Lightning McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, and occasionally called "Stickers" by his girlfriend Sally is an anthropomorphic race car and is both the protagonist and antagonist in the 2006 animated Pixar film Cars, and the deuteragonist of it's sequel Cars 2. He was named after Pixar animator Glenn McQueen who died from skin cancer in 2002, although it was erroneously believed after the film debuted that the name was influenced by actor and noted racing buff Steve McQueen.
Lightning McQueen is based on generic NASCAR vehicles, but with design influences from the Mazda Miata and Dodge Viper . Late in the film, he is painted much like the Chevrolet Corvette C1. It is revealed on Lightning McQueen's Facebook page, after the events of the first movie, that he won the Piston Cup from 2007-2010. He is voiced by actor Owen Wilson in Cars, Cars 2, Mater and the Ghostlight, and the Cars video game, and Keith Ferguson in Cars Toons, Cars Mater-National Championship, and Cars Race-O-Rama.