Pitty for the HTB racing team
Bruiser Bukowski is a member of the Hostile Takeover Bank racing team, as well as one of Chick Hicks' pitties. Like the other pitties on Chick's team, Bruiser is a bit of a snob, and enjoys making fun of Lightning McQueen and his team, specifically Luigi and Guido.
According to Car Finder, Bruiser is a Shystermatic Snickermobile with a mustache hookup. He is painted green, with yellow rims and the HTB logo on his doors, and has two crane arms in addition to his mustache hookup.
In Cars, Bruiser first appears alongside Chick and the other pitties at the Motor Speedway of the South, where he performs pit stops for Chick, and later laughs when Chick insults Lightning after the race. At the tie-breaker race in Los Angeles, Bruiser and the other pitties make fun of Guido due to his small size, but are shocked when they witness the fastest pit stop in Piston Cup history, performed by none other than Guido. The surprise causes their mustache hookups to fall off.
"Bruiser Bukowski has been part of Chick Hicks's pit crew for ten long years. Before that they were in high school together, and before that they were in drama club together. Bruiser is Chick's number-two fan, only because the number-one spot was already taken, by Chick himself."
Names in other languages
- Polish: Basior Bukowski
- Вышибала Буковски (transcription: Bishibala Bukovsky)
- Мастер Буковски (transcription: Master Bukovsky) (The Official Magazine)
- The name of Bruiser's model is a play on the word "shyster," a term used to describe an unfair, unethical, and unscrupulous individual.