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The Alphanumeros are minor characters in Cars.


"The Piston Cup Precision Drill Team have been performing their tight-formation car-o-batic since they got together in college spelling out the letters of their fraternity. They can spell out any word under ten letters, at any event large enough to have them. But make sure you proofread your request first, as they will spell out your message exactly as written."[1]

In the film, they are seen spelling out the words "Piston Cup" before the start of the Los Angeles International Speedway race.


  • According to Car Finder, the Piston Cup Precision Drill Team consists of several cars that are Nemomatic MenV's. This is not a real type of vehicle. "Nemomatic" is probably a reference to the moonfish from Finding Nemo. "MenV" is the procedural modelling environment that Bill Reeves developed with Eben Ostby for Pixar.
  • The Alphanumeros consist of exactly 72 cars.



  1. "Car Finder" (supplementary material on Blu-ray Disc release of Cars). 2007. Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2007.