What is the greatest love story ever made? Romeo and Julliet? Wuthering Heights? The Princess Bride? Titanic? No, it’s Pixar’s Cars. The romantic story between Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera is a timeless classic, but it’s one that has a rather unhappy ending – at least in a real-life sense.
Because the real, full-size versions of the Lightning McQueen and Sally Carrera cars are currently housed on two different continents. The lovebirds have been miles apart for years, with Lightning currently located at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles and Sally at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. Fortunately, the twosome will soon be reunited.
Porsche has announced that Lightning and Sally will both attend the Rennsport Reunite 7 event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca between Sept. 28 and Oct. 1.
Speaking about this reunion, Jay Ward, creative director of the franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, said: “The life-size cars were created in 2006 for the premiere of the original Cars movie, held at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte. Sally is made from a real 996-generation 911 and actually drives and rides. Sally and Lightning often traveled together to celebrate important moments, and they got to see much of the world as new Cars films were launched. Over the past decade, however, they have been seen far apart, even on different continents – it’s great that they are being reunited at Rennsport after so many years.”
If you want to attend the motorsports event, both Sally and Lightning are present and positioned in the center of the displays.