This is the all-new 2019 CHEVROLET BLAZER CROSSOVER SUV…

Well, finally the “BLAZER” nameplate has been resurrected… now with a bit of Camaro Design Language. 

This Crossover SUV has a 2.5-liter inline-four with 193 hp and 188 lb-ft of torque or a Fireballed 3.6-liter V6 offering 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Obviously, 305hp would be more fun.

This V6 can tow just about anything up to 4,500 pounds and will be available next year.

1948 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE CUSTOM – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 768

1948 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE CUSTOM – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 768 – Fireball takes out the new 2018 Volvo S90, spots cool cars including a 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Custom. Then some words on AGE.

The Chevrolet Fleetline is an automobile which was produced by US automaker Chevrolet from 1941 to 1952.

From 1946 to 1948 it was a sub-series of the Chevrolet Fleetmaster rather than a series in its own right and from 1949 to 1951 it was a sub-series of both the Chevrolet Special and the Chevrolet Deluxe.

In its final year it was offered only as a sub-series of the latter.

The Fleetline was introduced late in the 1941 model year as a four-door sedan.

In 1942, a fastback two-door “Aerosedan” was also offered.

n 1947, the Fleetline made up 71.26% of Chevrolet’s sales.

For the years’ 1949 through 1952 models, the fastback was the only one offered, and Chevrolet dropped the Fleetline for 1953.

Production was indefinitely delayed in 1942 due to World War II, after 110,000 had been made, though several thousand Chevrolet coupes and sedans were produced during the war years for military staff use. In 1945, production for civilians resumed. The original series was produced through 1948.

A redesigned Fleetline with reduced body contour and integrated rear fenders was offered for the 1949 through 1952 model years.

It was referred to as a “fastback” because of its distinct sloping roof which extends through to the trunk lid.

The Fleetline during the 1949 to 1950 years also has a lower look than a sedan, with the windshield being one inch shorter in height than a standard contemporary sedan.

The 1949 to 1951 models were made in both four-door and two-door models, with only the lower portion of the doors being interchangeable with a sedan door. The Fleetline series is currently highly collectable.

Many are made into street rods, with the common Chevrolet 350 small block V8 and the 350 or 400 turbo transmission being used.

SICK 1936 U.S. MARSHAL CHEVROLET CRIMEBUSTER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 728

SICK 1936 U.S. MARSHAL CHEVROLET CRIMEBUSTER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 728 – Fireball heads to Santa Barbara Cars and Coffee, spots a sick 1936 U.S. Marshal Chevrolet Crimebuster. Oh, and Happy New Years you filthy animals!

The Chevrolet Standard Six (Series DC) was launched in 1933, initially as the Chevrolet Mercury, by Chevrolet as a lower priced alternative to the 1932 Chevrolet Series BA Confederate that became the Eagle in 1933 and Master from 1934.

It was advertised as the cheapest six-cylinder enclosed car on the market.

The Standard was offered in three body styles all on a 107-inch wheelbase: coach, coupe and coupe with rumble seat.

All bodies were by Fisher and featured ‘no-draft ventilation’. All models were powered by a 181 cu in (2,970 cc) six-cylinder valve-in-head engine producing 60 bhp (45 kW; 61 PS) at 3,000 rpm and 125 lb⋅ft (169 N⋅m) of torque giving the car a top speed of between 65–70 mph.

This engine had first appeared in a Chevrolet in 1928. The car had full instrumentation.

A clock, heater and a radio were options. In 1935, a larger 206.8 cu in (3,389 cc) six-cylinder engine was offered in lieu of the 181 cu in (2,970 cc), producing 74 bhp at 3,200 rpm and 150 lb⋅ft of torque.

For 1936, the Standard Six received a wide range of improvements and a wider choice of body styles including cabriolet and sports sedan versions.

It was built on a new box-girder frame with a wheel base of 109 inches.

With an increase of compression ratio from 5.6:1 to 6:1, the standard 206.8 cu in (3,389 cc) engine now produced 79 bhp (59 kW; 80 PS) at 3,200 rpm and 156 lb⋅ft (212 N⋅m) of torque which was now shared with the Master Six.

The spare wheel moved from its external rear trunk location to a new compartment under the trunk. Brakes were 11-in drums. The steel roof was new.

The Standard Six was discontinued for 1937 when the Master range was joined by the new Master Deluxe.

WATCH! TONY DOW CHEVROLET CORVAIR RESTORATION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 670

TONY DOW CHEVROLET CORVAIR RESTORATION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 670 – Fireball heads to Actor (Leave it to Beaver) Tony Dow’s house in the hills of Topanga to see the finished 1962 Chevrolet Corvair from WIKD KUSTOMS. www.wikdkustoms.com

From WIKI… Tony 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 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.

RESTORED 1963 CHEVROLET C-10 STEPSIDE TRUCK! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 653

RESTORED 1963 CHEVROLET C-10 STEPSIDE PICKUP! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 653 – A fun day in Malibu lands Fireball and Kathie at niece Alexa’s Birthday, the Pepperdine Ponds, the Beach and a spotting of this fully restored 1963 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside Pickup Truck!

From WIKI… The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC’s full -size pickup truck line from 1960 until 1998 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 C-10 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.

The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts.

Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM.

Gone were the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models.

Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (conventional) in front of the series number indicates two-wheel rear drive while a K denotes four-wheel drive.

Actual badging on Chevrolet trucks carried the series name system from the previous generation in 1960 and 1961: the 10, 20, 30, and 40 series (C and K) were badged as “Apaches”, 50 and 60 series trucks were badged as “Vikings”, and the largest 70 and 80 series models were marked “Spartans”.

In 1960, C/K trucks were available in smooth “Fleetside” or fendered “Stepside” versions. GMC called these “Wide-Side” and “Fenderside.”

What’s it like to drive a 1950 CHEVROLET RAT TRUCK? Only in Malibu…

You never know what might show up here in the town, automotive-wise. 

People have all kinds of hidden gems stored in garages, backyards and top secret bunkers —but the hunt is on, and I’m the hunter.

Today brings a super cool Ride of the Week from local hair stylist Michael Sparks, co-owner of CIE SPARKS Salon here in the ‘Bu. 

I’ve known Michael for a while now and know that he loves three things more than just about anything: styling hair, cars and surfing. 

Such a bummer way of life, you gotta feel for him. But despite his horribly cool lifestyle, Michael has a great demeanor and an awesome attitude. Right off the bat, as you enter the salon at Cross Creek, he and his team greet you with warm smiles, almost knowing that what they do will improve your self-esteem 10-fold. And they’re right.

But when Michael said he had a cool car, I was intrigued. 

“A 50’s truck,” he calmly remarked with an evil glint in his eye. And in that moment, I knew that a Rat had entered the building.

Cut to Michael rolling up a few weeks later in his 1950 Chevrolet Rat Truck. Chopped, slammed, dented and dirtied, this truck was slicker than shingles. At 350hp, it’s get-up and go is more than enough for PCH and its curves. 

“I purchased the car from a guy on Craigslist back in 2011,” Michael said. “Just really wanted a rat rod and a truck that I could play with.” 

And that’s exactly what Michael got. 

Surfing, being a dad, croozing for surf activity and getting to the Salon. Yes, it’s rough being a spark like this dude. Imagine the struggle he must endure with all that sun, waves and a gorgeous girl on his arm. I feel for you, buddy.

“I love that the car is chopped with a patina finish,” he said. “I would never get the body restored because I just love the way it looks. It’s a rat rod.” 

And since Michael only uses it to roll around Malibu, he gets some cool stories. 

“One time I was pulled over by the police, and I was terrified because of the Jack Daniels bottle I have for my shifter; however, the officer just wanted to look at the car up close,” he said. 

Whew, that was a close one. Next thing you know, cops will want Rat selfies and all will break loose. Zoiks!

Being a lot like Michael in many ways, I can relate the challenges of being a car guy here in Malibu. The “Cararazzi” are everywhere and you can barely get into town to buy Cashew Milk. 

I don’t mean to rant, but you gotta understand the plights of automotive life. You think movie stars have it bad? Not even close, but it looks like Michael has things under control. 

Next up will be a drive for my show and that will be a challenge. But I’m up for it. Michael… are you?

What’s it like to drive a 1950 CHEVROLET RAT TRUCK…

What’s it like to drive a 1950 CHEVROLET RAT TRUCK…

You never know what might show up here in the town, automotive-wise. 

People have all kinds of hidden gems stored in garages, backyards and top secret bunkers —but the hunt is on, and I’m the hunter.

Today brings a super cool Ride of the Week from local hair stylist Michael Sparks, co-owner of CIE SPARKS Salon here in the ‘Bu. 

I’ve known Michael for a while now and know that he loves three things more than just about anything: styling hair, cars and surfing. 

Such a bummer way of life, you gotta feel for him. But despite his horribly cool lifestyle, Michael has a great demeanor and an awesome attitude. Right off the bat, as you enter the salon at Cross Creek, he and his team greet you with warm smiles, almost knowing that what they do will improve your self-esteem 10-fold. And they’re right.

But when Michael said he had a cool car, I was intrigued. 

“A 50’s truck,” he calmly remarked with an evil glint in his eye. And in that moment, I knew that a Rat had entered the building.

Cut to Michael rolling up a few weeks later in his 1950 Chevrolet Rat Truck. Chopped, slammed, dented and dirtied, this truck was slicker than shingles. At 350hp, it’s get-up and go is more than enough for PCH and its curves. 

“I purchased the car from a guy on Craigslist back in 2011,” Michael said. “Just really wanted a rat rod and a truck that I could play with.” 

And that’s exactly what Michael got. 

Surfing, being a dad, croozing for surf activity and getting to the Salon. Yes, it’s rough being a spark like this dude. Imagine the struggle he must endure with all that sun, waves and a gorgeous girl on his arm. I feel for you, buddy.

“I love that the car is chopped with a patina finish,” he said. “I would never get the body restored because I just love the way it looks. It’s a rat rod.” 

And since Michael only uses it to roll around Malibu, he gets some cool stories. 

“One time I was pulled over by the police, and I was terrified because of the Jack Daniels bottle I have for my shifter; however, the officer just wanted to look at the car up close,” he said. 

Whew, that was a close one. Next thing you know, cops will want Rat selfies and all will break loose. Zoiks!

Being a lot like Michael in many ways, I can relate the challenges of being a car guy here in Malibu. The “Cararazzi” are everywhere and you can barely get into town to buy Cashew Milk. 

I don’t mean to rant, but you gotta understand the plights of automotive life. You think movie stars have it bad? Not even close, but it looks like Michael has things under control. 

Next up will be a drive for my show and that will be a challenge. But I’m up for it. Michael… are you?

1972 CHEVROLET #CORVETTE Classic! – FMV434

Fireball Malibu Vlog 434 hangs in Malibu before the coming CarStorm with Cool Cars including a Classic Chevy Apache and this 1972 Chevy Corvette. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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1959 CHEVROLET APACHE Spotted! – FMV426

A weird day reveals amazing cars including this 1959 Chevrolet Apache, amongst a barely diverted potential tragedy. Bug gets lost. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Fireball drives the 2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU HYBRID – FMV370

After returning the 1951 Packard Police Cruiser and checking out classics at The Automobile Driving Museum, Fireball snags a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid. Drives. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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