Ride of the Week: Coffee, Cops and Cool Cars…

My rides take me many places, including all over SoCal to some of the automotive hot-spots which include museums, car collections, car shows and cool secret locations.

But the other day, I got to enjoy a drive down the highway to Caffe Luxxe in Malibu. A newcomer to the Bu, Caffe Luxxe wanted to show its appreciation for our small town by inviting Malibuites and guests for free coffee, representatives from the sheriff’s department to talk with, and cool cars to admire. 

When co-owner Gary Chau and I first met, we hit it off with our philosophies regarding this little town and the positive flow of success. PCH is a vibrant, living breathing thread through the community, and creating a safe and secure lifeline for all inside it was a worthy goal.

So Gary managed to pull Capt. Josh Thai as well as reps from the Malibu City and Chamber of Commerce, and I grabbed some cars from The Automobile Driving Museum (a classic 1951 Packard Police Car and a 1987 Squad Car) and Wikd Kustoms scary ’57 Chevy to create a fun experience.

A crowd gathered outside and in, including actor Tony Dow and his wife, Gary’s incredible coffee team, and a host of Malibu leaders to hear Thai speak of his love for Malibu and keeping PCH safe. Lt. Randy Tuinstra and several other cops were on hand to express their concern for summer safety and what we can all do to make Malibu a fun place to be.

All this at a coffeehouse. But unlike most coffee spots in town, Caffe Luxxe feels like a local’s hangout. Although they could use some tropical plant to give the place some life, the clean design and smiles are abundant from Gary’s team of young coffeeprenuers.

This joe is really different, and don’t get me started on the almond croissants — so good, they’re bad.

Also on hand were filmmakers doing a documentary on PCH, the producer being Michel Shane, the father of Emily Shane, who was killed on PCH. Their purpose was clear: If PCH is to becomes safer, we all have to send a message.

And the message is that laws are not in place for limitation. They’re in place as tools to guarantee a joyful experience to all. It’s very hard to appreciate this town when you fly through it. Relax, enjoy, watch and absorb. This is Malibu and there’s nowhere in the world like it. 

Check out Episode 621 of my show, Fireball Malibu Vlog on Youtube, to catch a recap of Coffee with a Cop. 

COFFEE, COPS AND CLASSIC POLICE CARS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 621

COFFEE, COPS AND CLASSIC POLICE CARS! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 621 – Fireball heads to a morning event at Caffe Luxxe with Kathie, Ken & Tony Dow in Malibu for COFFEE, COPS AND CLASSIC POLICE CARS. Then goes house hunting.

From WIKI… A police car (also called a #policecruiser, #copcar, prowler, #squadcar, radio car or radio mobile patrol (RMP) ) is a ground vehicle used by police for transportation during #patrols and to enable them to respond to incidents.

Typical uses of a police car include transporting officers so they can reach the scene of an incident quickly, transporting and temporarily detaining suspects in the back seats, as a location to use their police radio or laptop or to patrol an area, all while providing a visible deterrent to crime.

Some police cars are specially adapted for certain locations (e.g. traffic duty on busy roads) or for certain operations (e.g. to transport police dogs or bomb squads). Police cars typically have rooftop flashing lights, a siren, and emblems or markings indicating that the vehicle is a police car.

Some police cars may have reinforced bumpers and alley lights, for illuminating darkened allies.

Terms for police cars include (police) cruiser, squad car, area car and patrol car. In some places, a police car may also be informally known as a cop car, a black and white, a cherry top, a gumball machine, a jam sandwich or panda car.

Depending on the configuration of the emergency lights and livery, a police car may be considered a marked or unmarked unit.

Best things to see in MALIBU… Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30 miles west of Downtown Los Angeles. Known for its Mediterranean climate, a 21-mile strip of the Malibu coast incorporated in 1991 into the City of Malibu.

The area is known for being the home of Hollywood movie stars, people in the entertainment industry, and other affluent residents. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,645. Signs around the city proclaim “21 miles of scenic beauty”, referring to the historical 27-mile Malibu coast spanning from Tuna Canyon west to Point Mugu in Ventura County.

Most Malibu residents live within a few hundred yards of Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), which traverses the city, with some residents living up to a mile away from the beach up narrow canyons.

For many residents of the unincorporated canyon areas, Malibu has the closest commercial centers and are included in the Malibu zip codes. The city is also bounded by Topanga to the east, the Santa Monica Mountains (Agoura Hills, Calabasas, and Woodland Hills) to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the south, and Ventura County to the west.

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WHEELS AND WAVES FLASHBACK!

WHEELS AND WAVES 6 is right around the corner, so to get you into the spirit, here’s 5 VLOGS including Actor TONY DOW with tons of cool cars from the show. Take your pick, get in on the action and we’ll see you this Sunday at 7am!!

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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

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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

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Coming up on 5MINUTE DRIVE… #DanWoods @MAVTV @Hyundai @Kia @GMC Sierra Denali

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What’s coming up on my show 5MINUTE DRIVE? Just the coolest guests and coolest cars! Make sure you subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL so you can see the latest episode and backtrack some of my other guests like Denise Crosby, Rodney Allen Rippy, Tony Dow and many others.

Next week, it’s DAN WOODS from the TV Show CHOP, CUT, REBUILD on MavTV and many others along with the 2014 Hyundai Equus. Heading to Orange County to meet with Dan on the Set of this show. Should be cool. More cars coming from KIA, GMC & CADILLAC!!

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