"You got that right, slick!" (whistles)
—Doug R.M., at the Motor Speedway of the South.

Doug R.M. is a minor character in Cars.


"Larry and "R.M." are the best of friends: these two can usually be found raising Cain and takin' names on Redneck Hill. But despite their rowdy nature they are true southern gentlemen, and dead serious when it comes to racing. They know the stats on every team, which is useful since they've always got a bet riding on who will be the next Piston Cup champion."[1]

In the film, R.M. and Larry can be seen among other caravans at the Motor Speedway of the South. While there, R.M. says "You got that right, slick!" to Larry, and whistles. Later, they appear when Lightning McQueen spins onto the infield after he was hit by Chick Hicks. R.M. whistles again as McQueen then gets back onto the track.

R.M. and Larry also attend at the Los Angeles International Speedway, where they are seen next to Albert Hinkey. When the crowd notices Doc Hudson, R.M. says to dip himself in axle grease and call him Slick.


  • According to Car Finder, R.M. is a 1980 Boxomatic Coach 5.0 L V-8 Motor.
  • R.M.'s line "Well, dip me in axle grease and call me Slick!" is a joke on the old Harold Lloyd punch line "Step right up and call me speedy!" This mostly originated in his hit silent film called The Freshman. Lloyd also made another film called Speedy, which may or may not have been a reference, as it was made three years after The Freshman.


Larry: "Whoa! Look, man. It's the Hudson Hornet!"
Albert Hinkey: "Whoa!"
R.M.: "Well, dip me in axle grease and call me Slick! It surely is."
—Larry, Albert Hinkey and R.M., as they notice Doc Hudson.



  1. "Car Finder" (supplementary material on Blu-ray Disc release of Cars). 2007. Blu-ray Disc. Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2007.