Paul Valdez is a minor character in Cars.


"Paul is a trustworthy semi. He once hauled a shipment of five thousand lug nuts and didn't lose a single one. He knows this because he personally counted each one when he left and when he arrived."[1]

In the film, he appears as one of the people watching the Piston Cup Los Angeles International Speedway race on TV.


  • He is modeled after a 1979 Peterbilt 352 Peterbilt, similar to Jerry Recycled Batteries. According to Car Finder, he is also modeled after a Northernstar Semi Hauler.
  • He has his initials on his hat (PV).




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

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