See Pixar’s “Cars” and its stars at the 66 Drive-In!

Ooooooo!

The 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Mo., will host a special screening of the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated film “Cars” on Aug. 1, as part of festivities for the International Route 66 Festival in nearby Joplin.

Pixar Animated Studios will provide a life-size replicas of the film’s stars, Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater, at the screening. Michael Wallis, who portrays the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the film, will be on hand to sign autographs and “swear in young deputies,” according to a news release from the festival committee.

Head on over to Ron Warnick’s Route 66 News for the full scoop—soon if you’re serious, as there are fewer than 400 tickets available, and they go on sale 8AM Monday. With Michael Wallis there, I’d say this might be worth the trip even if it’s several hours’ driving!

After all, this is a road trip-loving blog.

Route 66 Drive-In, Carthage, MO. Photo Copyright Jen Baker/Liberty Images; all rights reserved.

The rather nifty ticket booth of the Route 66 Drive-In.

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