Cars 3 is about to cross the finish line and drive into theaters and we couldn’t be more excited. Director John Lasseter is back behind the wheel and is potentially steering this series into a new direction, one aimed at fans of the original film who are all grown up now. While we wait for the light to turn green, we went back to look at the original 2006 hit film. There’s a bunch of secrets out there about this film that many people were none the wiser about. From Chuck Berry’s hidden Route 66 song, to all the secret license plate numbers courtesy of George Carlin’s character and that on Luigi’s, the Ferrari fan boy. Also, where did Lightning McQueen get his name from? Surely it was from actor and car and racing buff Steve McQueen? You’re partially right. What about the two NASCAR commentators? Who are they? Of course, it wouldn’t be an early Pixar movie without some kind of little reference to the late tech pioneer and majority shareholder, Steve Jobs, co-creator of Apple. Cars is also a unique film in that it’s the only Pixar film to be released on both Blu Ray, DVD and VHS. It was the first Pixar film on Blu Ray while being the last to ever be released on VHS. How about that. The film also has some clever references to other Pixar films, specially one big one about Toy Story 2 that you never noticed.