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And my name is not Chuck!
―Not Chuck, after Lightning McQueen calls him Chuck.

Not Chuck is a minor character in the 2006 Disney/Pixar animated film, Cars.

Background

Official Description

"His name is Not Chuck, not Chucky, not Chuck-meister, not Chaz, not Chet, not Charlie and not Charles. He's a firm believer that a racer is only as good as his tires are fresh, so his motto is, "Change them early and change them often."[1]

Personality

Not Chuck is shown to be grouchy, even when Lightning McQueen refuses to have his tires changed during pit stops. In Cars: Race-O-Rama, he can shout angry remarks at the other racers. He even gets annoyed when people do not call him by his actual name, especially when he is called "Chuck".

Physical appearance

Not Chuck's model is said by the Car Finder game to be a 2003 Nemomatic Forklift. His livery is mostly red, and he has the number 95 on his door and cap. His eyes are brown, and he also has a lightning bolt design on the sides of his cap. On his front are grey forklift arms, which make it easy for him to carry items like his wheel gun.

Appearances

Cars

Not Chuck appears at the beginning of the film, working as Lightning McQueen's temporary crew chief in the Rust-eze team.

As McQueen makes a pit stop during the Piston Cup race at the Motor Speedway of the South, the team prepares to change his tires, but he tells them to only give him fuel, and he leaves without his tires changed. As a response to this, Not Chuck angrily tells McQueen that he needs new tires. His quote happens to be right, when McQueen bursts his rear tires on the final lap, to which Not Chuck calls him a fool. However, McQueen manages to get to the finish line, but ties with Chick Hicks and the King. Following the race, Not Chuck and the rest of the team change McQueen's tires while he is being interviewed by Kori Turbowitz. As the interview ends, a cameraman struggles to get a view of McQueen's bolt stickers on his camera with Not Chuck in the way. Seeing this, McQueen gives him an order to back away. Fed up by McQueen being a jerk, Not Chuck and the team decide to quit their job. As they leave, McQueen arrogantly bids farewell to Not Chuck, referring to him as "Chuck", to which he angrily responds, "And my name is not Chuck!" He is never seen or heard from again for the rest of the film, nor does he appear in the sequels.

Video games

Cars: Race-O-Rama

Not Chuck appears in Cars: Race-O-Rama as one of the playable characters in the Guido Kart races. Strangely, he still has Rust-eze paint job and decals, even though it was a few years after he quit McQueen's team.

Trivia

  • He is simply referred to as "My Name is Not Chuck" by merchandise lines.
  • His eyes are blue on the die-cast packaging's image.
  • His proper name has never been mentioned.

Gallery

References

  1. "Car Finder" (supplementary material on Blu-ray Disc release of Cars). 2007. Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2007.


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Cars-Logo
Media
Cars/SoundtrackCars 2/SoundtrackCars 3/Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Original Score SoundtrackMater and the GhostlightCars ToonsDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden BookVideo

Video Games: Cars: The Video GameCars 2: The Video GameCars: Mater-National ChampionshipCars: Race-O-RamaThe World of Cars OnlineCars: Radiator Springs AdventuresKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYCars: Fast as LightningCars 3: Driven to Win

Disney Parks
Cars LandDisney's Art of Animation ResortArt of AnimationCars Quatre Roues RallyeDisney Animation BuildingLuigi's Flying TiresLuigi's Rollickin' RoadstersMater's Junkyard JamboreeRadiator Springs Racers

Entertainment: Moteurs... Action! Stunt Show Spectacular
Restaurants: Cozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InFlo's V8 Cafe
Shops: Radiator Springs CuriosRamone's House of Body ArtSarge's Surplus Hut
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadePaint The Night ParadePixar Play Parade
Firework: World of Color: Celebrate!

Characters
Cars: Lightning McQueenMaterSally CarreraMackThe KingChick HicksNot ChuckMia and TiaHarvBoostDJWingoSnot RodBob CutlassDarrell CartripDoc HudsonFloRamoneSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeFillmoreRedLizzieStanleyBessieJuniorTex DinocoLynda WeathersVanMinnyMichael Schumacher FerrariJay LimoFredToddFrankTractorsMikeSulleyVroomaroundus BugusRalph Carlow

Cars 2: Finn McMissileHolley ShiftwellCrabbyTony TrihullLeland TurboRod "Torque" RedlineMiles AxlerodMel DoradoProfessor ZündappGremAcerFrancesco BernoulliLewis HamiltonJeff GorvetteMax SchnellMiguel CaminoRaoul ÇaRouleNigel GearsleyCarla VelosoBrent MustangburgerDavid HobbscapVladimir TrunkovVictor HugoTubbs PacerJ. Curby GremlinFred PacerIvanAlexander HugoUncle TopolinoMama TopolinoOtisSiddeleyCartney Brakin
Cars 3: Cruz RamirezJackson StormNatalie CertainSterlingMiss FritterChase RacelottDanny SwervezRyan "Inside" LaneyBubba WheelhouseCam SpinnerRich MixonCal WeathersBobby SwiftBrick YardleyTerry KargasReb MeekerHamiltonSmokey
Mater and the Ghostlight: Screamin' Banshee
Cars Toons: KabutoBig DSandy DunesBlue GritIdle ThreatShifty SidewinderDidi 05Mike 07
Video Games: CandiceEl MachismoStinger

Episodes
Mater's Tall Tales: Rescue Squad MaterMater the GreaterEl MaterdorTokyo MaterUnidentified Flying MaterMonster Truck MaterHeavy Metal MaterMoon MaterMater Private EyeAir MaterTime Travel Mater

Tales From Radiator Springs: HiccupsBuggedSpinningThe Radiator Springs 500½
Cancelled Episodes: To Protect and Serve

Songs
Real GoneLife is a HighwayOur TownSh-BoomRoute 66Find YourselfBehind the CloudsMy Heart Would KnowFree RideYou Might ThinkCollision of WorldsNobody's FoolRide
Organizations/Groups
DinocoThe Delinquent Road HazardsWorld Grand PrixLemons
Locations
Radiator SpringsCity HallMunicipal ImpoundTow Mater Towing & SalvageFlo's V8 CafeLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtCozy Cone MotelFillmore's Taste-InSarge's Surplus HutSarge's SUV Boot CampDoctor Hudson: Dr. of Internal CombustionRacing MuseumMrs. PistonWilly's ButteRadiator Springs CuriosRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreWheel Well MotelLondon, EnglandParis, FrancePorto CorsaTokyoCaliforniaU.S. Route 66Interstate 40Los Angeles International SpeedwayMotor Speedway of the SouthOrnament ValleyCadillac RangeCarburetor CountyBig BenTop Down TruckstopBig BentleyNASCAHollywoodThomasville
Objects
Piston CupAllinolBombEMP EmitterTripleDent Gum
See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box