My Name is Not Chuck
Pit crew member
- "And my name is not Chuck!"
- —Not Chuck, Cars
Not Chuck, or at least that is usually what he has been referred to as, is a small forklift who worked on Lightning McQueen's pit team, before he and the other pitties quit as a result of McQueen's disagreeable attitude.
In Cars, Not Chuck first appears when McQueen is making a pit stop at the Motor Speedway of the South. McQueen declines getting tires, and orders the crew to only give him gas before he drives back onto the track. Not Chuck, however, angrily tells him that he needs tires, to which McQueen doesn't listen. However, this causes him to burst his rear tires. After McQueen, The King and Chick Hicks tie in first place, Not Chuck and the pit crew are seen changing McQueen's tires while he is being interviewed by Kori Turbowitz. He then tells Not Chuck to get out of the way of a cameraman who is trying to get a view of McQueen's bolt sticker on his TV camera. Not Chuck becomes fed up with McQueen's snobbish attitude, and he and the rest of his team quit, with one last remark: "And my name is not Chuck!".
In Cars: Race-O-Rama, Not Chuck is an unlockable playable character that can be used Guido Kart races, a game mode that is for microcars and pitties only. Not Chuck is still wearing his Rust-eze paint job and decals, despite quitting McQueen's team four years prior.
Not Chuck has been depicted as a stout, wide 2003 Nemomatic forklift in all of his appearances. He is painted almost entirely red, some notable exceptions being the number 95 located on his door and cap, as well as his lightning bolt design on each sides of his cap. Attached to his front are grey forklift arms, useful for lifting and carrying items.
Personality and traits
He has been portrayed with a very grouchy persona, often shouting cranky remarks at other racers in Cars: Race-O-Rama. One of his pet peeves is when people call him by the wrong name, specifically "Chuck".
Profiles and statistics
- "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.""
- Paint jobs: None
- Unlocking criteria: Unknown
- "What?! You need tires, you idiot!" - Cars
- "You fool!" - Cars
- "Sizzle?" - Cars
- "We quit, Mr. One-Man Show!" - Cars
- "And my name is not Chuck!" - Cars
- "Hi, buddy ol' pal!" - Cars: Race-O-Rama
- ”That’s just great!” - Cars: Race-O-Rama
Names in other languages
- Czech: Kája
- Polish: Nie-Czarek
- Spanish (Castilian): No Chuck
- Spanish (Latin American): No Carlos
- Spanish (Latin American, Mexico): Chuchín
- Spanish (Latin American, Argentina): Carlitos
- Portuguese (Brazilian): Não é o Zé
- Russian: Не Газик (transcription: Ne Gazik)
- Ukrainian: Не Чак (transcription: Ne Chak)
- According to Mattel's Die-cast Character Asst Deco Approval of Not Chuck, his actual name is "Tough Guy".
- In the movie and on his die-cast, his eyes are brown. However, the image on the die-cast packaging has him with blue eyes.
- In Russian versions he was named Газик (Gazik) after car GAZ-67 commonly called gazik.
- Him being called ‘Chuck’ is because of McQueen’s old crew chief Chuck who he found disagreeable
- In italian versions he was named "Ciccio" meaning "little fat guy" although this nickname is used to call people who don't have a name.