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"We're about 20 minutes away from the point where Clarke's law kicks in and technology becomes indistinguishable from magic."
- Peter Watts

Gyrocar  
  A two-wheeled, self-balancing automobile.  

It would be a unique and exotic sight, wouldn't it?

Most of the cars were between sixty and seventy horse-power; the Amphibian alone being as low as forty-five; while the Capri was eighty, the Gowfer's Goer a hundred, and the huge Liebig a hundred and twenty horse-power.

And it was among these leviathans that the little gyrocar was daring to thrust its puny self, with its two young drivers - and their dog...

Indeed, the gyrocar was a sight to make a man look twice. Its two wheels being, naturally, under the centre of the car, were largely hidden by the body; and the absence of the usual four wheels at the corners made it appear to be gliding over the ground without visible means of support.

From Two Boys in a Gyrocar the story of a New York to Paris motor race, by Kenneth Brown.
Published by Houghton Mifflin in 1911
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Compare to the two-wheeled ground car from First Lensman (1950) by Doc Smith.

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