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.

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1969 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD WITH ONLY 11K MILES!!! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 898

1969 CADILLAC FLEETWOOD WITH ONLY 11K MILES!!! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 898 – The Fireball Gallery at The Murphy Museum is officially announced, plus the delivery of Bill O’Neil’s 1969 Cadillac Fleetwood… with only 11K miles on it!!

Today’s COLOR ME… Barbie’s Cadillac

This illustration was done for THE VOLO MUSEUM.

Best Concept Vehicles of the Day… Bugatti Bike, AMG, VW Bug Roadster, Exotic CityCars, Cadillac

CADILLAC CT6 to get how much HP for 2019?? Well… let me tell ya

I currently have the 2018 model here at the pad, although haven’t driven it much due to being sick. Yes… I’m feelin’ like Sh*&t.

But although this Daddy Caddy certainly scoots with 404hp, it’s not challenging the EuroCar competition just yet. But the 2019 CADILLAC CT6 looks to change that with a massive bump to 550hp and 627ftlb of torque.

Yes, we’ll get into that car too…

2018 HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R VS 2018 CADILLAC CT6 – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 756

2018 HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R VS 2018 CADILLAC CT6 – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 756 – Fireball pits the 2018 Honda Civic Type-R against the 2018 Cadillac CT6… then does a Watch Giveway!

JJ’s GIVEAWAY http://www.evas-foundation.org/m/evas…

Today’s Best Car Designs… Cadillac, Chrysler, Corvette

More Retro Concept Cool. Which one is YOUR favorite? LEAVE A COMMENT!

Best Concept Car Designs of the Day… Buick, Cadillac, RetroClassic

Yea, I know it’s a bit weird, but a Concept Car can become a Classic too. And here’s some, yo…

What’s Coming to THE VLOG in December?? JAGUAR, PRIUS, CADILLAC & more…

Even with the LA AUTO SHOW next week, December is shaping up to be fun thanks to JAGUAR, TOYOTA and a Secret CADILLAC from THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM heading to Wheels and Waves on the 17th. Plus, Fireball and Kathie are headed to San Francisco for Christmas!

But be sure to check the show schedule as to where Fireball will be throughout the month… and you may end up on the Vlog!!

1959 CADILLAC AT MALIBU WHEELS AND WAVES CAR SHOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 708

1959 CADILLAC AT WHEELS AND WAVES MALIBU CAR SHOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 708 – Voted “Best Car Show in LA!” Lots of amazing cars showed up for Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves Car Show in Malibu, but this 1959 Cadillac was the grand daddy-o. Oh, and then there we all the wee Smart Cars!

1959 CadillacThe Cadillac Series 62 is a series of cars which was produced by Cadillac from 1940 through 1964.

Originally designed to replace the entry level Series 65, it became the Cadillac Series 6200 in 1959, and remained that until it was renamed to Cadillac Calais for the 1965 model year.

The Series 62 was also marketed as the Sixty-Two and the Series Sixty-Two. The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for its iconic huge tailfins with dual bullet tail lights.

The new model year also saw two distinctive rooflines and roof pillar configurations, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck lid beauty panels. For 1959, the Series 6200 became the Series 62.

De Villes and 2-door Eldorados were moved from the Series 6200 to their own series, the Series 63 and Series 64 respectively, though they all, including the 4-door Eldorado Brougham (which was moved from the Series 70 to Series 69), shared the same 130 in (3,302 mm) wheelbase.

Engine output was an even 325 hp (242 kW) from the 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine. The Series 62 was identifiable by its straight body rub moldings, running from front wheel opening to back bumpers, with crest medallions below the spear.

A one-deck jeweled rear grille insert was seen. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter.

The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Plain fender skirts covered the rear wheels and 4-doors were available in either four-window or six-window hardtop configurations.

With the De Villes and 2-door Eldorados in their own series sales plunged to only 70,736, the lowest since the 1950 model year. The 1960 Series 62 had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille, the elimination of pointed front bumper guards, increased restraint in the application of chrome trim, lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps.

Series 62 models were distinguished by plain fender skirts, thin three-quarter length bodyside spears and Cadillac crests and lettering on short horizontal front fender bars mounted just behind the headlights.

Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline.

Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror and oil filter.

The convertible model had power windows and a two-way power seat. Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction. Interiors were done in Fawn, Blue or Gray Cortina Cord or Turquoise, Green, Persian Sand, or Black Caspian cloth with Florentine vinyl bolsters.

Convertibles were upholstered in Florentine leather single or two-tone combinations or monochromatic Cardiff leather combinations.