DO THIS IN THE 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 654

DO THIS IN THE 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 654 – The 2017 Hyundai Ionic EV arrives and Fireball grabs the crew for some watering hole and leaping goodness at Malibu Creek State Park.

From WIKI… The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV is a Compact five-door hatchback manufactured and marketed by Hyundai in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric variants. The nameplate Ioniq is a portmanteau of ion and unique.

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV debuted in South Korea in January 2016. with the three variants debuting at 2016 Geneva and New York auto shows.

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV variant launched in its home market in February 2016, followed by the electric model in July 2016. During its first one-year period in the market, global sales of the 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV nameplate totaled 31,165 units, consisting of 24,350 conventional hybrids, 6,797 units of the pure electric variant, and 18 plug-in hybrids.

At the 2017 Washington Auto Show, Hyundai announced the hybrid and 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV versions would go on sale in North America by April 1, 2017.

The plug-in hybrid version will follow in September, 2017. Each 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV variant will be sold in all 50 states, but it will not be available in all Hyundai dealerships.

As of late 2016, the model year 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV became the EPA’s most efficient vehicle — including all model years and all fuel types — with a rated fuel economy of 136 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent

The 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV is one of Hyundai’s entries into the expanding hybrid car market competing with the Toyota Prius.

Sharing the same powertrain with the Kia Niro hybrid crossover, the Ioniq is powered by a 1.6-liter Kappa four cylinder Atkinson-cycle engine with 40% thermal efficiency capable of delivering 78 kW (105 hp) and an estimated 109 lb·ft (148 N·m) of torque.

This engine has been specifically tailored to the hybrid application and is combined with a shifting six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Like many hybrids and electric cars, neither the 2017 HYUNDAI IONIQ EV nor Electric are suitable for towing a trailer.

RESTORED 1963 CHEVROLET C-10 STEPSIDE TRUCK! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 653

RESTORED 1963 CHEVROLET C-10 STEPSIDE PICKUP! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 653 – A fun day in Malibu lands Fireball and Kathie at niece Alexa’s Birthday, the Pepperdine Ponds, the Beach and a spotting of this fully restored 1963 Chevrolet C-10 Stepside Pickup Truck!

From WIKI… The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC’s full -size pickup truck line from 1960 until 1998 in the United States, from 1965 to 1999 in Canada, from 1964 to 2001 in Brazil, and from 1975 to 1982 in Chile.

The first Chevrolet C-10 pickup truck was introduced in 1924, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. “C” indicated two-wheel drive and “K” indicated four-wheel drive.

The aging C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra names in 1999 in the United States and Canada, and 2001 in Brazil; the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks followed.

Until this time, the names Silverado and Sierra were used to identify the trim level of the C/K trucks.

The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts.

Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM.

Gone were the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme assigned a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models.

Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as four-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (conventional) in front of the series number indicates two-wheel rear drive while a K denotes four-wheel drive.

Actual badging on Chevrolet trucks carried the series name system from the previous generation in 1960 and 1961: the 10, 20, 30, and 40 series (C and K) were badged as “Apaches”, 50 and 60 series trucks were badged as “Vikings”, and the largest 70 and 80 series models were marked “Spartans”.

In 1960, C/K trucks were available in smooth “Fleetside” or fendered “Stepside” versions. GMC called these “Wide-Side” and “Fenderside.”

1963 CADILLAC DE VILLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 652

1963 CADILLAC DE VILLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 652 – Among hitting the Farmer’s Market and cool cars, Fireball and Kathie spot this 1963 Cadillac DeVille, or should we say Cadillac DeRUST?

From WIKI… The 1963 Cadillac De Ville was originally a trim level and later a separate model produced by Cadillac. The first car to bear the name was the 1949 Coupe de Ville, a prestige trim level of the Series 62 luxury coupe.

The last model to be formally known as a DeVille was the 2005 Cadillac DeVille, a full-size sedan, the largest car in the Cadillac model range at the time. The next year, the DeVille was officially renamed DTS.

In overall terms 1963 Cadillac De Ville was essentially the same as the previous year. Exterior changes imparted a bolder and longer look. Hoods and deck lids were redesigned.

The front fenders projected 4.625 inches further forward than in 1962 while the tailfins were trimmed down somewhat to provide a lower profile. Body-side sculpturing was entirely eliminated.

The slightly V-shaped radiator grille was taller and now incorporated outer extensions that swept below the flush-fender dual headlamps. Smaller circular front parking lamps were mounted in those extensions.

A 1963 Cadillac De Ville signature script was incorporated above the lower beltline molding near the rear of the body. A total of 143 options including bucket seats with wool, leather, or nylon upholstery fabrics and wood veneer facings on dash, doors, and seatbacks, set an all-time record for interior appointment choices.

Standard equipment was the same as the previous year. The engine was entirely changed, though the displacement and output remained the same, 390 cu in and 325 hp.

1963 CHEVY CORVAIR FROM FORREST GUMP! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 651

1963 CHEVY CORVAIR FROM FORREST GUMP! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 651 – Fireball, Wes and Ken head to the Murphy Auto Museum for a Corvair Show… spot the 1963 Chevy Corvair from Forrest Gump!

From WIKI… The Chevrolet Corvair is a compact automobile manufactured and marketed by Chevrolet for model years 1960–1969 over two generations.

As the only American-designed, mass-produced passenger car to use a rear-mounted air-cooled engine, the Corvair model range included a two-door coupe, convertible, four-door sedan, and four-door station wagon body styles, as well as passenger van, commercial van, and pickup truck variants.

The Corvair competed with imported cars such as the original Volkswagen Beetle as well as the Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Studebaker Lark and the Rambler American.

The Corvair’s legacy was affected by controversy surrounding its handling, scrutinized in Ralph Nader’s Unsafe at Any Speed, along with the then GM’s top management resorting to unethical measures to handle the issue, as well as a 1972 Texas A&M University safety commission report for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which found that the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control in extreme situations than its contemporaries.

The name “Corvair” is a portmanteau of Corvette and Bel Air. The name was first applied in 1954 to a Corvette-based concept with a hardtop fastback-styled roof.

The 1960 Corvair 569 and 769 series four-door sedans were conceived as economy cars offering few amenities to keep the price competitive, with the 500 (standard model) selling for under $2,000.

Powered by the Turbo Air 6 engine 80 hp (60 kW; 81 PS) and three-speed manual or optional extra cost two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, the Corvair was designed to have comparable acceleration to the six-cylinder full-size Chevrolet Biscayne.

The Corvair’s unique design included the “Quadri-Flex” independent suspension and “Unipack Power Team” of engine, transmission and rear axle combined into a single unit. Similar to designs of European cars such as Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and others, “Quadri-Flex” used coil springs at all four wheels with independent rear suspension arms incorporated at the rear.

2017 FIAT 500 ABARTH TURBO GO KART! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 650

2017 FIAT 500 ABARTH TURBO GO KART! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 650. Fireball and Kathie scoot around town in the all-new 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Turbo Go Kart! Who knew you could have so much fun with your top off?

WIKI… The Fiat 500 Abarth is a two-door, four-passenger, transverse front-engine, front wheel drive A-segment city car manufactured and marketed by the Fiat subdivision of FCA since 2007 in hatchback coupé and fixed-profile cabriolet body styles, over a single generation —

…and available in European markets beginning with model year 2016 with its first facelift. The Fiat 500 Abarth is internally designated as the Type 312 by FCA. Fiat 500 Abarth

Derived from the 2004 Fiat Trepiùno 3+1 concept (designed by Roberto Giolito), the 500’s styling recalls Fiat’s original 1957 Fiat 500, nicknamed the Bambino —

…a model that was designed and engineered by Dante Giacosa with more than 4 million sold over its 18-year (1957-1975) production span. Fiat 500 Abarth

Translated from concept to production design under the design direction of Frank Stephenson, the Fiat 500 Abarth features Dante Giacosa’s 1964 breakthrough front-wheel drive breakthrough layout —

…which ultimately became an industry standard, the layout “adopted by virtually every other manufacturer in the world” for front-wheel drive. Fiat 500 Abarth

The Fiat 500 Abarth uses Fiat’s Multiair hydraulically actuated variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology, winner of the 2010 International Engine of the Year as well as Popular Science’s Best of What’s New.

Announced on May 5, 2006, photographs of the Fiat 500 Abarth were presented on March 20, 2007, officially debuting on July 4, 2007, with 250,000 people in attendance and with new models prominently displayed in 30 Italian cities.

Manufactured in Tychy, Poland and Toluca, Mexico, the Fiat 500 Abarth is marketed in more than 100 countries worldwide, including North America, where the Fiat 500 Abarth marked Fiat’s market return after 27 years.

With the millionth Fiat 500 Abarth produced in 2012; and production reaching 2 million in 2017, after 10 years, the 500 has won more than 40 major awards, including the CAR Magazine Car of the Year (2007) and the World’s Most Beautiful Automobile In 2009, an art installation designed by architect Fabio Novembre featured 20 full-size fiberglass replicas of the Fiat 500C, shaped as planters, along Milan’s famous Via Monte Napoleone. Fiat 500 Abarth

CORVETTE LS3 POWERED 1988 CHRYSLER CONQUEST TSI – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 648

CORVETTE LS3 POWERED 1988 CHRYSLER CONQUEST – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG – Fireball’s Wheels and Waves Show goes off featuring an amazing Corvette LS3 Powered 1988 Chrysler Conquest. Then he takes an awesome ride into Malibu Creek State Park for some pool adventures. And that’s the Vlog.

About the CONQUEST from WIKI… The #MitsubishiStarion Chrysler Conquest was a two-door, turbocharged four-cylinder rear-wheel drive four-seat hatchback sports car that was manufactured by Mitsubishi from 1982 to 1989.

Rebadged variants were marketed in North America as the Chrysler Conquest under the Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth names.

The Starion/ Chrysler Conquest is one of the first modern Japanese turbocharged performance automobiles to use electronic fuel injection.

Mitsubishi began marketing the Starion/ Chrysler Conquest in 1982, during a period in which a number of Japanese grand tourer (GT) sports cars were available, including the Nissan Z cars, Mazda RX-7, Toyota Supra and to a lesser extent, the Honda Prelude and Isuzu Piazza.

The Starion/ Chrysler Conquest was marketed in the US under Mitsubishi as the Starion and badge engineered variants of were marketed as the Chrysler Conquest, Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler Conquest.

In the UK it was sold as the Colt Starion.

Manufactured in two body configuration; a narrowbody and widebody, the narrower style complied with Japanese exterior dimension regulations taxing larger vehicles and engine displacement exceeding 2000cc.

Only the narrowbody was offered through the 1985.5 model year.

The introduction of the widebody also split the car into two ranges: one a non-intercooled lower horsepower car using the narrow body style and a high-performance intercooled widebody.

In most markets, widebody cars were given the label of Starion ESI-r or Chrysler Conquest TSi. Markets that never received the widebody had the ESI-r label, these cars had similar performance as the widebodies.

Widebody cars were offered in 1986-1989 model years in the US.

It was marketed in North America by Mitsubishi as the Starion from 1983 until 1989 and by Chrysler as the Conquest under both the Dodge and Plymouth names from 1984 to 1986 and under the Chrysler Conquest name from 1987 until 1989.