Sharing our love of Cars 3

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For the past few years, we’ve been mega fans of the Disney-Pixar Cars franchise. It started when my son saw the first movie when we was tiny and he was so smitten with things that go and the fact that the films gave backstories and personalities to humanize cars, trucks, and other vehicles.

After seeing Disney-Pixar’s Cars for the first time, he began to collect the Cars diecast cars with any money he was given. We now have hundreds {I wish that was an exaggeration} of those diecast Cars and toys, all cataloged and stored in special display cases in my son’s room when they aren’t being played with. But, they are constantly being played with so they don’t sit displayed for long. I told you, they areΒ mega Cars fans. Disney Pixar Cars playsetAnd, I’m a huge fan because even though my girls refuse to play with other types of cars with their brother, Cars diecasts have human characteristics, which means my girls enjoy them, too. In the years since he has been collecting his Cars, they have bonded while designing huge Cars worlds that the kids work on for hours and painstakingly set up. Disney Pixar It's Fritter TimeIt’s this reason that Cars movies have been one of the few we have watched over and over throughout the years. I love that they are something that really speaks to my son, while still being fun for the girls an for us parents to watch, which we all know can be tough to find.

It’s really no surprise that we were all excited to see the new Cars 3 movie in theaters this summer, and it was all my son talked about for days leading up to the release. He was pretty devastated when he found out that we were booked solid the two weeks after the movie came out and we were going to have to wait to go see it.

So, when a package arrived from Autotrader arrived that included a gift card to see the movie, some snacks to enjoy, diecast Cars toys to play with, and a super cool Cars 3 picnic blanket, you can bet we were excited. Cars3 Autotrader packageAutotrader is collaborating with Disney-Pixar to promote Cars 3 this summer, which to me seems like a natural fit. Says Jessica Stafford, vice president of marketing at Autotrader, “Much like the Cars franchise, Autotrader shares a personal connection with people of all ages and at all life stages, and we feel this is reflected in the playful content we developed with the Disney and Pixar teams to further drive excitement for our brand and the upcoming premiere of Cars 3.”

We finally saw the movie last week, and we all loved it so much. To celebrate the new film, we went and had a Cars 3 picnic before our showing and lounged on our brand new Cars 3 picnic blanket. 6tag_060717-124400In the movie, Lightning McQueen is blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers and is suddenly being pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that No. 95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage. Throughout the movie Lightning struggles to find his value, to find where he is meant to be, and inspiration that is needed to make it where he wants to go.

Want even more Cars 3 fun? If you haven’t already seen it, you should definitely check out this adorable video put out by Autotrader. In the spirit of the film and centered around Autotrader’s personalized search functionality, the 30-second Autotrader television spot features the well-known cast of characters from Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 showcasing their distinctive personalities. Autotrader rallies viewers to find the car that best fits their lifestyle. The spot concludes with the tagline – “Every car has a personality. Find the one that fits yours at Autotrader.”

As the industry’s most influential listing site, Autotrader is making it easier than ever for consumers to find the right car and the right deal. Whether shopping for a lightning-fast sports car or a reliable truck with a tow package, Autotrader is there to help consumers research and locate their next vehicle. Plus, with the brand’s easy and convenient Save Car tool, Autotrader keeps an eye on a car that a shopper has saved and will send email or text alerts with important details like if the price has dropped, if there are new incentives offered like cash back rebates, providing immediate notification if the deal has gotten even better.

Autotrader is the most visited third-party car shopping site, with the most engaged audience of in-market shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today’s empowered consumer looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or certified pre-owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader’s comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. 18838813_10154451982481160_1299318613393156672_nFor more information about Autotrader and the Cars 3 promotion, visit Autotrader.com. Β 

128 thoughts on “Sharing our love of Cars 3”

  1. Of course we are big fans of the Cars movies,especially my grandsons. They love things that go fast and with all the cars being animated it doesn’t get any cooler. We haven’t seen Cars 3 yet but they are excited to see it.

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  2. We’re big fans of the Cars movies! My grandsons have watched them over and over again. They also have a few die cast cars that they love to roll around on the floor.

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  3. My son just asked me to get his cars out of the attic this past weekend and was delighted to find his McQueen car among others! He’s excited for this movie!

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  4. My son loves Disney Cars. We collect the Disney car movies and toys. My son would love this Disney Cars package. Can’t wait to see the movie.

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  5. We are huge Cars movie fans, since I have a 7 yr old son, and he has been watching them his whole life!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  6. I’m such a softy, my eyes started leaking in the first movie, laughed hard in the second and am looking forward to the third movie.

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  7. My son’s first movie that he watched in a theater was the original Cars movie, so we have very found memories of this movie!

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  8. I saw Cars for the first time with my friends from college because we are just big kids at heart! I’m looking forward to actually watching it with my daughter!

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  9. We have the previous Cars movies on DVD and watch them pretty regularly. We’ve nicknamed our family car Lexi and talk to it all the time. We don’t know it’s personality yet. It’s been pretty reliable so far.

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  10. Were mega fans of Cars, even my daughter. I never liked “animated” movies for kids but one day watched the first cars with my son and fell in love . Mater cracks me up

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  11. My grandson was a toddler when the first Cars movie was released on DVD. We watched it with him and the next day the song Life is a Highway came on the radio in the car and I suddenly heard him singing along with it. It’s a great memory that I often tell him about today.

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  12. We have a few Cars toys and have the original movie on DVD. It’s a good movie.
    I wasn’t a fan of the second movie though. Thanks.
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  13. We can’t wait to see the new cars movie! We loved the first one! The second one was ok, but I have heard this new one is great!

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  14. We saw Disney’s Cars on a rainy day when we were visiting Walt Disney World. My son loved it. Afterward we were able to go to Disney Studios and see Lightening McQueen and Mater. My son was beyond thrilled.

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  15. Cars 2 was the first movie I ever took my son to! I am not one to take little ones to the theater so I waited until he was a bit older but he LOVED it!

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  16. My nephew is all about Cars. He loves them a lot. I would love to give him this prize pack, he’ll be super excited!

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  17. My son used to pretend to be lightning McQueen until he was 6 years old. He’s so excited to see the newest installment.

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  18. We love all of the cars movies!!!! I went to sell my sons “cars, cars” when he started getting older… but my daughter decided that they are now hers!!!!! It is an easy way to get big brother to play with her too! πŸ™‚

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. My daughter and I went to visit my family in Oregon, last month. We went to the theater to watch Cars 3 the day before we left to come home. It was such a fun experience! We watched the movie in 3D! I have never experienced a 3D movie in the theater until visiting my family. It was my sister’s treat, and we really enjoyed it.

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  20. We have seen the first two. We liked the first one the best, but the second one seemed to be pushing political correctness. So, we weren’t too keen on the second one.

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  21. My toddler loves Cars but he’s too young to take to the cinema. We are excited to see it when it comes out on DVD or Netflix.

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  22. I enjoyed watching these movies with my grandkids (and even when they were not here!). My favorite was the first movie.

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  23. we saw this movie at the drive in, cars was one of the first movies my boys watched with their daddy as a special father son movie.

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  24. We love CARS! Its a fun series and I finally saw the third installment with the family this weekend. It went a different way than I expected; it was great.

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  25. My Disney Pixar Cars story is my 3 year old son loves Cars.I took him the movie theater to see Cars 3 when it first came out, he loved it and the first movie he actually watch from beginning to end. We now have to watch Cars and Cars 2 non-stop.

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  26. My son loves old cars. Even though he’s a teenager, he still loves everything related to cars, especially Cars 3. The fact that each one of those cars were modeled after a famous racer, is pretty cool.

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  27. My nephews love the Cars movies, and I have to admit to enjoying them too. I guess I’m still a kid at heart. Thank you for the fun giveaway.

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  28. My nephews love the cars movies. When they’re in visiting their grandparents, they got to see Cars 3 at the local drive-in. they love being able to spread out a blanket, enjoy pizza and movie food while watching the movie under the night sky.

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  29. My nephews have loved all the Cars movies and it is a tradition we go together as a fun aunt/nephew activity. I would love to share this prize with them!

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  30. The first time my oldest daughter watched Cars she was amazed and loved it, now my youngest is just as amazed with cars as my oldest daughter was/is. I love the Cars movies too and we love watching them together.

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  31. We can’t go on a road trip without watching Cars – and it’s not the kids requesting it, it’s my husband. We decorated the house with Cars decor for his birthday and took him to see Cars 3. It was the perfect party for a 10-year-old boy – and apparently for the 42-year-old man I’m married to. He loved it, and the movie made us think of him. πŸ™‚

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  32. I saw Cars on the day before I went into labor. When they told me to think of something soothing and relaxing, thinking about the movie helped me to completely relax and just smile.

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  33. I’ve watched the first two car movies, and loved them both and I can’t wait to see the third one. All of the characters are awesome but my favorite it Mater.

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  34. My son is a huge fan of the Cars movies, he loves building a car track set that he uses for his lightening McQueen car.

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  35. My sons love Disney cars! My youngest used to tap on cars that looked like cars from the movie to see if they would “wake Up”.

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  36. My son just turned 4 and has been Cars obsessed since he saw the original! He has a small collection of cars and he loves watching YouTube videos with lightning and mater!

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  37. My sons first favorite movie was Cars! He absolutely loves the movies, he has bedding and everything in Lightning McQueen!

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  38. My Disney Pixar Cars story is that we love Lightning McQueen. my daughter has a little car and pretends shes Lightning McQueen. The first Cars movie was our favorite

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  39. My kids love Cars! It is one thing we can all agree on and we have the character merchandise throughout the house.

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  40. My daughter is the Cars fan in this house! She’s got the DVDs and we went to watch the new movie at the drive in a few weeks ago!

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  41. My nephew absolutely loves Disney’s Cars and Mater Tales. I loved the first movie and have not seen the latest one yet.

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