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The exterior of the motel.

The Wheel Well Motel is a location in Cars and its sequel. The motel used to be a very popular stop for visitors. It was closed by lack of clients when the Interstate was built. Years later, it was soon re-opened known as the "Grand Re-opening." In Cars 2, it is shown to have been turned into a popular fine dining restaurant.


  • The wheel form of the motel complements the old car shape of the hill where it's built.
  • This motel's location is inspired by the Chief Yellowhorse's location in New Mexico.