MUSTANG WEEK continues with a Mach 1 Lake Discovery!!

In this episode of Adventures with Purpose, they recover a ’73 Ford Mustang Fastback after getting a call from a get-a-way driver from 20-years ago who said they were guaranteed to find a few vehicles in the river at the Tualatin Boat Ramp.

(0) Comments|Posted in Blog

MUSTANG WEEK begins with running from Transformers Law Enforcement…

Running from the cops isn’t a good idea. Especially when it’s also a Transformers ROBOT Mustang. Maybe it’s better to sit tight and take the ticket. Literally, LIVE to fight another day.

Or, you could run and take your chances? Watch…

MUSTANG WEEK begins tomorrow here at Fireball Publishing!

What does that mean? It means that we’re gonna be posting ALL THINGS STANG ALL WEEK! Movie Cars, Concepts, KookStangs, CelebCars and MORE! If you love Mustangs… Join us and SUBSCRIBE!

Design Review: 2020 JEEP GLADIATOR OVERLAND is the most fun you can have… on pretty much anything

Surf Woodies available on AMAZON

I have to be honest. The first time I got the Jeep Gladiator, I was fairly skeptical as I compared it to the Wrangler (I had one) and why having a truck bed in a Wrangler didn’t make any sense for me. But then… I had to carry some crap that week. Oh… this works.

What I mean is, until the moment you need a truck… you don’t need a truck. But when that moment comes (and it did with the Gladiator), you’re happy as hell that you have one and don’t have to borrow your friend’s embarrassing old beater.

Pretty much all you guys know that I’m a fan of the Wrangler for many reasons. One being turning radius, which the Gladiator doesn’t share. 3-5 point turns are the extra hassle and so is finding large enough parking spaces. But… like I said, when you need a truck bed to haul all the things you THINK you need to haul, then those other things disappear and you have a huge smile on your face.

The Gladiator started to be my new best friend once I realized that my Bike could go in the back without a rack. Kathie’s Costumes could be transported, no matter how big they were… unless they were Ellen DeGeneres’ Knocking Boots. Those would not fit.

But other key elemest that I love in the new Wranglers were pretty much all present in the Gladiator, plus the addition of hauling. I also liked the idea of adding a camper shell for camping/sleeping. It was a perfect size for a “snooze.”

Sure, Jeeps are rugged. Sure, they tackle and conquer the Rubicon and YOU NEVER WILL. Sure, it can go off-road on ANY surface, but yours is asphalt. But none of that matters. All that matters is that you FEEL like you can. And that, my friends makes all the difference.

Jeep has designed the 2020 GLADIATOR OVERLAND to “suggest” all the places you’ll go, but most likely won’t. But who cares. As long as that option is there, I’ll plunk down $56K for this all day long. Just for the sheer fact that someday… I might. I might hit the Rubicon. I might trail-blaze the Rockies. I might park it in the dirt next to my house. Might is MIGHTY when it comes to Jeep and the great designs reflect that.

When you buy a Jeep, you become Indiana Jones or Joans. You become Tomb Raider, She-Ra, Black Widow or Thor. But keep in mind that none of the billion options that come with the Gladiator come with a cape. That, you’ll have to buy on Amazon here.

Design-wise? Success just keeps breeding more success for Jeep. Good luck Bronco. You’re gonna need it.

Now that the Beaches are closed, might we suggest Coloring some SURFER GIRLS??

Stuck at home with your kids? Love Surfing? Well, now that the SoCal Beaches are closed, might we suggest Coloring some SURFER GIRLS?

One of our amazing Beach Books, SURFER GIRLS will keep you and your kids/grand-kids busy with Surf, Sand, and Sun while the rest of the world freaks out! Then, when it’s all over, you can hit the waves fully rested!!

Get SURFER GIRLS, TIKI, BEACHLIFE and all of our stunning SeaLife Books on Amazon!

1932 FORD MODEL A COUPE HOT ROD – Chris Garcia is Ride of the Week…

Cars and art go hand in hand in many cases.

They are designed by artisans in the automotive world; their inspiration can carry over for generations.

This Ride of the Week does exactly that in a way that spans a generation inspired by a specific ride: a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe.

This is Chris Garcia, and let’s start off with some of Garcia’s words about the model.

“I chopped the top 4 1/2 inches myself,” he began. “It still has the original four-cylinder motor that I updated with an intake manifold, a Stromberg Carburetor and custom header I made from scratch. I changed out the original 19-inch spoke wheels for these 1940 Ford Wheels with Firestone White Walls. And after pulling the fenders off, I mounted vintage B-L-C headlights, restored and then painted them to match the car. Then I mounted 1951 Pontiac taillights into the rear pan. Currently it still has the original mechanical brakes.”

Although you could say it’s quite beautiful as an almost 90-year-old, the true meaning behind the car is much closer to Chris’ heart.

“My dad and I bought the car in 2015 up in Grass Valley, California,” he said. “It was a complete and an all original Henry Ford Steel car. But we actually got it to restore for his retirement. It was going to be a father-son project.” 

But things did not go as planned.

“You see, I found the car so that my dad and I could build it for his retirement as I mentioned,” he said. “He always loved hot rods and fast cars and used to take me to the Dragstrip as a kid. But unfortunately, he passed away shortly after we bought it and he never even got to work on it with me. So now I am building it as a tribute to him.

“I am building the car the way he way he would have wanted it.”

According to Garcia, the ’30 Ford is currently in its first phase of the build. Eventually, he will update the frame, drive-train, brakes and put the fenders back on, “That’s the way my Dad would have built it”. 

But what is his favorite part? 

“The custom header I made for it,” he said. “It’s wide open, really loud and lets me wreak havoc through the streets of Southern California. I primarily take the car on cruises with my friends and enjoy driving it along with my other cars. I’ve also done vintage racing events like RPM Nationals and I take it to some car shows.”

Chris’ art reflects the time of the Monster movie posters. Although the Monster itself has been replaced by a powerful motor. Truly unique stuff. 

How to Eliminate FEAR – Fireball Tim Art Talk 257

In this FacebookLIVE Series, Fireball helps you to be Creatively Powerful in tough times. Today’s episode, HOW TO ELIMINATE FEAR.

Watch Art Talk LIVE every weekday on his Facebook Page at 8am(pst)

(0) Comments|Posted in ArtTalk

Fireball completes sketches for PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA…

Get PORSCHE on Amazon!

One of four pieces done for PCA and Hagerty Insurance, this one depicting a Classic Porsche at Pebble Beach. Want Fireball to do YOUR car so your kids/grand-kids can color?

Reach out…


1958 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 978 – Since the world has shut down, Fireball and Kathie discover 6 things to do to make live worth living. One of them is a 1958 Lincoln Continental Mark III. Fireball Abigale is featured!

Design Review… The 2020 DODGE CHARGER R/T SCAT PACK PLUS is all things DARK SIDE

My job in the movies is to design CARS. I do do other things as well (sets/props/costumes/worlds), but mainly cars. And as a Car Designer in the film industry, it’s my duty to create vehicles based on the characters who drive them. I do this with my Coloring Books as well.

Case in point, my Batmobile for the ’89 Batman movie was basically, Batman as a Car. But sometimes, it’s fun to connect a somewhat regular car to a film character.

The 2020 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack is one-helluva-car. THICK, brute force, but even docile enough to be driven like you’re an little old lady from… Santa Monica.

Design-wise, the car isn’t all that much different from previous models other than the vicious wide-body flares that work diabolically well. This is something an evil character could really get into. So who from film would drive this car?

Well, as it stands in green, not many. Green is not an evil character color. But if you can imagine it in Matte Black with conscious color codes of RED? I can see this beast being touted by DARTH MAUL pretty easily.

Room enough in the back for several double lightsabers and powerful enough with a 6.4L V8 to destroy just about any opponent within reach. MAUL would… well, maul them.

Sure, it only gets 18mpg, but it is a muscle car and it is $56K. It would set you back several Gundarks and a host of Baby Yoda rundowns.

But design-wise, the 2020 Charger is a dynamic player in a world of combustable engines and bulging fenders. It’s an endo-morphic older brother that seeks to protect you against haters. That translates to a great design that still holds up and is worth every penny.

In a world of things that want to attack and eat us, the 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack would be an amazing choice as you roam the deserts in search of blue milk and Tusken Raider Booty. I’m in…