"You know him better than you know your own brother, even if you don't have a brother. He's the Caddy with the golden touch, Mel 'Are you there, Caller?' Dorado — host of the 14 Gold Fender-winning syndicated talk show, the 'Mel Dorado Show.' With a career spanning more than three decades, when he started as an assistant at WCNC (World Car News Chicago), nobody steers an interview quite like Mel."
- As hinted by his name, Mel Dorado is a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado.
- Mel has a similar car body to Tex Dinoco, a car from the first Cars movie who owns Dinoco, and Dex, the record company owner in Heavy Metal Mater.
- His license plate reads FSHBWL, which stands for "fish bowl" just like Acer, Fred Pacer, Carlo Maserati and Cruz Besouro.