->''"Man...is only separated from heaven by that which he will not ramp."''
-->-- '''Dr [=McNinja=]''', ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja''

A character operating a vehicle is in a tight spot; there's [[RoadBlock something blocking the path]], someplace too high and/or far to reach, etc. What to do? Look for something that could remotely be used as a ramp, or just build one, to perform a RampJump.

A SubTrope of ThemeParkLandscape. [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused]] with UseYourHead, which covers improvised ''ramming''. Compare BenevolentArchitecture.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Rock uses a derelict ship to ramp the titular boat, then [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome fire a torpedo directly into an attack helicopter]].
* Happens in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''.
* In ''Manga/VenusWars'', Hiro is being chased by police and surrounded. So he lifts the monobike onto the side of the highway guard rail to make an escape.

[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* In Kenya Starflight's "Franchise/StarWars characters are trapped on Earth" story ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1784370/1/Eye_of_the_Storm Eye of the Storm]]'', Darth Vader takes over during a [[ItMakesSenseInContext car chase with stormtroopers]] and uses the Force to pull an under-repair sign across the roadway and use it to ramp over a train, using the Force once more to keep the car stable. It still doesn't handle the landing well, though.

* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Lightning [=McQueen=] uses a wrecked competitor during a race.
* ''WesternAnimation/SherlockGnomes'': While trying to escape from the hound in the park, Juliet drives the ride-on lawnmower up a stack of deckchairs that launches the mower into a tree.

[[folder:Film--Live Action]]
* ''Film/JamesBond''
** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': while in a chase with police cars in a parking lot, Bond uses an overturned car as an Improvised Ramp to jump his car to safety.
** ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' has a cool broken-bridge improvised ramp that leads to the car making a 360 degree jump.
* ''Film/{{Speed}}'': a BrokenBridge is used as an improvised ramp (busted by the ''Series/MythBusters'' ... turns out the filmmakers cheated and used CGI).
* ''Film/GoneInSixtySeconds2000'' used an improvised ramp near the end to bring to a close the big chase scene.
* ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' (aka ''Die Hard 4.0'') has a Ramprovisation so unusual that [[{{Lampshading}} the hacker lead notes how improbable it is.]]
* At the end of ''Jackie Chan's First Strike'', Jackie uses a conveniently-placed car display ramp to jump a Mitsubishi onto the boat carrying the DistressedDamsel.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax'', Ted attempts to jump a gorge by making a ramp from a rock and an abandoned board, but the board fails to hold his scooter's weight, sending him hurtling down in to gorge instead.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' TheMovie, while driving a bus down a broken bridge, Arnold tells Gerald to use a crashed semi-truck as a ramp.
-->'''Gerald:''' Jump the hole? Arnold, [[StupidestThingIveEverHeard that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.]] [[CrazyEnoughToWork Let's do it!]]
* In ''Film/TheCannonballRun'', Mad Dog and Batman use a conveniently placed trailer to jump over a train after the brakes in their truck fail.
* With much of ''Film/{{Quick}}'' being an extended chase sequence, the film contains multiple examples of Ramprovisation. The first use is when Ki-su, uses an overturned car as a ramp to jump over the pile-up he has just caused.

* In ''Literature/TheZombieKnight'', this is easy for Hector, whose power allows him to materialize iron.
* Chapter one of ''[[Literature/{{Newsflesh}} Feed]]'' ends this way. George uses a hill as an improvised ramp.
* Creator/MatthewReilly's books do it every so often. Avoid torpedoes, drive a truck into a fighter plane... He also figured out that the only way to make this trope more awesome is to blow up the improvised ramp behind the vehicle.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* OnceAnEpisode (or more) on ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' as they perform their SloMoBigAir.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/MidtownMadness 2'', you can jump from one embankment of the Thames to the other by use of strategically placed ramps in the Tower of London, and a (convenient) boat in the middle of the river.
* Used for many Insane Stunt bonuses in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'', as far back as ''GTA 2''.
* Appears frequently in ''VideoGame/TotalOverdose''. Ram's first mission doesn't exactly require one, but strongly encourages it to flee the top of a parking garage.
* ''VideoGame/JustCause 2'': There are absolutely ''dozens'' of conveniently placed piles of building materials, collapsed road signs and so on spread around for ramping.
* ''VideoGame/DriverSanFrancisco'' has lots of single-car carrier trucks driving around San Francisco, none of them carrying cars. They make for perfect mobile ramps.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' has [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/8p37 these]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/15p33 three]] [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/15p23 examples]] and gives us the page quote.
* ''Webcomic/DeadWinter'' shows us [[http://deadwinter.cc/page/478 our heroes' mode of exit from the park]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "Mystery Of the Lizard Men'': while escaping enemy agents in the Sargasso Sea, Race Bannon and his pursuers both use an overturned boat as a ramp to jump their boats high in the air. The 2nd time, Race uses it to turn his hydrofoil into a deadly weapon.
* Gwen in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' makes her own ramp out of Anodite magic.