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->''"''I'' should have a car. Chicks dig the car!"''\\
--'''Robin''', ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''

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Sometimes, a character's theme goes beyond wearing his underwear on the outside. These are ''vehicles'' that follow a costumed character's theme; they may resemble the costume, or extend the idea behind the character. Regardless, these conveyances are recognizably a part of the individual's ''leitmotif'' (not to mention the [[MerchandiseDriven show's merchandising campaign]]).

This trope doesn't necessarily include [[SignatureTeamTransport ''iconic'' vehicles.]] While the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s Blackbird is identifiable by fans, it doesn't continue their visual theme, and it wouldn't be recognized by someone who wasn't familiar with it. A good determiner is to ask yourself, "If I saw this for the first time on the street, how likely would I be to identify it as belonging to ?".

Most of the time a CoolCar. For a specific type of Thememobile, see {{Faceship}}. Not to be confused with the [[IncrediblyLamePun Pope Mobile]], although it is an example of this trope. May overlap with SignatureTeamTransport.

Due to TheProblemWithPenIsland, this trope can either be pronounced "theme-mobile" or "the me-mobile." Make of that what you will.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* Speed and the Mach 5, in ''Anime/SpeedRacer''.
%%* The Lions, from ''GoLion''.
%%* The motorcycles from ''VideoGame/DoubleDragon''.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** They don't call them [=ZeroFrames=], but Zero has had three Knightmares whose colour schemes were made to fit his theme, and when [[spoiler:Suzaku becomes the Knight Of Zero, siding with Lelouch, the Lancelot was promptly given a makeover.]]
*** Only the first Knightmare Frame Zero used was repainted from base colours, since it was a custom version of a generic model. Zero's Burai was given a dark purple, and fitted with a set of golden oni horns.
*** In a slightly closer example, the Shinkiro was in the correct colours, and it's model number was "Type-0". This is ''after'' the completion of Type-1 through to Type-5, so this is a clear attempt to reference this trope.
*** While the Lancelot was given a makeover, the Lancelot Albion was in the same colours as it always way. The rebuilt Lancelot, however, got a horrible pink colour scheme to go with it's new pilot, C.C. Just seeing it was enough to make viewers stare.
** Zero's second Knightmare, the Gawain, fits him just about perfectly: it's painted his personal colors (black, maroon, and gold), has a sinister appearance, can be piloted by two people (allowing his partner C.C. to back up his weak piloting skills), and its flight pack and advanced computer system let it perform excellent recon. The thing is, it wasn't made for him at all, but was just a random Britannian test type. ContrivedCoincidence at its finest.
*** Well, other than Zero being a random Britannian prince, but painting a Knightmare black and gold is pretty much a big sign that says "intended for the enemy".
** In general, a lot of units are painted in a style fitting of their pilot. Kallen's Burai and Glasgow, for the short amount of time she had them, were painted in red. The only red units in the series, I should point out. C.C. went and painted an Akatsuki in pink, and went the extra mile in having a Lancelot painted in pink. Cornelia's Gloucester is painted the same colour as her hair, and has a cape to boot, and the Glaston Knight's wear visors that look like Gloucester masks. It wasn't quite a given, but any unusually painted unit could be narrowed down to one or two pilots.
%%* ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has Kaiba's Blue Eyes White Jet. Oh, and the Blue Eyes White Train. As hilarious as they sound, yes.
%%** ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries ''
-->"To the Mokubamobile!"\\
"There isn't a Mokubamobile!"
* In ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'', the demon girls SUV-limousine applies far more than the angels' pink Hummer. It's a ride fitting a pair of [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil insanely powerful]] AlphaBitch {{ActionGirl}}s with too much money.
* ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' has Alice/Cure Rosetta's bright fuchsia limousine.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}} has ''many'' such vehicles that follow the bat theme. An interesting note about all of these is that Batman doesn't necessarily always call any of them by their "bat-names" in present-day comics, usually just saying "The Car", when he ''does'' call them by the Batnames, it's likely that the ridiculousness of this will be lampshaded by saying somebody like Robin, Alfred or a member of the Justice League came up with the name.
** The [[CoolCar Batmobile]], in its many variations, is of course, Batman's car, and the TropeNamer.
** The [[CoolPlane Batplane]] or (for "flying wing" versions) Batwing: fixed-wing aircraft.
** The Batcopter: rotary-wing aircraft.
** The Whirly-Bat: also a rotary-wing aircraft, but unlike the Batcopter, a very small one-man (or ''maybe'' two) vehicle that can fit in the trunk of the Batmobile if necessary.
** The [[CoolBoat Batboat]].
** The Bat-Submersible or Batsub.
** In some versions, there's even a [[HumongousMecha Batmech]].
* Batman's villains frequently follow his example:
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker often has his own Jokermobile and even a Jokercopter.
** The Penguin often has a customized limousine.
** ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} had the Kitty Car and later the Catillac.
** Killer Moth had the Mothmobile. Which actually [[ItMakesSenseInContext makes more sense than you might think]], as Killer Moth intentionally styled himself as Batman's EvilCounterpart - a "Batman for crooks."
** In ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheCapedCrusader'', SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, Two-Face, AND ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} have these. Others probably do as well, given the slightly... odd... nature of the piece, however these are the only ones we're shown.
** Catman has also acquired a Catmobile, as seen in ''SecretSix''. He drives it while insisting any similarities between his name and costume and Batman are strictly coincidental. He also had a Catamaran in his Silver Age appearances.
* The other half of the Dynamic Duo has had its own examples:
** [[NightWing Dick Grayson's]] Robin had a motorbike which had his colours, and was emblazoned with Rs, but was never actually called the Robin-Cycle.
** [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake]] had a car in {{Robin}} colours (he had a provisional license because of his dad's disability) called the Redbird.
* Comicbook/GhostRider's motorcycle, often with its own skull-shaped windshield.
* "Archie" [[CoolAirship the Owlship]], the conveyance of Nite Owl II from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Which is of course the [[CaptainErsatz Ersatz Mobile]] for the BlueBeetle's "Bug".
* {{Spider-Man}}'s Spider-Mobile was introduced, both InUniverse and in RealLife, as part of a corporate deal (with a car company and a [[MerchandiseDriven toy company]], respectively.) In a lovely bit of WriterRevolt, Spidey, being like many lifelong New Yorkers an untrained driver, accidentally drives it into the East River almost as soon as he gets it. It's shown up once or twice since then and Spidey is still embarrassed about the whole ordeal.
%%* You wouldn't think {{Superman}} would need such a thing, but he had a Supermobile. Created, like the Spider-Mobile, as a [[MerchandiseDriven toy tie-in]], the Supermobile did have some practical uses. Driving it, Superman could still be active in ordinarily hostile environments (e.g., in the presence of Kryptonite or a red sun.) [[http://www.toplessrobot.com/justicejogger.jpg The Justice Jogger]] is a bit more difficult to justify, admittedly.
%%** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' featured Lex Luthor piloting something very similar to the Supermobile, but with his own logo and color scheme.
* GreenArrow used to have an Arrow Car, an Arrow Plane, and versions of just about everything ''else'' that Batman had.
-->'''Batman:''' Good lord man, didn't you ever have an original idea back then?
* ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' had the Fantasticar, in several variants. In early adventures, the FF had the original "flying bathtub" model, then a second, more streamlined and versatile one that can split into four separate planes, and the Pogo Plane (based on a real aircraft) for longer trips than the Fantasticar could take. All have the team's big '''4''' logo. The "flying bathtub" is so iconic that it's still associated with the name despite having been retired back in issue #12!
* Comicbook/MoonKnight has a Mooncopter that resembles a crescent moon.
* The "Jet Pack Pets" comics in ''Disney Adventures'' magazine once introduced a vehicle for them. Not only are they ''{{Talking Animal}}s'', but they have [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin jetpacks]]. They manage to find a use for it, however... ''the drive-thru''.
* Although CaptainAmerica's comics vehicles aren't usually visually distinctive (but see Film, below), his also [[WearingAFlagOnyourHead patriotic-themed]] [[HeelFaceTurn foe-turned-ally]] Battlestar has a red-white-and-blue Star Car. In the ''UltimateMarvel'' continuity, he uses a Captain America Tank for about three panels before the Hulk tears it apart. It is also stated that he has his own toyline of similarly themed vehicles.
** Sometimes when Cap is riding his motorcycle, he will place his shield at the front which slightly invokes this trope.
* {{Brainiac}} has a starship shaped like his own head, with metal tentacles hanging underneath.
* Unusually for a "cosmic" villain, {{Thanos}} once had a helicopter -- [[http://www.the-isb.com/?p=76 with his name on it]]!'[[note]]Spidey Super Stories #39[[/note]] (Granted, it was the "Easy Reader" kids' comic made in conjunction with ''TheElectricCompany'' and not in continuity, but still....)
* Comicbook/TheAvengers have the Quinjets:
** The Quinjets were introduced as small, fast passenger jets that take the heroes where they need to be. The name is an ArtifactTitle; they were introduced when the team had only five members. The Quinjets not only have since gotten larger to account for the Avengers' expanded roster, they're no longer even jets and in fact are equipped for short-range space travel. For a while, their teammate {{Hawkeye}} had his own sky-cycle which was soon manufactured into multiple cycles for all non-flying members.
** The GreatLakesAvengers, with a significantly lower budget, had "Quin-Jetta" -- a Volkswagen Jetta with "GLA" painted on the doors. Later, after getting the benefits of government sanction, a garage was shown with all sorts of things, like Big Bertha's Bouncing Buggy and Flatman's Flatamaran. SquirrelGirl ends up in the Squirrel-a-Gig, an autogyro with a definite squirrel motif that's based on the Bat-Whirlygig mentioned above. (Makes you wonder what Mr Immortal would have -- perhaps a [[TopGear Toyota Hilux?]])
* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'' has a spacecraft called a Blitzspear that looks just like his head... or rather, a ''head'' that looks like his vehicle. Yes, the artist had already designed the vehicle when he got down to thinking what the Warlock's face should look like...
** A later issue informs us that it's actually a LivingShip, a species of {{Giant Flyer}}s that young males of his race must capture and forcibly domesticate as a RiteOfPassage before they're given extensive BioAugmentation to make them spaceworthy. ''Nemesis'' is that sort of comic.
%%* The Black Knight usually rides a winged horse named Aragorn, but he once had a flying motorcycle he called his "atomic %%steed" so it would fit in with his "knight" thing.
* Like their 1987 cartoon counterparts, the [[Comicbook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie Comics' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] featured the Turtle Van, Turtle Blimp, and basically any other vehicle in the toylines/cartoons at the time.
%%* For a while, even ThePunisher had his own van which was decked out with guns and a sonic cannon.
* IronMan has had a few of these over the years, despite having several suits of PoweredArmour catering for any and all environments. Although spending ridiculous amounts of money on something that would be more use for showing off than actual crimefighting in practice would be wholly in-character for Tony Stark.
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%%[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
%%* The Incredimobile seen at the very beginning of ''TheIncredibles''.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The original Batman movies had many of these, as expected.
** ''Film/{{Batman}}'' had the Batmobile and Bat-Wing, the latter being so bat-themed that its entire body is in the shape of Batman's insignia.
** ''Film/BatmanReturns'' had a slightly different Batmobile and the unusual Bat Jetsleigh. The Penguin rode in a giant floating duck.
** ''Film/BatmanForever'' saw yet another Batmobile, the return of the Bat-Wing, and the new Batboat, which doubled as a submarine.
** ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' had the most thus far: Batman had a more streamlined, single-seat Batmobile while Robin had his own cycle. Mr. Freeze, meanwhile, had his own tank complete with ice-canon. Batgirl also had her own bat-themed motorcycle. Oh, also, Batman has a Bat-Credit Card. No, really.
%%* ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''
%%** The Tumbler serves as the Nolanverse's answer to the Batmobile.
%%** "Incidentally, the Lamborghini is much more subtle..." This is a subtle in-joke. The particular model of Lamborghini Bruce Wayne drives is the Murcielago. Guess what "murcielago" translates to in English? [[spoiler:the bat]]
%%** They still threw the "[[CoolBike Batpod]]" out there but it strangely didn't seem out of place. Maybe MichaelCaine can do that.
%%** The third installment sees a flying version of the Tumbler, similar to the Bat-Wing.
%%* The Gnomemobile from the WaltDisney film of the same name.
%%* The Pussy Wagon, as seen in all of QuentinTarantino's films since ''KillBill''.
%%** And also in LadyGaga and {{Beyonce}}'s "Telephone" video.
%%** And is QuentinTarantino's daily driver.
%%* Ecto-1 from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
* ''DeuceBigalowEuropeanGigolo'' has a "pimp boat" complete with hydraulics and spinnaz. Yes. You heard that right. ''A boat with hydraulics and spinnaz''.
%%* PeeWeeHerman's bicycle.
* The TV Movie adaptation of CaptainAmerica gave him a stars-and-stripes motorcycle, with the clear shield forming the windscreen.
%%* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' TheMovie: "Into the Weenie-mobile! Weenie-man away!"
* The first ''AustinPowers'' movie has an easily identifiable Jaguar E-Type convertible painted to look like a Union Jack with a VanityLicensePlate reading SWINGER: the [[IncrediblyLamePun Shaguar]].
%%* From ''{{Orgazmo}}'':
-->"Quick! To the Orgazmobile!"\\
"What?"\\
"My Buick Century!"
%%* The Mirthmobile from ''WaynesWorld''.
* ''TheBluesBrothers'' mention the former Bluesmobile, which was a Cadillac that Elwood traded in for a microphone (a fair trade, we're told). The replacement Bluesmobile seen in the movie was a former police car that at first appears to be TheAllegedCar, but endures more abuse than any automobile reasonably should.
* Film/{{Blade}} had his own car that was decked out with a few tricks. It was affectionately referred to by the crew as "the Blademobile". The name was never actually used in the film.
* In the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' riff of ''Film/ThisIslandEarth'', when Cal's wormy sidekick runs off to confront him after his strange rescue, Crow quips out "Into the Weeniemobile! Weenieman away!" when he takes off in an army jeep.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* One of StephaniePlum's first cars (that the reader is shown) is a beat-up deal with "pussy" sprayed on the side. The pussymobile, as she called it, set the trend for her [[EveryCarIsAPinto various vehicles]] [[TheAllegedCar of questionable quality]].
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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
%%* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': "Quickly, Robin! To the Batmobile!". Once Batgirl entered the show, she was given a motorcycle.
%%** TheMovie version introduced the Bat-copter and Bat-boat. Meanwhile, the Penguin and the rest of the villains had their own penguin sub.
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' / ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' and their Zords. As well as their motorcycles and the occasional car/flying transport/ATV/''[[BigBadassRig mack truck]]'' (most of these were added in the PR versions).
** For specific examples: ''Turbo'' and ''SPD'' had relatively normal vehicles, but they visually matched their other equipment and had team logos on them. ''Ninja Storm''[='s=] Tsunami Cycles had lightning bolt designs to go with the "storm" theme. ''Lost Galaxy''[='s=] Jet Jammers and ''Time Force''[='s=] Vector Cycles sported their teams' signature zigzag and arrowhead designs, respectively. [[AnimalThemedSuperbeing Animal-themed teams]] (of which there are ''many'') often get bikes with what look like heads of the relevant animals mounted on the front. And so on, and so forth.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Hmmm... An anachronistic British police box on the cliffs of the planet Peladon... [[TimeAndRelativeDimensionsInSpace Who could that possibly belong to?]]
** The Third Doctor had Bessie, a 1910's vintage car that he hyped up with InertialDampening, a HandyRemoteControl and other goodies.
%%** And then he had the Whomobile, a futuristic FlyingCar.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' has cars with their logo on the side, especially notable as they're supposed to be a secret organisation. The organization itself is not secret, more or less the entire population of Cardiff knows they ''exist'', but only the highest-ranking government officials actually know what they ''do''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Angel}}''
%%** Spike refers to Angel's car as "The Angelmobile" in ''Series/{{Angel}}'' while making fun of the title character [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Quickly, to the Angel-Mobile. Away!"]] The scene can be see [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwKZT332JSs&feature=related here]] (for now).
** Incidentally, Spike himself, as well as Giles, are other Buffyverse characters with highly distinctive vehicles that seem descriptive of their personalities. They follow the trope, although they don't get that much screentime.
** Most notable is Gunn's truck, which has stakes and other vampire slaying weapons attached to it.
** Giles' convertible, too. Spike describes it as "[[MidlifeCrisisCar A mid-life crisis vehicle]] -- [[CrowningMomentOfFunny something long, red, and shaped like a penis]]."
%%* In SidAndMartyKrofftProductions' ''Series/ElectraWomanAndDynaGirl'', the duo of course have an "Electracar".
* ''Series/MythBusters''
%%** Whenever the [=MythBusters=] have a myth which involves a car, it is invariably called the "Mythmobile".
%%** Boats tend to get called the "''Myth-tanic X''", where ''X'' is a number increased with every new boat.
** In their "Demolition Derby Special", they had the Mythbus. Which was destroyed when it tipped over at the end of testing a bus-related myth.
** They had [[ICallItVera Earl the Cadillac]] for a while. Then they dropped it from a crane, because they had promised to destroy it when it was donated to them.
%%* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': Somewhat parodied with the Ando-Cycle -- Which we see in maybe two episodes before it's seldom ever mentioned again.
* ''Series/KnightRider'' plays with this, as one of the main characters is a car, and is one of the most distinctive icons of the series. Unless you're in [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Germany]], of course.
* ''Series/{{Automan}}'' had Cursor create all manner of Auto-whatever vehicles, covered with TronLines of the same blue-glowy effect as the man himself.
* ''TheYoungOnes'': Vyvyan's Ford Anglia with flames down the side and a leg stuck on the bonnet.
* Played with on ''{{Frasier}}''. Frasier wants to be Corkmaster at his wine club (basically the president). Roz pokes fun at this absurd title by treating it like a superhero alias, saying that "If you win, I'd love a ride in the Cork-mobile."
* Franchise/{{Kamen Rider}}s, as the second part of their name implies, have some sort of mount, most often a motorcycle. The Heisei era went to greater lengths to make the bikes more visually similar to the Riders, with some even having various forms to correspond.
** Taken to the extreme with [[Series/KamenRiderDouble Kamen Rider Accel]], who actually ''turns into a motorcycle!'' Incidentally, he also owns a "normal" motorcycle that could easily serve as a Thememobile, but is disqualified due to the fact that he only uses it when he's in civilian form.
* In MichaelMoore's show, ''The Awful Truth'', there was the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin SODOMobile]], a bus decked out with dozens of signs alluding to its passengers: a group of gay activists who Moore was driving around to {{troll}} the protests being carried out by the notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
%%* On ''{{Seinfeld}}'', when Kramer and Newman rush out of the apartment together, Jerry quips, "To the Idiotmobile!"
* TheMonkees rode around in a radically customized Pontiac GTO called, naturally, the Monkeemobile.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{WWE}}'s resident {{Superhero}}, [[Wrestling/GregoryHelms The Hurricane]], has his Hurri-cycle.
** Over time, many other WWE stars would have a trademark vehicle that they'd drive down to the arena. From Wrestling/EddieGuerrero's low riders up until Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio coming out in a random extremely expensive car, not to mention the dozen or so wrestlers who had ridden a motorcycle down to the ring. The ones that were consistent each time included [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield [=JBL=]]]'s white limo, complete with Texas longhorns on the hood and a license plate that had [=JBL=]'s logo on it, Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin's ATV that he rode around while as Sheriff of RAW, adorned with cute little "3:16" flags, and Wrestling/ChavoGuerreroJr as Kerwin White had what was nicknamed by fans as "The Whitemobile", a plain white golf cart with his initials on the front.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
%%* ''SesameStreet''
%%** Oscar the Grouch's Sloppy Jalopy.
%%** ''Follow That Bird'' gives Count von Count [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/The_Countmobile the Countmobile]].
* Roland Rat's Ratmobile (also seen in his superhero identity of Ratman). Although it actually more fits the design ethos of his sidekick Kevin the Gerbil, being a bright pink Ford Anglia with "RATMOBILE" written across the sides.
** The comic strip version of Roland's Ratman persona has a Ratmobile that better fits the trope, being a drag racer shaped like his own head.
* Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce, FAB 1, in ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' - a bright pink limousine, heavily customised and upgraded, featuring bullet-proof armour, machine guns, smokescreen, oil slick and hydrofoils. For a secret agent, Penelope isn't exactly discreet in her choice of transport.

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%%[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
%%* You can get these in ''MutantsAndMasterminds''.
%%* And you can ''build'' them in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression'', although it's quite likely to have some unfortunate quirks.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The ''Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade'' at [[DisneyThemeParks Hollywood Studios]] features several {{Disney}} stars in themed cars.
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[[folder:Toys]]
%%* {{Barbie}}'s Dream Car.
* ''Any'' superhero action figure eventually acquires a vehicle of some sort, whether or not he has one in the source material. So, even though SpiderMan has trouble making his rent, he can still afford his own spider-themed VTOL fighter jet. [[FlatWhat What]]?
** Rather infamously, a ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' action figure of Comicbook/TheFlash, who can run faster than light, came with a motorcycle.
** There was also a Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} figure with a motorcycle at some point. Although he has been shown to be capable of driving in emergencies, Daredevil is ''blind''.
* Even sillier than than the above superhero examples, some of the Franchise/{{Transformers}} action figures- a franchise whose main schtick was robots that turn into vehicles- came with a larger vehicle that they could ride in. Yeah, a robot that can turn into a car comes with a car that he can ride around in. This included Decepticon Roadgrabber, and, as an even more extreme example, the Autobot Skyhammer, who was a robot that could turn into a winged car that had a Pretender shell that was a robot that turned into a spaceship, that had another Pretender shell that was a bigger spaceship. Yeah.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
%%* The vehicles in ''VideoGame/MarioKart: Double Dash!!'' and subsequent games, which tend to stretch the "kart" aspect of ''Mario Kart'' a bit much.
%%** Who doesn't love driving a Kart shaped like Yoshi?
%%** Or an egg? A tank? An airplane? A shooting star? The lower half of a robot with a big wheel between his legs?
%%** While we're at it, [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Bowser's Koopa Clown Car]] (actually a [[HellishCopter copter]]) is also worth mentioning.
%%*** Mario Kart DS one-ups the Clown Car, with The Hurricane, a Clown Car-shaped Airplane/Car (too bad it doesn't actually fly).
%%** The Starshroom in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', and Spaceship Mario in the sequel.
%%** Bowser's car in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'', which he uses to [[VehicularAssault try and run over the heroes]].
* The Edelweiss, the CoolTank from ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' is shown a few times carrying various members of Squad 7 for long distance travel.
%%* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series examples:
%%** [[NewAgeRetroHippie The Truth's]] "Mothership" (a repainted camper van). ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' has other character-unique vehicles, but for the most part they're only distinguished by a unique license plate.
%%** Lance Vance from ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' had the white Lamborghini to go with his suit. White Lamborghinis are not especially rare in RealLife, in the game, Lance was the only person to have one.
* ProfessorLayton's Laytonmobile is specifically designed to accommodate him and his [[NiceHat hat]]. It also shares the color scheme of the Professor's hat.
%%* The ''VideoGame/{{Battletoads}}'' games have the S.S. Vulture (which is shaped a lot like Professor T. Bird) and the Battlecopter.
* One of the expansions for ''VideoGame/TheSims 3'' introduces the Motive Mobile, a Lifetime Reward that lets your Sim commute to their job in a vehicle that keeps their needs from dropping on their way to and from work.
* SaintsRowTheThird brings us the [=GatMobile=], which is a big purple van with a ''giant'' Johnny Gat head on the front. The cigar is also a functional flamethrower.
* ''[[VideoGame/SegaSuperstars Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing]]'' has Sonic's blue car.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
%%* From ''TerrorIsland'': [[http://terrorisland.net/strips/289.html The waitermobile.]]
* Mr. Mighty from ''EverydayHeroes'' parodies this with the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/eddurd/everydayheroes/series.php?view=single&ID=76616 Mighty-Mobile]]... which, being a minor-league hero, [[spoiler: he can only dream of]].
* The Vespavenger from ''QuestionableContent'' is a rare example of a character named for their mode of transportation, rather than the other way around.
%%* The Whoremobile from ''ProblemSleuth''. No, really.
%%* ''Webcomic/LadySpectraAndSparky'' drive around in the [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/jkcarrier/ladyspectra/series.php?view=single&ID=172738 Prismobile.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''{{Englishman}}'' has the Bentmobile (a Bentley whose name is purely InnocentInnuendo, as Englishman is unaware of the negative connotations) and in an earlier episode the "Helicoptermobile".
%%* In the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'', Battlecat rides a CoolBike called the Battlecycle. The Nightwatchman drives a midnight-black CoolCar called the Nightmobile.
%%* [[WebVideo/HitlerRants Introducing, the]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjanqQ0ANxY FegelMobile]]!
* Stick Figures On Crack: To the Idiotmobile! *Batman theme* "Damn!"
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'' briefly shows Green Arrow flying his Arrow Plane across Gotham. Good thing because he and Batman needed to split up to save the day.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'':
%%** You don't need a license to drive a sandwich.
%%** Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy have an invisible Boatmobile, as it happens.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Cyborg and the T-Car. Not to mention the giant T-shaped Titans Tower and the T-Sub which [[SpaceIsAnOcean doubles as a spaceship]]. Also, in an episode there was a road race of all the villians plus Robin, where they all had theme vehicles, such as Mad Mod driving a car shaped like [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Big Ben clocktower]]
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** Parodied in an episode where Peter shouts "To the Petercopter!" and rushes to his Peter-shaped helicopter, which crashes on Joe's lawn. He does the same thing later with his zeppelin, the Hinden-Peter.
-->"How can you ''afford'' these things?"
** An earlier episode had "To the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popemobile Popemobile]]", complete with cheesy Creator/AdamWest music.
%%* The Phooeymobile from ''HongKongPhooey''.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', Dr. Doofenshmirtz had a monster truck shaped like his own head and regularly uses a CoolAirship with his name on the side.
** Also appears by name in another episode. [[ItsAllAboutMe Professor Poofinplotz]] travels in a ten foot replica of her own head mounted on mechanical spider legs, aptly dubbed her "Me Mobile".
** The episode "Bee Story" reveals that Poofinplotz has a similar vehicle, the "Myself-icopter". Now it's only a matter of time before she gets a third vehicle that [[ThemeNaming starts with "I"]]...
* Parodied in ''{{Freakazoid}}!'' with the Freakmobile. Freakazoid [[NoFourthWall stated outright]] that it only existed for merchandising, despite the fact that he had superspeed and clearly did not need it. One episode even had toy executives insisting that he use the Freakmobile for a car chase when he was keeping up just fine on foot.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' has his plane, the Thunderquack, and his bike (with [[CoolSidecar sidecar]]), the Ratcatcher, both very duck-themed and keeping with his overall color scheme. Note that the Thunderquack is in-universe AscendedFanon; Launchpad built it for his favourite hero before even meeting him.
* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|1987}}'' had the Turtlevan (called the Party Wagon in the toy line), Turtle Blimp, and probably more.
** The [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 noughties series]] featured the Battle Shell, which was basically the Turtlevan with a DarkerAndEdgier name and appearance.
** In the futuristic ''Fast Forward'' season the Hover Shell was a Battle Shell that could fly as well as eject the cockpit as its own ground vehicle.
** Also the Cheapskates, basically motorized skateboards built by Donatello.
* A special mention for the Duocar... the [[spoiler:penis-and-scrotum-shaped]] car of ''[[SaturdayNightLive The Ambiguously Gay Duo]]''.
%%* The Falconcar from ''DynomuttDogWonder''.
%%* The Ranger Plane from ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. At least that one. There's also at least one Ranger Mobile, the Ranger Wing, the Ranger Rocket, and a number of rides not named after the Rangers.
* ''WackyRaces'' is entirely about improbably-themed vehicles, each fitting with their owners to a T.
%%* ''TeamoSupremo'' would have one, as shown by Paulson about to unveil it to them in the series premiere, but they don't get to use it because they're too young to drive.
* Arguably, Optimus Prime (or any other sufficiently well-known [[{{Transformers}} Transformer]]), but instead of driving his signature vehicle, he [[TransformingMecha transforms into it]].
** However, the Action Master toyline had non-transforming figures with transformation-capable accessories. Optimus Prime's was a giant, cannon-laden truck called [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Armored_Convoy Armored Convoy]]. [[FridgeLogic What street you're supposed to drive]] that thing on remains unknown, though it'd be just the right size for [[TransformersCybertron Gigantion]].
* ''ThePowerpuffGirls''
** An episode has the team trying alternate identities, and Blossom becomes a CaptainAmerica wannabe with a patriotic themed car -- which promptly gets stuck in a traffic jam on the way to a rescue.
** Later episodes featored the Powerpuff Dynamo, a HumongousMecha that looked like a giant Powerpuff Girl with aspects of all three. It was more trouble than it was worth.
* ''JusticeLeague'' features {{The Flash}}mobile, which is actually just a pimped-out van he bought with endorsement money he made appearing in commercials. As GreenLantern points out, it's completely ridiculous. Somewhat justified, though, considering its real purpose isn't getting around... at least not in that sense...
-->'''GreenLantern''': Why do you need a van... [[Radar/JusticeLeague wait, I don't wanna know.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKats'': The Turbokat is at ''least'' as well known as the flight suits for the Swat Kats. The other bigger vehicles (the Turbomole, the Hoverkat, and the unnamed amphibious sub/tank used for a short time in one episode) all had the same basic paint scheme, as did the jet skis. The other smaller vehicles (The Cyclotron and Sandkat) had the same color scheme as their flight suits. All of them qualify.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has all the usual Bat-vehicles (including a TransformingMecha Batmobile), as well as GreenArrow's Arrow-Car and Arrow Plane, and the Robin-Cycle. And, in the WackyRacing episode, the Jokermobile, Kitty-Car, Huntress-Cycle, Gentleman Ghost's hearse, and so on.
* InspectorGadget has the Gadgetmobile, complete with CatchPhrase (and lever) activation of its own gadgets. Doctor Claw, naturally, drove/flew/sailed the Madmobile, liberally decked with the MAD logo.
%%* Parodied in ''JohnnyBravo'', where Creator/AdamWest drives the Adamwestmobile.
%%* WesternAnimation/YinYangYo! parodies this trope in one (hilarious) ocassion:
%%-->'''Yang''': To the Foo-mobile!
%%-->'''Yin''': Uhm... We don't have a Foo-mobile...
%%-->'''Yang''': To the dirty public bus!
* ''TheSimpsons''
** Homer suggests the family get "to the Simpsonmobile!" to rescue Selma from Sideshow Bob.
** There is also the episode where Homer salvaged the remains of a sugar truck and the massive pile of sugar attracts every bee in Springfield. When the beekeepers notice this, one proclaims, "To the beemobile!" to which his colleague asks, "You mean your Chevy?". After a beat, he responds "yes" in deadpan.
%%* ''BeverlyHillsTeens'' Larke's [[CoolCar Pink Ferrari]], the diamond stretch limo, The Rockmobile, and the Woody, to name a few.
%%* In a ClockPunk variant, ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Justice Knight has the [[CoolTrain Justice Train]].
%%* {{Batfink}} and his sidekick Karate drive [[PunnyName the Battillac]].
%%* A few of them in ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. The Geo-cruiser and the Geo-copter were two of them.
%%* CoolMcCool drove (what else?) the Coolmobile.
%%* The Mystery Machine on ''ScoobyDoo'' has become as iconic as the Scooby gang themselves.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheReluctantWerewolf'', all of the Halloween monsters hanging out with Dracula have a race car themed after themselves, with the weird exception of the Werewolf Wagon, which bears no similarity to anything werewolf-related (though one could argue that as a light yellow Beetle, it vaguely resembles a full moon).
--> "And here comes the Mummy, in his Mummy-Mobile!"
%%* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' features the [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Carmobile]]. A later episode refers to it as the Danmobile.
* In one episode of Challenge of the SuperFriends, Batman had a ''bat rocket.'' Which he flew to the ''moon.'' In under ''one minute.''
* In the debut episode of ''TheFlintstones'', Barney invents a flying device that catches Fred's attention. Barney wants to call it "the Barney-Copter," but Fred christens it the episode's title, "The Flintstone Flyer."
%%* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesTheClockKing episode The Clock King]], instead of the Batmobile, Batman travels through Gotham in Bruce Wayne’s limousine.
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%%* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popemobile Popemobile]].
%%* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:OurDog.jpg The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.]]
%%** And its CaptainErsatz, [[http://hoboken411.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/star-ledger-munchmobile-pizza-hoboken-hoboken411-24.JPG the Munchmobile]].
%%** The Outspan Fruit Juice company got in on the act over in the UK with [[http://www.thisbrighton.co.uk/culture-hcvs-outspan.htm the Outspan Orange]].
* UsefulNotes/AirForceOne.
** It helps that it has "United States of America" written down the sides.
** Similarly, Marine One and "Cadillac One" (The Presidential Limo).
** Technically, Air Force One, Marine One etc are simply the radio callsigns for any vehicle that the President happens to be travelling in at the time. Air Force One can be any US Air-Force aircraft the president happens to be travelling in. Marine One is any US Marine Corps aircraft. Cadillac One is any ground vehicle, and so on. The ACTUAL vehicles with the real name (not callsign) of "Air Force One" or "Marine One" are also valid, and refer to the vehicles specially modified for the President, but are never called that over the radio unless the president is actually travelling in them. (Air traffic control takes this rule to ridiculous extremes: when RichardNixon resigned, the call sign of his Boeing actually changed from "Air Force One" to "SAM 27000" in mid-flight, something that never happens ordinarily because it would be an administrative nightmare.)
** Executive One is used for any civilian aircraft the President is flying in, which has happened once (Richard Nixon took a United flight to LA in 1973). Executive Two was used regularly during the Ford Administration, as Vice President Nelson Rockefeller owned a Gulfstream airplane that he preferred to the McDonnell Douglas C-9 Skytrain II airplanes the Air Force was using at the time.
** Because the Boeing 747-based VC-25A commonly known as Air Force One is extremely expensive to run, the last three Presidents have more frequently flown in the less-expensive and smaller C-32, based on the twinjet Boeing 757-200 airframe.
** Music/IronMaiden travels in a a modified Boeing 757-200 flown by the lead singer, named Ed Force One.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_state_car_(United_States) Cadillac One AKA "The Beast"]]. Unlike the previous limo, it is not a stretched and armoured DTS, or even an production vehicle. It uses a Chevy Kodiac commercial truck chassis, engine and driveline, Cadillac Escalade body panels, headlights, door mirrors and door handles, and STS tail and reverse lights.
* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TOYOTA_ist_Pikachu_Car.jpg Pikachu mobile]].
** There's a New Beetle version of that, as well as a Lugia-themed PT Cruiser.
* Red Bull uses special Red Bull cars (complete with giant imitation can on top/on the trunk) in numerous countries, including but not limited to the US, Australia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Netherlands. Their purpose is usually to hand out free samples.
** In a few countries, '''the''' Red Bull Car is a Mk 1 ([=BMW=]) [[http://www.toddsmods.com/blog/archives/redbull-thumb.jpg Mini]]. [[FridgeBrilliance Which may be an allusion to te fact Red Bull packs a mighty punch in a small can]].
** More competitors are using this approach. Monster energy drinks uses a "Monster Truck", a themed pickup with a large audio installation for events.
%%* The [[WheelOfFortune Wheelmobile]].
* Do we count [[Series/RedDwarf Carbug]]? Its first appearance, if you don't count the online previews, was actually in real life, in public. Also, [[http://www.reddwarf.co.uk/news/2009/10/30/carbug-goes-to-lucky-bidder there's actually someone driving about in it now...]]
* Google's fleet of [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e9/Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.jpg/800px-Google_Street_View_Car_in_Villa-Lobos_Park_in_S%C3%A3o_Paulo.jpg Street View cars]].
* The [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/1971-Dunham-Coach-Corvorado-Diamond-Eagle-395257230 Pimpmobile]]
%%* No mention of Hitler's car?
%%** [[TheSimpsons With the built in flamethrower?]]
%%* The [[http://news.whoviannet.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/doctor-who-tour-bus.jpg Who Bus]].
%%* There is also the Geeksquad beetles.
%%* The Girls Gone Wild Bus. And let's leave it at that.
%%* We can't forget the many libraries that have bookmobiles.
%%* RichardFeynman's [[http://www.fotuva.org/online/frameload.htm?/online/van.htm van]].
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