|Make and model||
Cyan, Green, White and Black
Piston Cup race car (formerly)
In Cars, Ernie competes in the Dinoco 400, the final race of the season, which takes place at the Motor Speedway of the South. During that race, he took part in the accident caused by Chick Hicks that involved almost all of the races at the track. During the accident, he hit the safety wall after what he got hit by Todd Marcus. Though Ernie received some minor damages, he was able to continue and finish the race.
In Cars 3, Ernie is still competing in the Piston Cup. However when Jackson Storm made his debut, interest in Next-Gen race cars rose. Spare Mint took advantage of this and fired Ernie and replaced him with Nick Shift, the current racer for Spare Mint.
In Cars, Ernie is a Husker Morroco stock car. His eye color is brown. He used Lightyear racing tires. When he started his racing career, his engine had horsepower of 300. He is painted light blue with a green stripe wrapped around his doors and hood. He has the Spare Mint logo on his hood, as well as the number 93 painted in white on his doors and roof. In Cars 3, Ernie had a drastic redesign looking more like a Capitol Motors Mark II or an Axxelo Fission. However, his paintjob was similar with the only difference being the headlights as he gained ones that imitate headlights with the number 93 being placed under the right one.
- Ernie Gearson recalls the day when high dollar sponsorships and squealing fans were still a thing of the future. He may be one of the oldest racers on the grids these days, but he's been around the track once or twice. He's still got plenty of fire in his chambers. His friends call him "Giddyup", alluding to the humble 300 horsepower engine he started his career with all those years ago.
- source: Car Finder
- Despite the die-cast of the Spare Mint racer of Cars 3 is released with the name "Ernie Gearson", the racer resembles a fourth generation NASCAR, while Ernie Gearson resembles a third generation NASCAR.