1962 FERRARI GTO to top $45 Million AT AUCTION…

This 1962 FERRARI GTO is expected to top a whopping $45M at the Monterey RM Sotheby’s Auction, as there were only 36 made and it won the Italian GT 9 out of 10 times. Just recently, another one sold for a world record $38M. Anyone interested in going in havsies?

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Dr. Fabulous’ 1962 Jaguar Mark 2…

The hardest thing to do in Hollywood is pitch an idea to someone who does not have the same passion as you do about a given subject.

Example: pitching a car show to someone who isn’t into cars. They won’t get it.

Seems like an easy thing to resolve though, right? Just find someone who has a similar passion and go for the pitch! Yeah, if life could be that easy.

When it comes to selling cars or, in this case, being a car broker like my next Ride of the Week, it helps to have a passion for the subject. Case in point? My good friend Greg Gill, otherwise known as “Dr. Fabulous.” As a kid growing up in the South, Greg revered images of cars sparkling against the backdrop of the California coastline, beckoning him. Soon, he made his way to the West Coast and our Sunshine State to immerse himself in its glorious car splendor.

“I get to meet and work with truly interesting people,” starts Gill. “And their equally interesting cars!”

And interesting is certainly what Greg has his mitts on at the moment.

“This particular ride is a 1962 Jaguar Mark 2: finished in white, with red leather interior, chromed wire wheels and red-lines,” he explained. “It has the original, venerable in-line 3.8 liter six-cylinder engine. First delivered with a U.S. spec and automatic transmission, it has been retrofitted with a later model synchromesh transmission, including electric overdrive.

“This drive-line makes the car especially enjoyable while cruising PCH. It’s smooth and lovely, but when you head into the canyons, it’s a superlative curve carver!”

I mean, who gets to do this? Drive an amazing classic ’62 Jag through some of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Oh wait, that’s us Malibuites!

The exterior work of this incredible Jag was done about 20 years ago, with interior restoration having been completed in the past six years.

“We are especially pleased with the wood refinishing,” continues Greg. “This includes the beautifully integrated picnic trays, the smell of fine wood, leather and Wilton wool carpets — immediately familiar to lovers of British cars.”

But for Greg, the best part of this Jaguar from a driver’s standpoint is that it is rock-solid dependable.

“It always starts, never overheats and is comfortable,” he said. “The surfaces and switches are lovely to the touch, from a time long ago when luxury was functional. It also bears mentioning that appreciation from people along the road is palatable. The Jag never fails to elicit bright smiles and thumbs up — a stylish British charmer!”

Grey Poupon, anyone?

Of course, English cars have gotten a bad rap over the years as being undependable. But done right, any car can not only be dependable, but, as Greg calls it, a charmer.

And as a broker of amazing cars, Greg has had a chance to see, smell and touch some of the most amazing classics the world has ever known. Seems like a dream job to me … but I think he already knows that.

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COOL 1962 CHEVY PICKUP CAMPER TRUCK! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 665 – Fireball heads to the Murphy Auto Museum to drive cool cars, snags a 1962 Chevy Pickup Camper Truck! But what makes this truck so cool? It’s got something that most of them didn’t…

The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC’s full -size pickup truck line from 1960 until 2000 in the United States, from 1965 to 1999 in Canada, from 1964 to 2001 in Brazil, and from 1975 to 1982 in Chile.

The first Chevrolet pickup truck was introduced in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. “C” indicated two-wheel drive and “K” indicated four-wheel drive.

The aging C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra names in 1999 in the United States and Canada, and 2001 in Brazil; the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks followed.

Until this time, the names Silverado and Sierra were used to identify the trim level of the C/K trucks.

For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see Chevrolet Series C Classic Six (the first Chevy).

The 1960, 1961, and 1962 models used torsion bar front suspensions, with trailing arm suspension rears.

Trim lines were base and “Custom.” Engines included the base GMC 305 in3 V6 for the GMC version, 135 hp (101 kW) 236 in3 (3.9 L) and 150 hp (112 kW) 261 in3 (4.3 L) straight-6s, and a 283 in3 (4.6 L) V8 with 185 hp (119 kW).


1962 AIRSTREAM GLOBETROTTER VINTAGE TRAILER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 617 – Fireball and Kathie head north to The Murphy Auto Museum in a Jeep Wagoneer and the 2017 Chevy Bolt. Learn about the 1962 Airstream Globetrotter Vintage Trailer and drive a Rat Hot Rod! Whew!

From WIKI… AIRSTREAM is an American brand of luxury trailers (“caravans” in British English) which are easily recognized by the distinctive shape of their rounded, polished aluminum coachwork.

This body shape dates back to the 1930s and is based on designs created by Hawley Bowlus, who had earlier overseen construction of Charles Lindbergh’s aircraft, the Spirit of St. Louis.

Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. The company, a division of Thor Industries, now employs more than 600 people, and is the oldest in the industry.

The company was created by Wally Byam, a lawyer by training, who began building trailers out of Masonite in his backyard in Los Angeles during the late 1920s. Byam published a magazine selling “how-to” kits to customers wishing to build their own trailers.

After helping market Hawley Bowlus’ trailer, Byam acquired the struggling Bowlus Company. In 1936, Byam introduced the “Airstream Clipper”, which was essentially a rebadged 1935 Bowlus, with the door relocated from the front to the side.

The design cut down on wind resistance and thus improved fuel efficiency. It was the first of the now familiar sausage-shaped, silver aluminum Airstream trailers. The first Airstream, called the “Clipper” in 1936, was named after the first trans-Atlantic seaplane.

It slept four, carried its own water supply, was fitted with electric lights and cost $1,200. Of more than 400 travel trailer builders operating in 1936, Airstream was the sole survivor of the Depression.

During World War II, travel became a luxury most could not afford and non-military industries faced an acute aluminum shortage. When World War II ended, the economy boomed, and people’s attention once again turned towards leisure travel.

Byam’s company went back into production in 1948. In July 1952, a new facility in Jackson Center, Ohio, was established. 1979 saw the last #Airstreams to be manufactured in California.

In 1974, Airstream began manufacturing a Class A motorhome, badged “Argosy”.[1] They began as painted 20- and 24-foot (6.1 and 7.3 m) models, and were followed in 1979 by the first examples of the Classic model motorhome, with an unpainted aluminum body much like the trailers.


A day filled with activities as Fireball drops his son at LAX, then heads to the home of Actor TONY DOW (#LeaveItToBeaver) for lunch, then comes upon an accident on PCH in Malibu.

From WIKI… Tony Lee Dow (born April 13, 1945) is an American film producer, director, sculptor, and television actor.

Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963. Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (played by Hugh Beaumont) and the brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers).

Dow is best known for his role in the television sitcom Leave It to Beaver, which ran in primetime from 1957 to 1963. Dow played Wally Cleaver, the elder son of June (played by Barbara Billingsley) and Ward Cleaver (played by Hugh Beaumont) and the brother of Theodore “Beaver” Cleaver (played by Jerry Mathers).

Dow was born in Hollywood, California, to John Stevens Dow, Jr. (1908–1987), a designer and general contractor, and Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose) (May 27, 1906 – April 30, 2001), a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow’s movie double in Hollywood. In his youth, Dow was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.

Dow acted in the series until it ended in 1963. After that, he appeared in the television series My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young. From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career. On his return to acting, he was a guest star in the television series Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency!.

During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction industry and studying journalism and filmmaking.

In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver.

Dow’s most recent screen appearance was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

He has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 1980. They have one child and two grandchildren.

THIS… is the Ultimate Tropical Vintage Trailer Paradise…

Ok, so actual drive-time with VINTAGE TRAILERS can be cool as you get to see a lot of things. But as having a VT means racking up “Chill-Time,” then finding the best spot for your cool classic VT is what it’s about.

This couple (the Surfitons and their HOLIDAY HOUSE) found their spot here on the island of Pavarua in the Tahitian Chain. It’s small. I mean… zit on your forehead small.

But no matter, the island is abundant with life as you can see here. SCORE one for the Surfitons and their dog “Shorty.” (You can’t see him as he’s doing his business behind the trailer.) Nice!

(This one… from our VINTAGE TRAILER Coloring Book available on Amazon.)

Is this the Beastliest 1964 MUSTANG on the Planet?

First-generation Ford Mustang was built by Ford from 1964 ’til 1973. Thus, the PONY CAR was born.

DID YOU KNOW?? The underpinnings were the Falcon? Designer was Gale Halderman and done in 1962.

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Fireball Publishing launches CORVETTE Coloring Book – PRESS RELEASE


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December 2, 2018

Fireball Publishing launches Hollywood-Inspired CORVETTE COLORING BOOK, “VETTE”

MALIBU, CA. – Fireball Publishing has virtually exploded out of the COLORVERSE from Hollywood Car Designer Fireball Tim and wife Kathie Lawrence, making a massive dent in the Coloring Book Market. Although 2018 only brought 7 only books to market and culminated in this month’s launch of the gorgeous Fireball Tim VETTE Coloring Book, 2019 promises to hit even harder.

Hollywood-Inspired, the VETTE Coloring Book depicts 19 stunning and wild Corvette Concept illustrations for kids of all ages and 1 Corvette Maze. Available on Amazon and Car Museums across the planet (the Petersen, Galpin and many others), it seems that car enthusiasts who enjoy the muscle of the Vette will be able to share that love with their kids through this book for Christmas. VETTE is also available wholesale to all Custom shops, Dealerships and Museums.

“Nothing exists in the market today, allowing clients to have their own personal Promotional Coloring Book,” says Fireball. “It simply didn’t exist until now.”

The VETTE COLORING BOOK joins a line of incredible automotive coloring books which include MUSTANGS, CUSTOM CARS, VINTAGE TRAILERS, THE BIG BOOK OF WACKY STATES and 12 more books coming in 2019. Fireball’s highly creative design style and Fireball Publishing’s unique program of Fully-Custom Branded books for Museums and Stores includes clients like the VOLO Museum in Chicago and many other Car Museums nationwide. 2019 will bring WOODIES, CAMAROS, VDUBS, RAT RODS, CHALLENGERS and 7 other unmatched Car Coloring Books. They are simply the most imaginative car books every created in the Coloring Book Market. All books are available on Amazon here.

“These are some of the most create Coloring Books I’ve ever seen,” says Actor/Sculptor Tony Dow. “Worthy of any big-budget Hollywood Film.”


FPG was spearheaded by Fireball Tim in January of 2018, off the heels of over 35 years in the film industry as a car designer on 400+ Hollywood Movies. From Batman to Gone in 60 Seconds to Jurassic Park. Now this Hollywood Design Couple has blasted into the Coloring Book market along with Fireball’s Vlog Show (Fireball Malibu Vlog), hitting 30M homes and over 870 episodes. http://www.fireballtim.com



WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU CAR SHOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 829 – Fireball’s Wheels and Waves Malibu Car Show is in a new Location, so they do it… then take off in Tony Dow’s 1962 Corvair for a joyride to Ventura. Also featured is Johnny’s Martinez’s ’29 Ford!


THINK COOL… GET COOL – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 811 – After returning the 1962 Cadillac Coupe deVille back to the Murphy and hitting the Leo Carrillo beach in Malibu, Fireball reveals some inspiring words on successful thinking. And this is how you do it, peeps. Just be cool. WATCH BELOW!