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Dusty Rust-eze
General information


  • Businessperson
  • Rust-eze co-owner (1991-2017)
Place of residence

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Rusty Rust-eze (brother)

Vehicle information

1967 Dodge A100


Compact van

Registration number


Paint colour

Faded green

Eye colour


Series information
First appearance



Ray Magliozzi

Dusty Rust-eze is a compact van who was a businessperson that, together with his brother, Rusty Rust-eze, established Rust-eze and developed its main product, a medicated bumper ointment.


Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze at the Lightning McQueen fan meeting in 2006.

Dusty Rust-eze is a rusted compact van that, together with his brother, Rusty Rust-eze, lived in his mother's garage in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He and his brother loved telling jokes and helping other rusted cars. Because of that, they developed medicated bumper ointment around 1991. They started small company called Rust-eze, operating from their mother's garage, with their invention as a main product. It eventually grown into a household name with factories all over the country. Despite of company's success, they kept living in their mother's garage. Rusty and Dusty's mother stated that she was proud of her sons' successes but hoped their would eventually move out.

Around 2006, he and his brother searched for somebody to represent their product, organizing an open casting. Eventually, their worker, Mack, recommended racing driver Lightning McQueen. They signed contract with him and started Piston Cup racing team. McQueen's successes on the racing field gave company publicity and a fanbase focused around the racer and Rust-eze products. Through the racing season they would organize fan meetings with McQueen during which they would tell a joke to the spectators while awaiting Lightning's speech. After McQueen disappearance after the race at the Motor Speedway of the South they were confused and stated to the media that they did not know were he was.

Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze with Lightning McQueen in 2017.

Rusty and Dusty supported Lightning McQueen throughout his career. In 2017, Rust-eze accomplished record sales thanks to racer's popularity. After rise of next-generation racers, brothers acknowledged that they were not capable of providing Lightning the training and resources on the level the next-generation racers had.

Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze on vacations in 2017.

Due to that, they decided to sell their company to Sterling and retire. Following that, they came to newly developed by Sterling Rust-eze Racing Center to tell Lightning about their decision. After that they went on the vacation to the tropical beach. After company was bought from Sterling by Dinoco, brothers had shown interest in returning to company.

Physical description

Dusty Rust-eze is a 1967 Dodge A100 with a rusted livery of faded dark shade of green. and a lighter shade of green stripe across the middle of his body and capitalized lettering "Dodge" under his windshield. His registration plate number is EZE. He has brown eyes.

Official profiles

  • Dusty and his brother Rusty like to help out their fellow rusty cars almost as much as they like telling jokes. And that's why they invented Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment. Be it the distinguished browning around the wheel well or the bumper that's completely falling off, Rusty and Dusty are there with a can of Rust-eze to fit it, or at least ease the burning, itching, and soreness that plagues so many cars.
  • Dusty Rust-eze and his brother, Rusty, are the owners of Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment and the proud ten-year sponsors of racing superstar Lightning McQueen. They have believed in the racer ever since he was a rookie phenomenon. When the next-gen racers come along, Dusty and Rusty stick by McQueen's side and encourage him to keep following his dreams.


Feature films



Deleted scenes


  • Rusty and Dusty's lines "Don't drive like my brother!" are a reference to their voice actor's common catchphrases on their talk show, Car Talk.
  • Following Tom Magliozzi's death in 2014, unused archived recordings of him from the first movie were used for Rusty's lines for Cars 3, while Ray Magliozzi reprised his role of Dusty for the the third movie despite his retirement in 2012. Additionally due to the Tom’s death Dusty speaks more then his brother Rusty in the film.
  • His registration plate number, "EZE", together with Rusty's number, "RUST", spelled their surname and name of the company they owned, Rust-eze.




Actor Roles
Ray Magliozzi Cars, Top Down Truckstop, Cars 3

Other language versions

Version Actor Roles
Polish Piotr Gąsowski Cars, Cars 3
Russian Vladimir Antonik Cars, Cars 3

Names in other languages

  • Dutch: Klank Rust-eze
  • French: Clac Rust-eze
  • German: Klang Rust-eze
  • Polish: Wiesław (Wiesio) Zadoluks
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Poeira Rust-eze
  • Portuguese (European): Dusty Rust-eze
  • Russian: Бряк Ржавейка (transcription: Bryak Rzhaveyka)
  • Spanish (Castilian): Cluck Rust-eze
  • Spanish (Latin American): Clack Rust-eze
  • Ukrainian: Дзень Іржопхан (transcription: Dzen Irzhopkhan)