BIG THANKS to The Automobile Driving Museum for this Sunday’s Coffee…

Coffee at WHEELS AND WAVES will be provided by The Automobile Driving Museum. If you haven’t been to this museum yet, stop what you’re doing and get over there! Amazing collection of 130 Classics, Vintage, Muscle Cars and More! This Saturday is the MODEL T SHOW!!

WORLD’S LARGEST VW BEETLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 647

WORLD’S LARGEST VW BEETLE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 647 – Fireball hits The Automobile Driving Museum for an air-cooled Volkswagen Bug Show. Spots the World’s Largest VW Beetle.

The Volkswagen Beetle from WIKI… – Officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in Germany the Käfer (German, “beetle”) and in parts of the English-speaking world the Bug – is a two-door, four passenger, rear-engine economy car manufactured and marketed by German automaker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003.

The need for this kind of car, and its functional objectives, was formulated by the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for his country’s new road network.

Hitler contracted Ferdinand Porsche in 1934 to design and build it. Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design.

The influence on Porsche’s design of other contemporary cars, such as the Tatra V570 and the work of Josef Ganz remains a subject of dispute.

The result was one of the first rear-engined cars since the Brass Era. With 21,529,464 produced, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform ever made.

Although designed in the 1930s, the Beetle was only produced in significant numbers from 1945 on when the model was internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed simply as the Volkswagen (or “People’s Car”).

Later models were designated Volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302 or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the type number.

The model became widely known in its home country as the Käfer (German for “beetle”) and was later marketed as such in Germany, and as the Volkswagen in other countries. For example, in France it was known as the Coccinelle (French for ladybug).

The original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 100 km/h (62 mph), which would be a viable speed on the Reichsautobahn system.

HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 619

HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 619 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum for HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE. Then, back to the Bu to look at multi-million dollar HOMES.

From WIKI… Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term “hot rod” is unclear. For example, some claim that the term “hot” refers to the vehicle being stolen. Other origins include replacing the engine’s camshaft or “rod” with a higher performance version.

The term has broadened to apply to other items that are modified for a particular purpose, such as “hot-rodded amplifier”

Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.

Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.

Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like “tricked out” cars, as compared to Matchbox cars which were more city or “real life” cars.[1] There were sixteen castings released in 1968, eleven of them designed by Harry Bentley Bradley.

The first one produced was a dark blue Custom Camaro. Bradley was from the car industry and had designed the body for the (full-sized) Dodge Deora concept car and the Custom Fleetside, (based on his own customized 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside).

In 1968, the first production line of #HotWheelsCars is known as The Original Sweet 16, which is the first of the Red Line Series, meaning the tires have a red pin stripe on their sides.

ALL HOT WHEELS CAR SHOW! – FMV577

ALL HOT WHEELS CAR SHOW! – FMV577 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum’s All Hot Wheels Car Show to hang out with kiddies and cool cars.

About Hot Wheels from Wiki… Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.

Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.

Hot Wheels were conceived to be more like “tricked out” cars, as compared to Matchbox cars which were more city or “real life” cars.[1] There were sixteen castings released in 1968, eleven of them designed by Harry Bentley Bradley.[2] The first one produced was a dark blue Custom Camaro. Bradley was from the car industry and had designed the body for the (full-sized) Dodge Deora concept car and the Custom Fleetside, (based on his own customized 1968 Chevrolet C-10 Fleetside).

In 1968 the first production line of Hot Wheels Cars is known as The Original Sweet 16, which is the first of the Red Line Series, meaning the tires have a red pin stripe on their sides.

As it turned out, the Hot Wheels brand was a staggering success. The series “re-wrote the book” for small die-cast car models from 1968 onwards, forcing the competition at Matchbox and elsewhere to completely rethink their concepts, and to scamper to try to recover lost ground. Harry Bentley Bradley did not think that would be the case and had quit Mattel to go back to the car industry. When the company asked him back, he recommended a good friend, Ira Gilford. Gilford, who had just left Chrysler, quickly accepted the job of designing the next Hot Wheels models. Some of Hot Wheels’ greatest cars, such as the Twin Mill and Splittin’ Image, came from Ira Gilford’s drawing board.[2]

The success of the 1968 line was solidified and consolidated with the 1969 releases, with which Hot Wheels effectively established itself as the hottest brand of small toy car models in the USA. The Splittin’ Image, Torero, Turbofire, and Twin Mill were part of the “Show & Go” series and are the very first original in-house designs by Hot Wheels.

AWESOME CHEVY TRI5 SHOW!! – FMV530

Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum for a CHEVY TRI5 Show. 1955, ’56, ’57, Chevys… and one Pacer. Fireball interviews Bob Barnes!

1972 HOLDEN TORANO RESTO! – FMV523

Today’s episode of Fireball Malibu Vlog! Fireball heads to the ADM to see cool cars, meets up with Australian Doods that are doing a HOLDEN TORANO RESTO! Plus, some great words of wisdom.

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Does SANTA DRIVE A ’57 CHEVY? – FMV501

Today’s episode of Fireball Malibu Vlog! After a Championship Soccer Game with Fireball Alexa, Fireball heads to the Automobile Driving Museum’s Hot Wheels Event to see none other than Santa Claus roll up in a 1957 Chevy! WATCH!

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Waterfront Beach Resort & MUSTANG CRUISE! – FMV402

Today’s Episode SPONSORED by The Waterfront Beach Resort- A Hilton Hotel!!
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Fireball Malibu Vlog 402 sends Fireball & Kathie to Huntington Beach in a 1965 Mustang Fastback from the Automobile Driving Museum, staying at the Waterfront Beach Resort Hilton and hitting the HB Cruise Night. Whoa! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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HUMP’in LA in a 1959 CADILLAC! – FMV383

Fireball Malibu Vlog 383 takes Fireball & Ken to the Automobile Driving Museum to HUMP L.A. in a 1959 Cadillac! Featured is Pancho’s Restaurant in Manhattan Beach. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Huntington Beach CRUISE NIGHT!! – FMV382

Fireball and Kathie welcome friends from Oregon, go #Paddleboarding, to the ADM and then to a #HuntingtonBeach Cruise Night hosted by DETAIL PROS! Amazing Classic #HotRods! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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