Bessie is a recurring static, non-sentient character in the Cars franchise. Making her debut in Cars, Bessie serves as the road paving machine in Radiator Springs, used for repairing roads. In Cars, Lightning McQueen and later the Delinquent Road Hazards are sentenced to tow it after being arrested by Sheriff for speeding.
She is a Basic Service Equipment road paving machine that is painted yellow, with some rust, and has her name printed on white on her sides. She gets her name from the initials for Basic Service Equipment: BSE.
In Cars, after Lightning serves his sentence of pulling Bessie to repave the main road, the Delinquent Road Hazards are sentenced to the same punishment by Doc when they are arrested by Sheriff for troublemaking in Radiator Springs.
Cars: The Video Game
In Cars: The Video Game, she doesn't really appear in the video game, but there are 2 deleted scenes with her in it. She first appears in a deleted scene where Lightning sees Mater next to Bessie, and says hi. Then Mater asks Lightning to say hi to Bessie too, so Lightning said hello. Then Bessie let a blob of pavement out. Then Mater says that they should take her out for a drive, and that it's been a while, but Lightning says that he had a dream about Bessie last night. It was weird, considering the roads he was pulling her on. Then in another deleted scene, which follows the last deleted scene, Mater says that Lightning was right about the dream being weird, and said that he had a weird dream last night too. It wasn't about Bessie. Mater said that he was pulling big heavy stuff as a tugboat named Roy! He said the dream was horrible! It was funny too, because Mater can't even swim. He doesn't even go to a car wash.
In Cars: Fast as Lightning, Bessie makes a cameo when you touch the sign with an arrow pointing (left/right) and when is pouring tar on the road, but she moves automatically when you finish making the road by using gems.
"Bessie is Radiator Springs' resident road-paving machine. Everyone agrees she's a low-maintenance gal, but more than one unsuspecting hitcher has learned her quirks the hard way. Doc likes to say laying asphalt with Bessie is more like dancing than paving. Fill her with kerosene, gravel, and tar, and she'll produce the most beautiful ribbon of blacktop you've ever seen. But be careful! Don't pull her too fast or get her steamed up. Bessie has two huge buckets of molten tar and she knows how to use them! Just ask Lightning McQueen!"
Bessie is static, making her the only vehicle in the entire series to have this property.
Bessie was planned have appeared in Cars: Mater-National Championship, near an oil slick in Radiator Springs. She has been spotted in a beta-video of Cars: Mater-National Championship, but was later removed.
Every time Bessie spits on the cars pulling her, (twice in the movie, once during the end credits) she makes laughing sounds, indicating that she may posses some limited intelligence, despite having no visible eyes.