Car Masters Weekend

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  • Ticketed Event
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  • Event Dates
    Jun 14 - Jun 15 2014
  • Annual Event

2014 Car Masters Weekend

June 14 - June 15 2014
9:30am to 6pm

On the West Side Event Expo Stage

Chip Foose
The master designer provides insight and details about his legendary involvement in the automotive industry. (Saturday, Sunday) 9:30am

Rock’n Dune Buggy Chat Show
Learn the history behind the creation of the Meyers Manx dune buggy.
(Saturday) 10:30am

Jay Ward
Creative Director of Disney·Pixar’s “Cars” chats about Pixar Animation Studios and how he became the “Cars” Legacy Guardian.
(Sunday) 10:30am

Duncan Yo-Yo
Enjoy performances by professionals and national Yo-Yo champions!
(Saturday) 11:15am, 1:30pm
(Sunday) 11:15am, 1:30pm, 4:45pm

Richard Petty Driving Experience
Learn how you can get behind the wheel at
Walt Disney World Speedway.
(Saturday, Sunday) 12:00pm

Disney “Planes: Fire & Rescue” Chat Show
Join Director/Co-Writer Roberts “Bobs” Gannaway and Producer Ferrell Barron as they chat about their new film. (Saturday) 1:00pm, 3:45pm
(Sunday) 1:00pm, 4:00pm

Meguiar’s Chat Show
Join appearance care specialists as they share tips and tricks for automotive care at home.
(Saturday, Sunday) 2:15pm

Chip Foose and Jay Ward
Join this duo as they share their love of automobiles. (Saturday) 4:15pm

Drawing Session with Chip Foose
Join automotive legend Chip Foose, and draw along as he shares his techniques for car design. (Saturday, Sunday) 3:00pm
A limited number of wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for children ages 5-12 who wish to participate in this activity. Wristbands will be distributed beginning at 2:15pm each day near the Event Expo Stage until supplies run out. Children must be present to receive wristband. Wristband is non-transferable.

At the West Side Event Expo

Bosch
Enter the world of Clean Diesel Technology. Find out how your drive can be more efficient, less costly and more friendly to our environment.

Chevrolet Performance Mobile Tour
Pose for photos with one-of-a-kind vehicles, and discover the latest in automotive design and technology.

Foose Design
Get up close to original Foose Design vehicles.

General Motors
Sit behind the wheel of Chevrolet’s most exciting new vehicles.

Meguiar’s
Visit trained appearance care specialists for information on Meguiar’s high performance automotive products.

Meyers Manx
See the Meyers Manx dune buggy and chat with an expert about the latest designs and technology.

PLANET HOLLYWOOD Vehicles
See vehicles from classic movies on display.

Richard Petty Driving Experience
Get up close to real-life supercars and learn how you can get behind the wheel. This year, kids are invited to ride along with Piston Cup Racers Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin at Walt Disney World Speedway.

Cars Movies at the AMC

Disney·Pixar’s “Cars” Movie Marathon
See some of your favorite characters back on the big screen during a special showing of Disney·Pixar’s “Cars” and “Cars 2.” Purchase your tickets at the Box Office.

Disney·Pixar’s “Cars”
(Saturday, Sunday) 10:00am, 3:00pm

Disney·Pixar’s “Cars 2”
(Saturday, Sunday) 12:30pm, 5:30pm

Car Show

Cruise through over 100 Classic, Muscle and Exotic vehicles from across the country placed throughout Downtown Disney West Side Promenade.

Vote for your favorites along with experts in the industry. Voting takes place at Meguiar’s Exhibit in the Event Expo.
(Saturday) 9:00am–6:00pm
(Sunday) 9:00am–2:00pm

Enjoy the finale of Cars Masters Weekend and celebrate the winners of the Downtown Disney Car Show Presented by Meguiar’s. The ceremony
takes place between La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues on Sunday at 6pm

2013 Car Masters Weekend

June 14 - 16 2013
Schedule is for both days unless specified.

Cars character meet and greet - 10am to 5:30pm
DJs - 10:30am to 5:30pm
Car Masters Singers  - Car Masters Stage 11am, 12pm, 1pm. Splitsville Stage 2pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
How to Draw a Car - Car Masters Stage 10am
Creating Cars and Cars Land - Car Masters Stage 3pm
Car Design - Car Masters Stage 4:30pm on Sat, 4:14pm on Sun
Duncan Yo-Yo Experience - Splitsville Stage 10am and 1pm
Richard Petty Driving Experience - Splitsville Stage 11:30am
Disney Infinity Test Drive - Near Bongos
Cars Movie Marathon - AMC Cars 10am and 3pm, Cars 2 12:30pm and 5:30pm
Chevrolet Showcase - Near Cirque du Soleil
RideMakerz Test Drive - Near House of Blues
Splitsville Sock Hop - Ticketed event Sat 6pm to 9pm
Chip Foose merchandise autographing - DStreet 11am to 2pm
Disney Truck Shop - Near House of Blues 11am to 2pm
Award Ceremony - Sunday at 6pm on the West Side promenade

2012 Car Masters Weekend

Photos from the 2012 Car Masters Weekend

Car Masters Weekend is confirmed to be returning to Downtown Disney this summer, on June 2 and June 3 2012. Launched last year (photos from last year's event), Car Masters Weekend celebrates the "Cars" movies with meet and greets with Lightning McQueen, Mater, and Finn McMissile
Events for this year include:
  • a movie marathon at AMC Downtown Disney 24 with showings of “Cars” and “Cars 2."
  • an appearance by automotive designer Chip Foose, who contributed to the design of Ramone in the “Cars” film.
  • a LEGO interactive zone.
  • “Cars”-themed topiaries.
  • a DJ and food trucks.
  • an appearance by Jay Ward, Cars guardian.
  • a chance for guests to test-drive Ridemakerz model cars.
  • a car show presented by Hess that will feature more than 100 classic, muscle and exotic cars.

Saturday June 2 2012

Car Show - 9:30am to 7pm
Cars 2 character meet and greet 9:30am to 7pm
Karting - 9:30am to 7pm
Chat with car designer Chip Foose on the main event stage - 2pm
Chip Foose merchandise signing at D Street - 3 - 4:30pm (wrist band distribution starts at 2:30pm)
Cars movie marathon at AMC Theaters - Cars 12:50pm and 6pm, Cars 2 10:15am, 3:20pm and 8:25pm

Sunday June 3 2012

Car Show - 9:30am to 7pm
Cars 2 character meet and greet 9:30am to 7pm
Karting - 9:30am to 7pm
Chat with car designer Chip Foose on the main event stage - 2pm
Chip Foose merchandise signing at D Street - 3 - 4:30pm (wrist band distribution starts at 2:30pm)
Car Show award ceremony - 7pm
Cars movie marathon at AMC Theaters - Cars 12:50pm and 6pm, Cars 2 10:15am, 3:20pm and 8:25pm

 

2011 Car Masters Weekend

Photos from the 2011 Car Masters Weekend

Classic cars will meet their match as star racecar Lightning McQueen, pal Mater and master British spy Finn McMissile from Disney-Pixar's upcoming animated motion picture "Cars 2" race into town during Car Masters Weekend at Walt Disney World Resort May 13-15, 2011. Car lovers will delight in a weekend devoted to all things cars, with activities from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at Downtown Disney West Side:

  • Muscle cars will line the Downtown Disney promenade alongside the largest life-sized, radio-controlled replica cars ever built--which bring their big-screen "car-acter" counterparts to life for fans to meet face to face.
  • Pixar Animation Studios' "Cars" Franchise Guardian and resident car expert, Jay Ward, has been tapped to judge the Classic Car show which takes place on Saturday and Sunday.
  • NASCAR fans can get a peek at Richard Petty's racecar on display inside RIDEMAKERZ at Downtown Disney.
  • The family-friendly weekend will feature special Disney-Pixar "Cars 2" merchandise --including new RIDEMAKERZ models -- and bonus entertainment.
  • The 2006 Disney-Pixar "Cars" film returns to the big screen with a limited engagement viewing at AMC Pleasure Island 24 Theatres throughout the weekend. Moviegoers can even catch a glimpse of the new movie trailer from "Cars 2," which gets the "green flag" on June 24, 2011, presented in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX 3D® in select theaters.
State Farm brings Disney-Pixar's "Cars 2" adventure directly to fans with the "Agents on a Mission" tour, showcasing cars modeled after their big-screen likenesses. Guests can check out the cars and take part in a variety of "Cars 2"-themed activities, including a video kiosk, e-photo opportunities, games and giveaways. They can also enter the "Agents on a Mission" sweepstakes, which features 18,000 prizes, including a new car.
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