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""Yeah. You think you's the best race car around but if you wanna be the best, first you's got to beat the best.""
—'Vince', Cars: The Video Game, [[{{{3}}}]]

Vince is a tough as nails and a confident race car from Queens, New York City, that first appears in Cars: The Video Game. Vince is the leader of a gang of Queens race cars, consisting of himself, Sonny, Lenny and Barry, and first arrived in Radiator Springs to challenge Lightning McQueen under secret partnership with Chick Hicks, though later stayed in the town to compete in more races.

Vince appears to be a 1968 Ford Mustang that is painted red, with white lines up his hood and roof, along with the number "9" painted on his doors. His front end during gameplay also looks a bit like a 1971 Buick Skylark. He has chrome rims, and while he does not possess a rear license plate in most versions of the games, he has one in the Wii version of Cars: The Video Game and the Wii and PS3 versions of Cars: Mater-National Championship, simply reading "VINCE".


Cars: The Video Game

Vince and his gang challenge McQueen to a race.

In Cars: The Video Game, Vince first appears as one of the speeders that Sheriff must chase down in the "Hot Rodders" level of Sheriff's Hot Pursuit. He and his gang later appear in the cutscene for Ornament Valley Circuit in which they inform Lightning that they have come to Radiator Springs to help him train for the remainder of his Piston Cup season. Vince and Sonny later challenge Fletcher, El Guapo, and McQueen to a race in Tailfin Pass. In the cutscene for Chick's Challenge, it is revealed that the Queens gang has an alliance with Chick Hicks, and Vince then competes in a race against Lightning, Chick, Sonny and Barry. He later appears as an opponent in Tailfin Pass GP, the second race of the "Radiator Springs Grand Prix" series. In the cutscene for Ornament Valley GP, the third race of the series, Vince is interviewed by Darrell Cartrip in which he nervously stutters and stumbles, after happily saying hello to his mother, who is supposedly watching the television station that the interview is being aired on.

Vince can also be found driving around Ornament Valley while Lightning is exploring, saying, "What rendered speechless by my majesty?" or "Hey! What are you's lookin' at?" to Lightning whenever the two see each other. Although he appears in Tailfin Pass Circuit and Tailfin Pass GP in story mode, he will not appear in arcade mode.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

Vince in The Upper Mine.

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, Vince first appears as one of the four opponents in Fillmore's Nature Preserve and is later found as an opponent again in Ornament Valley Airport, again in Team Relay #3 on a team with Otto and Sonny, and once more in The Upper Mine. He can also be found as the opposing player in the second and eighth levels of Doc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase.

He also appears in the cutscene shown when Lightning first enters Tailfin Pass, in which he and Sonny are racing against Otto and Koji, though they are lagging far behind.




  • "Hey. You're that Lightning McQueen guy!" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Barry. Be cool." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "So anyways, uh, we've got a, uh opportunity for you." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "What, you don't believe us?! C'mon, tough guy, I will throw down with you, right here, right now!" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Hey, look, guys, it's the king of the road!" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Are we gonna race or what?" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Uhh yeah. Hi, Ma!" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Uh, uh, no, uh, uh, we know that guy, but you knows, actually we came out here to train with, uh, Chick." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Yeah, we figured if you wants to be the best, you know, you's got to train with a real professional racer, you know, uh..." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "...Someone who could win a lot..." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "And, and, um, um... yeah." - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Hey, what do you call that?" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Hey, what was that for?" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "Hey, what are you's lookin' at?" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "What, rendered speechless by my majesty?" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "I've got your five hundred horses right here!" - Cars: The Video Game
  • "I think maybe we're in the wrong race." - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Like the view? Check out the chrome, baby!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "You're on my list, pally!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Yeah, you wouldn't last two blocks back where I'm from, pally!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Polish Vince Vince


  • He is the only Queens car whose name does not end with "y". Except for his nickname Vinny.
  • Vince's icon has been found in Cars: Race-O-Rama data. It is unknown if they were planned to be in Race-O-Rama or not.
  • Barry calls Vince "Vinchester" quite often. He also calls him "Vinny" and "Vinster".
Cars: The Video Game
Lightning McQueenTow MaterSally CarreraDoc HudsonRamoneFloSheriffChick HicksWingoDarrell CartripThe KingCount SpatulaLuigiGuidoFillmoreSargeLizzieStanleyTractorsFrankMackMia and TiaSnot RodBoostDJAl OftFletcherGeraldEl GuapoPapoVinceSonnyLennyBarryTommy JoeBufordCletusJuddZekeLewisThe CripplerGinormousJoltsenMcCoyCortlandBashmanBanksHollisterSuregripHendersonMedfordMastersonRileyBuckLee Jr.ClarksonAikensZebTurnerGuenther
Radiator Springs Grand PrixRadiator Cap CircuitLizzie's Postcard HuntSally's Sunshine CircuitTractor TippingDoc's Lesson: PowerslideDoc's ChallengePalm Mile SpeedwayBoostin' with FillmoreLuigi to the RescueNorth Desert DashSarge's Boot CampSarge's Off-Road ChallengeMotor Speedway of the SouthMater's Backwards LessonSheriff's ChaseSheriff's Hot PursuitRustbucket Race-O-RamaOrnament Valley CircuitSun Valley International RacewaySally's Wheel Well SprintDoc's Check-UpTailfin Pass CircuitMonster Truck MayhemDelinquent Road HazardsHigh Speed HeistLightning Strikes BackChick's ChallengeSmasherville International SpeedwayRadiator Springs GPTailfin Pass GPOrnament Valley GPLos Angeles International SpeedwayPit Stop ChallengeMater's Countdown Clean-UpMater's Speedy CircuitGhosting Mater
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Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!