"Show us the bolt!"
—Houser exclaiming to Lightning McQueen to show him his bolt sticker.

Houser Boon is a minor character in Cars.


"Houser Boon was the first photographer to coin the now-famous phrase "Show us the bolt!" He called it out last season at a press event to Lightning McQueen who actually turned right towards him and flashed his million-dollar grille. It was indeed a proud moment for Mr. Boon -- if he'd had the forethought to trademark the phrase, he could have retired twenty years early."[1]

In the film, Houser Boon is at the Motor Speedway of the South among several other cameramen to take photos of McQueen's bolt sticker.


  • According to Car Finder, he is a Crown Celesta.



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