Illustration for article titled Hovercraft Mania!

What self-respecting gearhead hasn't at some time or another lusted after his own personal hovercraft? Vehicles that feature fans for both lift and propulsion strike a visceral chord because really, what's better than traveling on air? Witness the popularity of Air Jordans, Doctor Martens, air shocks, airbagged suspension systems, pneumatic tires, et al. Air is what we want and a hovercraft gives you, Joe Average, a way to scoot about over hill and dale on an atmospheric cushion without the hassle of getting a pilot's license. Finkbuilt Steve discovered a gaggle of awesome personal hovercrafts in a 1960 issue of Popular Mechanics. Click over and contemplate the awesome.


1960 Hovercraft Lineup [Finkbuilt]

Dorktastic to the Max! Shoverboard! [Internal]

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