I realize I've lost the cool of my youth. I am talking in depth about cartoons instead of microbrews, gastronomy, and indie rock. Ugh...
Anyway, for the other parents out there who are subjected to daily viewings of this film, here are the basic main characters from Cars matched up to their voice actors and the cars they are based on. Maybe I'll do the others another time.
Lightening McQueen aka Owen Wilson
According to Wikipedia, McQueen is "based on generic NASCAR vehicles, but with design influences from the Mazda Miata and Dodge Viper." I happened to look through the pics and he looked most like a Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR, so that's what I'm posting.
Tow Mater aka Larry the Cable Guy
1951 International Harvester Tow Truck
Sally Carrera aka Bonny Hunt
Porsche 996 Motorcar
Doc Hudson aka Paul Newman
1953 Hudson Wasp
Luigi aka Tony Shaloub
1959 Fiat 500
Guido aka Quido Quaroni
1950s Isetta Forklift
Fillmore aka George Carlin
1960 Volkswagon Bus
Sarge aka Paul Dooley
Willy's MB Jeep
Flo aka Jenifer Lewis
According to Wikipedia, "[Flo] appears to be inspired by three early- to mid-1950s show cars: the 1951 Le Sabre (front-end lines, the basic hood shape, lights mounted near the corners, and front-quarter trim), the 1951 Buick XP-300 (side trim), and the 1956/57 Chrysler Dart (cockpit, deck lid, and tailfins)." I've posted the 1956 Chrysler Dart.
Ramone aka Cheech Marin
1959 Chevrolet Impala Lowrider
I promise to post something more adult, next time. ;-)