Wingo is a recurring character in the Cars series that is a member of the deliquent road hazards. He is often seen as an antagonist throughout most installments of the series, but has helped out Lightning McQueen and his friends on certain occasions.
In Cars, Wingo appears as one of the members of the tuner cars who are seen when Mack is slowly falling asleep after Lightning McQueen tells him that they need to get to California as fast as they can to talk with Dinoco before Chick Hicks. The four tuners mess with Mack, pushing him from side to side while DJ plays soft music to help Mack fall asleep. However, their plan fails when Snot Rod sneezes and wakes up McQueen's driver. They all race off before Mack knows what they were doing to him, and not knowing they have cause Lightning McQueen to fall out of his trailer. Wingo and his group of friends are not seen again until the epilogue, where they are seen speeding past Sheriff, going towards Radiator Springs. They are eventually caught and are to forced to pave the road with Bessie, similar to what Lightning McQueen had to do when he arrived in the town.
Cars: The Video Game
In Cars: The Video Game, Wingo appears as a playable character during arcade mode, and can be unlocked by purchasing him for 12,000 bonus points. His stats are 4 for speed, 4 for acceleration, 5 for handling, and 2 for stability.
During story mode, Lightning soon meets up with the gang of punk cars who call themselves the "Delinquent Road Hazards", and do not permit McQueen entrance into a part of Tailfin Pass. The race car then challenges the Delinquent Road Hazards to a race. After Lightning beats them, Wingo and his friends agree to left him pass, as well as have Boost give McQueen one of his Nitrous canisters, but the group swears revenge and speed off. Their revenge comes when Mack is driving on the interstate, and, hired by Chick, raid him and steal all of Lightning's racing gear from the trailer. After talking things over with Sheriff about the robbery, Lightning speeds off onto the interstate and catches up with the four eventually, which he smashes to near death to steal his gear back. Upon being arrested, they admit that they were hired by Chick to do it, and that it wasn't their idea.
In Tokyo Mater, Wingo appears alongside Boost and DJ, drifting through the main road before Sheriff starts chasing them. Seeing their modifications, Mater begins to tell the story of how he raced Kabuto as a highly modified racer.
The World of Cars Online
In The World of Cars Online, Wingo and the other tuners would occasionally be seen speeding through the various roads, with Sheriff in pursuit of them.
Cars 2: The Video Game
In Cars 2: The Video Game, Wingo and the other tuners appear as downloadable characters in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. Once purchased, they can be used in any unlocked C.H.R.O.M.E. mission.
Cars: Fast as Lightning
In Cars: Fast as Lightning, Wingo makes another appearance as a playable character, unlocked once all of his stickers are earned while playing as Snot Rod. When he is unlocked, a decoration based on him, titled Wingo's Digs, will also become available, along with his track.
Wingo is a delinquent that appears to not pay attention to the rules, as he and his gang are constantly getting arrested for breaking the law. He has a love for practical jokes, as he and his friends put Mack to sleep in the middle of the highway.
Wingo also has a love for body painting, as he owns his own body shop.
Wingo is a Gashi Wingo, which is also where his name comes from. He is also based on a 2000 Nissan Silvia (S15). He sports headlights that blind other cars. His swooping side and front panels add extra resistance. If spoilers pressed him any closer to the road, he'd be flat.
His license plate simply reads his name, "WINGO", and it also says he's from Spoilerville. Wingo is painted green and purple, with a black grille and chrome headlights. He has white Japanese letters written on his side, surrounding an orange design. On his trunk, he has a gigantic spoiler, made out of 5 spoilers stacked on top of each others. He has a yellow line as eyebrows. He has green rims, with orange lining, and pipes on his back that emit flames.
Wingo is on good terms with Boost, DJ, and Snot Rod, the other members of his gang. Additionally, Chick Hicks has hired them to do his dirty work several times, but they get busted each time they serve him.
Most of the Radiator Springs townsfolk and visitors view the Delinquent Road Hazards as a nuisance, with the tuner cars having a specific grudge against McQueen after he captured them and arrested them with the help of Sheriff.