I think I have heard some re-makes of Cars songs recently.
Also if you like that 'Cars' sound, Weezer had at least one album produced by Ric Ocasik (the blue one).
How about: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus/Les Claypool, old Aerosmith, AC/DC, some of the stuff by Led Zeppelin.
'Strawberry', that reminds me - Shuggie Otis, he's groovy. But not very heavy or rock-like.