Downtown Disney Revs Up All Things ‘Cars’ June 2-3

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A classic car show with a modern twist and turn, Car Masters Weekend is back for its second year at Downtown Disney June 2-3, 2012. Celebrating everything “Cars,” the free, two-day event features a car show presented by Hess Express, meet and greets with Lightning McQueen, Mater and Finn McMissile.

In a race for ‘Best in Show,’ car enthusiasts from the local Muscle Car Network of Central Florida will display more than 100 classic, muscle and exotic cars for families and judges to view. Guests are invited to vote for their favorite car to win the People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice awards.

Revving up the fun, legendary automotive designer Chip Foose will be making special appearances as one of the car show’s guest judges. Foose, who contributed to the design of Ramone in the Disney•Pixar “Cars” film, also will be on-hand for a signing of his Cars-inspired images, including Doc Hudson, Lightning McQueen, Flo, Ramone and Mater.

New Car Masters elements this year include High Performance Karting from Richard Petty Driving Experience; vehicles from the new Exotic Driving Experience at Walt DisneyWorld Speedway;  a LEGO interactive zone and “Cars”-themed topiaries. Jay Ward, Disney•Pixar “Cars” filmmaker, also will make an appearance. In addition, fans can purchase tickets for an all-day “Cars” and ”Cars 2″ movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24.

Returning events will include a chance for guests to put the pedal to the metal with Ridemakerz model cars; Disney face painters & tattoo artists; a DJ and several local food trucks. General Motors also will have their latest Chevrolet models on display, including the Corvette Grand Sport, Camaro Convertible and the Volt.

The event will take place at Downtown Disney West Side from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. For more information, visit disneyworld.com/downtowndisney!