Mater when he was a younger, more beautiful Tow Truck
Tow Mater was brought into this world in the little town of Radiator Springs, along historic Route 66 in the year of January 12th, 1957. Although it is not known for sure, he is believed to be the son of Auto and Ani Mater from Provo, UT.
Mater's color as a handsome youngster was light baby blue (see right photo) but became more and more brownish-rust as time went on. It is possible that his extensive wear and tear was brought about by his obsession with tractor tippin'.
Name: Tow Mater or just Mater (Tow is his first name and Mater is his last name)
Type of Vehicle: An Old American Tow Truck or a 1951 International Harvester L-170 "boom" truck with elements of a mid-1950s Chevrolet. One-Ton Wrecker Tow Truck. He's also a Hook and Chain Tow Truck. He's part Pick Up Truck as well. He’s a mix breed of truck.
Vision: He can see in clear color vision.
Job: Tow Truck For - Towing & Salvage
Engine: V-8, 2 bbl carb that runs on 6 or 7 cylinders
License Plate: A113
Top Speed: 90 mph
Special Paint Features: Tow Mater - Towing & Repair - Radiator Springs on both doors, green doors, and yellow and black caution paint on the back.
Birthday: January 12th 1957
Color: He used to be a baby blue but over the years he rusted into this brown/orange color. He also lost his nose hood.
Voiced by: Larry the Cable Guy
Weight: He weighs 2,000 pounds (a ton)
Height: Probably around 4 and a half feet tall
Length: Around 4 to 5 feet long
Voice type: He has this thick redneck southern accent and uses incorrect syntax. His voice is a high pitched-medium.
Eye color: He has big pretty bright green eyes. At other times, his eyes are light blue.
Personality: Mater is seen as the friendly type of truck. He is very friendly (a little bit too friendly) and often, when he sees something new he just has to take a look. He is also very curious a little too curious. He would get in trouble for being too curious. He is very sweet and loving and he loves everything around him especially his friends. He especially loves his bestest friend Lightning McQueen. He does everything fun with Lightning. In some events, they get caught for having too much fun. When McQueen wants to do things on his own, Mater would say ok but Mater gets lonely without McQueen around. He gets sad when McQueen doesn’t want to be around him. Mater has not that many friends possibly because he’s different from the other cars and he's seen as an outcast. Several cars made fun of him in his past but he knew that he had to ignore them because he’s better than they are. In some events, Mater gets Lightning in trouble and Lightning blames his own troubles on Mater. Like in Cars 2, Lightning took it all out on Mater for losing his own first race around the world (In Japan). That hurt Mater’s feelings and it made him want to leave (He thought McQueen didn't want to be his friend anymore because he got yelled at). Also, in Cars 2, Mater gets mistaken for an American Spy by these British Spies. Finn thinks that Mater is disguised as a idiot Tow Truck and the whole time, he thinks Mater is really Rod Redline. It leads Mater into a fun filled spy journey of his own. Mater’s true identity is his extreme intelligence. To hide his intelligence, he’s seen as a goofy idiot. He has this idiotic cover and he pretends to be stupid to fool others. But he’s truly brilliant when you really get to know him. He’s smart in his very own way. Although he’s not dim-witted, he has a hard time understanding the way others socialize. He often misunderstands words to where others think he’s dumb. He possibly doesn’t understand the way others talk because Mater does all the talking himself and he barely listens to others. His love interest is the British spy, Holley Shiftwell and he takes an interest to her right away for her beauty and kindness. Mater also gets very excited to where he overreacts to things. Mater is very honest and never lies. In Cars 2, he mentioned that he never leaks oil (when cars pee) and he was right, he never leaks. He loves when he gets dents. He said he finds them valuable for every time he does a special event with Mcqueen. His dents are his memories. His color used to be baby blue when he was younger but over the years it rusted into this brown/orange in color. His age is not mentioned in the movies but his birthday was mentioned online and at the credits of Cars 2. He has two big buck teeth. He has one broken headlight and the other headlight works fine. He has perfection about driving back words. He has two rearview mirrors so when he drives back words, he can still see. His favorite words are ‘Dad-gum’ G-R-Done’ and ‘Shoot’. He has a very kind heart and he’s nice to everybody. He is a child at heart and I think he still thinks he’s a kid. But he doesn’t realize he’s in his 50s . His past is still unknown. Although he’s from Radiator Springs, we really don’t know how he was born there. Mater doesn't matter what he looks like on the outside. It's what's on the inside that makes him rich and special.
"Mater's lived in Radiator Springs his whole life. In his younger days, he used to be a real handful around town, playing pranks on everyone, tippin' tractors, saying inappropriate things at the wrong time, but luckily he's matured a lot since then."
"Mater's a good ol' boy with a big heart and the only tow truck in Radiator Springs. He runs Tow Mater Towing & Salvage and manages the local impound lot. Though a little rusty, he has the quickest towrope in Carburetor County and is always the first to lend a helping hand. Mater sees the bright side of any situation. He's the heart and soul of Radiator Springs, and he doesn't have an evil bolt in his chassis."
"Keep an eye on Mater, he tends to take things a little too literally."
Mater is a friendly tow truck with buckteeth. He speaks with a thick Southern redneck accent with a dash of hillbilly twang and frequently uses incorrect syntax.
Mater runs Tow Mater Towing & Salvage.
Mater as he is now as rusty brown.