CHIP FOOSE 1963 CADILLAC ELDORADO – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 660

CHIP FOOSE 1963 CADILLAC ELDORADO – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 660

Fireball heads to the Automobile Driving Museum for some cool Hot Wheels Cars, spots a Chip Foose 1963 Cadillac Eldorado. Later, drive the 2017 Mazda Miata RF with Christopher Rutkowski (The AFICIONAUTO).

From WIKI… Chip Foose (born October 13, 1963) is an American automobile designer and the star of Velocity’s reality television series Overhaulin’.

The nameplate Eldorado is a contraction of two Spanish words that translate as “the gilded (i.e., golden) one” — and also refers to El Dorado, the mythical South American “Lost City of Gold” that fascinated Spanish explorers.

In 1963 Eldorado Biarritz joined the Cadillac Sixty Special and the Cadillac Series 75 as the only Cadillac models with Fleetwood bodies and immediately acquired Fleetwood crests on its rear quarters and Fleetwood rocker panel moldings.

The 1963 Eldorado was also the first Fleetwood bodied convertible since the Cadillac Series 75 stopped offering four- and two-door convertible body styles and production of the Cadillac Series 90 (V16) ceased in 1941.

In overall terms the 1963 Cadillac was essentially the same as the previous year. Exterior changes imparted a bolder and longer look. Hoods and deck lids were redesigned.

The front fenders projected 4.625 inches further forward than in 1962 while the tailfins were trimmed down somewhat to provide a lower profile.

Body side sculpturing was entirely eliminated. The slightly V-shaped radiator grille was taller and now incorporated outer extensions that swept below the flush-fender dual headlamps.

Smaller circular front parking lamps were mounted in those extensions.

The Eldorado also had a rectangular grid pattern rear decorative grille. A total of 143 options including bucket seats with wool, leather or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on dash, doors and seatbacks, set an all-time record for interior appointment choices.

Standard equipment was the same as the previous year. The engine was entirely changed, though the displacement and output remained the same, 390 cu in (6.4 l) and 325 hp (242 kW).

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George Barris Funeral & Celebration – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 187

Today’s Episode : Fireball attends the funeral of GEORGE BARRIS. Also interviews Car Legend Chip Foose, Barry Meguiar, Larry Wood and a host of others. Featured is the Galpin Auto Sports Barris Celebration.

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ART CENTER CAR CLASSIC features cool cars in film… (65 Shots) @artcenteredu #CarDesign #CarDesigner #MovieCars #Batmobile #JayLeno @Kia

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Yesterday, I headed out to Pasadena and my old alma mater Art Center to see the 2014 Car Classic. I’ve hit this show every year since it began and it keeps getting better. Since I graduated in the late 80’s, cars have come a long way, but the classics here are timeless.

Many of the shows have been awesome, but it’s great when Hollywood is featured with some of the cars we’ve done. Although my Batmobile wasn’t there, the three versions from George Barris, Harald Belker and Tim Flattery’s were. Great designs. But this year, they were also joined by another DC Comic Batmobile from 1963. I’ll post on that later, but check out some of the photos below.

Along with hanging out with some of Hollywood’s greatest car enthusiasts, the vibe was cool. On hand were King Barris, Jay Leno, Chip Foose, MC Dave Kunz and many others to enjoy the history of cars in film. Below you’ll see cars from XXX, James Bond, Herbie, Scooby Doo, Transformers, Hot Wheels and some great concepts that the students are working on. (KIA, take notice. There’s a girl designer in the Trans Room that you may want to grab!)

There’s no end in sight for cars in film, what with Fast & Furious 7, The Transporter Legacy, Avengers, Age of Ultron and Mad Max Fury Road coming. As always, hit up the blog here to get the skinny as we’ll be featuring new guests on my show. Might even be fun to have the Art Center Chairman?

If you haven’t seen the latest episode with George Barris, check it out here.

BIG THANK YOU to the people of ACCD for having me as I’m constantly on the move in search of cool cars for you guys. And don’t forget to join me on PINTEREST!

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AUTOMOTO Film Festival Completed Schedule… @autofilmfest #filmfestival #Monterey #PebbleBeach

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Here is the Complete Schedule

Thursday, August 14th Golden State Theatre
5:30 PM Lobby displays and bar open to the public

6:00 PM –Why We Ride Why We Ride is a story about who we are. Individuals with a desire to dream, discover and explore. From a kid’s dream come true, to a retiree’s return to freedom. From a family riding together on the sand dunes, to hundreds of choppers carving through the canyons – the bond is the same. It’s about the passion of the riders and the soul of their machines.

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 128 min
Rated: PG
http://www.whyweridefilm.com
https://vimeo.com/75545684

8:35 PM – Deuce of Spades  – When a hotrod girl finds a mysterious letter dating back to the fifties hidden in her roadster, she is left with nothing but questions… Who is Johnny Callaway? She sets out to find the answers and retrace her deuce’s troubled past. But will uncovering the truth make a difference and can a broken man ever get a second chance at a happiness long forgotten? Fast hotrods, cool cats, gravity defying swing dancing and rockin’ retro music all serve as a colorful backdrop to this heartfelt, inspiring story. Discover an underground scene where counter culture is in, old school is cool and nostalgia forever reigns.

“ Winner – Golden Wheel Award” International Reel Wheel Film Festival 2012
“Stellar Production” Customs Hall of Fame 2013

“Best hot rod film since American Graffiti” – HOT ROD MAGAZINE
“A quality, must see film!” – HOT ROD DELUXE
“Exceptional! Best, newest hot rod film out there!” – ROD AND CUSTOM

http://www.deuceofspadesmovie.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWMg5wbTLo

Genre: Drama
Runtime: 125 min
May not be suitable for children under 13

11:00 PM – Henri Chemin and The Lost Hemi The story of a man (Henri Chemin, the former Director of Chrysler France’s Race Department) and his car (1970 Hemicuda). This time line takes the viewer from the championship days of the early 70’s through a reunion of the two 40 years later at a track they had won at together many time previously, Circuit Paul Ricard, in the South of France. An American restoration team and the car’s owner create the opportunity for, now octogenarian, Chemin to not only see his beloved car restored back to her former glory, but also to drive 15 laps together all these years later on Paul Ricard’s hallowed grounds.

http://vimeo.com/98453140

Genre: Documentry
Runtime: 54 Min

Guests include: Davood Roostaei, Jane Gottlieb, Robert Carter, Camilo Pardo, and Dean Kirkland

Friday, August 15th Golden State Theatre

5:30 PM Lobby displays and bar open to the public

6:00 PM – Going Attractions

Once a vibrant part of American culture, drive-ins reached their peak in the late 50s with almost 5,000 dotting the nation. Although drive-ins are experiencing a resurgence, today less than 400 remain. In a nation that loves cars and movies, why haven’t they survived?

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 85 min
http://www.goingattractions.com
http://youtu.be/9aaXJhjEU6E

8:00 PM – Join us for a live recording of CarCast with Adam Carolla – Hosted by Adam Carolla and Matt D’Andria, CarCast covers everything from hot rods to super cars, delivering serious expertise with a good sense of humor. Automotive designers, racers and celebrity car enthusiasts come to CarCast for a real, unscripted, lively discussion of all things on four wheels. Recent guests include Jay Leno, Vic Edelbrock, Bobby Rahal, Chip Foose, Billy Gibbons, Patrick Warburton, Zachary Levi, Patrick Dempsey, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Bill Goldberg. The show is produced by Jeff Fox and the audio engineer is Chris Laxamana.

Following the podcast, Adam Carolla will premiere an extended trailer of his upcoming film documentary; “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman.”

http://carcastblog.adamcarolla.com

9:30 PM – Panamerica Carrera – A Historical Documentary by Stephen Mitchell.  Featuring historic footage and interviews with drivers and historians of the incredible race, which ran from a 1950 to 1954.  This race was widely held by contemporaries to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world.

http://youtu.be/u7G4hkfCDV4

10:20PM – The Last Great Road Race “2000 miles through the heart of Mexico”  Follow the Benton Team as they make their way through the challenges of the modern version of the famed race.

http://vimeo.com/82239482

Guests include: Adam Carolla, Matt D’Andria, Stephen Mitchell, Davood Roostaei, Jane Gottlieb, Robert Carter, Camilo Pardo, Jeremy Heslup.

Saturday, August 16th Golden State Theatre

5:30 PM Lobby displays and bar open to the public

6:30 PM Shelby Goes Racing with Ford – Get an inside look at the original Shelby factory with this promotional piece created by Caroll Shelby to showcase his products.  All original footage, hosted by Carrol Shelby, with on track performance talks from Phil Hill and others at Willow Spring Raceway.

30 min

Followed by – A very unique presentation by Peter Brock detailing his experience in automotive design throughout the years from his work on the Corvette Stingray to the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe and through his design work on the famed BRE Datsuns.  Additionally, Peter Brock, Bob Bondurant, Allen Grant and John Morton will be signing their new books in an autograph session, with designer and featured poster artist Camilo Pardo. who’s art will be on display.

8:00 PM – James Garner Tribute

8:45 PM – Grand Prix  

American Grand Prix driver Pete Aron is fired by his Jordan-BRM racing team after a crash at Monaco that injures his British teammate, Scott Stoddard. While Stoddard struggles to recover, Aron begins to drive for the Japanese Yamura team, and becomes romantically involved with Stoddard’s estranged wife. 
- Written by Damian Penny

Director: John Frankenheimer
Cast:   James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Yves Montand, Toshiro Mifune
Theatrical Release Date:   12/21/1966
Genre: Drama
Runtime:176 Minutes

Guests include: Peter Brock, Bob Bondurant, Allen Grant, John Morton, Davood Roostaei, Jane Gottlieb, Robert Carter, Camilo Pardo and more.

Shorts and other good stuff at the Marriott Hotel screening Room

Daily Thursday – Saturday

350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

3pm – 11pm

SOMETHING FOR FREE!!
How it works.  We want you to get a taste of some wonderful and thought provoking shorts.  So please join us from 3 to 50 minutes for one of our wonderful AutoMoto Films.  Located on the 2nd floor of the Monterey Marriot adjacent to the Rick Cole Auctions right next to the elevators.  Please enter through the front lobby of the Hotel.

These films will be presented multiple times throughout each day

Horn Please – Horn Please is a documentary that encapsulates various aspects of an age-old folk art form of India — the Truck Art, an art form that makes journeys through the dusty highways of India, incredible in more ways than one. With a kaleidoscope of bright paints, motifs, typography and some unique couplets, these Indian trucks take you on a rather colourful journey of diverse cultures and beliefs of the country.

http://youtu.be/1xi82SLx-BA
http://www.projecthornplease.com

31 min

Rez Cars – Voiced by top native actors including Tantoo Cardinal and Gary Farmer, crucial moments of past lives breathe again inside abandoned cars resting in reservation country. As in much native storytelling, humor mixes easily with sex, death, moosemeat and 8-tracks. These Rez Cars are all rare examples of past eras’ indulgences in automotive color and design, lovingly photographed as they were found in the cinematic landscapes of British Columbia, ranging from the majestic Fraser Canyon to the dystopian Deadman Valley, all loaded with haunting atmospheres. By turns shocking, sexy and spiritual, REZ CARZ is a collection of ghost stories that reveres our inseparable relationship with our cars.

7 min

Porsche Ferrari, Bizzarini, and other fundamentals of life – Luciano Rupolo is a retired Italian mechanic with a passion for races and Historic Cars. In the 70s, he found the wreck of a car that looked like a handmade Porsche. Later he found out it was Porsche N. 004, the oldest existing Porsche car.
In this documentary, he tells the story of his life through the anecdotes about his peculiar car collection.

16 min

Rebuilt – When 19-year-old Amarishwar Singh Grewal left India for a new life in the U.S., he was greeted by a society intrigued by his ‘exotic’ look and funny accent. After facing the plight of many immigrants of the 1950s—holding meager jobs and trying relentlessly to fit in—he went on to blaze trails as an eye-catching foreigner puttering around Fresno in a sporty convertible, wearing a matching-colored turban. 

Now, nearly 50 years after buying it, he makes it his mission to restore the old convertible for his son’s wedding. Through in-depth interviews, historical stock footage and animated reenactments, we joyride through an immigrant’s rise to social acceptance and a convertible’s restoration, despite copious setbacks.
30 min

Along the Road – A headstrong young slacker has his attitude questioned by his worldly father after they argue about car maintenance. When the slacker’s neglected Volkswagen inevitably breaks down, in the middle of nowhere, an unusual encounter with an otherworldly hitchhiker gets him back on the road again, while also prompting him to reevaluate his own behavior.

31 min

Raffle Tucker – ‘Raffle Tucker’ tells the incredible story of Rudy Schroeder, who in the summer of 1949, bought a 35-cent raffle ticket outside of a bar in Perryville, Missouri to win a rare 1948 Tucker Sedan. After winning the Tucker with his lucky ticket, Rudy was forced to sell his precious car since no insurance wanted to risk insuring such a rare care. Over 60 years later, Rudy is reunited with Tucker…

17 min

Wonderful World of Wheels – Host Loyd Bridges takes you on a tour of motorsports in the 60’s. Cobra test at Riverside with Ken Miles, Shelby driver of the era. See the 007 Bond Astin Martin and Sean Connery; slot car racing; bubbletops; Craig Breedlove at salt flats; classic drag racing big daddy Ed Roth George Barris This is a 40 min. transport back in time. You will be light-headed watching this show. It is the complete uncut version broadcast Thursday, Sept 8, 1966, on CBS.

http://youtu.be/0f-K7TzOe1w

40 min

Stephane Dufour, Porsche Artist – Learn about French artist, Stéphane DuFour as he creates a one-of-a-kind La Carrera Panamericana sculpture of a Porsche 356 for friend and mechanic John Benton.  Stephane is one of the few automotive artists to be officially licensed by Porsche, as well as Shelby.

5 min

Ted Talks

From our playlist of AutoMoto related TED Talks that we felt like sharing this year.

Chris Gerdes: The future race car — 150mph, and no driver – Autonomous cars are coming — and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.) *Festival directors note –Research for this project was performed at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

*Festival directors note – John Morton is the driver of the 1960 Porsche Abarth at Laguna Seca featured in this film.  He is also speaking about his experience at the Shelby Factory on Friday night at the Golden State Theatre.

11 min

Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle – As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs — many on foot — ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smart phone app and a fleet of “ambucycles” to help nearby patients until an ambulance arrives. With an average response time of 3 minutes, last year, they treated 207,000 people in Israel. And the idea is going global.

11min

Chris Bangle: Great cars are great art – American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining — and ultimately moving — account of the BMW Group’s Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.

20min

Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars – Forget about the hybrid auto — Shai Agassi says it’s electric cars or bust if we want to impact emissions. His company, Better Place, has a radical plan to take entire countries oil-free by 2020. *Festival directors note – the company Better Place is now defunct after some success, however we feel he had a very sensible concept that is even more relevant today

Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help … babies? –  During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data points to its garage for real-time analysis and feedback. So why not use this detailed and rigorous data system elsewhere, like … at children’s hospitals? Peter van Manen tells us more. (Filmed at TEDxNijmegen.) *Festival directors note – originally screened at the 2013 festival prior to “1”

8 min

Encore Screenings at the Marriott :

Panamerica Carrera – A Historical Documentary by Stephen Mitchell.  Featuring historic footage and interviews with drivers and historians of the incredible race, which ran from a 1950 to 1954.  This race was widely held by contemporaries to be the most dangerous race of any type in the world.

http://youtu.be/u7G4hkfCDV4

65 min

The Last Great Road Race “2000 miles through the heart of Mexico”  Follow the Benton Team as they make their way through the challenges of the modern version of the famed race.

http://vimeo.com/82239482

50 min

Shelby Goes Racing with Ford – Get an inside look at the original Shelby factory with this original promotional piece created by Carol Shelby to showcase his products.  All original footage, hosted by Carroll Shelby, with on track performance talks from Phil Hill and other at Willow Spring Raceway.

30 min

Henri Chemin and Lost Hemi The story of a man (Henri Chemin, the former Director of Chrysler France’s Race Department) and his car (1970 Hemicuda). This time line takes the viewer from the championship days of the early 70’s through a reunion of the two 40 years later at a track they had won at together many time previously, Circuit Paul Ricard, in the South of France. An American restoration team and the car’s owner create the opportunity for, now octogenarian, Chemin to not only see his beloved car restored back to her former glory, but also to drive 15 laps together all these years later on Paul Ricard’s hallowed grounds.

http://vimeo.com/98453140
54 min

 

Fireball heads to Orlando for RIDEMAKERZ…

Very excited about this. Heading to Orlando, Florida next week for the Grand Opening of RIDEMAKERZ new store at Disney World. Chip Foose and I will be bringing some cool cars (including the Street Tuner Challenge MINI!) to be placed inside the store. Plus, we’ll be on hand to hang, do some signings and build cars with all who show up for the festivities.

I’ll be there Thursday (25th) and Friday (26th). Come by and hang with us, build your own Ridemakerz RC Car and check out all the cool cars inside!

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Back from Vegas and the word is…

AWESOME!!

As you can see by our faces, we were overwhelmed at all the cool stuff from this show. Hangin’ with buddies, SuperDesigner Carson Lev and the Chipmeister himself, Chip Foose, the 2010 Diecast SuperConvention was a fantastic show.

Big thanks to the Diecast Space Crew for putting on a spectacular event. CJ, Cullen, Crazy Frank, Jeff Glasson, Joe Kelly and his wife Casey and many more hardcore diecast doods and doodetts spent a great deal of time making sure everything was just right.

Looking forward to more shows just like it!!

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The Diecast SuperCon DAY2…

Last night was the Diecast Space Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A fantastic awards show celebrating those who have done great work in the car world as Designers, Customizers and Historians.

Although it was just my time to watch and have a great time with buddies like Chip Foose, Carson Lev and Larry Woods, the show celebrated Diecast giants like Jeff Glasson from Saturday Nitro, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme, Dale Earnhardt Sr, Tom “Mongoose” McEwen, Miq Willmott and many others. Congratulations to all of them for keeping the sport of diecast cars alive and well.

It was really something to be a part of, with great legends of Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning and many other cool brands. And big thanks to host Joe Kelly for doing such a fantastic job!

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