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MATT FARAH’S CASSIS RED 1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 702 – Fireball attends the Top Secret Malibu Car Show and among many cool cars, spots Matt Farah and his Pink 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, actually called Cassis Red. Plus some great inspiration.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS) (option M637), 340 of which were produced from August 1987 to September 1989, is a reduced weight version of the standard Carrera that, with engine and suspension modifications, was purpose built for club racing.

The CS had a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, deletion of: all power options, sunroof (except one unit), air conditioning (except two unit), radio, rear seat, undercoating, sound insulation, rear wiper, door pocket lids, fog lamps, front hood locking mechanism, engine and luggage compartment lights, lockable wheel nuts and even the rear lid “Carrera” logo, all in order to save an estimated 70 kg (150 lb) in weight.

With the exception of CSs delivered to the UK, all are identifiable by the “CS Club Sport” decal on the left front fender and came in a variety of colors, some special ordered.

Some U.S. CS’s did not have the decal installed by the dealer; however, all CS’s have a “SP” stamp on the crankcase and cylinder head.

The UK CS’s were all “Grand Prix White” with a red “Carrera CS” decal on each side of the car and red wheels.

Although the CS was well received by the club racers, because it cost more than the stock 911, but had fewer comfort features.

According to Porsche Club of America and Porsche Club Great Britain CS Registers, 21 are documented as delivered to the U.S. in 1988 with 7 in 1989, one to Canada in 1988 and 53 to the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989.

Matt Farah (The Smoking Tire) is a seasoned automotive journalist who is best known for his “every man’s” approach to car reviews and commentary.

Having driven thousands of different stock and modified vehicles, Matt is uniquely positioned to rate and review the performance of pretty much anything with wheels.

After studying photography at the University of Pennsylvania, his draw to the automotive industry and car culture was too strong to resist and soon led him to work at Gotham Dream Cars delivering exotic vehicles to their new owners.

That experience inspired him to start a motoring club in New York for luxury vehicle owners who paid $1,000 a year to attend driving events where they could safely experience their high-end machines at their limits.

RIDE OF THE WEEK: Seven days in a five-door Toyota Prius V…

There are practical cars and exciting cars, adventure cars and silly cars, custom-built cars, manufacturer cars and over-the-top cars.

There’s a car for everyone, which is why it makes sense that the 2017 Toyota PriusV exists.

We all like different cars for different reasons and I’m not one to pooh-pooh anything with four wheels, especially if a company wants to send me a car. I drive just about everything between a classic ’38 to an exotic Jaguar, but sometimes you just have to put your feet on the ground and hop into a Prius.

Up until now, I wasn’t really into the Prius, as most people I see driving them either drive too fast or there are just too many of them.

But get behind the wheel as we do on our show for about seven days, and your perspective begins to shift.

Any car company that sets out to create a product to better the lives of human beings as a whole is to be commended. Sure, we can easily criticize just about anything, but as an evolutionary species, criticism doesn’t help us grow. Gratitude does.

So when the folks at Toyota built the original Prius, it wasn’t perfect or necessarily good looking. But as the years have gone on, the eco-friendly model has come into its own, adopting new, more interesting styling and refining its ability to transport us with ease.

Where the Prius excels is its ability to slowly adjust to our way of thinking without making us shift in monumental moves. Good thinking. Not everyone is ready for an electric car yet, but most are ready for some sort of transition.

The Toyota Prius fills that with its $23K price tag, five-door wagon configuration and 43mpg. Just about anyone can afford to keep the planet clean along with picking up after yourself. But that requires a conscious awareness, which many still don’t have yet.

This is why we still have gas guzzlers, trash on the beach and McDonald’s. But as we cruise into the 21st Century, many are experiencing a shift in their lives to expand and enhance their outlook.

What can I do to make my life better? The Toyota PriusV is certainly an option. Can it be refined more? Sure. Does it need more upgrades? Of course. But where it stands now is pretty good.

Need a conscious car that won’t necessarily break your bank, end up in a movie or wow your neighbors? The PriusV just may be it.

But if you’re like me, then you may want a Mad Max Cadillac Monster Truck Limo also. But parking that at Ralphs will be a bit challenging.

I commend Toyota for sticking to its guns and committing to creating products that serve humans best.

Yes, they aren’t the only tool in the shed, but from a practicality viewpoint, it’s an efficient tool that gets the job done. And that’s what you want so you can go get a cup of coffee, relax and know it was a job done well. Sounds like a plan.

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MASSIVE HORN INSTALL ON THE VLOGROCKET! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 701 – ANother Vlogrocket install results in a Massive 116db Horn from Nazztalgia Rod & Custom.


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THE WRAP INSTITUTE VINYL WRAPS A 1997 CHEVY TAHOE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 700 – For Vlog 700, Fireball heads to The Murphy Museum to watch the Wrap Institute wraps a 1997 Chevy Tahoe.


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Some initial design studies I did on a LINCOLN Project, exploring elongated sports sedans and extreme sculpture. A pretty successful exploration.