The Crippler Artwork
The Crippler
Character Information




Make Model



Bad (later Neutral)

Body Color

White, gray, red

Eye Color





E.J. Holowicki

Children: Alvin, Simon, Theodore, Brittany, Jeanette & Eleanor (sons and daughters)

Cars: The Video GameEdit

The Crippler is a monster truck that came to Radiator Springs (along with Count Spatula and Ginormous) to race against Lightning, but was later beaten. He is not playable.

Cars: Mater-National ChampionshipEdit

The Crippler appears in Waypoint Races 2 and 3. He still isn't playable. He also makes a brief appearance in the game's intro, where Monster Mater pounds him into Luigi's Casa Della Tires of Tailfin Pass. His name string in this game only reads "Crippler", although "THE CRIPPLER" is still written on his side.

Cars: Race-O-Rama Edit

The Crippler competes in all five Monster Truck Mayhem levels, still an NPC.


The Crippler is white with gray flames and a siren, air horn, and six exhaust pipes on his roof. He also has a cushion design and his name.

Personality Edit

The Crippler is very aggressive and threatening, and will usually shout medical-related trashtalk upon a pass, like that the enemy is requesting a shock treatment or "Patent is showing improvement".

Abilities Edit

The Crippler's appearance and quotes could suggest he has some kind of knowledge of medical service, but in a very harsh way. There is no confirmation if his sirens are real or just decorations.



Cars: The Video Game

The Crippler Icon

Status Icon from Cars: The Video Game

The Crippler

Cars: Mater-National Championship

The Crippler Cameo

The Crippler's intro cameo

Icon CRP a

Status Icon from Cars: Mater-National Championship and Cars: Race-O-Rama

The Crippler RoR

Cars: Race-O-Rama

Trivia Edit

  • The Crippler is the only NPC monster truck to appear in the PlayStation 2 version of Cars: Race-O-Rama.
  • The Crippler, Snot Rod, Tommy Joe, Lewis, Cletus, Buford, and Zeke are the only non-playable characters to appear in the intro of Cars: Mater-National Championship.

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Not Playable
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