|“||You do need a paint job, man. Ramone will paint you up right.||„|
Ramone is a character in Cars and its sequels.
He owns an auto body shop in Radiator Springs which is called Ramone's House of Body Art which is across the street from Flo's V8 Cafe. Flo is his wife. Between scenes in Cars, he would completely change the paint on his body due to lack of customers in town.
He is voiced by Cheech Marin in the films, video games, and theme parks who also voiced Banzai in The Lion King and Tito in Oliver and Company. In the Japanese dub from the movie, he is voiced by Ben Hiura.
"A true artist isn't afraid to take chances, explore new ways to express themselves, or push the limits of culture. Ramone believes that the automotive body can be a vehicle of expression, which is why every day for Ramone is a new chance to explore new paint jobs and push the limitless boundaries of his art."
Ramone is kind and loyal, and is always willing to paint anyone in need. He sometimes is cocky and brags, mainly about his hydraulics.
Ramone first appears at his wife, Flo's cafe with Fillmore and Sarge where they witness race car Lightning McQueen driving out of control through their town Radiator Springs. McQueen nearly scratches Ramone's paint job, making Ramone angry and watches McQueen destroy the town's road before he is arrested by Sheriff.
Ramone owns and operates Ramone's House of Body Art, Radiator Springs' custom body and paint shop. Ramone is an artist - a true magician with paint and metal. There was a time when his only canvas was himself, so he repainted himself daily. But since Lightning McQueen helped put Radiator Springs back on the map, Ramone has had his share of customers - including the star race car himself. Before heading off to the World Grand Prix, Lightning stops by Ramone's for a new paint job, and Ramone gives him a whole new look, even adding a spoiler to him.
Ramone appears to have replaced Doc Hudson for the reparation of cars, since Doc passed away.
In the movie Ramone greets Lightning when he comes to town. He also helps the lemon Otis get fixed up. He then later sees Lightning off at the airport. He returns in London with a paint job resembling the British flag. He also helps Lightning and Mater fight the Lemons by spray painting Tubbs Pacer in the eyes.
Before McQueen leaves for the new Rust-eze center, Ramone takes charge of repainting him and nicknames him "The Sistine Chapel on Wheels".
Ramone reappears during the Florida 500 race and Lightning asks her to paint Cruz before she can race.
- His license plate is LOWNSLO. On his tires is written in Gothic writing "Low NSLOW." Both are references to his catchphrase, "Low N' Slow."