Fireball to be Grand Marshal for FOUNTAIN VALLEY CAR SHOW

Come June 24th, Fireball will step up as Grand Marshal for THE FOUNTAIN VALLEY CAR SHOW in Fountain Valley, Orange County.

From the site…

The Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck show was started in the winter of 2006- a question was raised to see if there was a car show scheduled for the 50th Anniversary for our city of Fountain Valley,.. was promptly invited to attend a Committee meeting by a friend,…. Roger Jensen and I, along with lots of local volunteers created this annual tradition, a fun family event to celebrate a special day. We have created 3 Facebook pages to keep you informed on our events; 1. The Old Car Breakfast & Tour page to inform you of our once-a-year fun mid-week outing…mark your calendar, TUESDAY APRIL 7th, 2015 2. Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck show- 3. Fountain Valley Community Foundation Food drive- an annual collection of food staples and school supplies to help those who need it the most living within our community- this past years effort allowed 50 families to receive a turkey or ham, 3 huge boxes of food staples, a gift card and a stuffed animal, all due to the generosity of folks who know how to make a difference. (See Community…) Staff is looking forward to seeing you at our 9th Annual Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck show to be held on June 27th, 2015 at the Recreation & Sports Park-16400 Brookhurst street, Fountain Valley, Ca. 92708.  Bring the family, for a fun, exciting day out at our park!

Actor RODNEY ALLEN RIPPY to be Easter Wheels and Waves Special Guest…

That’s right folks, RODNEY ALLEN RIPPY will be our Special Guest for the EASTER WHEELS AND WAVES this Sunday, April 16th. Don’t miss it!

More about RODNEY here…

In the advertisements, Rippy was seen trying to wrap his mouth around the super-sized Jumbo Jack hamburger. The tag line “It’s too big to eat!” (pronounced “It’s too big-a-eat!”) became a catch-phrase. Another spot showed Rippy giggling while singing the song “Take Life a Little Easier,” which was released as a single by Bell Records in the fall of 1973 in the wake of the commercial’s popularity.[1]

The 45 (b/w “World of Love”) approached the Billboard magazine “Bubbling Under the Hot 100” chart in October 1973, peaking at #112. At the age of five, Rippy became the youngest person ever to make any Billboard music chart.[citation needed]

Rippy subsequently had guest roles in many popular television shows, including The Six Million Dollar Man, Marcus Welby, M.D., Police Story, and The Odd Couple (where Rodney played the owner of the building where Oscar and Felix lived). He also appeared frequently on talk shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Dinah’s Place with Dinah Shore. Rippy also had a co-starring role on the CBS Saturday morning children’s show The Harlem Globetrotters Popcorn Machine.[2]

Rodney made his big screen debut (uncredited, filmed before the Jack in the Box spots) in the Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles in 1974. He portrayed a young Sheriff Bart aboard his parents’ buckboard wagon after a brutal Sioux nation attack. When the Sioux chief, portrayed by Brooks, allows the pioneers passage (for being darker than the Sioux are), Rippy says his only line, “Thank you.”[2] In a Peanuts newspaper comic strip dated July 3, 1974, Snoopy awakens from a dream in which he “had been invited out to dinner by Rodney Allen Rippy!”

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT BROTHER! – FMV581

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT BROTHER! – FMV581 Fireball and Kathie #hike La Jolla Canyon in Malibu in the morning to a waterfall, then Fireball meets up with his #brother Ethan for Thai food, Birthday gifts and funniness.

About Ethan… Screenwriter fro ASYLUM, EUREKA, MURDER IN SMALL TOWN X, CREEPERS & THE PRETENDER

About La Jolla Canyon from HIKESPEAK…

Point Mugu State Park protects 15,000 acres of rustic wilderness on the west end of the Santa Monica Mountains between Oxnard and Malibu. More than 70 miles of trails explore this sprawling park, leaving hikers with options. An excellent way to experience Point Mugu State Park is to set out on a daunting and rewarding 11.75-mile loop. Start at the mouth of La Jolla Canyon just across Highway One from the Pacific Ocean. hike up the east side of the canyon on Ray Miller Trail, take Overlook Fire Road inland to La Jolla Valley Fire Road, cross a mountain valley toward Mugu Peak, then follow an ocean-side mountainside trail back into La Jolla Canyon just in time to pass over a short waterfall on the way back to the trailhead. If that sounds like a lot, it is. This is one heck of a hike!

There is 1,225 feet of elevation difference between the trailhead and the high point of the hike, Mugu Peak, a remarkable perch over the Pacific. The ocean views along this loop could easily be the very best in the Santa Monica Mountains. The mountains and grasslands inland from the coast also make for pleasant hiking.

From the La Jolla Canyon Day Use Area in Point Mugu State Park, locate Ray Miller Trail, which will be on the right as you look inland from the parking lot. Straight ahead, La Jolla Canyon Trail goes up canyon toward a seasonal waterfall. This will be the return route for the loop. To start, ascend the east ridge of the canyon on Ray Miller Trail, the western end of the Backbone Trail. The single track winds up the ridge, steadily gaining close to a thousand feet of elevation over 2.75 miles to a junction with Overlook Fire Road.

ALL HOT WHEELS CAR SHOW! – FMV577

ALL HOT WHEELS CAR SHOW! – FMV577 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum’s All Hot Wheels Car Show to hang out with kiddies and cool cars.

About Hot Wheels from Wiki… Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.

Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.

Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like “tricked out” cars, as compared to Matchbox cars which were more city or “real life” cars.[1] There were sixteen castings released in 1968, eleven of them designed by Harry Bentley Bradley.[2] The first one produced was a dark blue Custom Camaro. Bradley was from the car industry and had designed the body for the (full-sized) Dodge Deora concept car and the Custom Fleetside, (based on his own customized 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside).

In 1968 the first production line of Hot Wheels Cars is known as The Original Sweet 16, which is the first of the Red Line Series, meaning the tires have a red pin stripe on their sides.

As it turned out, the Hot Wheels brand was a staggering success. The series “re-wrote the book” for small die-cast car models from 1968 onwards, forcing the competition at Matchbox and elsewhere to completely rethink their concepts, and to scamper to try to recover lost ground. Harry Bentley Bradley did not think that would be the case and had quit Mattel to go back to the car industry. When the company asked him back, he recommended a good friend, Ira Gilford. Gilford, who had just left Chrysler, quickly accepted the job of designing the next Hot Wheels models. Some of Hot Wheels’ greatest cars, such as the Twin Mill and Splittin’ Image, came from Ira Gilford’s drawing board.[2]

The success of the 1968 line was solidified and consolidated with the 1969 releases, with which Hot Wheels effectively established itself as the hottest brand of small toy car models in the USA. The Splittin’ Image, Torero, Turbofire, and Twin Mill were part of the “Show & Go” series and are the very first original in-house designs by Hot Wheels.

WHEELS AND WAVES is on EASTER!

Plan to take the fam out for an Ester Brunch in Malibu? Why not hit WHEELS AND WAVES before you chow? Coffee for this show is being provided by THE ENGLISH CAR COMPANY!

WHEELS AND WAVES Photoset from The Grafman…

All Photos: John Grafman

Team Art Center… L2R is Car Designer Shlomo Fattal and friend, ACCD Instructor Richard Pietruska, Ford Designer Freeman Thomas, Celebrity Guests Tony and Lauren Dow, GM Designer Frank Saucedo, Greg Gill from The Greg Gill Company, Ken Vela of WIKD Kustoms, Host Fireball and Trackmaster Products Daniel Vehse.