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Willy's Butte is a location next to Radiator Springs. This place is famous and Radiator Springs' residents love recommend to visit it. The place is a big desert, with cactus and bushes. It is a big part of the Carburetor County. The place's name is the same name of the mountain's. The Willy's Butte is a strange mountain that is also a symbol of the county. There is a circuit shaped like an oval, that turns around Willy's Butte. There, various races are held.

Willy's Butte is the place where McQueen and Doc go racing. They raced in the big oval, that has two turns. Turn 1 is a big banking-turn, the second is a slow turn where you get while drifting.

The mountain also appears later, when Lizzie gives Van a bumper sticker showing Willy's Butte. But there also some gas pumps in the Wheel Well Motel that have Butte Gas.


In Cars, Doc Hudson challenges Lightning McQueen to a one-lap race around Willy's Butte. If Lightning wins, he will leave, and Doc will fix the road. If Doc wins, Lightning will fix the road Doc's way. The race starts with Lightning getting a fast start, but Doc stands at the starting line for a while. He said that he got a poor start, but better late than never. He asks Mater to come with him. Mater, not knowing what Doc was up to, follows him. Lightning is about to take the second turn, but he loses control and falls into the cactus patch. Doc wins the race, and Mater tows Lightning out. Now Lightning has to clean up the old road and make a new one.

In the middle of the night, Lightning runs out of pavement from Bessie, so he asks Sheriff if he can come to Willy's Butte to practice the turn. He tries several times, but keeps losing control. The next day, Doc comes to Willy's Butte, where Lightning is still practicing the turn. Doc asks Sheriff to get a quart of oil at Flo's while he keeps an eye on him. Doc gives Lightning some advice about taking the turn, "turn right to go left." Lightning tries that, but he kind of misunderstands Doc. He literally turns right, and still crashes into the cactus patch.

In Cars 2, Willy's Butte only appears at the end of the movie as part of the Radiator Springs Grand Prix.

Willy's Butte appears in Cars 3, where McQueen drives around it while testing his speed, and races against Cruz Ramirez at the end of the film. It is also seen in a flashback of McQueen and Doc racing together.

Willy's Butte appears in Cars: The Video Game, Cars: Mater-National Championship and Cars: Race-O-Rama.

It also appears in The World of Cars Online, with a different speedway.

Willy's Butte is part of the race part of Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land.

In video games


Geyser in the Willy's Butte in the The World of Cars Online.

Willy's Butte was an location in The World of Cars Online video game. It bordered Fillmore's Fields on the northeast and Downtown Radiator Springs on the southeast. It was an desert in where player could find a lot of ingredients for Fillmore's Fizzy Fuels. There were located Dust Devils that would for short time keep player's car in the air. It was full of full of bumps, jumps, geysers, and Dust Devils. Doc Hudson could be found there driving around. It had an dirt race truck called Willy's Butte Rally. Throughout it there were mudflats, great for drifting and sliding practice. An area in the southwest was full of jumps and cactus. The cactus in the area could earn player some money if they have had completed the Blue Cactus Flower Mystery Quest. Blue, Pink, Orange, and Yellow cactus flowers could be found there.


  • Willy's Butte is actually huge, because in Cars: The Video Game, there are many places the player can go. However, that may not be true, because video games can have a lot of fake facts about the movie.
  • Willy's Butte resembles the landmark of Mexican Hat, Utah, but also resembles a classic Pontiac hood ornament.
  • In Cars: Fast as Lightning, Chick Hicks' racetrack takes place on the mountain in the center of the track.

Names in other languages

  • Polish: Krowi plac
  • Portuguese: Para-choque do Willys
  • Spanish: Monte Willy