A day filled with activities as Fireball drops his son at LAX, then heads to the home of Actor TONY DOW (#LeaveItToBeaver) for lunch, then comes upon an accident on PCH in Malibu.

From WIKI… Tony Lee 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 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.

AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRATION from Pixar… Appreciation comes from Experience

Being an automotive vlogger and filmmaker as I am, I get to do some pretty neat stuff and my “ride” can take me many unique places. 

Although they are all cool, many stand out as being an experience that specifically is designed for me to appreciate life and those that dedicate themselves to adding some sort of joy into the world.

So when the people at Disney invited me to come up to Pixar near Berkeley to shoot a vlog (as an inside Pixar experience), my heart-motor jumped a beat. A few moments later and I was on a plane from LAX to SF with the anticipation of learning how Pixar works and getting an exclusive view of the upcoming “Cars 3” movie. They knew I was a car guy and had some serious surprises in store.

As we know here in Malibu, gratitude goes a long way in life. But appreciation is an aspect of gratitude when it comes to others doing things for you. So over the next 24 hours, I got a chance to do some things that very few people on the planet get to do, starting with a surprise visit from John Lasseter to explain his passion for cars and how that passion has permeated Pixar’s Cars franchise.

Growing up in Whittier in 1957, John Lasseter became an instant classic. The ‘57 Chevy sparked his interest in cars and peppered his life throughout the years. So when he put the team together for the Cars films at Pixar, his only stipulation seemed to be that those people shared that love of cars. They included head of the Cars brand, Jay Ward and Automotive Production Designer Jay Shuster.

Having had extensive conversation with these guys over the time there shifted my perspective about the films and my anticipation for the upcoming third installment. I did manage to see 40 exclusive minutes of the film with one scene nearly flooring me, being seriously muddy and fun.

But the day was also filled with the Pixar Studio Campus’ theaters, swimming pool, amazing cafes and a crazy cart race in the parking lot that I inadvertently managed to win. It was clear that these people not only appreciated their jobs, but each other for their creative prowess.

Each moment was filled with a new joy as we got exclusive presentations on the history of NASCAR, inside the Cars sculpting studio, animation evolution and car design process. Having done so many cars for film projects myself and being a Disney Imagineering veteran, I felt like I was home.

I so appreciate the Pixar Team, PR experts at Disney and the scores of people I met for giving me the gift of entering behind the scenes of an evolving world as the Cars franchise has become. It’s a world of inanimate objects that, if you’ll let them, might exhibit more life than most of the people you know. 

By the time this article comes out, there will have been several episodes of my show posted for you guys to see most of what I saw while there. Of course, the two NDAs prohibited me from showing more, but you’ll just have to take my word for the fact that “Cars 3” will blow your mind … again.

Big thanks to Pixar, especially the three mentioned above for allowing me to see that vision. My experience there has enhanced my love of all things cars — as if that were even possible. Certainly, my octane rating just went way up.

Watch! TRANSFORMERS THE LAST KNIGHT Final Trailer… uh, huh

FROM THE DESCRIPTION… The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

Transformers is coming to theatres June 21, 2017! Directed by Michael Bay Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabella Moner, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro

Sunday’s WHEELS AND WAVES brings Green Hornet & Green Challenger…

This Sunday is revvin’ up to be the best WHEELS AND WAVES yet! Fireball will be bringing in the new 2017 DODGE CHALLENGER T/A as well as a guest appearance from The Green Hornet’s BLACK BEAUTY!

Get all the info HERE!

The Dodge Challenger is the name of four different generations of American automobiles produced by Dodge in Detroit, Michigan.

The Dodge Silver Challenger was produced from 1958 to 1959, as a version of the full-sized Dodge Coronet model. From MY 1970 to 1974, the second generation Dodge Challenger pony car was built using the Chrysler E platform, sharing major components with the Plymouth Barracuda. The third generation, from 1978 to 1983, was a badge engineered Mitsubishi Galant Lambda compact car.

The fourth, and current generation, was introduced in early 2008 as a rival to the evolved fifth generation Ford Mustang and the fifth generation Chevrolet Camaro.


Fireball heads to Irwindale Speedway to give a Toastmasters Keynote Address. Then, Ken sells crappy cars…

Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.

Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.

The organization grew out of a single club, Smedley Chapter One Club, which would become the first Toastmasters club. It was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, United States.

Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932. Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 345,000 members in 142[2] countries, through its over 15,900 member clubs.

Toastmasters members belong to local clubs, which generally have between 10 and 40 members, with 20 members being a typical size.

The local clubs meet on a regular basis for members to practice various skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously, listening, and providing each other with feedback and evaluation. Some clubs meet monthly, some meet twice a month, and some meet weekly.

Membership is open to all people ages 18 and above wishing to improve their communications and leadership skills. Youths interested in these skills are served through the Youth Leadership[7] and Gavel Club[8] programs. Club members are also allowed to speak or officiate in other clubs worldwide. [9]

Toastmasters International has a policy of non-discrimination based on age (except those persons under 18 years of age), race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.

Although Toastmasters was initially formed as a male-only organization, membership was opened to women in August 1973. Certain clubs (referred to as “closed clubs” or “in-house clubs”) organized within businesses restrict membership to people in the organization; clubs may also restrict membership on any other criteria they choose, as long as the criteria do not conflict with the non-discrimination policy.

The club constitution requires clubs to vote in all new members, and a club may revoke the membership of any individual member by majority vote of a quorum of active members.


From the DESCRIPTION… In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel.

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

In Theaters – July 14, 2017

Directed By Matt Reeves Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary

Planet of the Apes is an American science fiction media franchise consisting of films, books, television series, comics, and other media about a world in which humans and intelligent apes clash for control.

The series began with French author Pierre Boulle‘s 1963 novel La Planète des Singes, translated into English as Planet of the Apes or Monkey Planet. The 1968 film adaptation, Planet of the Apes, was a critical and commercial hit, initiating a series of sequels, tie-ins, and derivative works. Arthur P. Jacobs produced the series under APJAC Productions until his death in 1973; since then 20th Century Fox has owned the franchise.

Four sequels followed the original film between 1970 and 1973: Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. They did not approach the critical acclaim of the original, but were commercially successful. The series also spawned two television series in 1974 and 1975. Plans for a film remake stalled in “development hell” for over ten years before Tim Burton‘s Planet of the Apes was released in 2001. A new reboot film series commenced in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which was followed by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014; another sequel, titled War for the Planet of the Apes, is planned for a 2017 release. Other media and merchandising tie-ins include books, comics, video games, and toys.

Planet of the Apes has received particular attention for its treatment of race, which critics consider its primary theme. Critics have also written on its Cold War and animal rights themes. The series has had a wide influence on subsequent films, media, and art, as well as popular culture and political discourse.