whats the pick up trucks name in the movie cars

The name of the pickup from Pixar's Cars is Tow Mater, or simply Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy).

Mater is Lightning McQueen’s loyal sidekick, a rusty pick-up truck, who initially embarrasses him, but later saves him with feats of bravery and ingenuity.

Inspired by a 1951 International boom truck, with a few GM pickup design cues from the same era mixed in, this anthropomorphic work truck runs “Tow Mater Towing and Salvage” in the rural desert town of Radiator Springs on Route 66.

During his off hours, Mater (“Like tuh-mater, but without the ‘tuh’”) likes to go tractor-tipping (“Tractors is so dumb”) and hone his skills driving backward (“Ain't no need to watch where I'm goin'; just need to know where I've been”). If we were stuck in Radiator Springs, we’d want Mater to be our best friend, too. - PickupTrucks.com

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