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Owner of Smokey's Automotive Service former Crew Chief Doc Hudson


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""You'll never be the racer you once were. You can't turn back the clock, kid, but you can wind it up again.""
—'Smokey', Cars 3, [[{{{3}}}]]

Smokey is a Piston Cup legend and the owner of Smokey's Automotive Service. He is a Hudson pick-up truck that is painted orange, with a brown flatbed. His character is a tribute to legendary racing mechanic Smokey Yunick.[1]


Cars 3

Smokey speaking to McQueen.

In Cars 3, Lightning McQueen visits Smokey's Automotive Service seeking advice from Smokey and other former Piston Cup legends, including Louise Nash, River Scott, and Junior Moon. Smokey helps McQueen and Cruz Ramirez during their training at the Thomasville Speedway. He was Doc Hudson's trainer during his days on the dirt track and taught him everything Doc passes to Lightning. Smokey shows McQueen his collection of letters from Doc, detailing McQueen's success. He agrees to train McQueen and Cruz for the Florida 500. He is present when Cruz rejects Sterling's offer after the final race.

Cars 3: Driven to Win

Smokey is a playable character in Cars 3: Driven to Win.


Personality and traits

Smokey at first seems grouchy and grumpy, but inside he is really caring for others and is always ready to have some good time with old friends. Smokey is also a car that will say what's on his mind.



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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning


Kazimierz Szpachel

Kazimierz Szpachel


  • "You'll never be as fast as Storm, but you can be smarter than him." - Cars 3
  • "You will never be the racer you once were. Accept it." - Cars 3
  • "We've got some work to do!" - Cars 3
  • "Turn up the heat!" - Cars 3
  • "Hud. Saw something in you, you don't even see in yourself"- Cars 3
  • "Go make Hud proud!"- Cars 3

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Kazimierz Szpachel Casimir Spatula


  1. Bob Sorokanich (April 7, 2017). "How Disney Pixar's Cars 3 Pays Loving Tribute to Four NASCAR Heroes"
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