Alex Vandel is a character in Cars 2.[1] He is a blue Opel Zafira, who attempts unsuccessfully to pass a security gate at a Tokyo airport, under the inquisitive eye of a security officer.


  • In real-life airports, security gates scan people for anything metal they have on them. Cars being made of metal, it is surprising to see they make use of such security gates.
  • The security gates (including the one Alex goes in) and the conveyor belts have changed in the Cars world so that cars will be able to use them.
  • He is named after stereoscopic 3D manager Alex Mandel.



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