Automobile Driving Museum 1900-1910 – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 229

SHARE Today’s Vlog! Fireball and Ken Vela head to the Automobile Driving Museum to check out cars from 1900-1910. Then cruise in an awesome ’62 Studebaker.

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Fireball takes us into the Yesteryear of the AUTOMOBILE, thanks to the ADM in El Segundo. From the teens to the 60’s, this Playlist will fill in your Cool Car Gaps! 



Welcome to Fireball Malibu Vlog!! The ONLY Automotive Vlog that literally will send you through TIME! No new Vlog today folks, but we’re heading back in time to The Automobile Driving Museum experts to get a wee history lesson. 5 Episodes that will take you from 1900 to 1970! Awesome new Vlog tomorrow, but enjoy your Time-Travel Experience! Watch the episodes below or head to the YOUTUBE PLAYLIST and be sure to Subscribe!

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THIS WEEK on the Vlog… 2016 Jeep Wrangler, Volvo, Honda Museum, The ADM, Mopar and MCC!

This week on the VLOG… Fireball snags the 2016 Jeep Wrangler Willys, hits the Top Secret Honda Museum, checks out cars of the 60’s from the ADM and Sunday is Malibu Cars & Coffee! And that’s only a few things…


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CONCOURS RESTORED 1909 FORD MODEL T GETS DRIVEN! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 738 – Fireball heads to the Automobile Driving Museum for a Vintage Ford Model T Show… ends up cruisin’ in a Concourse Restored 1909 Ford Model T!

The Ford Model T was an American car built between 1908 and 1928 by the Ford Motor Company of Detroit, Michigan.

It is one of the most important cars in history because it was one of the first cars to be sold for very little money, making it easy for people to travel from place to place.

The Model T, also known as the “Tin Lizzie,” changed the way Americans live, work and travel.

Henry Ford’s revolutionary advancements in assembly-line automobile manufacturing made the Model T the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans.

For the first time car ownership became a reality for average American workers, not just the wealthy.

More than 15 million Model Ts were built in Detroit and Highland Park, Michigan, and the automobile was also assembled at a Ford plant in Manchester, England, and at plants in continental Europe.

Before the Model T, most cars cost lots of money.

Only rich people could afford them. Even Ford’s cars before the Model T cost a lot. The Model T went for around $980.

A car built in 1903 called the Oldsmobile Curved Dash was very easy to buy, but was a very simple and slow car that was more like a carriage than a car. Even before it lost favor to larger, more powerful, and more luxurious cars, the Model T, known popularly as the “Tin Lizzie” or the “flivver,” had become an American folkloric symbol, essentially realizing Ford’s goal to “democratize the automobile.”

The man who owned the company, Henry Ford, heard about meat being cut on a disassembly line, which moved meat from worker to worker so that the meat could be cut up. Assembly lines were not much used at the time.

Ford knew that if he built his cars on an assembly line instead of one at a time like other cars, he could make a car that anyone could afford and would be built like cars that cost more money. He also knew that he could pay his workers more money.

The Model T was offered in several body styles, including a five-seat touring car, a two-seat runabout, and a seven-seat town car. All bodies were mounted on a uniform 100-inch-wheelbase chassis.

A choice of colors was originally available, but from 1913 to 1925 the car was mass-produced in only one color—black. The engine was simple and efficient, with all four cylinders cast in a single block and the cylinder head detachable for easy access and repair.

The engine generated 20 horsepower and propelled the car to modest top speeds of 40–45 miles per hour (65–70 km/h). In most models the engine was started by a hand crank, which activated a magneto connected to the flywheel, but after 1920 some models were equipped with battery-powered starters.

The transmission, having two forward gears and one reverse, was of the planetary type, controlled by foot pedals rather than the more common hand lever used in sliding-gear transmissions.

Spark and throttle were controlled by a hand lever on the steering column. The 10-gallon fuel tank was located under the front seat. Because gasoline was fed to the engine only by gravity, and also because the reverse gear offered more power than the forward gears, the Model T frequently had to be driven up a steep hill backward.

Such deficiencies, along with its homely appearance, less-than-comfortable ride at top speeds, and incessant rattling, made the Model T the butt of much affectionate humor in innumerable jokes, songs, poems, and stories.


SECRET CELEBRITY GUEST FOR LUNCH? – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 715 – Among Kathie saving a troubled Mockingbird, Fireball welcomes a Secret Celebrity Guest over for lunch. Then, hit the Automobile Driving Museum for Hot Wheels!


SEXIEST CHEVY PICKUP TRUCK SHOW EVER! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 690 – Fireball heads to the Automobile Driving Museum for a Tailgate Pickup Truck Show. Spots some of the sexiest trucks you’ve ever seen. Then, it’s off to do Malibu stuff including BIG WAVES!

The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC’s full-size chevy pickup truck line from 1960 until 2000 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 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 chevy pickup trucks.

For the first Chevrolet C Series #pickuptruck, made from 1911 to 1913, see Chevrolet Series C Classic Six (the first Chevy).

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.”


RARE TOYOTA CENTURY V12 LIMOUSINE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 676 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum for JDM at the ADM, spots an early 90’s Rare Toyota Century V12 Limousine. Then off to a Shelby America event in Marina Del Rey.

The Toyota Century V12 (Japanese: トヨタ・センチュリー) is a large four-door limousine produced mainly for the Japanese market, serving as Toyota’s flagship car within Japan; whilst globally the unrelated Lexus LS series is Toyota’s flagship luxury model outside Japan.

Production of the Toyota Century V12 began in 1967 and the model received only minor changes until a redesign in 1997.

The Toyota Century V12 derived its name from the 100th birthday of Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries.

The Toyota Century V12 was available with only a V8 engine, the third Japanese built sedan post-war, at its introduction in 1967 until a major redesign in 1997, and is now only available with a Toyota Century V12 built V12, an engine unique to the Century.

Although the Toyota Century V12 Limousine is a premium, full size luxury sedan, it is not available at Japanese Lexus dealerships; it can only be purchased at specifically identified Toyota Store locations.

The logo used throughout is called the Hō-ō 鳳凰 or Fushichō from Asian mythology, representing the Imperial House of Japan.

The exterior styling of the Toyota Century V12 Limousine has, with some modifications, remained unchanged since its introduction, primarily due to its perceived social status as the “preferred vehicle denoting conservative success”.

Its appearance is iconic in Asian countries, usually painted black.

The closest Japanese competitor is the Nissan President, with a similar reputation, although during the 1960s and ’70s, the high market positioning was also shared with the Mitsubishi Debonair.

The Toyota Century V12 Limousine briefly saw other Japanese competitors introduce large sedans called the Isuzu Statesman de Ville and the Mazda Roadpacer (derived from General Motors-Australia products) which were short-lived.


CORVAIR SHOW WITH LEAVE IT TO BEAVER TONY DOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 673 – Fireball and Tony Dow (Leave it to Beaver) head to The Automobile Driving Museum for an all Corvair car Show.


About The Chevrolet Corvair from WIKI…  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.

About TONY DOW 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).