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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 show's merchandising campaign).

This trope doesn't necessarily include iconic vehicles. While the 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 <character>?".

Most of the time a Cool Car. For a specific type of Thememobile, see Face Ship. Not to be confused with the Pope Mobile, although it is an example of this trope.

Due to The Problem with Pen Island, this trope can either be pronounced "theme-mobile" or "the me-mobile." Make of that what you will.

Examples of Thememobile include:

Anime and Manga

  • The Yukari-mobile in Azumanga Daioh. An old, beat-up (Gee, I wonder why) Toyota Alleged Car that actually belongs to her parents. The mere mention of that car is enough to send poor Chiyo-chan into a Heroic BSOD.
  • Speed and the Mach 5, in Speed Racer.
  • The Lions, from GoLion.
  • The motorcycles from Double Dragon.
  • Code Geass
    • They don't call them ZeroFrames, but Zero has had three Knightmares whose colour schemes were made to fit his theme, and when 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. Contrived Coincidence 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.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! has Kaiba's Blue Eyes White Jet. Oh, and the Blue Eyes White Train. As hilarious as they sound, yes.

"To the Mokubamobile!"
"There isn't a Mokubamobile!"

Comic Books

  • Batman has many such vehicles:
    • The Batmobile, in its many variations, is of course, Batman's car, and the Trope Namer.
    • The 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 Batboat.
    • The Bat-Submersible or Batsub.
    • In some versions, there's even a Batmech.
      • 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.
  • Batman's villains frequently follow his example:
    • The Joker often has his own Jokermobile and even a Jokercopter.
    • Catwoman had the Kitty Car and later the Catillac.
    • Killer Moth had the Mothmobile. Which actually makes more sense than you might think, as Killer Moth intentionally styled himself as Batman's Evil Counterpart - a "Batman for crooks."
    • In Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?, The Joker, Two-Face, AND 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.
      • The Jokermobile actually has some basis in continuity, first appearing in Batman #37 way back in 1946! There was even a toy made in the 50s.
    • Catman has also acquired a Catmobile, as seen in Secret Six. 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:
    • Dick Grayson's Robin had a motorbike which had his colours, and was emblazoned with Rs, but was never actually called the Robin-Cycle.
    • Tim Drake had a car in Robin colours (he had a provisional license because of his dad's disability) called the Redbird.
  • Ghost Rider's motorcycle, often with its own skull-shaped windshield.
  • "Archie" the Owlship, the conveyance of Nite Owl II from Watchmen.
  • Spider-Man's Spider-Mobile was introduced, both In-Universe and in Real Life, as part of a corporate deal (with a car company and a toy company, respectively.) In a lovely bit of Writer Revolt, 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 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.) The Justice Jogger is a bit more difficult to justify, admittedly.
    • An episode of Batman the Brave And The Bold featured Lex Luthor piloting something very similar to the Supermobile, but with his own logo and color scheme.
  • Green Arrow 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?

  • The Fantastic Four 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!
  • Moon Knight 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 Animals, but they have jetpacks. They manage to find a use for it, however... the drive-thru.
  • Although Captain America (comics)'s comics vehicles aren't usually visually distinctive (but see Film, below), his also patriotic-themed foe-turned-ally Battlestar has a red-white-and-blue Star Car. In the Ultimate Marvel 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 -- with his name on it!'[1] (Granted, it was the "Easy Reader" kids' comic made in conjunction with The Electric Company and not in continuity, but still....)
  • The Great Lakes Avengers start off with the "Quin-Jetta"... a Volkswagen Jetta with "GLA" painted on the doors. Later, after getting the benefits of government sanction, a garage is shown with all sorts of things, like Big Bertha's Bouncing Buggy and Flatman's Flatamaran. Squirrel Girl 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, doesn't it?)
  • Nemesis the Warlock 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 Living Ship, a species of Giant Flyers that young males of his race must capture and forcibly domesticate as a Rite of Passage before they're given extensive Bio Augmentation 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.
  • The Avengers have the Quin Jets, small jets that take the heroes where they need to be. For a while, their teammate Hawkeye had his own sky-cycle which was soon manufactured into multiple cycles for all non-flying members.
  • The X-Men had the Blackbird, a jet that was eventually equipped with alien technology.
  • Like their 1987 cartoon counterparts, the 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 The Punisher had his own van which was decked out with guns and a sonic canon.
  • A mid-1980s science fiction comedy series called Aristocratic Extraterrestrial Time-Traveling Thieves ("X-Thieves" for short), full of Shout Outs and violations of the Fourth Wall, had protagonists Pansafredicopacog ("Fred" for short) and Bianca do their traveling in a "Tardis 40 space yacht."[2] Bianca kept calling it the Fredmobile. Fred hated that name, insisting on just referring to it as "the car," but eventually he slipped....


  • The Incredimobile seen at the very beginning of The Incredibles.
  • The original Batman movies had many of these, as expected.
    • Batman had the Batmobile and Bat-Wing.
    • Batman Returns had a slightly different Batmobile and the unusual Bat Jetsleigh. The Penguin rode in a giant floating duck.
    • Batman Forever saw yet another Batmobile, the return of the Bat-Wing, and the new Batboat, which doubled as a submarine.
    • Batman and Robin 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 motorcycle. Oh, also, Batman has a Bat-Credit Card.
  • The Dark Knight Saga
    • 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? the bat
    • They still threw the "Batpod" out there but it strangely didn't seem out of place. Maybe Michael Caine can do that.
    • The third instalment sees a flying version of the Tumbler, similar to the Bat-Wing.
  • The Gnomemobile from the Walt Disney film of the same name.
  • The Pussy Wagon, as seen in all of Quentin Tarantino's films.
  • Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters.
  • Deuce Bigalow European Gigolo has a "pimp boat" complete with hydraulics and spinnaz. Yes. You heard that right. A boat with hydraulics and spinnaz.
  • Pee-wee Herman's bicycle.
  • The TV Movie adaptation of Captain America (comics) gave him a stars-and-stripes motorcycle, with the clear shield forming the windscreen.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Movie: "Into the Weenie-mobile! Weenie-man away!"
  • The first Austin Powers movie has an easily identifiable Jaguar E-Type convertible painted to look like a Union Jack with a Vanity License Plate reading SWINGER: the Shaguar.
  • From Orgazmo:

"Quick! To the Orgazmobile!"
"My Buick Century!"

  • The Mirthmobile from Wayne's World.
  • The Blues Brothers 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 The Alleged Car, but endures more abuse than any automobile reasonably should.
  • 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.


Live-Action TV

  • Batman: "Quickly, Robin! To the Batmobile!". Once Batgirl entered the show, she was given a motorcycle.
    • The Movie version introduced the Bat-copter and Bat-boat. Meanwhile, the Penguin and the rest of the villains had their own penguin sub.
  • Super Sentai / Power Rangers and their Zords. As well as their motorcycles and the occasional car/flying transport/mack truck (most of these were added in the PR versions).
  • Doctor Who
  • 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.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
    • Spike refers to Angel's car as "The Angelmobile" in Angel.
    • 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 "A mid-life crisis vehicle -- something long, red, and shaped like a penis."
  • In Sid and Marty Krofft Productions' Electra Woman And Dyna Girl, the duo of course have an "Electracar".
  • 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 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.
  • Heroes: Somewhat parodied with the Ando-Cycle—Which we see in maybe two episodes before it's seldom ever mentioned again.
  • Knight Rider 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 Germany, of course.
  • Automan had Cursor create all manner of Auto-whatever vehicles, covered with Tron Lines of the same blue-glowy effect as the man himself.
  • The Young Ones: 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."
  • Kamen Riders, 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 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 Michael Moore's show, The Awful Truth, there was the SODOMobile.
  • On Seinfeld, when Kramer and Newman rush out of the apartment together, Jerry quips, "To the Idiotmobile!"
  • The Monkees rode around in a radically customized Pontiac GTO called, naturally, the Monkeemobile.


  • The Christian metal band Stryper has the Battle Van, as featured in the album Soldiers Under Command.

Professional Wrestling

  • WWE's resident wrestling Superhero, 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 Eddie Guerrero's low riders up until Alberto Del Rio 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 JBL's white limo, complete with Texas longhorns on the hood and a license plate that had JBL's logo on it, Stone Cold Steve Austin's ATV that he rode around while as Sheriff of RAW, adorned with cute little "3:16" flags, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. as Kerwin White had what was nicknamed by fans as "The Whitemobile", a plain white golf cart with his initials on the front.

Puppet Shows

  • Sesame Street
    • Oscar the Grouch's Sloppy Jalopy.
    • Follow That Bird gives Count von Count 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.

Tabletop Games

Theme Parks


  • 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 Spider-Man has trouble making his rent, he can still afford his own spider-themed VTOL fighter jet. What?
    • Rather infamously, a Justice League action figure of The Flash, who can run faster than light, came with a motorcycle.
    • There was also a Daredevil figure with a motorcycle at some point. Although he has been shown to be capable of driving in emergencies, Daredevil is blind.

Video Games

  • The vehicles in Mario Kart: 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, Bowser's Koopa Clown Car (actually a 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 Super Mario Galaxy, and Spaceship Mario in the sequel.
  • The Edelweiss, the Cool Tank from Valkyria Chronicles is shown a few times carrying various members of Squad 7 for long distance travel.
  • The Grand Theft Auto series has only had one particularly good example -- The Truth's "Mothership" (a repainted camper van). San Andreas has other character-unique vehicles, but for the most part they're only distinguished by a unique license plate.
    • Lance Vance from Vice City had the white Lamborghini to go with his suit. A white Lamborghini is pretty standart in real life, however in the game he was the only person driving one.
  • Professor Layton's Laytonmobile is specifically designed to accommodate him and his hat. It also shares the color scheme of the Professor's hat.
  • The Battletoads games have the S.S. Vulture (which is shaped a lot like Professor T. Bird) and the Battlecopter.
  • One of the expansions for The Sims 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.

Web Comics

Web Original

Western Animation

  • The Batman briefly shows Green Arrow flying his Arrow Plane across Gotham. Good thing because he and Batman needed to split up to save the day.
  • As SpongeBob SquarePants tells us, you don't need a license to drive a sandwich.
    • Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy have an invisible Boatmobile, as it happens.
  • Teen Titans: Cyborg and the T-Car. Not to mention the giant T-shaped Titans Tower and the T-Sub which 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 Big Ben clocktower
  • Family Guy
    • Parodied in an episode of 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?"

  • The Phooeymobile from Hong Kong Phooey.
  • In one episode of Phineas and Ferb, Dr. Doofenshmirtz had a monster truck shaped like his own head and regularly uses a Cool Airship with his name on the side.
  • Parodied in Freakazoid!! with the Freakmobile. Freakazoid 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.
  • Darkwing Duck has his plane, the Thunderquack, and his bike (with sidecar), the Ratcatcher, both very duck-themed and keeping with his overall color scheme.
  • The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had the Turtlevan (called the Party Wagon in the toy line), Turtle Blimp, and probably more.
    • The noughties series featured the Battle Shell, which was basically the Turtlevan with a Darker and Edgier 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 penis-and-scrotum-shaped car of The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
  • The Falconcar from Dynomutt Dog Wonder.
  • The Ranger Plane from Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers. 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.
  • Wacky Races is entirely about improbably-themed vehicles, each fitting with their owners to a T.
  • Teamo Supremo 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 Transformer), but instead of driving his signature vehicle, he transforms into it.
  • The Powerpuff Girls
    • An episode has the team trying alternate identities, and Blossom becomes a Captain America (comics) 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 Humongous Mecha that looked like a giant Powerpuff Girl with aspects of all three. It was more trouble than it was worth.
  • Justice League features The Flashmobile, which is actually just a pimped-out van he bought with endorsement money he made appearing in commercials. As Green Lantern points out, it's completely ridiculous. Somewhat justified, though, considering its real purpose isn't getting around... at least not in that sense...

Green Lantern: Why do you need a van... wait, I don't wanna know.

  • Swat Kats: 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.
  • Batman the Brave And The Bold has all the usual Bat-vehicles (including a Transforming Mecha Batmobile), as well as Green Arrow's Arrow-Car and Arrow Plane, and the Robin-Cycle. And, in the Wacky Racing episode, the Jokermobile, Kitty-Car, Huntress-Cycle, Gentleman Ghost's hearse, and so on.
  • Inspector Gadget has the Gadgetmobile, complete with Catch Phrase (and lever) activation of its own gadgets. Doctor Claw, naturally, drove/flew/sailed the Madmobile, liberally decked with the MAD logo.
  • Parodied in Johnny Bravo, where Adam West drives the Adamwestmobile.
  • Yin Yang Yo!! parodies this trope in one (hilarious) occasion:

Yang: To the Foo-mobile!
Yin: Uhm... We don't have a Foo-mobile...
Yang: To the dirty public bus!

  • The Simpsons
    • 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.
  • Beverly Hills Teens Larke's Pink Ferrari, the diamond stretch limo, The Rockmobile, and the Woody, to name a few.
  • In a Clock Punk variant, Wakfu's Justice Knight has the Justice Train.
  • Batfink and his sidekick Karate drive the Battillac.
  • A few of them in Captain Planet and the Planeteers. The Geo-cruiser and the Geo-copter were two of them.
  • Cool McCool drove (what else?) the Coolmobile.
  • The Mystery Machine on Scooby Doo has become as iconic as the Scooby gang themselves.
  • Dan Vs. features the Carmobile.

Real Life

  • The Popemobile. Downplayed with Pope Francis as while he does use the Popemobile especially during public parades in papal visits and other similar events, his simple lifestyle has him ride a Ford Focus from the Vatican motor pool, and also drives himself around the city in a 30-year-old 1984 Renault 4 presented to him by Italian Fr. Renzo Zocca. Prior to his election, Pope Francis took public transport as a Cardinal, and rode with the other cardinals in a minibus on the night of his election.
  • The Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.
  • Air Force One.
    • It helps that it has "United States of America" written down the sides and the Presidential seal on the door.
    • 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 Richard Nixon 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.)
    • Iron Maiden travels in a a modified Boeing 757-200 flown by the lead singer, named Ed Force One.
  • The Pikachu mobile.
    • There's a New Beetle version of that, as well as a Lugia-themed PT Cruiser.
  • There is a Red Bull car (complete with giant imitation can on top/on the trunk) driving around Berkeley RIGHT NOW. It likes to hand out free samples.
    • There are multiple such cars in the metro Phoenix area of Arizona, particularly around the college town, Tempe, where it sometimes crosses paths with the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile.
    • One's been spotted in Adelaide, Australia too. It's a New Beetle for some reason.
    • And this Slovak troper saw a few Red Bull SMART cars over here, a year or two ago.
    • This Hungarian troper sees them regularly. It must do wonders to the efficiency...
      • The secret here is that, because they're all small cars and the only customization is to put a cylinder on the roof, Red Bull can afford to operate dozens of Red Bull cars for the cost of a single Weinermobile or similar. Thus, people see them all the time, giving more advertising at the same cost.
  • The Wheelmobile.
  • Do we count Carbug? Its first appearance, if you don't count the online previews, was actually in real life, in public. Also, there's actually someone driving about in it now...
  • No mention of Hitler's car?
  • The Who Bus.
  • Google's fleet of Street View cars.
  • 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.
  1. Spidey Super Stories #39
  2. Not only was it a starship and time machine (about the size of a sports car), and MUCH Bigger on the Inside, it was also a Transforming Mecha.