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35Modified Lightning McQueen Powerwheels is what childhood dreams are made of

Evan here is one lucky five year old. In 2009 he received one of those Lightning McQueen Powerwheels, which would have been fun enough for someone his age. But according to the poster of this video, "after three years of use he had worn through the plastic wheels. We decided to upgrade the OEM plastic wheels with rubber tires."

9Disney AppMates creates interactive iPad experience with Pixar's CARS

Disney is looking to give younger children an excuse other than Angry Birds to play with their parents' Apple iPad. The company's new AppMates toys feature small Cars 2 characters with unique sensors inside them. Download a free application, place the toys on the screen, and kids can drive around a virtual interpretation of Radiator Springs. There are even games and missions to complete for older tikes. Each set comes with two characters for $19.99, and with the potential for endless updates to

20Video: Disney releases new Cars 2 trailer, pics

Cars 2 goes international – Click above for high-res image gallery

29Meet seven new characters appearing in CARS 2

Grem from Cars 2 – Click above for high-res image gallery

29Video: First Cars 2 trailer released by Pixar

Cars 2: World Grand Prix Trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump

22Video: First teaser trailer for Cars 2 released

Mater and Lightning McQueen ride again – Click above to watch video after the jump

17Cars 2 coming a year early in summer 2011

Click above for high-res gallery of Cars photoshops done by readers

30First review of CARS says film has a flat

We here at Autoblog have been unabashedly eager to see the upcoming animated feature from Pixar Studios called CARS in which hot rod racer Lightning McQueen rolls into a sleepy hollow and make friends with the colorful characters of Carburetor County. So it is with much chagrin that we report to you this first review of Director John Lasseter's magnum opus. CARS has received an unflattering grade of 2 out of 5 stars from Sarah Lindner of the Austin American-Statesman.

7Detroit's involvement in CARS

As anyone who reads Autoblog is aware by now, we’re pretty jazzed about Pixar’s upcoming June 9th release of CARS, which is shaping up to be a celebration of the auto on celluloid. A pair of recent Detroit News articles reveals just how large a part the domestic duo of Ford and GM has played in the movie’s making, in addition to our already reported on involvement of Porsche.

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