In Cars: Mater-National Championship, Fred overhears Lightning telling Philip about driving lessons, and he excitedly hurries over and asks if he can join too. After Doc complains that the three cars are blocking the street, Barry comes and asks if a race is starting and the five happily agree to one. His front bumper falls off after Lightning revs his engine. After this event, Fred is only seen during all four Rustbucket Races and also as a computer opponent in all nine Fillmore's Fuel Frenzy levels.
In Cars: Race-O-Rama, Fred can be found competing in the Rustbucket Derby levels and sometimes in the Smash Up levels as well (except on the PlayStation 2 version in which he does not appear in at all). Like his previous game appearance, Fred is not a playable character.
Fred is a Stodgey Suaver ST and has a license plate that simply reads "FRED". His top speed is 49 km/h (30 mph). Fred's original livery is currently unknown, as he is completely covered in rust and he sometimes struggles to keep parts on. However, on his front bumper and the rest he has a bit of visible green and white paint.
Personality and traits
Fred gets excited very easily, and, as a result, he often has his bumper coming off, or when he excitedly shakes so hard a large amount of rust falls off him. Whenever someone reads his license plate and says his name, Fred freaks out and shouts "He knows my name!"
"Fred is truly racing's number-one fan. Some cars have better wax jobs, or attached bumpers, but do they have the heart and dedication Fred has? Not a chance. Between Fred's racing blogs, podcast, websites and daily call-ins to numerous radio shows, it's amazing Fred has time to get to any actual races."