Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES #13 is this Sunday… with Special Celebrity Guests!

That’s right! Actor/Director/Sculptor TONY DOW from “Leave it to Beaver” as well as infamous Newscaster PAUL MOYER will be on hand to shake things up for cool cars! Plus, lots more!

Voted one the hottest Cars & Coffee Events in SoCal with guest like DISCK VAN DYKE, KEANU REEVES, JONATHAN BANKS and more, WHEELS AND WAVES will snap a good scare into you for Halloween! FREE COFFEE & HALLOWEEN HOT WHEELS!

Swing on into Malibu’s WHEELS AND WAVES this Sunday morning…

That’s right, my Wheels and Waves Cars & Coffee event will be at the Malibu Country Mart from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 20.

In past months, we’ve had more than 160 cars from all over Southern California converge into Malibu for this brisk morning show. Classic cars, muscle cars, vintage bombs, hot rods, trucks, one seriously massive military vehicle and some crazy rat rods.

Plus, we get the gambit of celebrities and we have been graced (for two hours) with Malibuite Dick Van Dyke. Past shows welcomed Keanu Reeves, Jonathan Banks, Tony Dow and others.

It’s a blessing to be able to create an event where people can share what they love most.

Our 21-mile stretch houses some of the most spectacular cars on the planet and we see them every day. It’s inspiring to pull them together and create a space where we can converse and swap stories of what we’ve seen, heard and built.

We’ve had Dow’s 1965 Corvair premiere at Wheels and Waves after a 50-year hiatus. We’ve watched a hand-built copper and brass rat rod, built by blacksmith Joe Magliato, enter.

We’ve heard a 600-horsepower Porsche built by WIKD Kustoms, who is now restoring Dow’s Corvair! We’ve watched Chuck Schauwecker’s Japanese hot rod called “Rodriguez” glide in, as well as many cars from The Automobile Driving Museum and Murphy Auto Museum.

Personally, I’ll be bringing in something special (a classic truck) from the Murphy this Sunday.

Plus, not only will we be premiering a new sound system from WIKD, but this month’s sponsor is Croftgate Santa Barbara; they make waterless car care products that are awesome.

They will be the reason that the first 100 cars will get free coffee, so be sure to thank them.

As always, I’ll have the “red bag of doom” filled with Hot Wheels where you’ll be able to reach in and hopefully not get bit by something!

The show is expanding from the Malibu Country Mart into the Malibu Village lot where there’s over 500 spaces. There’s plenty of room to house car clubs.

But I would be remiss to not thank those who already attend this awesome show.

Your passion for car culture is keeping it alive and helping it reach new, younger generations. The fun of seeing friends and making new ones expands not only our love of cars, but also of each other.

This is Malibu, and we only do things one way: the cool way.

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WHEELS AND WAVES at The Malibu Country Mart for NOVEMBER is CANCELED

**WOOSLEY FIRE DAILY UPDATE: PCH IS STILL CLOSED AS OF NOV 15TH and Wheels and Waves has been cancelled. (Updated Daily)

**NEW LOCATION IS ACROSS THE STREET INSIDE THE MALIBU COUNTRY MART NEXT TO COFFEE BEAN!! SEE THE MAP BELOW…


The next FIREBALL TIM WHEELS AND WAVES Malibu Car Show is Sunday, DECEMBER 16TH from 7-9am.

FREE COFFEE! FREE HOT WHEELS! DOG FRIENDLY!

Celebrity Guest TBD…

Coffee is provided this month from Paul & Sara Grisanti of MALIBURE.COM!!

HOT RODS, KUSTOMS, CLASSICS, RAT RODS, TRUCKS, EXOTICS, VINTAGE, ANTIQUES, BIKES, BOMBS, MAJOR CELEBRITIES and MORE! Check the WHEELS AND WAVES PLAYLIST HERE and the great shots from THE DAILY DRIVER PROJECT! Join our FACEBOOK PAGE!!

• MONTHLY COFFEE SPONSOR…

Want to be a COFFEE SPONSOR the Show? You get placement on the POSTER, SHOUT-OUTS at the Show via MCKen Vela, PRODUCT SUPPORT at the Show. We want to HELP YOU, so tell us what you need. Email Fireball at askfireball@fireballtim.com


WHAT: Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES is a Monthly Exclusive Celebrity Cars & Coffee Event in Malibu.

WHEN: Every THIRD Sunday of the Month. 7am-10am. Be sure to check the CALENDAR HERE to confirm.

WHERE: MALIBU COUNTRY MART  3835 Cross Creek Rd #7, Malibu, CA 90265

WHO: Sponsors include WIKD KUSTOMS, THE DAILY DRIVER PROJECT, STARBUCKS CROSSCREEK MALIBU, THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM, THE GREG GILL COMPANY

CELEBRITY HALL OF FAME!

Keanu Reeves, Dick Van Dyke, Rutger Hauer, Henrik Fisker, Tony Dow, Paul Moyer, Denise Crosby, Jonathan Banks, Rodney Allen Rippy, Dave Thomas, R2-D2, Stuntman Simon Rhee, John Paul DeJoria, PopSinger Celleste, Voice Actor Rob Paulsen & MORE!

LOCATION!

MALIBU COUNTRY MART  3835 Cross Creek Rd #7, Malibu, CA 90265

What’s it like to drive a 600HP OUTLAW 1965 PORSCHE 356? Ask my boy Ken…

I get to drive a lot of cars. I mean, a lot.

And although driving a new Ferrari or some sort of exotic can be exhilarating, it’s when I get contacted by personal builders that I get really excited. Last week, I did a Malibu Vlog episode on my buddy Ken Vela and his 1965 Porsche Speedster. A one-off hand-built replica that screams Hot Rod Outlaw Custom. If the OK Corral existed today, this car would have shut them down hard.

Ken’s company, WIKD KUSTOMS, focuses on unique builds for unique clients and when I say “unique,” I mean WIKD. As a Car Builder, Ken’s outlook on the extreme kustom world is peppered with historic data with influences from Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Gene Winfield, George Barris and others. This Speedster is a true character car. But how about some specs from Ken?

“It’s got an HB Aircooled Type IV 225 hp 2.4 liter motor, 400hp shot of wet Nitrous, Porsche 911 5 spd. Accusump oil system, remote nitrous purge and electric deck lid with aluminum scoop. A low gloss black patina paint and body, shaved door handles, shaved front end, hand built flares, plexiglass windshield, UFO rear view mirrors, hand painted number 13 gumballs, kustom aluminum tonneau cover, Rollbar and complete cage, 4’’ dropped floor, Nitto street/strip tires wrapped on 15 X 10 & 15 X 9 Centerline wheels, kustom Black and red leather seats with black diamond tucked red stitched interior, rally stopwatch hidden stereo with steering wheel remote.” Yes, he said that all in one breath… Obviously, he’s been practicing.

But here’s where it started…

“I’ve had the car for 5 years and found it on Ebay. It originally sat in Santa Barbara for 20+ years, unfinished and abandoned. The new owner could not finish it and it was too far gone. So I rescued it or should I say, it rescued me?”  

Ken wanted back into Kustom car building … his life long dream. At age 5 in Indiana, he and his father learned how to do tune ups, oil changes and body work together on their new 1968 Malibu. “Rattle cans and Bondo” Dad saw Ken’s talent and saved enough money to buy a Sears compressor, tools and spraygun setup. The “Malibu” was the first car he painted and at 16, resulted in his first Kustom car.

“I was painting a new car every week out of my parents garage. My biggest influences were the 1966 Batmobile (George Barrris) and TV was my ‘window out of the corn fields’ along with Speed Racer’s MACH 5. (You can see some of the styling cues in WIKD) and in HotRod Magazine. I remember my Mom bought me my first Hotrod Magazine and it became my monthly bible. I was looking to build another car and my best friend  said ‘why don’t you build a Speedster?’

After entertaining the idea, he did some research on the history of Porsche and it bit him. He wanted a vintage race inspired 356 Porsche. After collecting over a thousand vintage race photos of all makes and models, he began the design.

“I wanted a mix of American ‘Hot Rod’ and German ‘Outlaw’ with modern upgrades and technology. The love and passion for building cars, along with the memories, came back to me with great vengeance… and the rest is history. I owe it all to my Dad and this build is dedicated to him.

Ken uses the car strictly for the Track, Car Shows and Events now like our WHEELS AND WAVES where you can come see it.

His best short story??

“The debut at Malibu Cars and Coffee with actor Keanu Reeves. My good friends Rolland and Cory pulled and all-nighter getting the car ready the day before… 18 hours straight! We started the engine at 2pm, began installing the interior at 9pm, test drove and adjusted the suspension at midnight, completed the interior at 5:30am, polished her up by 5:45am and loaded her on the trailer for the show! What a great event! There is so much beauty to see and experience here… From the breath taking coastline views to the serene canyons. It was perfect.”

It’s about the best experience you can get here as an Automotive Enthusiast. You can watch the Vlog, but better yet, come to the show and see it. Who knows, maybe Ken will inspire you to build your own WIKD Kustom.

What are people saying about FIREBALL’S ANTICS??

Actor TONY DOW…

“Simply put, the BEST COLORING BOOKS on the Planet… and pretty much any other UNIVERSE.”


Actor JONATHAN BANKS…

“Fireball’s antics are FUN, INVENTIVE and driving CAR CULTURE into new realms and possibilities.”


DICK VAN DYKE…

“Fireball is the KING OF CAR CULTURE. Come to Malibu. It’s where FUN lives.”


Actor KEANU REEVES...

“CAR CULTURE has a name, and it’s Fireball Tim.”


Big Dog JAY LENO…

“Fireball’s Coloring Books are simply the BEST THAT IS POSSIBLE. He loves what he does.”

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES at The Malibu Country Mart is the BEST SHOW ON THE PLANET!

**NEXT WHEELS AND WAVES is SUNDAY, JULY 16st 7-9am!

Join us on our FACEBOOK PAGE!

New Sponsor is THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM in Oxnard!

Fireball Tim’s WHEELS AND WAVES is Fireball’s Exclusive Celebrity Cars & Coffee Event at THE MALIBU COUNTRY MART in Malibu featuring HOT RODS, CUSTOMS, CLASSICS, RAT RODS, EXOTICS, BIKES, MAJOR CELEBRITIES and MORE! Below is all the info you need! Or you can email us at askfireball@fireballtim.com

WHEN: Every THIRD Sunday of the Month. 7am-9am. Be sure to check the CALENDAR HERE to confirm.

WHERE: MALIBU COUNTRY MART  @ 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

WHO: Sponsors include WIKD KUSTOMS, THE DAILY DRIVER PROJECT, THE AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM, THE ENGLISH CAR COMPANY, STARBUCKS CROSSCREEK MALIBU, THE MURPHY AUTO MUSEUM

**THIS SHOW IS FREE and all are welcome.

PAST CELEBRITIES INCLUDE: Keanu Reeves, Dick Van Dyke, Rutger Hauer, Tony Dow, Denise Crosby, Jonathan Banks, Rodney Allen Rippy

 

FLASHBACK CELEBRITY VLOGS!!

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Today’s FLASHBACK CELEBRITY VLOGS include Rutger Hauer, Keanu Reeves, Denise Richards, Henrik Fisker, Tony Dow and Fireball’s George Barris Farewell and in case you missed it, Dick van Dyke! Thus… . Enjoy and be sure to SUBSCRIBE on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/fireballtim

RIDE OF THE WEEK: Ken Vela’s 1956 Porsche Speedster

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I get to drive a lot of cars. I mean, a lot. And although driving a new Ferrari or some sort of exotic can be exhilarating, it’s when I get contacted by personal builders that I get really excited.

Last week, I did a Malibu Vlog episode on Ken Vela and his 1956 Porsche Speedster. A one-off hand-built replica that screams Hot Rod Outlaw Custom. If the OK Corral existed today, this car would have shut them down hard.

Ken’s company, WIKD KUSTOMS, focuses on unique builds for unique clients and when I say “unique,” I mean WIKD. As a Car Builder, Ken’s outlook on the extreme kustom world is peppered with historic data with influences from Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Gene Winfield, George Barris and others. This Speedster is a true character car.

But how about some specs from Ken?

READ ON…

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MALIBU CARS & COFFEE welcomes a big Ford Tonka Beast… the F-750

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What’s brewing for the next MALIBU CARS & COFFEE coming up on April 19th? Well, how about a TONKA?

Big thanks to the boys at FORD, as we’ll be welcoming an appearance by this beefy Ford F-750. And if I can arrange it, I’ll be parking my car right in the back. 😉

Now, it’s unclear as to whether you can buy this Tonka version, but if you can, Christmas is going to be interesting this year. (I used to fill mine with Chocolate Balls and dump them into an EarthMover. Pretty awesome.) But off the heels of having Keanu Reeves (below) at the show last time, it’s going to take something very large to measure up. Looks like Ford may have just the thing. GET ON BOARD, JOIN THE FB PAGE and we’ll see you there!

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MALIBU CARS & COFFEE Update!!

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I originally posted last week that Actor Keanu Reeves was to attend this weekend’s MCC. This now is unconfirmed due to his schedule. What I do know is that we’ll have his Bikes (Arch Motorcycles) that will be on display along with an amazing Rock N’ Roll AirStream Trailer used by Kid Rock and many others. But it will be up to Keanu to attend and ride in as previously mentioned to me. If you’re coming just to see him, then it’ll be a crap-shoot, but I felt out of respect to let you know.

What will be happening is that we’ll have some phenomenal cars including an ENZO and I’ll be shooting a number of CAR STORIES episodes.

Hope to see you there!