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

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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:

3/22 Minneapolis, MN Mall of America 10a – 9p
3/24 Kansas City, MO Crown Center 12p – 6p
3/26 St. Louis, MO Museum of Transportation 9a – 4p
3/27 St. Louis, MO Museum of Transportation 11a – 4p
3/28 St. Louis, MO Wehrenberg Ronnies 20 Cine 4p – 7p
3/30 Columbus, OH Easton Town Center 12p – 3p
3/31 Cincinnati, OH Findlay Market Parade 11a – 12:30p
3/31 Cincinnati, OH Rave Motion Pictures Milford 16 3:30p – 7p
4/1 Cincinnati, OH Rave Motion Pictures Florence 14 11a – 4p
4/4 Cleveland, OH Westfield Great Northern 12p – 7p
4/6 Detroit, MI Great Lakes Crossing Outlets 2p – 7p
4/9 Toronto, ON NASCAR Speedpark 10a – 9p
4/10 Toronto, ON NASCAR Speedpark 11a – 8p
4/11 Toronto, ON NASCAR Speedpark 10a – 9p
4/14 Ottawa, ON Place d’Orleans Shopping Centre 9:30a – 9p
4/17 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park (outside stadium) 11a – 5:30p
4/18 Philadelphia, PA Citizens Bank Park (outside stadium) 4p – 7:30p
4/22 – 5/1 New York, NY New York International Auto Show 10a – 10p
5/4 Boston, MA TBD TBD
5/7 Allentown, PA TBD TBD
5/8 Washington, DC Silver Springs Veteran’s Plaza 12p – 5p
5/9 Washington, DC International Spy Museum 10a – 7p
5/13 – 5/15 Orlando, FL Walt Disney World, Downtown Disney TBD
5/18 – 5/19 Miami, FL TBD TBD
5/21 – 5/24 Atlanta, GA TBD TBD
5/26 – 5/29 Charlotte, NC Coca-Cola 600 TBD
6/1 Dallas, TX TBD TBD
6/4 – 6/6 Phoenix, AZ TBD TBD
6/8 – 6/9 Las Vegas, NV TBD TBD
6/11 – 6/13 San Diego, CA TBD TBD
6/17 – 6/22 Los Angeles, CA LA Press Junket, World Premiere TBD
6/24 – 6/26 San Francisco, CA Pixar Animation Studios, Sonoma Race TBD

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