CONCOURS RESTORED 1909 FORD MODEL T GETS DRIVEN! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 738

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

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!

ALL CORVAIR SHOW at the ADM September 9th!

Fireball will be bringing Actor TONY DOW to the Automobile Driving Museum this Saturday, September 9th for the ALL CORVAIR SHOW. If you haven’t see the episode yet of Tony’s restored Corvair from WIKD KUSTOMSclick here!

 

1971 CORVETTE LT1 in WAR BONNET YELLOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 662

1971 CORVETTE in WAR BONNET YELLOW – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 662 – Coffee, the Beach and to The Automobile Driving Museum by 8am for a Corvette Car Show. Fireball spots a perfect 1971 Corvette LT1 in War Bonnet Yellow.

From WIKI… The Chevrolet Corvette (C3) was a sports car that was produced by Chevrolet for the 1968 through 1982 model years.

Engines and chassis components were mostly carried over from the previous generation, but the body and interior were new. It set new sales records with 53,807 produced for the 1979 model year.

The C3 is the third generation of the Chevrolet Corvette, while the 1969 through 1976 models mark the second generation of the Corvette Stingray.

1971 cars were virtually identical in appearance to the previous model inside and out.

This was the final year for the fiber optics light monitoring system, the headlight washer system, and the M22 heavy duty 4-speed manual gearbox.

For the first time, air conditioning was installed on most of the cars, with nearly 53 percent so ordered. Engines were detuned with reduced compression ratios to tolerate lower octane fuel.

The small blocks available were the 350 cu in (5.7 L) base engine, which dropped to 270 hp (201 kW), and the high performance LT-1, now listed at 330 hp (246 kW).

The LS5 454 cu in (7.4 L) motor was carried over and produced 365 hp (272 kW). Offered in ‘71 only was the LS6 454 cu in (7.4 L) big-block featuring aluminum heads and delivering 425 hp (317 kW), highest of the 1970-72 series, and could be ordered with an automatic transmission.

The ZR1 option was carried over for LT-1 equipped cars and the ZR2 option, offered this year only, provided a similar performance equipment package for LS6 cars, and restricted transmission to a 4-speed manual.

Rare options: ZR1 special engine package (8), ZR2 special engine package (12), LS6 425-hp engine (188), shoulder belts in convertibles (677).

TONY DOW CELEBRITY DRIVE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 611

Fireball scoots to the home of Tony Dow (Leave It to Beaver) and take he and his wife Lauren to the Automobile Driving Museum to drive three amazing cars!

From WIKI… 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 #LeaveIttoBeaver, which ran in prime time 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 #JerryMathers).

Dow was born in Hollywood, California, to John Stevens Dow, Jr. (1908–1987), a designer and general contractor, and Muriel Virginia Dow (née Montrose) (May 27, 1906 – April 30, 2001), a stunt woman in early Westerns and Clara Bow’s movie double in Hollywood.

In his youth, Dow was a Junior Olympics diving champion. He won the role of Wally Cleaver in a casting call with almost no previous acting experience.

Dow acted in the series until it ended in 1963. After that, he appeared in the television series My Three Sons, Dr. Kildare, Mr. Novak (five episodes in three different roles), The Greatest Show on Earth, and Never Too Young.

From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard, interrupting his acting career. On his return to acting, he was a guest star in the television series Adam-12, Love American Style, Knight Rider, Square Pegs, The Mod Squad, The Hardy Boys, and Emergency!.

During the 1970s, Dow continued acting while working in the construction industry and studying journalism and filmmaking.

In 1987, he was honored by the Young Artist Foundation with its Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award for his role as Wally Cleaver.

Dow’s most recent screen appearance was in the 2003 film Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

He has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 1980. They have one child and two grandchildren.

NASCAR JOEY LOGANO on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 562!

Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum to meet up with Rookie Legend NASCAR Driver JOEY LOGANO and see cool cars. Also featured are the Suicide Kings LINCOLN Club in Malibu!

From WIKI… Joseph Thomas “Joey” Logano (born May 24, 1990), nicknamed “Sliced Bread,” is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Fusion for Team Penske, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 22 Ford Mustang for Team Penske. His Penske contract extends through the 2018 season. He previously drove the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing from 2008 to 2012, collecting two wins and 41 Top 10 finishes.

Logano’s first major NASCAR win came during the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway in just his third start in the 2008 Nationwide Series. Logano became the youngest driver to win a Nationwide Series race at 18 years, 21 days old. The previous youngest was Casey Atwood in 1999 at 18 years, 313 days.[1][2] Logano became the youngest winner in Cup Series history when he won the 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway at 19 years, 35 days. The previous youngest was Kyle Busch in 2005 at 20 years, 125 days.[3] Logano is now the youngest winner in two of NASCAR’s three top divisions. Logano was also the first NASCAR driver born in the 1990s that has competed in NASCAR’s three major divisions. In 2015, he became the second-youngest Daytona 500 winner.

This is the Unbelievable CIRQUE DU AUTO! – FMV487

Fireball Malibu Vlog 487 sends Fireball to The Automobile Driving Museum for the incredible CIRQUE DU AUTO. A Cirque Du Solei type show surrounded by Cool Classic Cars! Amazing!! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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The Vlog Supports the AUTOMOBILE DRIVING MUSEUM

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There are many great AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS in SoCal, but the ADM is the only Museum that that takes you for a spin. Plus they have some great kids programs for SCHOOLS and amazing TOURS. Be sure to visit them in El Segundo.

The Automobile Driving Museum

610 Lairport St, El Segundo, CA 90245

 
WATCH ALL THE VLOGS from 1900-1960!

Our Mission: The Automobile Driving Museum exists to preserve automotive history, interpret the historical significance, educate our guests and provide them with the opportunity to take a ride in one of the museum’s historic collector vehicles.

Welcome to the Automobile Driving Museum, one of Southern California’s premier destinations for car enthusiasts! With a museum filled with a changing selection of its 130 vintage, antique, and vintage automobiles on display, museum visitors experience a wide range of vehicles from years gone by. The Museum is committed to the preservation and maintenance of these vehicles. We offer:

  • Rides in Museum cars on Sundays
  • Research Library
  • Museum Store
  • Events at the Museum

The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM) is a unique venue for auto enthusiasts. Not only is the museum filled with over 130 vintage, antique, and muscle cars; but is also the only museum that takes you for a ride in them.

The ADM is host to many events for families as well as auto enthusiasts and is a great spot for special occasions, birthday parties, and meetings.  The museum has a large ballroom and small cafe for rent. Click here for more information.

Come take a ride you’ll never forget.

Blazin’ 475HP MAZDA RX-3!! – FMV440

Fireball Malibu Vlog 440 sends Fireball to The Automobile Driving Museum for the SHIFT & DRIFT Japanese Car Show in El Segundo. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Fireball snags a 1957 LINCOLN PREMIERE!! FMV334

FIREBALL #MALIBU #VLOG 334! Fireball heads to The #AutomobileDrivingMuseum to grab a 1957 Lincoln Premiere for weekend events. Then cleans up Poo. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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