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Character Information
Make and model

1983 Dodge Aries Coupé or 1983 Plymouth Reliant Coupé





Eye color


Paint color



Mater (cousin)
Tommy Joe (cousin)
Cletus (cousin)
Lewis (cousin)
Buford (cousin)
Judd (cousin)


Rustbucket racer

Latest appearance

Cars: Race-O-Rama

Zeke is one of Mater's cousins. He is a recurring character in the Cars series, and can often be found at the Rustbucket Stadium. He appears in the first four Cars video games, normally placing relatively high in his story mode appearances. While Zeke's dialogue seems to suggest he is less intelligent than the others, little else is known about him, and his number in the derby is 75. He appears to be a 1983 Dodge Aries Coupé or 1983 Plymouth Reliant Coupé.


Cars: The Video Game

Zeke and the other Rustbucket competitors.

In Cars: The Video Game, Zeke can only be found in Rustbucket Race-O-Rama, in both story mode and arcade mode, where he is usually one of the fastest cars. Like all of the other Rustbucket racers, Zeke is not playable.

Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures

In Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures, Zeke only appears in the Tow the Line minigame, as one of the cousins that Mater must tow after collecting a hook. He can appear with three different colors for the stripe heading down his body, being blue (like in other games), pink, and yellow.

Cars: Mater-National Championship

Zeke in Cars: Mater-National Championship.

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, in story mode, Zeke first appears in the cutscene for Rustbucket Race 1, in which he is admiringly watching Emma as she practices. He can later be found as an opponent in Rustbucket Races 1 and 2, in which he is typically found in the higher standings of the results. Zeke is also one of the characters that can be randomly selected as a computer opponent in all Rustbucket Races in arcade mode.

Cars: Race-O-Rama

In Cars: Race-O-Rama, Zeke appears as a computer racer in all Rustbucket races except for Bubba's Bucket Bash, where he can be usually be found placing higher than the other racers.



  • "It don't get any better than this!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "You're gonna need an escort to the parking lot tonight, friend!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Don't splash mud on my face and tell me it's raining!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "OK, here I come, whether you's ready or not!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Here's gravel across your windshield!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Here's mud in your grille!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Aw, shoot! I'm gonna be the first cousin now!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "You gonna be the forgettin' cousin when we done here today!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "Dang, a fender-bender!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "I hope my mama ain't watchin'!" - Cars: Mater-National Championship
  • "You just givin' me a reason to try harder, now!" - Cars: Race-O-Rama

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Russian Зик Zeke
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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Cars: Radiator Springs Adventures
Lightning McQueenDoc HudsonMaterSheriffLuigiGuidoSargeRamoneFloLizzieTractorsChick HicksMackSnot RodBoostDJWingoCletusZekeTommy JoeBufordJuddLewis
Hip-Hop It UpFill `Er UpDoc's Tune UpSarge's Boot CampDrive-In And OutLuigi's Fantastico Fun!Radiator Springs CuriosTow The LineTractor RoundupSpeed TrapChopper-Hopper
Legends Races
Chick HicksDoc HudsonSheriffRamoneSargeMaterLuigiFloLizzieTractor
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Cars: Mater-National Championship
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Lightning McQueenMonster McQueenTow MaterMonster MaterDoc HudsonRamoneFloSargeFillmoreLuigiGudmundOtto Von FassenbottomKojiGiovanniEmmaLizzieMiaTiaFletcherPhilipGeraldFredYuriSheriffGuidoFrankVinceSonnyLennyBarrySnot RodGinormousThe CripplerCount SpatulaRedBessieCletusZekeTommy JoeBufordJuddLewisSulleyMikeTractors
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!

Cars: Race-O-Rama
Lightning McQueenTow MaterBubbaCandiceChick HicksEl MachismoFillmoreDoc HudsonLuigiRamoneSargeSheriffStingerTater and Tater Jr.Trophy GirlVINChick Hicks' StudentsDoc Hudson's StudentsGuidoMike • Pit Crew Hudson • Pit Crew Chick • Pit Crew Motorco • Monster McQueenMonster MaterSulleyMia and TiaKabutoMackFredTommy JoeBufordCletusLewisJuddZekeCount SpatulaGinormousThe CripplerTractors
SprintsMack Track ChallengeAcademy ChallengesHudson Student RunSmash UpsMater the GreaterRoad RacesCandice's Glam TourMonster Truck Mayhem RacesOff Road RacesMatch UpStreet RacesTokyo MaterStinger's Stir-UpEl MaterdorBubba's Bucket BashReunion RundownChick Hicks ShowdownPoint to PointsRelay RacesGuido KartsAuto CrossesLuigi's Tire FindSheriff's ChaseTractor StampedePhoto OpsTransporters
DriftJumpBoost (technique)Tilt
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