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"No! I knowed I couldn't stay ahead long..."
Judd, Cars: Mater-National Championship

Judd (referred to as Jud in the World of Cars book) is a recurring character in the Cars series that first appeared in Cars: The Video Game. He is a dirty demolition derby race car that can often be found competing in races at the Rustbucket Stadium, with his cousins. He appears to be a 1983 Dodge Aries Coupé or 1983 Plymouth Reliant Coupé.


Cars: The Video Game

Judd about to race against Mater and Cletus in Cars: The Video Game.

In Cars: The Video Game, Judd only appears as one of the non-playable competitors in Rustbucket Race-O-Rama, where he is often found in one of the highest positions.

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures

In Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures, he appears in Tow the Line, as one of the cousins that Mater must tow. Judd's body appears to be colored bronze with lighter purple stripes in this game.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

Judd racing against Lightning McQueen and Tommy Joe in arcade mode Rustbucket Race 1.

In the story mode of Cars: Mater-National Championship, Judd first appears in the cutscene for the first Rustbucket Race, adoringly watching Emma as she practices at the Rustbucket Stadium. Judd also makes subsequent appearances as an opponent in the third and fourth Rustbucket Races, where he usually places fourth.

Judd also appears in the arcade mode, as an opponent that can be randomly selected in Rustbucket Races.

Other appearances

Judd also appears in the book World of Cars, in the story Hoodwinked. In the story, Judd, Buford, Cletus, and Mater are bullied by Bubba, who throws Mater's hood into a tree. When Mater challenges Bubba to a backwards race, which Bubba loses, Judd does the countdown for them. Judd also had a subsequent die-cast release in the Story Tellers Collection, at a production sale of about 4,000.



  • "Mama! I wish you was here!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "I guess them fellers just wanted it more than I did." - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Man, I'd sure like to win one of these, just once..." - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Finish line, you and me are gonna be good friends!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "How'd I get ahead of you?" - Cars: Mater-National Championship


Judd with a torn window net.

  • In Cars: Mater-National Championship, Judd does not have any animations, leaving him to have a blank expression at all times.
  • In Cars: The Video Game, Lewis, Judd, and Buford all share the same directory as Tommy Joe, but are set up as separate paint jobs, similarly to the Piston Cup racers. However, in all later games, they are set up as different characters, all with unique voices.
  • Judd has the most different eye colors of any character in the Cars franchise; they are green in Cars: The Video Game, blue on his artwork and in Cars: Mater-National Championship, and are the same shade of gold as his body on his die-cast.
  • Judd has various tire colors; they are white like Zeke's in Cars: Mater-National Championship, but are dark grey like Lewis' in Cars: The Video Game and on his die-cast.
  • Judd is the only one of the six known cousins of Mater who does not appear in the intro of Cars: Mater-National Championship, as the take from Rustbucket Race 1's cutscene was the moment when Judd was hiding behind the cousins, thus making him not appear.
  • In the PlayStation 3 version of Cars: Mater-National Championship, Judd has a slightly different window net, with a portion of it having been torn off.


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Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!