|“||Look out ladies, Mater's fittin' to get funky!||”|
Mater, or Sir Tow Mater, is Lightning McQueen's best friend and the owner of the junk yard in Radiator Springs. He was voiced in both movies by Larry the Cable Guy. Mater was mistaken for the American spy Rod Redline. He has his own pair of spy rockets, which Finn McMissile and Holley Shiftwell let him keep. Mater stars as the second main character in the first movie and the main character in the second. He is also seen in Radiator Springs Racers.