Fred Pacer is a character in Cars 2.

Cars 2

"Fred misses his early days growing up in Kenosha. Back then, he didn't have to worry about being the toughest Lemon on the block, or where he would get his spare parts. All he had to think about was kicking back and relaxing with fellow Pacers and Gremlins. As time went on, the factory parts dried up in his hometown, and Fred had to look for new adventures in faraway places. That led him to sign up for work on a mysterious oil rig in the deep Pacific. As long as the pay is steady and the parts don't dry up, Fred's not complaining."[1]

Fred is a yellow Pacer car who is part of the Pacer family that works with Professor Z. In the film, Fred is seen in the background of the scene where Professor Z tests his camera weapon on Rod "Torque" Redline. He is also seen fighting Finn McMissile in a back alley in Tokyo, Japan. He is then thrown into an elevator by McMissile, that violently lifts and crashes with its roof, crushing Fred, leading to his death. Later, as Mater leaves, Finn, watching above, is next to Fred Pacer, implying that Finn moved Fred's corpse.

Cars 2: The Video Game

In the intro to the game, he or another yellow Pacer was with a flamethrower and about to kill Finn McMissile, but then Mater came and freed Finn, then Finn bashed into Fred and a few other lemons. Then those lemons chased Finn and Mater up the spiral thing. Then in the round tunnel, lemons from both in front and behind him were coming to him about to crash him. Fred was behind him. Then Finn drove upside down in the tunnel and away from the lemons, causing the lemons to crash into each other and explode.



  • Fred's last name "Pacer" is the name of his model.
  • The inscriptions on his die-cast version's tires read "Road Hug - Rack and Minion", which is the same on Acer's tires.
  • Fred's diecast packages refer to him as both "Fred Pacer" and "Fred Fisbowski".
  • Fred is the only lemon to have a name but not speak, but he does scream when being thrown into the elevator.


  1. Disney/Pixar (2011). Meet the Cars. Disney Press. pp. 144. ISBN 978-1423147770