You know something I've always been curious about is how the townsfolk of Radiator Springs would go about if they ever got to meet Propwash Junction's hero, Dusty Crophopper? One scenario I can imagine is due to a miscaculation, Dusty runs out of fuel near the town and ends up having to make an emergency landing at Willys Butte.
I bet they’d love the dude. I’m sure they know who he is, so regardless of how he got to town, they’d give him a warm welcome. It’s nice to meet a fellow, humble country boy. They like the fact that he overcame the odds and rose to greatness in the face of adversity.
He and Lightning bond over unfortunate circumstances that briefly impacted their beloved careers. And their near death experiences, because they’ve had plenty of those between the two of them.