Watch FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 54! It’s Cool Hillside Luxury…

This episode… Fireball and Kathie head up Piuma in Malibu to see an amazing hillside home thanks to Malibu Living. http://www.malibuliving.com

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DRIVING THE FUTURE… #MercedesAMG #Yacht #Lexus #Hypercar #SuperCar #Luxury

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I drive the 2015 CADILLAC ATS4 COUPE… ‘Cause it’s a @Cadillac and that’s just the way it goes… fast #ATSCoupe #Cadillac #LuxuryCoupe @ShadBalch

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Recently, the boys and girls from Cadillac asked me to come out and drive the all new (not in showrooms yet) 2015 CADILLAC ATS4 COUPE. The plan was to head up PCH from SanMo and have lunch in Ojai. After a presentation for a couple of Detroit’s Caddy experts, I jumped in an ATS4 All Wheel Drive and hit it. Right off the bat, I noticed the unique growl of the exhaust and eager to get goin,’ that brought out a big smile. But the surprise of the day regarding this Lil’ RoadKiller was the steering. Responsive and Nimble just didn’t cut it. It felt like a true extension of my arms and fingertips. Loved it.

At 31MPG Hwy, this luxo cruiser did well and despite my desire to launch from every stop sign, the 16Gl Tank didn’t deplete too much. It’s a fun car that you DON’T feel guilt about. You can get stats in a million spots, so let’s talk design…

The weight is the same as the sedan, but this Coupe felt light and agile and the overall design reflects it. Raked, sculpted, aggressive yet not egotistical, the design theme made me feel like I made a good choice and that I know that the freshness will last. Grateful for that as many cars get old in their sculpture quick. But the crispness of the lines felt futuristic, yet consciously unique. Starting at $38K, you can have one of these babies for a song compared to most Luxury Coupes. And this one is the lightest one in it’s class. Want to spend a little more and you just get faster and more opulent.

VERY BIG THANKS to Caddy for having me out and for the lunch in Ojai at The Ojai Vally Inn. I haven’t been back there since I used to work there in the early 80’s. Whew. Times have changed… and so has Cadillac.

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2014 HYUNDAI EQUUS arrives @ The Fireball Pad… #hyundai #newcar #luxurycar #drive #malibu

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This coming week’s episode of 5MINUTE DRIVE should be a lot of fun and we have a special celebrity guest. Who is it? Well, in just a week or so, you’ll know, but we’ll be cruisin’ in Hyundai’s new couch, the EQUUS. Stay tuned…

SEXY 2017 VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY AWD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 661

SEXY 2017 VOLVO V90 CROSS COUNTRY AWD! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 661 – The Swedish Sexy 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country AWD arrives at the Fireball Pad, plus Fireball has some book announcements.

From WIKI… Volvo Cars (Swedish: Volvo personvagnar), stylized as VOLVO in the logo, is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer established in 1927 and headquartered on Hisingen, in Gothenburg.

As of 2016, 61.4% of its 31,416 worldwide employees were still in Sweden.

Although often conflated with the Swedish heavy truck and construction equipment conglomerate AB Volvo, also based in Gothenburg, the two firms have been independent since AB Volvo sold Volvo Cars to Ford Motor Company in 1999.

Volvo Cars has been owned since 2010 by the Geely Holding Group, a Chinese multinational automotive manufacturing company. Both AB Volvo and Volvo Cars share the Volvo logo and cooperate in running the Volvo Museum.

Volvo Cars was founded as a subsidiary of the ball bearing manufacturer SKF. When AB Volvo was introduced on the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of the shares in the company.

Volvo Cars manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles, station wagons, sedans and compact executive sedans. With approximately 2,300 local dealers from around 100 national sales companies worldwide, Volvo Cars’ largest markets are China, the United States, Sweden, and the other countries in the European Union.

In July 2017, Volvo announced that new models launched from 2019 will be fully electric or hybrid-electric, heralding the end of production of nearly a century of Volvo vehicles powered solely by the internal combustion engine.

1963 CADILLAC DE VILLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 652

1963 CADILLAC DE VILLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 652 – Among hitting the Farmer’s Market and cool cars, Fireball and Kathie spot this 1963 Cadillac DeVille, or should we say Cadillac DeRUST?

From WIKI… The 1963 Cadillac De Ville was originally a trim level and later a separate model produced by Cadillac. The first car to bear the name was the 1949 Coupe de Ville, a prestige trim level of the Series 62 luxury coupe.

The last model to be formally known as a DeVille was the 2005 Cadillac DeVille, a full-size sedan, the largest car in the Cadillac model range at the time. The next year, the DeVille was officially renamed DTS.

In overall terms 1963 Cadillac De Ville 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.

A 1963 Cadillac De Ville signature script was incorporated above the lower beltline molding near the rear of the body. 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 and 325 hp.