Alex Vandel is a character in Cars 2. He is a blue Opel Zafira, who attempts unsuccessfully to pass a security gate at a Tokyo airport, under the inquisitive eye of a security officer.
He is named after Pixar employee Alex Mandel.
- In real-life airports, security gates scan people for anything metal they have on them. Cars being made of metal, it is surprising to see they make use of such security gates.
- The security gates (including the one Alex goes in) and the conveyor belts have changed in the Cars world so that cars will be able to use them.