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Life-sized models of hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and Sally Carrera, a snazzy 2002 Porsche 911 (voiced by Bonnie Hunt) will hit the road today for Disney/Pixar's "CARS Road Trip '06" presented by State Farm. The film's sheet metal counterparts were created by famed movie car creator and customizer Eddie Paul of Customs By Eddie Paul, with help from Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios' artists and technicians. Paul is responsible for famous Hollywood car creations such as the hot rod that John Travolta drove in "Grease" as well as custom built vehicles for "The Fast and the Furious" and "xXx." The tour will cross the country with stops in over 40 cities and be highlighted by an appearance at the World Premiere for Disney/Pixar's "CARS" on May 26 in Charlotte, NC at the Lowe's Motor Speedway. The cars will ride in style via a special truck inspired by the character Mack, which will be provided by Mack Trucks, Inc.(The full text of the press release can be read by clicking on the "Read" link below) "CARS Road Trip '06" travel cities will include:
April 17 Akron, OH April 18 Washington DC April 19 Baltimore, MD April 20 Philadelphia, PA April 21 Allentown, PA April 22 Hartford, CT April 23 Boston, MA April 24 Toronto, CN April 26 Detroit, MI April 27 Chicago, IL April 28-29 Minneapolis, MN May 1 Denver, CO May 2 Salt Lake City, UT May 4 DuPont, WA May 5 Seattle, WA May 6 Portland, OR May 7 San Francisco, CA May 8 Bakersfield, CA May 10-12 Los Angeles, CA May 15 Houston, TX May 17-18 Atlanta, GA May 20-21 Orlando, FL May 22-23 Jacksonville, FL May 24-28 Charlotte, NC -- World Premiere/NASCAR Coca Cola 600 May 30 Charlottesville, VA May 31 Parsippany, NJ June 1-6 New York, NY June 11-18 Los Angeles, CA June 19 Phoenix, AZ June 21 San Antonio, TX June 22 Dallas, TX June 23-24 Tulsa, OK June 26 St. Louis, MO June 27 Erlanger, KY June 28 Cincinnati, OH June 29 Lexington, KY June 30 Columbus, OH July 5 Battle Creek, MI July 6 Oakbrook, IL July 7 Bloomington, IL July 8-11 Chicago, IL
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