WHEELS AND WAVES… is Custom Cars RIGHT NOW.

On my way to WHEELS AND WAVES!!!!

RIDE OF THE WEEK! From the SEA to Shining CADILLAC…

People travel from all over the word to come to the ’Bu, and for many different reasons. But, regardless of the reasons, they all get to experience some of the same things.

Our beauty is what makes us unique, but also the gleaming azure sea to our shoulder which serves as a timeless reminder to stay in the present and appreciate what we have.

But, along with its natural beauty, we can and do enhance this by cruising PCH in our personal beauties. Many of you have gone up and down PCH in your cars and can testify that the gift you receive is beyond words. But let’s also consider what we do for other people as we drive.

Many people frown on the exotics, car clubs, motorcycles and such that zip through our town. It’s important to consider that these people also want to share in Malibu’s free beauty. And if you drive responsibly, you get that gift. If you abuse it, though, you get to visit the sheriff’s station in Agoura … or worse. But back to the gift.

As we drive our luscious coast, we pass many who are what I call “mindlocked.” They are so in their heads that many of them don’t even see the beauty of the coast, as they are locked into the aspects of their lives that are challenging. This in no way is a judgement, as we all do this from time to time, but driving something cool up and down PCH “pops” people out of their muck for a brief second and zips them into the present to appreciate beauty. Beauty as in this 1961 Cadillac Coupe DeVille from The Murphy Museum.

Now, I have driven this car many times and I call her “Marilyn.” Wherever she takes me, people stop and take a look, and even snap some selfies. I feel like a car agent and this car is my celebrity guest.

I do this with actual celebrities on my show from time to time, but it gives me great joy to pull into a station and watch a friendly tourist with their daughters take a selfie with the car. 

“My mom owned one just like this in white,” he says.

Well, in many ways, Malibu cars are celebrities. People stop. They ask to take pictures. They briefly tell a story, and then they share that photo with their friends. The same thing would happen if you saw one of your favorite stars. I’m grateful to be able to do this with the cars I have access to through Southern California. And I’m constantly reminded of the gift that I not only get, but also that cars give to others. 

We all strive to be present in the moment, as we know that creativity stems from there. The answer to the challenges of our lives emerge from our connection to the present. This Cadillac was designed in the present of 1961 and continues to pull people there. So, the next time you’re out and about, take a brief second from the inside of your cool car and allow the idea of the gift you’re about to give to others to percolate. 

Let it fill you with love, and then drive. You’ll be amazed at how much more you see in this tiny town and how your life will slowly become filled.

More coolness to come, people.

Want to be featured in Ride of the Week? Send Fireball an email at askfireball@fireballtim.com.

Where is PARADISE for YOU? Mine is in a TIKI WOODIE…

Aloha… a word that means HELLO… and GOODBYE. Kind of like “CHEERS, MATE!”

What that has to do with a TIKI WOODIE, I don’t know. But “Aloha, ppl!”

So why do we love Polynesian Culture so much? Well, because it’s Paradise and who doesn’t love THAT? But if you could go to Paradise. what would that be for YOU?

LEAVE A COMMENT and then check out our Surf Woodies Coloring Book on Amazon!

Is the Gone in 60 Seconds ’67 MUSTANG the King of all Movie Cars?

What do you think? If not this film car… then which one exemplifies the KING OF MOVIE CARS? LEAVE A COMMENT!

This piece from our MUSTANG Coloring Book on Amazon. Grab a copy!

Fireball reveals SURFER GIRLS Coloring Book Cover for March 1st!!!

THIS IS IT!!!

Kathie and Fireball have been working feverishly all month to create the ultimate SURFER GIRLS Coloring Book specifically for… well, Girls that Surf!

And boy is it AWESOME!! Here’s the cover, but stay tuned for the launch in 2 weeks!

467HP 2019 LEXUS RC F ROCKETSHIP – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 899

467HP 2019 LEXUS RC F ROCKETSHIP – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 899 – Some Malibu goodness, plus Fireball wraps up his time in the 2019 Lexus RC F.

SURFER GIRLS Coloring Book coming MARCH 1ST!!

GODZILLA Rollerblading…

I had trouble with the title of this one… ’cause basically, it’s GODZILLA ROLLERBLADING. Not sure what else to say about it other than… that’s cool.

This on from our GHOUL’S GARAGE Coloring Book, available on Amazon.

Fireball joins Murphy Museum BOARD OF DIRECTORS…

With the tremendous work happening at the Murphy Museum in Oxnard, David Neel has asked Fireball to join the Board of Directors specifically to oversee the FIREBALL GALLERY and the March 3rd premiere of the MUSCLES AND MOJO Cars and Coffee event.

Plans are in development for a multi-phase build-out for the entire museum over the next several years including new shows, a museum re-fresh, How-To Events and more. Stay tuned…

Partial Board: L2R – Dana Newquist, Fireball, Jim Cook, Jim Polk & David Neel

FIREBALL GALLERY at the MURPHY…

NEWS!! **It’s Official! The FIREBALL GALLERY at The Murphy Auto Museum has a Launch Party Date… and that is MAY 11TH from 6-10pm.

The FIREBALL GALLERY is an all new Nostalgic Automotive Art Gallery at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard, CA. Art Exhibits will feature focused work of the best in Automotive Pop Culture and Design around the world.

To SUBMIT your work, email askfireball@fireballtim.com

There will be 5 Artists represented in this 3 month show starting May 11th- August 9th…

JOHNNY MARTINEZ – PINSTRIPER

WES NIELSEN – PHOTOGRAPHER

CHRIS GARZA – PAINTER/ ILLUSTRATOR

GEOFF OMBAO – PAINTER/ ILLUSTRATOR

CHRIS DUNLOP – PAINTER/ ILLUSTRATOR

Man Builds FLYING CONVERTIBLE WOODIE… Haves at it.

This is Pete. He’s a builder. And over the years since the 60’s, Pete’s done Rat Rods, Hot Rods, Lowriders and several Bombs.

But a year ago, he decided to build a FLYING WOODIE. And as no one has ever done this, it didn’t stop him ’cause he’s just that kinda guy. So… Pete went to town.

Some highlights of the build are Plasmatic Thrusters by THRUSTO (a major sponsor), Longevity Lifters and a Rampart enhanced servo-motor pachenco patch whipping power to ScramJet proportions. It’s serious. You know, the kind you find on Robot Power Movers on IO.

Anyway, his creation he calls BUZZIE. ‘Cause… it’s a Woodie, and it flies like a fly… duh.

BUZZIE will be on display at SEMA this year. It will also be giving rides at The Murphy Museum in Oxnard next month. Have at it…

**This one from our SURF WOODIE Coloring Book… available on Amazon.