Sal Machiani is an Italian citizen.
"Sal is about as gentle and old-world as they come. A busy little bee, he scoots around, up the steep hills of the Tuscan town of Carsoli, Italy, with his sweet-smelling exhaust trailing behind. More than making up for his small size by being an ape-of-all-trades, Sal can be found hard at work on any given day. But most evenings he's at the local cafe, shipping regional olio with his amici, and bidding passing microcars, "Buona sera.""
He is seen at the Italian Festival where Luigi and Guido danced with the yellow female car and the light blue female car. He can also be seen in the background when Finn is driving through Porto Corsa to stop Grem and Acer
- He is modeled after a Piaggio Ape.
- In a promotional character poster for Cars 2, he is referred to as "Ape".