12 September, 2014

Are Hovercraft Going to the Dogs?

When Neoteric President Chris Fitzgerald boarded his HoverTrek™ to participate in the Hoverclub of America’s Wabash Cannonball Cruise, he really ‘put on the dog’ – his 3-year-old poodle mix, named Zoe! (But be forewarned: if you refer to Zoe as Fitzgerald’s “pet”, you’ll be barking up the wrong tree; she prefers “HoverQueen”) …

“It’s raining cats & dogs!
Bring the HoverQueen her royal umbrella!” 
said Zoe as she withstood the weather.
This was Zoe’s first hovercraft cruise and she thoroughly enjoyed it, even during the rain. As befitting hover royalty, Zoe wore her earplugs without the least complaint as she cruised the historic Wabash River. She was so relaxed, the HoverQueen even napped on the return trip to Vincennes, Indiana, even though the river, at flood stage, was moving more than 5 mph.

But HoverQueen Zoe Fitzgerald isn’t the only canine who revels in hover cruising. Dogs may be man’s best friend but poodles, in particular, prefer hovercraft. You’ve all met Joey Meyers, the Official Hovercraft Training Centers HoverPup – a 4-year-old poodle mix …

Joey says, “I double dog dare you to have more fun in those airplanes than in my Neoteric Hovercraft!”
Zoe and Joey are simply following an historic trend – particularly in their choice of Neoteric Hovercraft. History shows that man’s best friend has always recognized the latest and greatest in vehicles. Back in 1903, when the Ford Motor Company was incorporated, a dog named Bud accompanied Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson and a mechanic named Crocker on the first U.S. transcontinental automobile trip. On their grueling ride through the rugged U.S. West - where there were no roads - Bud wore goggles during their entire journey in an open-top Winton touring car. Jackson and Crocker (and Bud) were hailed as heroes and inspired a generation of automobile enthusiasts.

In the U.S, Western Europe and China alone, there are more than 200 million households managed by dogs. Just imagine what could happen if the publicity hounds get the word out that the latest and greatest vehicle is the hovercraft - Bubba’s Hover could become Puppy’s Hover!

See what the top dogs are barking about:
Take a Test Flight or Flight Training Course in a Neoteric Hovercraft!

24 August, 2014

Neoteric HoverGolf™ Cart stars at Southpointe Golf Club

Canonsburg, Pennsylvania’s Southpointe Golf Club, twenty minutes from Pittsburgh, is widely recognized as “the area’s finest.” So when Southpointe celebrated its 20th Anniversary this weekend, it made certain that event guests were given the greatest entertainment possible: rides on the Neoteric HoverGolf™ Cart – the official replica of Bubba Watson’s BW1, featured in Bubba’s Hover.

The Neoteric HoverGolf™ Cart soars far above ordinary golf carts.
Hovercraft Training Centers flight instructor Steve Stafford, who flew the HoverGolf™ Cart at the Southpointe event, reported, “Another successful event! I gave rides all day on a somewhat challenging area and they were perfect. Everyone was very pleased!

Nestled in rolling hills, Southpointe Golf Club was designed by world famous golf course architect Arthur Hills to make the most out of western Pennsylvania’s incredible terrain. Southpointe features a scenic course with undulating greens, natural streams and rolling fairways – the perfect landscape for a hovercraft golf cart!

People dropped in from all over for a HoverGolf™ Cart ride at Southpointe Golf Club!
From Ohio's Windy Knoll Golf Club to Ukraine's Superior Golf & Spa Resort, courses throughout the world hope to own a hovercraft golf cart – but a limited edition of only 100 Neoteric HoverGolf™ Carts will be manufactured. The good news is that no one will be left out because, just like Southpointe, golf courses anywhere in the world can rent a HoverGolf™ Cart and an experienced pilot to give rides at your special events.

And just ask those who’ve experienced the finest: There’s no better way to put the 'special' into your event than rides on a Neoteric HoverGolf™ Cart!

Contact Neoteric for full information.    

10 August, 2014

Behind the scenes: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s Hovercraft Race

NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. has risen to a new level of racing – on vehicles without wheels! Recently, Ricky was flown by helicopter to the headquarters of Neoteric Hovercraft, Inc. and Hovercraft Training Centers, LLC, where he participated in a hovercraft race on Lazy L Lake in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Filmed by ESPN for a special feature, the race was sponsored by Coca-Cola’s Nos Energy Drink. Besides Ricky, the drivers included Danica Patrick’s father T.J. Patrick, the Terre Haute Coca-Cola distributor, and two very happy Nos fans who won the chance to participate.

Hear what Ricky has to say about hovercraft at the finish of the race in the raw footage below … then enjoy an album of behind-the-scenes photos!


03 August, 2014

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Races Neoteric Hovercraft

Watch NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. really fly! ESPN and Coca Cola’s Nos Energy Drink flew Ricky by helicopter to Terre Haute, IN to take flight in a Neoteric Hovercraft race.

Enjoy the video and check back in here soon for lots of photos and videos of the filming!

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