Tow Mater visits Williams

WILLIAMS—Tow Mater took time to stop in downtown Williams Friday as he traveled route 66 with a host of classic cars. The cars were part of a rally on their way to a car show in Bull Head City.

While route 66 was mentioned in the film Cars—of which Mr. Mater was a star—Williams has another connection to the film. An artist for the production traveled route 66 making sketches of old cars for the film. One of the sketches was drawn from a Model-T owned by Eddie—formerly of Eddie’s Tires. The sketch was used to create the “Lizzie” character in the movie. The Model-T was purportedly owned by Pancho Villa at one time.