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Crusty Rotor is a character in Cars.


"Believe it or not Crusty Rotor was actually a vinyl top salesman before the makers of Vinyl Toupee, Vinyl Top in a Can put him out of business! While working out his frustration in the gym he realized he had an amazing gift for driving long, hard, grueling distances without feeling even the slightest burnout. As luck would have it the makers of Vinyl Toupee, Vinyl Top in a Can were fronting cash for a Piston Cup team. Crusty made the biggest sell of his life landing the job and all the spray-on toupee his roof could sport."[1]

In the film, he is seen racing in the Piston Cup race at the Motor Speedway of the South. He is also another victim of the big wreck caused by Chick Hicks.


  • According to Car Finder, Crusty is based on a Stodgey Suaver EX.
  • Crusty actually wears the product he races for while he's racing.



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