At night, all around town, Mater the disheveled tow truck is causing havoc, playing tricks, disturbing the peace, and scaring other motor vehicles. At Flo's V-8 café, the local cop car warns Mater about the ghostlight, a legendary orb of blue that haunts these parts. The cop car tells the story and warns one and all that the ghostlight hates the sound of clanking metal. All the cars rush home, leaving only Mater, whistling past the graveyard, alone at his junkyard. Then, a blue light appears; can Mater save himself or is there more to the story? Written by
Did You Know?
Although the "ghostlight" in this film is referenced in Cars
(2006), this short does not take place "in the middle" of that film (that is, a "previously unseen moment"), but at an undetermined time after. This is evident in that Mack, Lightning's transport truck, is present (but has no lines). See more
Oh, buddy! You look like you've just seen... the Ghostlight!
Mater! Don't mock the Ghostlight!
What is the Ghostlight?
[silence for 10 seconds
The Ghostlight is a glowing orb of blue translucent light that haunts these very parts.
Nah, don't be too scared, buddy, it ain't real.
It is real! It all started on a night like tonight. The song dogs were wailin' at the moon of Cadillac Range while the summer wind blew hot like the breath of Zozobra. A young couple was heading down this very ...
Spun-off from Cars
Behind the Clouds
Written by Brad Paisley
& Frank Rogers
Performed by Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Brad Paisley appears courtesy of Arista Nashville See more