MCLAREN on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG… The Playlist

Eager for your SUPERCAR fix? Since Fireball’s out today filming more Vlog episodes, enjoy this all-new MCLAREN PLAYLIST! 
 
And don’t miss his WHEELS AND WAVES CARS AND COFFEE Event in Malibu THIS SUNDAY!  

$5M BUGATTI CHIRON HELLBEE AT SUNSET GT HOLLYWOOD – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 735

$5M BUGATTI CHIRON HELLBEE AT SUNSET GT HOLLYWOOD – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 735 – Fireball and Michael Axon (www.theenglishcar) head to Sunset GT in Hollywood, spot this $5M Bugatti Chiron. Fireball interviews owner, Tilly’s CEO Hezy Shaked.

The Bugatti Chiron is a mid-engined two-seated sports car developed and manufactured in Molsheim, France, by Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. as the successor to the Bugatti Veyron.

The Chiron was first shown at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1, 2016.

The car was based on the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept car.

The car is named after the Monegasque driver Louis Chiron.

VASQUEZ ROCKS STAR TREK FILMING LOCATION! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 734

VASQUEZ ROCKS STAR TREK FILMING LOCATION – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 734 – Fireball, Kathie and Ken head to Vasquez Rocks in Agua Dulce. Site of where they filmed many TV Shows including the 1960’s Star Trek. Funniness ensues.

Vazquez Rocks is prominently seen in a 1963 episode of Outer Limits called “The Zanti Misfits”.

The rocks are also in several television westerns, including the 1959 “Whipsaw” episode of Tombstone Territory; the Bonanza episode “Between Heaven and Earth”; The Wild Wild West episode “The Night of the Cadre”; and the opening credits of the TV Western Laramie as Slim Sherman and Jess Harper come riding down, each from one side.

The rock formations are also seen in the Michael Jackson music video “Black or White” when he dances with Plains Native Americans, and in an original series Star Trek episode “Arena”, where Captain Kirk rolls a boulder onto a reptiloid alien called a Gorn.

The prominent rock formation has been nicknamed “Kirk’s Rock” due to being featured in several Star Trek episodes, each time representing a different planet.

The use of the rock as a place to struggle with an enemy was echoed in the film Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey twice, once replaying the Gorn-themed Star Trek episode on the TV, and again when the title characters are murdered by their doubles at the same location.

A scene at a diner in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back was filmed in front of the rocks, and in homage to the Star Trek episode, the diner is called The Arena Diner.

1921 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES TRUCK DISCOVERED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 733

BEVERLY HILLBILLIES TRUCK DISCOVERED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 733 – Fireball heads into Hollywood for a Batman ’66 Launch Party, spots the Beverly Hillbillies 1921 Oldsmobile Model 46 Roadster… and the Bottle from “I Dream of Jeanie.”

The Beverly Hillbillies is an American sitcom originally broadcast on CBS from 1962 to 1971.

The show had an ensemble cast featuring Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, and Max Baer Jr. as the Clampetts, a poor backwoods family who move to posh Beverly Hills, California, after striking oil on their land.

The show was produced by Filmways and was created by writer Paul Henning.

It was followed by two other Henning-inspired “country cousin” series on CBS: Petticoat Junction, and its spin-off Green Acres, which reversed the rags-to-riches, country-to-city model of The Beverly Hillbillies.

The Beverly Hillbillies ranked among the top 20 most-watched programs on television for eight of its nine seasons, twice ranking as the number one series of the year, with a number of episodes that remain among the most-watched television episodes in history.

It accumulated seven Emmy nominations during its run.

The series remains in syndicated reruns, and its ongoing popularity spawned a 1993 film remake by 20th Century Fox.

SUPER RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND 1952 ENGLISH ALVIS – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 732

SUPER RARE ONE-OF-A-KIND 1952 ENGLISH ALVIS – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 732 – Fireball heads to the Top Secret Malibu Car Show, spots many cool cars as well as a Super Rare One-of-a-kind 1952 English Alvis owned by Sandy Bettelman.

The ALVIS Three Litre TA 21, is an automobile which was produced by Alvis Cars between 1950 and 1953.

It was announced to the British public the day it went on display at the opening of the Geneva Motor Show 16 March 1950.

Reports noted that the larger new three-litre engine was “square” to provide flexibility in top gear and though the front suspension was once again independent it now used coil springs in place of Alvis’s previous transverse leaf system.

In external appearance the headlamps were now semi-recessed and there were aprons over the rear wheels.

The car was available in four-door Saloon and Tickford drophead versions. 302 dropheads were made.

The centre section of the body was carried over from the earlier TA 14 with minor changes but the engine and luggage compartments were new and accounted for the extra length.

The front doors remained rear hinged. Separate seats were fitted at the front and in the rear was a bench seat with fold down centre armrest.

Leather trim was used. The saloon bodies were made for Alvis by Mulliners in Birmingham.

The 2993 cc engine was new and produced 83 bhp fitted with a single Solex carburettor and a compression ratio of 7.0:1.

Unusually, the engine incorporated timing gears at the rear of the cylinder block and a 7-bearing crank to increase smoothness.

This was the first appearance of the engine that would power Alvis cars until the manufacturer withdrew from passenger car production in 1967, although modifications, when branded petrol returned to the market and higher octane fuels became available including increased compression ratios, would enable the power output to be progressively raised after 1953 until, fed by three SU carburetters, it reached 150 bhp in 1965.

Suspension was independent at the front using coil springs with leaf springs at the rear. 11 in (279 mm) drum brakes using a Lockheed system were used, the first use of hydraulic operation by Alvis.

A saloon version tested by The Motor magazine in 1952 had a top speed of 88.7 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 15.5 seconds.

A fuel consumption of 19.5 miles per imperial gallon (16.2 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £1945 including taxes.

BACK TO THE FUTURE 3 TRAIN DISCOVERED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 731

BACK TO THE FUTURE 3 TRAIN DISCOVERED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 731 – Fireball heads to the Fillmore Train Yard to run on the rails (Speeder Car) with his friends Andy and Jen, discovers the Back to the Future 3 Train!

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BACK TO THE FUTURE 3 TRAIN DISCOVERED! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 731 – Locomotive 131 (Used in Back to the Future 3) was a Central Pacific Railroad passenger and freight train that ran a one-way circuit on a single track, stopping along its westbound route at the Hill Valley Railroad Station, with San Francisco, California at the end of the line.

It was able to complete the circuit in three days, and normally cruised at 25 miles per hour with a top speed of 55, although “fearless” Frank Fargo allegedly pushed the speed to nearly 70 past Verde Junction.

The engine was a wood-fired 4-6-0 (two axle leading truck followed by three driving axles) steam locomotive.