CLASSIC VLOG! CAITLYN JENNER AUSTIN HEALEY BUG EYE SPRITE!

CAITLYN JENNER AUSTIN HEALEY BUG EYE SPRITE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 631 – Fireball and Kathie head with the team to The Rodeo Drive Concours, spot the Caitlyn Jenner Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite and have a convo!

From WIKI… The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car which was produced in the United Kingdom from 1958 to 1971.

The Sprite was announced to the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation on 20 May 1958, just before that year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

It was intended to be a low-cost model that “a chap could keep in his bike shed”, yet be the successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven.

The Sprite was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, with production being undertaken at the MG factory at Abingdon.

It first went on sale at a price of £669, using a tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.

When the Mk. II Sprite was introduced in 1961 it was joined by a badge-engineered MG version, the Midget, reviving a model name used by MG from the late 1920s through to the mid 1950s.

Enthusiasts often refer to these later Sprites and Midgets collectively as “Spridgets.”

The MG-badged version of the car continued in production for several years after the Austin-Healey brand ceased to exist.

CAITLYN JENNER REVEALS HER BUG EYE SPRITE ON RODEO DRIVE! – FMV631

CAITLYN JENNER AT RODEO DRIVE CONCOURS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 631 – Fireball and Kathie head with the team to The Rodeo Drive Concours, have a convo with Caitlyn Jenner about her new Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite!

About CAITLYN from WIKI… CaitlynJenner (born October 28, 1949), formerly known as #BruceJenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete. Jenner was a college football player for the Graceland Yellowjackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery.

Coach L. D. Weldon, who had coached Olympic decathlete Jack Parker, convinced Jenner to try the decathlon. After intense training, Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games, gaining fame as “an all-American hero”.

Jenner set a third successive world record while winning the Olympics. The winner of the Olympic decathlon is traditionally given the unofficial title of “world’s greatest athlete”.

With that stature, Jenner subsequently established a career in television, film, writing, auto racing, business and as a Playgirl cover model.

About RODEO DRIVE… Rodeo Drive is a two-mile-long street, primarily in Beverly Hills, California, with its southern segment in the City of Los Angeles.

Its southern terminus is at Beverwil Drive, and its northern terminus is at its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The name is most commonly used metonymically to refer to the three-block stretch of the street north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Little Santa Monica Boulevard, which is known for its luxury goods stores.

The larger business district surrounding Rodeo, known as the “Golden Triangle,” which extends from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard, is both a shopping district and a tourist attraction.

Vlogging with CAITLYN JENNER at The Rodeo Drive Concours…

Coming this week on the FMV, Fireball vlogs with Caitlyn Jenner and Bruce Meyer (Petersen Museum) at The Rodeo Drive Concours d’ Elegance.

About Rodeo Drive from WIKI… Rodeo Drive /rˈd./ is a two-mile-long street, primarily in Beverly Hills, California, with its southern segment in the City of Los Angeles. Its southern terminus is at Beverwil Drive, and its northern terminus is at its intersection with Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The name is most commonly used metonymically to refer to the three-block stretch of the street north of Wilshire Boulevard and south of Little Santa Monica Boulevard, which is known for its luxury goods stores.

The larger business district surrounding Rodeo, known as the “Golden Triangle,” which extends from Wilshire Boulevard to Santa Monica Boulevard, is both a shopping district and a tourist attraction.

In 1906, Burton E. Green (1868-1965) and other investors purchased the property that would become Beverly Hills, formerly named Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, with plans for a mixed-use subdivision with a branch of the Los Angeles and Pacific Railway running North on Rodeo Drive before turning west at Sunset Boulevard.

They platted the street that very year, in 1906. By 1907, 75×160 foot parcels on Rodeo were selling for $1,100 each. It became a bridle path in 1912, when the Beverly Hills Hotel was built on a former lima bean field.

By November 1925, similar lots were selling for between $15,000 and $30,000, almost double what they’d been selling for in September.

The central part of Rodeo eventually became a business street with hardware stores, gas stations, beauty shops, and bookstores. In 1958, real estate developer Marvin Kratter bought 48,000 square feet of land at the corner of Rodeo and Wilshire Boulevard from the city of Beverly Hills.
 
The acreage is across the street from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and Kratter paid something over $2 million for it.

CAITLYN JENNER PORSCHE! – FMV498

Today’s episode of Fireball Malibu Vlog! Fireball heads to Montecitio NO CARS & #Coffee, gets a new DOG, makes and amazing MEAL then shares some INSPIRATION! Oh, and Caitlyn Jenner’s Porsche. So there’s that.

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2500hp CAMARO, CAITLYN JENNER & More – FMV372

Fireball and his crew head to Supercar Sunday to meet up with the likes of CAITLYN JENNER, Supercar Host DUSTIN TROYAN and more! Then, off to Oxnard’s MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Ride of the Week: A Piece on Love, Respect for Cars and each other…

What’s the attraction of Malibu celebrities and their cars? What is it about driving something cool that Hollywood loves?

Well, I guess it’s the same reason we all like driving something fun … or is it? Most would agree that actors and people of fame love attention. And although that may be true, isn’t that what everyone craves? I mean, seriously?

Anyone who tells me they don’t love attention has a screw loose. But what is important is to have the right kind of attention. Being obnoxious and driving like a crazy person on PCH is the wrong kind. Driving something cool, taking the time to answer questions about it and swapping stories is the right kind.

Dick Van Dyke told me he wanted a cool car for the cover of his next album and, if you check out the cover, you’ll see a very happy face.

Tony Dow from “Leave It to Beaver” told me about his high school car being willed back to him after 50 years, which was unexpected and overwhelmingly cool. Now, he takes it to car shows.

Keanu Reeves told me about his motorcycle company, Arch, and that he love Porsches because of the clean design.

Paul Moyer shared his love of his Shelby Mustang and Ferrari 458 Italia, with both bringing him joy in different ways.

Denise Crosby told me about crashing into her husband’s classic Ferrari with her SUV, right over the hood. Her husband rolled his eyes, smiled and said, “That’s my wife!” Then, he kissed her.

Jonathan Banks introduced me to his son and his love of Corvettes — a passion shared by Rodney Allen Rippy and Rick Springfield. Also, Jonathan shared how his first car was a Packard and said it actually helped make him a better actor.

Jay Leno showed me his collection and mentioned that none should be there if they aren’t drivable. That’s a thought shared by Chris Pratt as well.

Caitlyn Jenner shared her Bugeye Sprite with me and told me how it made her feel closer to her father.

Now, you could read this and say “Fireball’s just doing a bunch of name dropping.” But consider this: What’s the commonality between all these stories? The one thing that gives rise to them all?

That would be joy. A product of love — something all car lovers share. And these celebs are no different than any of us. They just love their cars and want to share their stories. So, what’s yours?

Hit me up at askfireball@fireballtim.com if you want to share it. The celebrities read this paper, too, and many of them want to read your story.  Who’s the celebrity now, eh?

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

Celebs on the Vlog for 2017…

BIG THANKS to these great celebs and friends who appeared on the Vlog this year. Jay, Tony Dow, Jonathan Banks, Paul Moyer, Mad Mike, Randy Kerdoon, Caitlyn Jenner, Djimon Hounsou and more…

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HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG!

ALL NEW VLOGS START TOMORROW! But for now, enjoy this playlist of 25 CELEBRITY VLOGS including Dick Van Dyke, Jonathan Banks, Tony Dow, Caitlyn Jenner and MORE! 

JAY LENO FORD GT IN MALIBU! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 659

JAY LENO FORD GT IN MALIBU! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 659 – Fireball heads to a Malibu Car Show, talks with Jay Leno and his Ford GT, Bruce Meyer and Caitlyn Jenner… then watches a Classic Car on Fire? Wups.

From WIKI… The Ford GT is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model year 2005 in conjunction with the company’s 2003 centenary — and again in redesigned form for model year 2017.

The GT recalls Ford’s historically significant GT40, consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of LeMans (1966-1969), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. Jay Leno Ford GT

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show and at the unveiling of Forza Motorsport 6, a new Ford GT was introduced and is set to be produced and released in 2016.

It will mark 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and has run successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the anniversary, winning the GTE class. Jay Leno Ford GT

The car is to be powered by a newly designed 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine making 647 hp (482 kW; 656 PS) and 550 lb·ft (746 N·m) of torque.

According to Ford, “the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car,” thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber construction.

Underpinning the GT is a carbon fiber monocoque bolted to aluminum front and rear subframes covered in carbon fiber body panels. The car also has racing inspired pushrod suspension, active aerodynamics, and dihedral doors.

The windshield of the vehicle is made of Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning, which is also used for smartphone screens. Gorilla Glass is used to reduce the weight of the vehicle by allowing for a thinner windscreen with the same strength.

Beginning in December 2016, Ford plans to build the GT at a rate of one car per day in this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario until October 2020.

2017 and 2018 model year vehicles will be reserved for selected GT buyers, 2019 vehicles for buyers passed over in the initial selection process, and 2020 vehicles for new customers.

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