full name is Towbert Larry Mater (or Tow Mater), is a rusty, battered, dented, old, buck toothed tow truck who lives in Radiator Springs, Arizona. He is the fun-loving constant companion of Lightning McQueen, a red race car. He was modeled after a 1951 Haulital Hook'em tow truck (or an International Harvester boom truck). Although his original body color was a light baby blue, it has rusted to the degree that he appears entirely red-brown/cinnamon in color. He speaks with a somewhat high-pitched thick rural southern accent, has a whistle dry lisp to his voice and frequently misspells words and runs the Tow Mater Towing & Salvage Lot, as well as managing the local Impound Center. Although he may seem silly and dim-witted, he has a thorough knowledge of automobiles, engines and towing and is a fiercely loyal friend. He unknowingly bestows wisdom upon others at times. He's beyond funny without realizing it and he is the most believable person of the Cars World. Although he's not the smartest car of Radiator Springs, he makes up for it by his extreme heart and loyalty. He's got the biggest heart more than anyone in town. He is extremely friendly, especially towards, Holley Shiftwell, Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera.

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