1960 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 596
Fireball and buddy Greg Gill snag a 1960 Pontiac Bonnevile for a photoshoot, then Fireball and Kathie do an unboxing from Add-A-Rest!
About the BONNEVILLE from Wiki… The Pontiac Bonneville was a full-sized automobile (mid-size car from 1982 to 1986) which was built by Pontiac from 1957 to 2005. It was introduced as a limited production performance convertible during the 1957 model year.
The Bonneville (known as the Parisienne in Canada until 1981), and its platform partner, the Grand Ville, are some of the largest Pontiacs ever built; in station wagon body styles they reached just over 19 feet (5.8 m) long, and were also some of the heaviest cars produced at the time (2.5 short tons, 5,000 lb or 2,300 kg).
In its third year, the 1959 Bonneville became a full top-line series with the addition of the four-door hardtop sedan and Safari station wagon body styles. The Bonneville played an important part that year in the introduction of two of Pontiac’s greatest marketing inspirations — the split grille and the Wide Track slogan.
The latter was not just ad copy, either, as Pontiac pushed its wheels further out toward the fenders than anyone else and created what were considered to be the best-cornering full-size cars in the industry.
Both the grille design and the Wide Track phrase remained part of Pontiac’s image up to its termination. A “Safe-T-Track” differential, used to minimize wheel spin, was an option beginning in 1959.
Watch! CARS 3 TRAILER hits like NASCAR rubber…
One last chance…. One more dream….
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician,
Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Cars 3 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated sports comedy-drama film. It is the eighteenth film produced by Pixar and will be released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the third installment in the Cars franchise and the sequel to Cars 2 (2011). It is being directed by Brian Fee, a storyboard artist on Cars (2006) and Cars 2. The film is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017.
After being trounced in many races by hightech racer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer), many begin to wonder if the famous Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) will retire from racing after he endures a terrible crash. With help from race technician Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) and some other friends, he begins training to attempt a comeback in the Florida 500.
INVASION OF THE ENGLISH CARS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 594
Fireball and buddy Michael Axon (www.theenglishcar.com) grab a multi-million dollar 1953 Jaguar C-Type and a McLaren MP412C and head to Supercar Sunday and The Queen’s English Car Show. BAAM!
Some Wiki info… About the JAGUAR C-TYPE… The Jaguar C-Type (also called the Jaguar XK120-C) is a racing sports car built by Jaguar and sold from 1951 to 1953. The “C” stands for “competition”.
The car used the running gear (Moss gearbox) of the contemporary road proven XK120 in a lightweight tubular frame (devised by William Heynes) and aerodynamic aluminum body designed by Malcolm Sayer. A total of 53 C-Types were built, 43 of which were sold to private owners mainly in the US.
When new, the car sold for about $6,000, approximately twice the price of an XK120. In an article in the June 11, 2003 issue of Autocar magazine the value of a “genuine, healthy” C-Type is estimated as £400,000, and the value of the 1953 Le Mans winner is about £2 million; replicas are available from a variety of sources from £40,000.
A C-Type once owned and raced by Phil Hill sold at an American auction in August 2009 for $2,530,000 and another C-type was sold at the Pebble Beach auction in 2012 for $3,725,000, Recently an unrestored C-Type that raced at Le Mans has sold for £5,715,580, during the Grand Prix Historique race meeting in Monaco.
In August 2015, an ex-Ecurie Ecosse Lightweight C-type, chassis XKC052 and the second of only three works lightweights, driven by Peter Whitehead and Ian Stewart to fourth at the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours, fetched $13.2 million at auction in California.
About the MCLAREN… The McLaren MP4-12C, later known simply as the McLaren 12C, is a sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. It is the first production car wholly designed and built by McLaren since the McLaren F1, which ended production in 1998. The car’s final design was unveiled in September 2009, and was launched in mid-2011.
The MP4-12C features a carbon fibre composite chassis, and is powered by a mid-mounted McLaren M838T 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 592 hp (441 kW; 600 PS) and around 443 lb·ft (601 N·m) of torque.
The car makes use of Formula 1-sourced technologies such as “brake steer”, where the inside rear wheel is braked during fast cornering to reduce understeer. Power is transmitted to the wheels through a seven-speed seamless shift dual-clutch gearbox.
GILLIGAN’S SS MINNOW FOUND! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 593
After heading to the Long Beach Aquarium for an event with the #HondaClarity, Fireball and Kathie discover the whereabouts of the S.S. Minnow from #GilligansIsland!
About the HONDA CLARITY… The Honda FCX Clarity is a hydrogen fuel cell automobile manufactured by Honda. The design is based on the 2006 Honda FCX Concept. The FCX Clarity demonstrates electric car qualities such as zero emissions while offering five minute refueling times and long range in a full function large sedan. It was the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle available to retail customers.
The new generation Honda Clarity Fuel Cell was released in the U.S. in December 2016. Two additional plug-in electric variants will be added to the line-up, the Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, both slated for release in the American market in 2017.
About GILLIGAN’S ISLAND… Gilligan’s Island is an American sitcom created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz via United Artists Television. The show had an ensemble cast that featured Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Jim Backus, Natalie Schafer, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, and Dawn Wells. It aired for three seasons on the CBS network from September 26, 1964, to April 17, 1967.
Originally sponsored by Philip Morris & Co and Procter & Gamble, the show followed the comic adventures of seven castaways as they attempted to survive the island on which they had been shipwrecked.
Most episodes revolve around the dissimilar castaways’ conflicts and their unsuccessful attempts, for whose failure Gilligan was frequently responsible, to escape their plight.
Gilligan’s Island ran for a total of 98 episodes. The first season, consisting of 36 episodes, was filmed in black and white. These episodes were later colorized for syndication. The show’s second and third seasons (62 episodes) and the three television movie sequels were filmed in color.
The show received solid ratings during its original run, then grew in popularity during decades of syndication, especially in the 1970s and 1980s when many markets ran the show in the late afternoon after school. Today, the title character of Gilligan is widely recognized as an American cultural icon.
FAST 8 DODGE DEMON IN THE FLESH! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 592
Fireball and son Sean head to a private screening for the movie FATE OF THE FURIOUS and see the Fast 8 Cars like the Dodge Demon and Plymouth GTX.
About FATE OF THE FURIOUS… Dominic “Dom” Toretto and Letty Ortiz are on their honeymoon in Havana when Dom is challenged to a street race at an auto show by local racer Fernando. Dom races for Fernando’s car, intending to give it to his cousin, while wagering his own show car. After narrowly winning the race, Dom allows Fernando to keep his car, earning his respect, and instead leaves his cousin with his show car. The next day, Dom is approached by elusive cyberterrorist Cipher, who coerces him into working for her.
Shortly after the encounter, Dom and his team, comprising Letty, Roman Pearce, Tej Parker, and Ramsey, are recruited by Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs to help him retrieve an EMP device from a military outpost in Berlin. During the getaway, Dom goes rogue, forcing Hobbs off the road and stealing the device for Cipher. Hobbs is arrested and locked up in the same high-security prison he helped imprison Deckard Shaw in. After escaping, both are recruited by intelligence operative Frank Petty and his protégé, Eric Reisner, to help the team find Dom and capture Cipher.
About the DODGE DEMON… The Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon is built to be an elite performance machine. That’s why it’s powered by a Supercharged 6.2L HEMI® SRT Demon V8 engine and armed with a functional Air-Grabber™ hood scoop and Torque Reserve Launch System.
Kathie set to build for HONDA again…
Come Monday, Honda’s SPOKESCRUMB Mascots are heading back to the Malibu Pad for an upgrade. Kathie will be building a new Gummy Bear and enhancing the rest of the characters with all kinds of cool add-ons. Be sure to watch THE VLOG to get a behind the scenes look!