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9th Nov '16 8:59:26 AM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} hovercars are both the TropeMaker and the UrExample. ComicBook/NickFury (and the reader) get their first look at the iconic [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarrier]] from the passenger seat of a HubcapHovercraft Porsche, courtesy of course, of the explosive imagination of JackKirby.

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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} hovercars are both the TropeMaker and the UrExample. ComicBook/NickFury (and the reader) get their first look at the iconic [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarrier]] from the passenger seat of a HubcapHovercraft Porsche, courtesy of course, of the explosive imagination of JackKirby.
Creator/JackKirby.
6th Nov '16 9:53:25 AM Landis
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* ''Videogame/{{Overwatch}}'' has these as part of the world-building: All the "payloads" on Escort maps have wheels tilted 45 degrees relative to vertical and have glowing blue (or red, depending on whether attack or defense is in control) rims.
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Hal-Fred Glitchbot]]:''' ''(if the payload stops on Hollywood)'' Might as well have ''tires'' on this thing!
1st Dec '15 6:03:10 PM Saber15
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* A derivative appears in ''Videogame/EliteDangerous'''s first ExpansionPack, ''Horizons''. The Surface Recon Vehicle is a six-wheeled rover for exploring planets and planetoids, and has a gimballed thruster in each wheel hub. On a low-gravity world, they fire upwards to keep the rover on the ground, whereas on high-grav worlds they fire downwards to prevent the suspension from bottoming out. The thrusters can temporarily be fired for a forward boost or a jump.
3rd Oct '15 5:32:39 PM KingLyger
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[[caption-width-right:300:Where we're going, we don't need roads.]]
10th Sep '15 6:47:14 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} hovercars are both the TropeMaker and the UrExample. NickFury (and the reader) get their first look at the iconic [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarrier]] from the passenger seat of a HubcapHovercraft Porsche, courtesy of course, of the explosive imagination of JackKirby.

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* ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} hovercars are both the TropeMaker and the UrExample. NickFury ComicBook/NickFury (and the reader) get their first look at the iconic [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Helicarrier]] from the passenger seat of a HubcapHovercraft Porsche, courtesy of course, of the explosive imagination of JackKirby.
6th Jun '15 11:02:56 AM erforce
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[[quoteright:300:[[Film/BackToTheFuture http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bttf_delorean_6200.jpg]]]]

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* The [=DeLorean=] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' is the TropeCodifier. Turns out that by 2015, all cars can undergo a "hover conversion" like this.
** The Time Train from the end of Part III also has these, except it has its own thrust engines - the wheels are still, for some reason, rotated by the steam pistons in their flying position.

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* The ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy:
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The [=DeLorean=] in ''Film/BackToTheFuture Part II'' ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' is the TropeCodifier. Turns out that by 2015, all cars can undergo a "hover conversion" like this.
** The Time Train from the end of Part III ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' also has these, except it has its own thrust engines - the wheels are still, for some reason, rotated by the steam pistons in their flying position.
18th May '15 1:05:45 PM R1ck1
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* Before ''Mario Kart 8'' did something very, very similar ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Nitro Kart]]'' featured zero gravity sections using the exact same thing.

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* Before ''Mario Kart 8'' did something very, very similar similar, ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Nitro Kart]]'' featured zero gravity sections using the exact same thing.
18th May '15 1:05:36 PM R1ck1
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* Before ''Mario Kart 8'' [[FollowTheLeader stole the concept wholesale]], ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Nitro Kart]]'' featured zero gravity sections using the exact same thing.

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* Before ''Mario Kart 8'' [[FollowTheLeader stole the concept wholesale]], did something very, very similar ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash Nitro Kart]]'' featured zero gravity sections using the exact same thing.
22nd Jun '14 12:07:07 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Some of the ''{{MASK}}'' cars were this.

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* Some of the ''{{MASK}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{MASK}}'' cars were this.
5th Apr '14 2:09:37 PM Saber15
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* Many of the ground-based Transformers from ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' and ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''.

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* Many of the ground-based Transformers from ''VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron'' and ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron''.''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' use hubcap hover wheels when moving around at normal speed (to enable strafing), but flip down into standard wheel mode when boosting.
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