Bobby Swift
General Information



Purple, orange

Eye Color

Purple (film)
Brown (artwork)
Green (1:55 Scale Die-Cast)


Piston Cup racer

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars 3


Angel Oquendo[1]

Bobby Swift is a professional race car who competed in the Piston Cup Racing Series, before being replaced by next-gen racer Daniel Swervez. He is a Brawny Motor Co. Spark EA.[2] He raced for the Octane Gain team and replaced Billy Oilchanger, and befriended many of his fellow competitors, most notably Lightning McQueen and Cal Weathers. The three friends constantly placed within the top positions, and remained mostly unmatched until a new rookie named Jackson Storm made his debut, and easily overpowered the other racers.

Storm's success sparked interest in next-generation racers, and many Piston Cup teams began replacing their previous racers with next-generation models. Octane Gain replaced Bobby with a rookie named Daniel Swervez.


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Swift racing alongside McQueen, Weathers, Jimmy Cables, and Terry Kargas.

As the 2016 Piston Cup season begins, Swift, McQueen, and Weathers are at the top of their game. The three racers are consistently battling it out in the top three positions, and having a blast throughout. The three friends enjoy playing pranks on each other -- for example, when McQueen is being interviewed after winning a race, Bobby and one of his pit crew throw whip cream and confetti on him.

In the Dinoco 400 at Copper Canyon Speedway, Swift and McQueen are neck-in-neck while rounding the final turn, and the announcers highlight this. Suddenly, however, a new racer named Jackson Storm speeds by them right at the end, and wins the race. As Storm drives onto the winners podium, McQueen wonders who he is, and Bobby and Cal inform him that Storm is one of the rookies.


McQueen, Swift, and Weathers take interest in Storm.

Because of Storm's stellar performance, many Piston Cup teams realize that next-generation racers are far more capable than traditional stock cars, and begin replacing their racers. On the day of a race, McQueen arrives to find that many of his friends have been replaced, and even witnesses Brick Yardley being fired. Nervous, McQueen goes to Bobby to ask him what is going on, only to find that he has been replaced, as well. A next-generation racer named Danny Swervez introduces himself, and drives away, leaving McQueen even more nervous than before.

Cars 3: Driven to Win

Swift is an unlockable playable character in Cars 3: Driven to Win. Like most of the playable characters, he is unlocked by completing an uncertain amount of skill checks.



Profiles and statistics

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  • Bio
    • "Bobby Swift is known for squeezing past his opponents at the last moment to win a race. He's always wheel to wheel with Lightning McQueen and Brick Yardley. Bobby, Lightning, and Brick are always sparring with one another at the front of the pack, but no matter the outcome, they remain good buddies."[2]



  • "Good comeback, Cal!" - Cars 3
  • "Congratulations, cupcake!" - Cars 3
  • "Haha, well, you better not blink, 'cause I'll blow right past you!" - Cars 3
  • "That's, uh... Jackson Storm." - Cars 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Bobby Świst Bobby Ping


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Owen WilsonCristela AlonzoArmie HammerLarry the Cable GuyBonnie HuntPaul DooleyCheech MarinRichard PettyKyle PettyChase ElliottDaniel SuárezRyan BlaneyDarrell Wallace Jr.Shannon SpakeRay EvernhamMike JoyJeff GordonDarrell WaltripKerry WashingtonNathan FillionLea DeLariaChris CooperMargo MartindaleIsiah Whitlock Jr.Junior JohnsonH. A. WheelerLewis Hamilton
Brian FeeKevin ReherDaniel GersonRandy Newman
Cars 3: Driven to Win
Playable Characters
Lightning McQueenCruz RamirezTow MaterSally CarreraRamoneGuidoMater the GreaterBobby SwiftBrick YardleyChick HicksNatalie CertainArvyDr. DamageMiss FritterCam SpinnerRich MixonJackson StormJunior MoonLouise NashRiver ScottSmokeyMack
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