Ride of the Week: Being Present on PCH

Let’s face it: Malibu PCH is actually a car town more than it’s a Hollywood town.

And although there are thousands here in the film industry, their garages are filled with amazing vehicles that have to get them to and from the studios.

But along with getting into town, we have to join potentially hundreds of thousands of people passing through Malibu to get to where they’re going. It’s an ordered chaotic mess that, when no one acts like an idiot, actually works pretty well.

Sure, there’s traffic and it takes a while, but there can be good things about it, too. Let’s explore this for a jiff.

The root of driving fast (not on a track) has to do with something we’re all battling from time to time. Where we get into trouble is when we fall out of the present and concern ourselves with the future.

Now, I’ve always prided myself on being on time, and this is for two reasons. One, is that I can relax on the journey and two, I send a message of respect to the person or people I’m meeting.

Nothing says “I don’t really care” more than being late. Sure, there are times when it’s unavoidable, but I’m talking about being consistently late.

Fear is what causes drivers to drive fast. It’s a vicious cycle that begins with being late and leads to frustration, anger and sometimes pain.

When we’re in fear as we drive, we are tempted to do things we wouldn’t normally do like cut corners, run yellow lights, shave, put on makeup, text or anything else that distracts from the main task of driving.

We do all these things and drive faster than normal while doing so.

Sometimes, we get really angry at those people who drive down the middle of PCH to skirt past everyone else, but don’t let that action pull you into their world of fear. Let them go.

Pull yourself back into the present and focus. It’s where the money is, people.

So here’s the good side to this story. When you make extra time for yourself, that’s when the gifts come. You have time to stop for coffee, pull in to get some gas, buy a lotto ticket, and maybe even win.

You can hear your favorite song on the radio, or you can call in as the 10th caller and win a trip to Aruba.

Or, you might just catch dolphins playing in the surf on the way down, spot a cool car, see a surf woodie, and get a glimpse of a new picnic spot or some restaurant that you missed when you were in a hurry.

Here’s my point. Being in a rush pulls you out of the present and brings fear of the future. “I’m going to be late, fired or worse.”

And this concern for a worrisome future actually brings that future. But taking extra time brings gifts. Which one do you want?

Like me, I know you want the gifts. So join me in the cruiser revolution. Drive aware. Don’t let someone else’s shenanigans ruin your day by allowing what they do to be a point of focus for you.

Keep your mind right by focusing on the good, and then watch good things happen.

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Our Insane JEEP ACCIDENT ON PCH MALIBU! – FMV575 Fireball and Kathie wake up to a crashing SOUND on PCH, only to find that their son’s Jeep has been totaled by another car. So… they go have breakfast.

About the JEEP from Wiki… Jeep is a brand of American automobiles that is a division of FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group, LLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.[2][3] The former Chrysler Corporation acquired the Jeep brand, along with the remaining assets of its owner American Motors, in 1987. The division is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. Jeep’s current product range consists solely of sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles, but has also included pickup trucks in the past.

The original Jeep was the prototype Bantam BRC. Willys MB Jeeps went into production in 1941[1] specifically for the military, arguably making them the oldest four-wheel drive mass-production vehicles now known as SUVs.[4] The Jeep became the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and the Allies during World War II, as well as the postwar period. The term became common worldwide in the wake of the war. Doug Stewart notes:[5]

The spartan, cramped, and unstintingly functional jeep became the ubiquitous World War II four-wheeled personification of Yankee ingenuity and cocky, can-do determination.

The first civilian models were produced in 1945.[6] It inspired a number of other light utility vehicles, such as the Land Rover.[7][8] Many Jeep variants serving similar military and civilian roles have since been designed in other nations.


BMW KILLS TOYOTA on PCH! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 554 – A torrential downpour starts Vlog 554, leading to HUGE WAVES, a fight between a BMW & TOYOTA and some great parting thoughts.

About PCH… State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. At a total of just over 655.8 miles (1,055.4 km), it is the longest state route in California. Highway 1 has several portions designated as either Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern terminus is at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Dana Point in Orange County and its northern terminus is at U.S. Highway 101 (US 101) near Leggett in Mendocino County. Highway 1 also at times runs concurrently with US 101, most notably through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The highway is designated as an All-American Road. In addition to providing a scenic route to numerous attractions along the coast, the route also serves as a major thoroughfare in the Greater Los Angeles Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and several other coastal urban areas.

SR 1 was built piecemeal in various stages, with the first section opening in the Big Sur region in the 1930s. However, portions of the route had several names and numbers over the years as more segments opened. It was not until the 1964 state highway renumbering that the entire route was officially designated as Highway 1. Although SR 1 is a popular route for its scenic beauty, frequent landslides and erosion along the coast have caused several segments to be either closed for lengthy periods for repairs, or re-routed further inland.

PCH Accident & a RAT VW BUG Pickup – FMV415

Fireball Malibu Vlog 415 has Rat Bugs, Classic Trucks, Jalapenos and Tostadas! Everything you need for a cool car picnic. GET FEATURED ON THE VLOG! Do you want us to feature your products or car on the Vlog? Send Mail To… 23838 PCH #742 Malibu Ca 90265 or email Fireball @ askfireball@fireballtim.com

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CAR CRUNCH on Malibu’s PCH – FMV295

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 295! A trip to DTLA for Spider Leg Fur, then a Car Crunch on PCH followed by Saturday’s SKETCHMONSTER! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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