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Sharing our love of Cars 3

by Leanne

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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 

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128 comments

shelly peterson July 13, 2017 - 2:39 am

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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mami2jcn July 13, 2017 - 6:59 am

My son has collected a lot of the Disney Cars toys over the years.

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Janet W. July 13, 2017 - 7:03 am

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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Jeanna July 13, 2017 - 8:26 am

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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Mary West July 13, 2017 - 8:39 am

My son loves Cars and one of his favorite toys has been a remote control Lightning McQueen!

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Bianca Munoz July 13, 2017 - 8:49 am

WE love Cars in our home! This would be great for my kids. They have so many Cars diecasts!

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Julie Lundstrom July 13, 2017 - 8:55 am

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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Steve Weber July 13, 2017 - 1:53 pm

My nephew loves Disney Cars. He has all the movies and wears CARS pajamas to bed!

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Will G July 13, 2017 - 2:09 pm

I don’t have one.

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Gina M July 13, 2017 - 3:20 pm

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!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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Melissa Storms July 13, 2017 - 5:35 pm

My chihuahua’s daddy is named Mater because of cars.

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Kelly D July 13, 2017 - 6:15 pm

I remember taking my kids to see the first Cars movie. My son loved it.

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Dan Dykstra July 14, 2017 - 5:46 am

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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Madonna July 14, 2017 - 8:14 am

My grandson loves Cars. Mater is his favorite from the movies.

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Michelle C July 14, 2017 - 8:35 am

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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HS July 14, 2017 - 11:56 am

My kids collect and like to create their own Lightning McQueen, Mater and Doc Hudson.

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laura bernard July 14, 2017 - 12:53 pm

My daughter loves cars!!

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Chrissy July 14, 2017 - 2:08 pm

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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Nicole Martin July 14, 2017 - 7:44 pm

Our favorite was the first Cars movie!

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Jennifer Tilson July 15, 2017 - 9:36 am

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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Natalie July 15, 2017 - 2:41 pm

I remember getting my nephew a Cars truck for his birthday. His face lit up when he opened his present!

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Steph July 16, 2017 - 12:02 pm

We are big fans of the Cars movies. We have a nice collection of Cars diecast guys.

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diane July 16, 2017 - 12:04 pm

huge Cars movie fan

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Melissa C July 16, 2017 - 2:56 pm

My boys have been fans since the 1st movie, we’ve seen everyone of the films in theaters!

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karley moore July 16, 2017 - 3:24 pm

my grandsons fave movie!!

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ReggieMann July 16, 2017 - 3:58 pm

I love the first Cars movie – Doc Hudson & Sally are my favorites
Gotta love Cruz Ramirez – you go girl!! πŸ™‚

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Bryan Vice July 16, 2017 - 4:06 pm

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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Julie July 16, 2017 - 4:18 pm

We have been looking forward to this movie! Love the others and watched them so many times!

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Lori Walker July 16, 2017 - 6:17 pm

We are at the perfect age to watch Cars for the first time!

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Ellie Wright July 16, 2017 - 7:04 pm

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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harolde July 16, 2017 - 7:26 pm

My Grandson is a Cars fanatic, he loves everything about it!

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Terra Heck July 16, 2017 - 11:37 pm

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.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Dave Barr July 17, 2017 - 1:01 am

I love cars s much the sunshade on my car has eyes LOL

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Ashley C July 17, 2017 - 5:00 am

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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Tari Lawson July 17, 2017 - 5:10 am

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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Cynthia C July 17, 2017 - 5:41 am

I enjoy watching the Cars movies with my nieces and nephew.

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Amber Hites July 17, 2017 - 5:54 am

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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Jill Rivera July 17, 2017 - 7:23 am

Cars is such a fun movie for kids and adults.

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Kelly Kimmell July 17, 2017 - 8:13 am

We are fans of the movie. Excited to see the new one.

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Jessica M July 17, 2017 - 9:48 am

My niece and nephew love these movies! What a fun giveaway!

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nickie July 17, 2017 - 11:17 am

My son watches the Cars movies often

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Azeem Isaahaque July 17, 2017 - 12:56 pm

My nieces and nephews love cars. They get so excited to watch with their snacks surrounding the television

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Darlene Carbajal July 17, 2017 - 1:54 pm

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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Lasonda July 17, 2017 - 4:45 pm

My family and I enjoy all of the Cars movies.

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jeremy mclaughlin July 17, 2017 - 5:47 pm

My little cousin just recently saw Cars 3, and he loved it.

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heather s July 17, 2017 - 6:12 pm

We loved the first Cars movie and Mater.

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cheryl s July 17, 2017 - 6:20 pm

Cars was a favorite movie of my sons growing up

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Lauren U July 17, 2017 - 7:07 pm

My son loves Cars! We must have over 200 die cast cars!

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Jammie July 17, 2017 - 7:11 pm

My daughter has always been a fan of cars, now we are slowly getting my niece into them.

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amy stonger July 17, 2017 - 8:05 pm

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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noelle d July 17, 2017 - 8:13 pm

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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elizabeth p July 17, 2017 - 10:21 pm

My grand kids love the cars movies. Lightning McQueen is epic in our family.

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Michele July 17, 2017 - 11:22 pm

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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Lori Jackson July 18, 2017 - 6:03 am

My Son is 6yrs old, ans Cars will go down as the most watched movie ever by my Son, which also means by me as well !

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Mita July 18, 2017 - 7:19 am

My nephew loves Disney Cars,we collect the Disney car movies and toy.

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Denise B. July 18, 2017 - 8:20 am

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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Elle July 18, 2017 - 1:40 pm

I do not have a special story other than my son loves Cars.

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Amanda Hoffman July 18, 2017 - 3:56 pm

My son loves lightening McQueen he even have the little kids couch

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Liz N July 18, 2017 - 4:12 pm

My niece loves Cars and was the one who introduced me to it!

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Richard Hicks July 19, 2017 - 2:40 am

The kids love the movie. They excited to see the latest one

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Carol July 19, 2017 - 9:07 pm

I like the Cars movies.

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Stephanie Larison July 19, 2017 - 9:51 pm

All 3 of my kids love the Cars movies. We’ve seen then over and over, they never get old.

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Regina July 20, 2017 - 8:45 am

Well, let’s just say one is never too old to watch Cars…even when the kids are grown.

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Marilyn Nawara July 21, 2017 - 9:38 am

Disney Cars Movie was one of the first movies I took my granddaughter to see.

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latanya July 21, 2017 - 9:38 am

my nephew is a huge fan of Cars

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Jessica To July 21, 2017 - 9:40 am

The first movie my son saw in a theater was Cars.

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Sarah L July 21, 2017 - 6:02 pm

My nephew would get a kick out of this movie.
Thanks for the contest.

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kat July 22, 2017 - 10:03 am

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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Anne Higgins July 22, 2017 - 1:19 pm

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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amanda whitley July 22, 2017 - 4:56 pm

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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sylvia July 22, 2017 - 5:47 pm

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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Christina O July 22, 2017 - 8:25 pm

We had the Cars movies saved to the DVR and my son would watch them daily.

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Nicole Lancaster July 23, 2017 - 11:59 am

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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Lauren July 24, 2017 - 2:03 pm

My kids like all of the Cars movies!

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Peggy Rydzewski July 25, 2017 - 8:01 am

I took my grandson to see the Car movie. It is our special thing we do with just hima nd I.

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Cheryl B July 25, 2017 - 5:16 pm

My Granddaughter love Cars, her favorite character is Lightning McQueen.

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Tabathia B July 25, 2017 - 8:35 pm

I recently watched the first cars movie with my daughter and actually enjoyed it.

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Tracie Cooper July 26, 2017 - 10:58 am

My hubby and I both loves Cars movies and even did a meet and greet at Walt Disney World with the characters.

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clynsg July 26, 2017 - 11:24 am

Can’t say that we have any specific Cars stories, except that my grandson likes the movies.

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Barbara Sweet July 26, 2017 - 1:17 pm

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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Dave L July 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm

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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ShootingStarsMag July 26, 2017 - 5:27 pm

I don’t really have a specific story. I know my niece and nephew would be thrilled if I won, and me too! I love all things Pixar.

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Wendy R. July 27, 2017 - 1:19 am

We have had a lot of fun laughing about the cow tipping in Cars. πŸ™‚

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Edye July 27, 2017 - 8:37 am

My family and I love the movies because of the funny cast! πŸ™‚

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susan smoaks July 27, 2017 - 10:40 am

i have loved cars since i first saw it. such a fun movie series.

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Jana Walls July 27, 2017 - 11:46 am

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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Sandra Preti July 27, 2017 - 1:04 pm

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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Julie Terry July 28, 2017 - 3:26 am

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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Shane A July 28, 2017 - 4:17 am

I saw the original Cars on a date back in high school.

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shelly July 28, 2017 - 10:01 am

Both of my girls love Cars! They have asked to watch it many times, though we haven’t seen Cars 3 yet.

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Melanie July 28, 2017 - 11:13 am

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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Margaret S Porter July 29, 2017 - 2:28 am

My grandson loves Cars. he fell in love with the movie. Then he started naming all his toy cars

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Ed July 29, 2017 - 8:53 am

I went through Second City with the voice of Sally Carerra!

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Heather D July 29, 2017 - 10:25 am

My whole family likes the Cars movies. We also like the shorts on netflix.

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Daniel M July 29, 2017 - 12:30 pm

my nephew loves the movies

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Laurie Emerson July 29, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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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Shakeia Rieux July 29, 2017 - 5:15 pm

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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Julieh July 29, 2017 - 7:00 pm

My kids love all the cars movies. We have seen them so many times I can’t count them all.

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Jenny Q. July 29, 2017 - 8:28 pm

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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Seyma Shabbir July 29, 2017 - 9:49 pm

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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Tricha July 29, 2017 - 11:11 pm

Just love CARS. When first came out my nephew loves the movie and I got him all kinds of CARS stuff for Christmas

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Shannon Palmer July 30, 2017 - 5:31 am

We have Cars ans Cars 2. My son loves them both, we havw Cars toys also.

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Donna Clifford July 30, 2017 - 6:18 am

Who doesn’t love Disney Pixar Cars movies?!

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Jeanine Jones July 30, 2017 - 10:33 am

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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Anita Jude July 30, 2017 - 12:13 pm

My grandkids loves cars and crash them on a daily bases

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Breanna Pollard July 30, 2017 - 2:55 pm

WE ALL LOVE CARS! IT’S A GREAT SERIES WITH AWESOME MESSAGES.

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Kayla Klontz July 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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

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Amy Deeter July 30, 2017 - 3:45 pm

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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Abigail Gibson July 30, 2017 - 4:32 pm

I enjoy watching Cars with my girls. Always fun to watch!

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MaryAnn July 30, 2017 - 4:51 pm

I took my kids to see Cars 3 at the drive-in this summer.

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Trisha McKee July 30, 2017 - 5:29 pm

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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Peggy Rydzewski July 30, 2017 - 6:03 pm

My grandson and I had movie day and lunch with Nana planned to see this movie.

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Kelsey vinson July 30, 2017 - 6:07 pm

My kids love Cars! Especially my 5 year old Brandon. He would love this.

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Leah Shumack July 30, 2017 - 6:47 pm

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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wendi July 30, 2017 - 6:48 pm

we love the first cars movie and my son loves to say K’chow!!!

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Carolyn Daley July 30, 2017 - 7:09 pm

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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Donna L July 30, 2017 - 7:14 pm

I don’t have a Cars story but I know my grandson likes them.

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Francine Anchondo July 30, 2017 - 7:15 pm

We saw the first cars movie at a drive in movie theater.

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Kristin McCall July 30, 2017 - 7:28 pm

I love the Cars movies. My family goes to the movie theater every time one of the movies comes out.

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Trisha Musgrave July 30, 2017 - 8:03 pm

My kiddos love Cars, ever since the first one came out!

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Dana Matthews July 30, 2017 - 8:09 pm

We have all the Cars movies and enjoy movie nights when we watch them again.

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Sand July 30, 2017 - 8:17 pm

My three year old nephew is all about the Cars movies! We have to watch them over and over!

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Meme July 30, 2017 - 8:18 pm

We love the cars movies. My little ones room is decorated in cars. Their favorite is lighting McQueen and mac

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sarah mayer July 30, 2017 - 8:32 pm

I love all the Cars movies.. they are super fun and family friendly.

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D Charte July 30, 2017 - 8:46 pm

I personally just saw cars for first time but my grandson loves the movie.

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Winkelman July 30, 2017 - 8:48 pm

I have always loved the Cars francise of movies this would be so awesome to have

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Leela July 30, 2017 - 8:54 pm

My kids love all of the Cars movies.

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Rachel Browning July 30, 2017 - 9:00 pm

We was cleaning my son’s room and we found mator he loves cars

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