He and many members of the Lemons attended a meeting, so they could all discuss on how to discredit Allinol. The Lemons were using the electric pulse generator that looked like a camera to make the racers blow their engines and crash. This would ensure that all the cars would keep using convention fuel to secure the profits of the whole Lemon organization. He liked this idea.
After Professor Zündapp faced his defeat, Vladimir and many more members of the lemons showed up. When everyone was fighting, Flo blinded the Vladimir and Sheriff arrested Vladmir by putting a car boot on him. It is implied Vladimir and others are located and arrested by the authorities.
Like all the other Lemons, Vladimir Trunkov is a cold-hearted terrorist who would do anything for a quick buck. He is also notorious for being a crime boss and an iron-fisted family leader.
Apparently, he is very sadistic because he loved the idea of discrediting Allinol by using the electromagnetic pulse generator disguised as a camera which would cause the racers to blow their engines, crash, and make sure that every car would keep on using ordinary fuel to secure the profits of the Lemon organization. Similar to his bosses Sir Miles Axlerod and Professor Zündapp, Vladimir can get easily angered when things don't go as planned and was willing to take matters into his own hands by killing Mater and McQueen after the bomb did not kill them. Unlike the rest of the Lemon heads, Vladimir is shown to be civil when confronting his enemies, as shown when cornering Mater, McQueen, Finn McMissile, and Holley Shiftwell in London before attempting to kill them as he reassures McQueen that they have nothing personal against him.
Vladimir is modeled as a ZAZ-968 Zaporozhets car.
Vladimir's color scheme (blue and yellow) reflects the Ukrainian state flag. The ZAZ plant is located in Zaporizhia, Ukraine.