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Limited Editions, Special Editions and Disney Autopia Cars

The Chevron Cars are part of an advertising campaign of the Chevron Corporation consisting of television spots, print ads, billboards, and toy cars available at Chevron retail locations.

Their debut in television commercials in May 1995 featured talking cars done in clay animation, with a variety of car colors each with different personalities. The commercials themselves, done in a similar fashion to Creature Comforts, were crafted by Aardman Animations, the same studio that has produced films such as Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. A year later, Chevron gas stations began selling the toy cars featured in the commercials. Chevron underestimated demand in 1997 and increased production to 700,000 on each of 4 or 5 new models at the time, compared to 500,000 in the previous year.

Although originally designed for kids, Chevron executives were surprised that adults started collecting the toy plastic cars too. Older adults are among the most enthusiastic collectors of the Chevron Cars.

Each Chevron Car comes with an 'Owners Manual' (except Icon in the Fun Club Kit).  On some cars the doors, hood & trunks open.  On all cars, the cars eyes move back and forth as you roll the car with downward pressure.

In October 2001, Chevron issued the 'Special Edition' Hope car to raise awareness about the fight for a cure for breast cancer and raised about $300,000 in donations. This has been followed by a new breast cancer awareness each October through 2007 with profits going to relevant charities.

In 2007, Chevron began limited production of cars in association with major commercial sports and university teams based on their Victor E. Van car.

Regular Editions
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1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003 2005 

 

A typical example of the retail packaging for each Chevron Car.

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Issued in 1996 Back to Regular Editions

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Sam Sedan
May 1996
Though he's lived through potholes and speedbumps, Sam Sedan keeps every part of him clean. From the front seats and spark plugs, to the dashboard and windows, Sam Sedan expects every part of him to sparkle.

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Wendy Wagon
May 1996
Whether it's loading the soccer team or loading the groceries, Wendy Wagon is on-the-road from sunrise to sunset.

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Tony Turbo
May 1996
With Tony Turbo, you will own the streets of your neighborhood, and any street for that matter.Tony Turbo is the coolest car on the streets. When Tony is cruising around town he's checking out the scene.

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Freddy 4 Wheeler
Dec 1996
With Freddy 4-Wheeler, you gotta get dirty. Why? He loves the thrill of a good mud soaking and a rugged mountain trail. In fact, he might remind you of someone you know. Fun. Free-spirited. Caked with mud.

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Patty Patrol
June 1997
Patty Patrol can really move in an emergency. She's built for speed and is always on the alert. Citizens know that Patty's eyes are always checking out the action while she patrols the beat.

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Tyler Taxi
June 1997
Always groovin', always rollin', Tyler Taxi loves being a taxi because he gets to cruise all over town. He loves to meet new people, see new sights, and have great adventures.

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Pete Pickup
Nov 1997
Pete is the hardest working truck at the 10 Gallon Ranch. Whether the task is loading and unloading hay or hauling horses in his trailer, no task is too tough for Pete.

 

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Horace N Trailer
Nov 1997
Horace likes to be taken for rides out in the country. He loves to roam the wide open spaces and breathe the fresh air.

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Holly Hatchback
Nov 1997
Holly Hatchback was born to shop. She could spend all day driving from store to store, picking up packages and loading them in and out of her hatchback. It's fun, but not without its risks.

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Leslie LX
June 1998
Who said being rich isn't fun? Not Leslie LX. Leslie LX loves living her leisurely life in the lap of luxury. It's logical. What could be more fun than getting everything you want?

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Danni Driver
June 1998
Learning to drive can be lots of fun, but it's good to get started with the basics - nothing too tricky when you first get behind the wheel.

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Tina Turbo
Nov 1998
Tina Turbo has an eye for detail. At a glance, she can tell a lot about a car. For instance, she knows that if a car looks good, it feels good. And if it feels good, well everything is just out of sight.

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Kelly Kompact
Nov 1998
Kelly Kompact likes her sister, Leslie LX. But, like all sisters, especially sisters who share the same garage, they don't always see eye-to-eye. When they disagree, it's mostly about little things; like who's staying on whose side of the garage.

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Cary Carrier
Nov 1998
Cary Carrier doesn't just deliver the Chevron Cars - Cary guides them. I mean any old truck can just haul a car from here to there. But a carrier - a good carrier - knows each car is an individual. A unique vehicle with its own needs.

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Rudy Ragtop
May 1999
"You've got your super fancy cars, and your extra fast sports cars and then you've got…me. And I'm okay with that." Rudy Ragtop is an oldie but a goodie. That means he's old enough to know where all the fun is—and good enough to take you there!

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Woody Wagon
May 1999
Hey dude, Woody Wagon's ready to hit the road! So where's it gonna be? We got room in back for everybody's bikes and boards. We could hit totally huge waves at the beach. Or, we could head outta town or over to Sally's Surf Shack for some super-cool surfer stuff.

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CC Boat N Trailer
May 1999
The Chevron Cars Boat 'N Trailer is a boatload of fun—especially when you hitch it up to Woody Wagon, Pete Pick-Up or Freddy 4-Wheeler! So put on the sunscreen and grab your flippers! With C.C. Boat 'N Trailer, every day is like a day at the beach!

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Casey Coupe
Nov 1999
Casey Coupe loves traffic. That's right, she loves it! The way Casey sees it, you can get over-heated and lean on your horn, or you can just...lighten up! You know, hang out. Chat. Get to know the car next to you.

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Bailey Bouncer
Nov 1999
When it comes to kids, it's hard to let go. But sometimes, it's even harder to hold on! That's especially true with Bailey Bouncer. Ever since she was a bouncing baby girl, Bailey's been on the move.

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Branden Bumper
Nov 1999
When it comes to kids, you know how you have to guide 'em? Well, Brandon Bumper needs a little more guidance than most. He's not clumsy, he's just...easily distracted.

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Skyler Scamper
Nov 1999
When it comes to kids, you gotta guide 'em. But when it comes to Skyler Scamper, you have to catch her first. Ever since she was just the tiniest car-ling, Skyler was on the go.

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Zachary Zoomer
Nov 1999
Zachary Zoomer has always gotten the most joy out of being a kid. He's originally from Little Falls, Washington, just like all the other Chevron Cars Kids, but now he lives in a zippy neighborhood near you. Zachary can go from zero to zoom in no time flat.

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Nando
May 2000
Nando's real name is Fernando, but the mariachis like to call him Nando for short. It's faster, they say. And fast is important because the mariachis have a lot of places to go and Nando needs to get them there.

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Frankie 4 Wheeler
Nov 2000
There's no way around it; going off-road is tons of fun. Especially for Frankie 4-Wheeler. Frankie gets a major charge from the trails and hills and bumps and thrills; not to mention the occasional mud puddle.

 

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Leo Limo
Nov 2000
Driving movie stars and other important people around all day is definitely cool...and Leo Limo knows a lot of cars would give their right fender to be in his brake shoes. But what Leo really loves about being a limo is that it gives him lots of room to play.

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Hank Hot Rod
May 2001
Hank Hot Rod looks red hot, but he's just the coolest. Just get a load o'that paint job. Purple and yellow with orange flames. Now that sizzles! Man, dig those whitewall tires. They're the hippest!

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Della Deluxe
May 2001
If you're a deluxe car like Della Deluxe, you expect nothing but the grandest wherever you go. Valet parking at the soda shop? Della gets it. Deluxe service at the Grand Avenue Car Wash? But, of course. First row at the drive-in movie?

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Sally School Bus
Aug 2001
Talk about patience! If there were a schoolbook about patience, Sally School Bus would be on the cover. Imagine what it's like carrying dozens of kids to and from school every day.

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Trevor Tow Truck
Nov 2001
At Professor Trevor Tow Truck's Auto Shop class at Techron® Tech, things are always humming along smoothly. Maybe that's because Trevor teaches to the beat of a different drummer.

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Pax Power
Nov 2001
Folks always said Pax Power was gonna' go places. After all, he was always #1 in every class he took. Math, History, English�straight A's every time. But Pax's favorite at Techron® Tech was Auto Shop taught by Professor Trevor Tow Truck.

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Chandler Chip
May 2003
Chandler Chip really, really loves his job. And he got that love of being an Ice Cream truck from his Dad. When Chandler was little, he'd roll along with Pops on his daily route.

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Riley Roadster
Nov 2003
If you're looking for a friend with a little style, a touch of screech and a whole lot of roar, say hello to Riley Roadster. With his gigantic engine vrooming, you'll be sure to see Riley zooming from here to there and back again, rock 'n' roll playing, his stereo booming!

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Payton Pizza
July 2005
It's his "out-of-the-box" thinking that has made Payton the star delivery van that he is today.

Limited Editions
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This is the Chevron Cars Fun Club Kit and includes the Davey Driver and numbered Icon cars plus a game, coloring book & crayons, fun book, luggage tag, cones and a stop sign.

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Davey Driver
June 1998
Davey Driver is the best back-up instructor at Ed's Driving School. Side by side, Davey and Danni Driver teach students the ins and outs of driving.

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Icon - numbered 4201
Dec 1999
The Icon Car sure does know how to make an appearance, and he loves being seen! From big billboards in stadiums, to shirts and hats that people wear, the Icon Car makes sure that he's noticed. He loves representing the Chevron Cars and he loves the attention!

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Hope - the Breast Cancer Awareness Car
Oct 2001
Hope is the best friend a car could ever want! She always has something nice to say. She remembers your birthday and your favorite flavor of ice cream. And if you're feeling a little flat, Hope is always around to pump you up.

Mini Chevron Cars
on removable backpack hooks

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Pete Pickup, Tony Turbo, Freddie 4 Wheeler and Patty Patrol
Nov 2001
These are mini copies of their big brothers with a removable plastic backpack hook attached.

Disneyland Autopia Cars
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Classic
June 2000
The name "Classic" describes this car through and through. Classic has been around since the first Autopia ride in 1955 at Disneyland Park. He is the original and proud of it!

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Dusty
June 2000
Dusty doesn't have that name for just any reason. He's constantly getting dusty from the rugged off-roading that he does.

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Suzy
June 2000
Suzy is the little convertible that can really "zip-a-dee-doo-dah" around town! She's always cruising from one place to another and she does it in style.

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Sparky
June 2000
Being a sports car is loads of fun! Just thinking about racing gets Sparky's engine revving. He loves feeling the wind whip across his hood while competing in a race.

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This site was last updated 09/13/16 by Marvin Mackey