Humpy Wheeler's car in the 2014 Great Race, Wheeler is or was the race track general manager and pres of Charlotte Motor Speedway and also voiced Tex Dinoco, a 1975 Cadillac Coupe de Ville in Pixar's movie Cars. Humpy insisted to Lasseter that a Hudson be included in the movie.
Wheeler’s affection for the Hudson goes back to the early 1960s. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, he began operating Robinwood Speedway. When legendary mechanic Smokey Yunick switched to Chevrolets, Wheeler obtained five Hudsons from him: three Hudson Hornet race cars and two passenger vehicles.