Whether its that dash of red zooming past on the race course, or the bright yellow 95 above the lightning bolt, or the distinctive sound of Ka-Chow, Lighning McQueen is one recognisable vehicle.
Mr. McQueen has touched many lives through his inspiring journey on and off the race course since his silver screen debut in 2006. However there is a side to the anthropomorphic stock car which many of us have never seen. A close friend of McQueen, Jo O’Neill, has revealed never before heard information about their four-wheeled friend.
Jo first met McQueen during primary school education, and although most of the other participants were of a young age, McQueen was something special.
“He’s actually an immortal being and has never been a child, and he will never be elderly,” Jo said.
It makes life tough for McQueen as none of McQueen’s friends, human or automotive, have suffered the same fate.
“He has to carry this burden alone.”
It saddens Jo to talk about the fact McQueen’s predicament of never ageing extends beyond his friendships and into his romantic life.
“He actually has an irresistible sexual aura that overpowers everyone around him so he has chosen to remain celibate so as to avoid taking advantage of anyone.”
Just like any regular human or car, sometimes the loneliness can become too much. McQueen has a dark secret. His deepest discomposure is framed with a gun loaded with a silver bullet.
“He killed Abraham Lincoln”
Although shocking to hear, McQueens assassination history was paramount to the filming of the most recent Cars movie. Using the same method as with Lincoln, McQueen was required to kill an evil version of himself from an alternate universe.
“It wasn’t actually supposed to be in the film but the evil clone showed up and McQueen had to,
“He’s a hero of the people but he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty,
“Sometimes you need a vigilante to do what a clean cut hero won’t.”
Although Jo does not have much opportunity to see McQueen outside of big family events and drag races these days, Jo describes every moment spent with him as euphoric.
“The english language is far too inferior to explain the essence of Mr. McQueen.”
To Jo, childhood friend McQueen will never be just like any other car.
“He’s a car with a face that can talk”
And now the world knows, he’s also a hero.