CONFIRMED: ‘Cars 2’ Vehicles to Tour North America; Dates and Cities Announced

Disney/Pixar and State Farm Insurance recently confirmed what we first reported more than a month ago, life-size radio-controlled replicas of Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and Finn McMissile will visit cities across North America as part of the ‘Agents on a Mission’ tour in support of Cars 2, in theaters on June 24, 2011.

Kicking off in Minnesota, the trio will travel first to the east coast, then head back west to wrap it up towards the end of June. Highlights of the tour include multi-day stops at the New York International Auto Show, Walt Disney World for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival ‘Salute to Disney/Pixar’ weekend, the Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, NC, the Cars 2 world premiere in Los Angeles and Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA, which is already home to life-size replicas of Luigi and Guido.

State Farm brings Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 adventure directly to fans with the ‘Agents on a Mission’ tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. The cars will be outfitted in Goodyear tires and transported from coast to coast (and back again) by Mack Trucks, Inc. Visitors can check out the cars and take part in a variety of Cars 2-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. They can also enter the ‘Agents on a Mission’ sweepstakes, which features 18,000 prizes, including a new car.

‘The “Agents on a Mission” tour lets fans get face to face with Cars favorites Lightning McQueen and Mater, plus the very cool, very savvy spy Finn McMissile, a new character on [the] Cars 2 roster,’ says MT Carney, president of marketing for The Walt Disney Studios. ‘This movie is filled with fun, action, heart and a lot of laughs—we want to get everyone geared up for Cars 2.’

Walt Disney Studios has provided us with these photos showcasing the new touring vehicles:

In addition, here are the first-look photos of Finn McMissile we were the first to show off:


The known touring schedule is currently as follows:

3/22Minneapolis, MNMall of America10a – 9p
3/24Kansas City, MOCrown Center12p – 6p
3/26St. Louis, MOMuseum of Transportation9a – 4p
3/27St. Louis, MOMuseum of Transportation11a – 4p
3/28St. Louis, MOWehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine4p – 7p
3/30Columbus, OHEaston Town Center12p – 3p
3/31Cincinnati, OHFindlay Market Parade11a – 12:30p
3/31Cincinnati, OHRave Motion Pictures Milford 163:30p – 7p
4/1Cincinnati, OHRave Motion Pictures Florence 1411a – 4p
4/4Cleveland, OHWestfield Great Northern12p – 7p
4/6Detroit, MIGreat Lakes Crossing Outlets2p – 7p
4/9Toronto, ONNASCAR Speedpark10a – 9p
4/10Toronto, ONNASCAR Speedpark11a – 8p
4/11Toronto, ONNASCAR Speedpark10a – 9p
4/14Ottawa, ONPlace d’Orleans Shopping Centre9:30a – 9p
4/17Philadelphia, PACitizens Bank Park (outside stadium)11a – 5:30p
4/18Philadelphia, PACitizens Bank Park (outside stadium)4p – 7:30p
4/22 – 5/1New York, NYNew York International Auto Show10a – 10p
5/4Boston, MATBDTBD
5/7Allentown, PATBDTBD
5/8Washington, DCSilver Springs Veteran’s Plaza12p – 5p
5/9Washington, DCInternational Spy Museum10a – 7p
5/13 – 5/15Orlando, FLWalt Disney World, Downtown DisneyTBD
5/18 – 5/19Miami, FLTBDTBD
5/21 – 5/24Atlanta, GATBDTBD
5/26 – 5/29Charlotte, NCCoca-Cola 600TBD
6/1Dallas, TXTBDTBD
6/4 – 6/6Phoenix, AZTBDTBD
6/8 – 6/9Las Vegas, NVTBDTBD
6/11 – 6/13San Diego, CATBDTBD
6/17 – 6/22Los Angeles, CALA Press Junket, World PremiereTBD
6/24 – 6/26San Francisco, CAPixar Animation Studios, Sonoma RaceTBD

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