"Mildred Bylane first passed through Radiator Springs in the summer of 1943 as part of a USO publicity tour. When she accidentally swerved into a bed of flowers, she found herself rescued by none other than the town's shyest resident - Red. When Mildred's job called her overseas at the end of the summer, she left Red a single rose to remember her by. To this day, he keeps her memory alive by caring for the descendants of that very flower."
- Pixarpedia, pg. 226
- "Car Finder" (supplementary material on Blu-ray Disc release of Cars). 2007. Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2007.