Pixar creative chief and Cars 2 director John Lasseter will have a cameo in the film as a "hefty", all-American, yellow pick-up truck, John Lassetire.
The cameo was revealed about an hour ago in an Associated Press story (via ABC News). Disney/Pixar just sent me this high resolution image of the character.
Lasseter tells the AP that he was surprised by the honor, which comes on the heels of Pixar's 25th anniversary:
"It was news to me. I did not know about that, so I was a little surprised. I ended up voicing this character. It was just one line, but now I have a Cars character. I'm very excited about that."
Who wouldn't be?
Cars 2 producer Denise Ream says she got the idea from George Lucas' brief appearance in Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith, on which she served as visual effects executive producer. (Ream also had her own cameo in the film.)
What do you think about John Lassetire? And what other Pixarian cameos would you like to see in the future?