Incredible VINTAGE TRAILER BASH in Buellton! – FMV445

Visit the Murphy Automotive Museum in Oxnard! http://www.murphyautomuseum.org/

Fireball Malibu Vlog 445 sends Fireball and Kathie (Thanks to The Murphy Automotive Museum) to the VINTAGE TRAILER BASH in Buellton, Ca. 187 Vintage Trailers and the incredible Classic Cars that pull them. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRATION is… Sharing life’s ride with those around us

Originally published in the Malibu Surfside News

As I’ve mentioned many times in this article over the last five years, I get the pleasure of taking unique people to unique places on my show that we shoot here in town. This past week, I got to do something really fun.

There are many cool automotive places in L.A. many people don’t know about and a good part of our show Fireball Malibu Vlog is to reveal those places and help expand our love of cars. So this week, I grabbed legendary “Leave It To Beaver” actor Tony Dow and his wife Lauren, met up at the new Caffe Luxxe for an amazing cup of joe and headed up PCH to the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard.

Now, if you didn’t know about the Murphy, I wouldn’t be surprised. But with our help, you’ll get a chance to peruse some of the coolest nostalgic cars that ever were. Head honcho David Neel runs the place and you can see him easily at a distance as he moves classic cars, muscle cars and even vintage trailers from spot to spot for coming weekend shows.

But the Murphy is different than most car museums, as it’s also an automotive storage facility. As in, if you have a cool car with no place to put it, you can rent some space where they not only keep your car clean, but share your perfect gem in a museum setting.

Other things Tony, Lauren, Ken Vela from WIKD Kustoms, my wife and I caught wind of were the classic Schwinn Bicycles, massive HO Scale Trail Set, tons of walk-in vintage trailers and a back shop where several classics were being worked on. Also, some great art on the walls from automotive designer, friend and confidant Mark Stehrenberger.

I’m very grateful to call David a friend and we’ve done many things together. I get a chance to drive cars from this museum down into Malibu for the car shows here in town, including my own, but also have had the opportunity to experience a massive Vintage Trailer Camp-out in Buellton in September with a great group with over 195 trailers.

But the day at the Murphy also included Tony driving two classic cars, thanks to David. An Avanti and amazing Dodge Fastback. Be sure to check out our show to see what we did, and if you love cool cars, let me know so we can take a spin by visiting www.fireballtim.com.

Much appreciation goes to the Murphy and all the docents — like Ken —  who make the place an enjoyable experience. Be sure to check out www.murphyautomuseum.org to see when the shows go off. From Air Cooled Vdubs and Corvairs to Studebakers, this place is a nostalgic car lover’s dream garage.

And if there are any of you celebs out there who want to take a spin with me to one of these cool spots, just reach out. I just took actor Jonathan Banks to The Automobile Driving Museum a week ago, but there’s also the Petersen, The Metropolitan Pit Stop, The English Car Company and many more. All you have to do is ask. Until then, I’ll keep driving.

2017 FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG CAR SHOW FILMING SCHEDULE (Updated Daily)

Want to hang out with Fireball on the VLOG? Check out the updated 2017 CALENDAR below and see where we’ll be!

**Subject to change. Please check back weekly to confirm.

JANUARY

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Petersen Cars & Coffee

LA Convention Center Classic Car Show

Grand National Roadster Show – 27-29 -Pomona Fairgrounds

Ventura Swap Meet

FEBRUARY

Vintage Car Show Malibu

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu Country Mart

Donut Derelicts

Ventura Cars & Coffee

MARCH

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

APRIL

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Donut Derelicts

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Concorso Ferrari – Pasadena

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES – Malibu

Supercar Sunday

Brewery Art Walk

Petersen Cars & Coffee

MAY

Donut Derelicts

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

JUNE

British Car Show at The Automobile Driving Museum

San Marino Motor Classic

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Rodeo Drive Concours – Father’s Day

Fountain Valley Car Show

Highway Earth Car Show – Beverly Hills

JULY

2 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

8 – Mooneyes/ Santa Fe Springs

9 – Dogtown Rumble – Venice

16 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES – Malibu

22 – Corvairs at The Murphy Automotive Museum

AUGUST

3 – Jurassic Park screening at Vintage Grocers

5 – Corvair Joyride/ Palos Verdes

6 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

10 – Ferris Bueller at Vintage Grocers

12 – ADM Vette Show

12 – Malibu Country Mart Block Party

13 – Ferrari Westlake

13 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

20 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

26 – Wheels and Windmills/Solvang

26 – ADM Gassers

31 – Camarillo Classic Cars and Food Trucks www.camarilloranch.org

SEPTEMBER

1-2 – Ventura Nationals Car Show

Supercar Sunday

3 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

9 – Momentum Charity Show – Main St. Ventura – http://www.venturafirst.com

10 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

17 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

21-24 – Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash

23 – Cruisin 4 a Cure/ OC Fairgrounds – http://www.cruisinforacure.com/

OCTOBER

1 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

1 – Palos Verdes Concours ‘d Elegance

4 – Kathie heads for the BIG ISLAND HAWAII

8 – Day of the Dead/ Whittier

8 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

14-15 – Steampunk Festival/ Oxnard http://oxnardsteampunkfest.com/

16 – Ventura County Museum Alliance/ Murphy Auto Museum

22 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

21-22 – Calabasas Pumpkin Festival http://www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com/

Art Center Car Classic TBD

NOVEMBER

SEMA Show Las Vegas TBD

Santa Monica Pier Cars & Coffee TBD

5 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

12 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

The LA Auto Show TBD

19 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Petersen Cars & Coffee TBD

DECEMBER

Motor4Toys – TBD

Montecito Cars & Coffee 2017

Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade

3 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

17 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu 2017

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RIDE OF THE WEEK! Automotive Time Capsules

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Sure, you could wait for years until you saw a Model T or classic Caddy on the roads in Los Angeles. But thanks to several local car museums, you can visit and peruse some of the finest classic cars that ever were. Now, there was a time when I didn’t even realize that there were car museums in LA. Of course, everyone knows the Petersen, as it’s been here a long time and just got revamped. And although the cars are amazing, they are examples of vehicles that you most likely never drove in your lifetime, let alone ever saw.

But thanks to several other museums here in town, there’s everyday drivers that appear in their full glory. And all of them are just a hop, skip and a jump away from Malibu so they’re easy to visit for a few hours. Let’s get into them right now for a bit.

First up, the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo. By LAX, the ADM started out as a personal Packard Museum. Today, it spends its days doing amazing events with a collection or over 130 cars from the classic era. Starting in the teens to nearly present day, the collection features daily drivers that they actually take out every weekend to give visitors drives around the block. 

Nowhere else in the country can you go and actually see all these cars drive in the sun full of smiling passengers on a weekly basis, then get an in-depth history of all the vehicles with their amazing docents and experts. I’ve shot many episodes of my show there, including a complete history chronicling cars from the early invention days and up through the ’70s. A fun, interactive museum that makes for a day of spectacular automotiveness. They even have an ice cream shop, host weddings and have seriously cool events. Check them out at www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org.

Next up, The Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. Where classics reign at the ADM, the Murphy (run by David Neel) is a collection of automotive nostalgia that many cannot rival. In addition to the amazing classic cars, muscles and whatnot, the Murphy also showcases vintage trailers, bicycles, a massive HO scale train, an original Bob’s Big Boy and the actual robot from the TV show “Lost in Space.” It’s a serious treat for those who love ’60s sci-fi.

One of the best things about the Murphy is their shows, as well as the ADM. Vintage trailers, air cooled VDubs, station wagons … you never know what’s gonna come next, but it’s total epic coolness. My wife, Kathie, and I will be attending an event in Buellton, thanks to Neel, spending the night in a Vintage Trailer. All in all, a must for any Malibu car guy or gal. See more here at www.murphyautomuseum.org.

And finally, and recently featured on my show, is the Metropolitan Pit Stop in Valley Village. It features a collection of only about eight or nine cars, but some of the coolest you’ve ever seen. Focusing on the original Nash Metropolitan and with a full restoration shop, there are several examples of the car including a modified fire truck, convertible Concept, 1-of-kind station wagon and the original Astra Gnome from the 1956 New York Auto Show (built on a Nash frame). This is a very cool, heavenly painted museum that takes the visitor back to the ’50s and ’60s in style. 

These museums are certainly not all of them, but, as I mentioned, there’s the Petersen, the Mullins in Oxnard, Galpin Motorsports, The Reagan Library and many other hidden gems. I cover them all in my show, so come on over. But do yourself a favor as a true automotive Malibuite and get out there in a cool car to visit these tremendous automotive time capsules. Tell them I sent you and you may even get a free ice cream!

That’s it for now folks! More Ride of the Weeks are coming!

To suggest a car for Ride of the Week or contact the author, email askfireball@fireballtim.com.

2017 FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG SHOOTING SCHEDULE (All events subject to change)

Want to hang out with Fireball on the VLOG? Check out the 2017 CALENDAR below and see where he’ll be!

**The following is subject to change. Please check back weekly to confirm.

JANUARY

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Petersen Cars & Coffee

LA Convention Center Classic Car Show

Grand National Roadster Show – 27-29 -Pomona Fairgrounds

Ventura Swap Meet

FEBRUARY

Vintage Car Show Malibu

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu Country Mart

Donut Derelicts

Ventura Cars & Coffee

MARCH

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

APRIL

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Donut Derelicts

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Supercar Sunday

Brewery Art Walk

Petersen Cars & Coffee

MAY

Donut Derelicts

Vintage Car Show – Malibu

Montecito Cars & Coffee

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

JUNE

British Car Show at The Automobile Driving Museum

San Marino Motor Classic

16 – Bob’s Big Boy Burbank

17 – Challengers Malibu Cruise/ Dukes

18 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

18 – Rodeo Drive Concours – Father’s Day

24 – Fountain Valley Car Show

25 – Highway Earth Car Show

JULY

2 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

8 – Mooneyes/ Santa Fe Springs

9 – Dogtown Rumble – Venice

16 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

21 – Celebrity Ride N’ Drive with Tony Dow and Jerry Mathers – The Murphy Museum

22 – Corvairs at The Murphy Automotive Museum – SIGNING

AUGUST

Solvang Car Show – TBD

5 – Corvair Joyride/ Palos Verdes

6 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

12 – Big Bear Fun Run

13 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

20 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

26 – Highway Earth Car Show /Solvang

SEPTEMBER

1-2 – Ventura Nationals Car Show

Supercar Sunday

3 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

10 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

17 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

21-24 – Buellton Vintage Trailer Bash

Cruisin 4 a Cure OC Fairgrounds TBD – SIGNING

OCTOBER

1 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

8 – Day of the Dead/ Whittier

8 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

22 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Calabasas Pumpkin Festival TBD

Steampunk Festival/ Oxnard TBD

Art Center Car Classic TBD

NOVEMBER

SEMA Show Las Vegas TBD

Santa Monica Pier Cars & Coffee TBD

5 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

12 – Montecito Cars & Coffee

The LA Auto Show TBD

19 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu

Petersen Cars & Coffee TBD

DECEMBER

Motor4Toys – TBD

Montecito Cars & Coffee 2017

Malibu Christmas Woodie Parade

3 – Vintage Car Show – Malibu

17 – Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu 2017