Before the events of Cars, James joined the Vitoline racing team in 1985.
In Cars, James competes in Dinoco 400 race at the the Motor Speedway of the South, Motor City, United States, which was the final race of the Piston Cup season. During the race, an accident occurred between almost all of the competitors which was caused by Chick Hicks. During the crash James collided with Haul Inngas and Billy Oilchanger. He did not receive any serious injuries and was able to continue racing. He finished right behind The King, Chick and McQueen and the three-way tie.
Between Cars and Cars 3
Cleanair is a Husker Morocco race car. He uses Lightyear racing tires. His eye color is light brown. He has a light green livery with a white hood, trunk and a spoiler. He has the number 61 painted on his roof and sides in the color white too. He also has a logo of Vitoline on his hood and back sides. He also has black rims.
- Vitoline, a fuel additive vitamin company, provides fuel for older active cars. Sponsoring a race car seemed like a good way to get that message across to their costumers and they hired the right car for the job! Senior racer James Cleanair has been racing for twenty years and shows no signs of slowing down!
- source: Car Finder
- James is the only Vitoline racer to use the number 61 for the Piston Cup.
- The Rookie (on the cover)
Names in other languages
- Danish: James Renluft