HOLLYWOOD MOVIE CARS AT CAFFE LUXXE MALIBU – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 831 – Fireball brings out 25 Hollywood Star Cars from StarCarCentral.com to Caffe Luxxe Malibu. Coolness ensues…

HOLLYWOOD STAR CARS coming to CAFFE LUXXE Malibu This Saturday! Don’t miss it!

Over 20 Hollywood Star Cars from StarCarCentral.com are coming to Malibu THIS SATURDAY from 8-10am at Caffe Luxxe! Now, if you haven’t been to this Coffee House yet, you’re in for a treat as it’s awesome.

So, while you sip your joe, you’ll get an exclusive look at some amazing rides including Austin Power’s Shaguar, the Starsky Torino, Trucks from Jurassic Park and many more. JOIN US along with The Malibu Times and DRIVE Magazine!!

HOLLYWOOD STAR CARS coming to CAFFE LUXXE on August 25th for Coffee…

Here we go again, folks!!! CAFFE LUXXE MALIBU is sponsoring this amazing get-together… and this time instead of Ferraris, I’m bringing in HOLLYWOOD STAR CARS from Star Car Central! Be sure to JOIN US for Coffee and Treats!! All the info is below… and it’s street parking only unless you’ve got a MOVIE CAR!

More info coming!!



FERRARI CAR SHOW AT CAFFE LUXXE MALIBU – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 707 – Fireball hosts this Ferrari Car Show at Caffe Luxxe in Malibu with about 30 Stallions from The Ferrari Club of America and Actor Tony Dow from “Leave it to Beaver.”

Ferrari is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello.

Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 out of Alfa Romeo’s race division as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940.

However, the company’s inception as an auto manufacturer is usually recognized in 1947, when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.

In 2014, Ferrari was rated the world’s most powerful brand by Brand Finance. In May 2012 the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car in history, selling in a private transaction for US$38.1 million to American communications magnate Craig McCaw.

Fiat S.p.A. acquired 50 percent of Ferrari in 1969 and expanded its stake to 90 percent in 1988.

In October 2014 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced its intentions to separate Ferrari S.p.A. from FCA; as of the announcement FCA owned 90 percent of Ferrari.

The separation began in October 2015 with a restructuring that established Ferrari N.V. (a company incorporated in the Netherlands) as the new holding company of the Ferrari group and the subsequent sale by FCA of 10 percent of the shares in an IPO and concurrent listing of common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Through the remaining steps of the separation, FCA’s interest in Ferrari’s business was distributed to shareholders of FCA, with 10 percent continuing to be owned by Piero Ferrari.

The spin-off was completed on 3 January 2016. Throughout its history, the company has been noted for its continued participation in racing, especially in Formula One, where it is the most successful racing team, holding the most constructors championships (16) and having produced the highest number of winning drivers (15).

Ferrari road cars are generally seen as a symbol of speed, luxury and wealth.

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 – 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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1939 FORD RAT ROD PICKUP RESCUE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 614 – Fireball drives in a #1939 #Ford #RatRod #Pickup from OddSquad Car Club’s Blake Weddington that was rescued in 2016 after being in a barn since 1951! Then, lunch on the beach, hard-core coffee and some CAR LOVE inspiration.

From WIKI… Ford Motor Company introduced its De Luxe Ford line in 1938 as an upscale alternative to bridge the gap between its base model (usually called Standard) and luxury Lincoln offerings.

The “Deluxe” name was used intermittently before and after this to specify an upscale trim, but the De Luxe Ford line was differentiated as a separate “marque within a marque” with separate styling and pricing through 1940.

During 1939, Ford had five lines of cars: Ford, De Luxe Ford, Mercury, Lincoln-Zephyr, and Lincoln. After the war, this was simplified to Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln. The 1941 Ford line included “De Luxe” and “Super De Luxe” trim, but these vehicles were not marketed as a separate line. As Mercury sales progressed, the De Luxe approach was cancelled.

This marketing approach was in response from the different General Motors brands, (Cadillac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Chevrolet), and the Chrysler brands, (Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, and Plymouth).

The De Luxe Fords of 1938 featured a more sloping hood and ornamental heart-shaped grille. This look was passed on to the standard line for 1939, as the De Luxe Fords gained sharp v-shaped grilles with vertical bars.

The standard line once again inherited the De Luxe look for 1940, this time with body-colored vertical bars. The 1940 De Luxe Ford featured a three-part grille with horizontal bars.

Classic Cops at CAFFE LUXXE in Malibu on June 7th!!

Join on June 7th at CAFFE LUXXE for this awesome event in Malibu! We’ll be bringing two classic cop cars and a few surprises!

Fireball drives the 2017 VOLVO S90 AWD T6 INSCRIPTION! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 597

A full day if Malibu fun sends Fireball and Kathie all over the place. Caffe Luxxe, Traffic, an amazing Malibu Home and into the hills to drive the 2017 Volvo S90.

About the VOLVO S90 from Wiki… The Volvo S90 is an executive sedan manufactured and marketed by Swedish automaker Volvo Cars since 2016.

Before its reveal, the first official pictures of the S90 were revealed on Wednesday, 2 December 2015. The S90 was unveiled to the public in January 2016 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

The S90’s design was well-received, winning the Production Car Design of the Year award for 2015. While not a direct successor to the second generation S80, the S90 replaces it as the flagship sedan in Volvo’s lineup.

Several trim levels are available, ranging from Momentum to Inscription. In July 2016 an optional, cosmetic R-Design package was announced. A long wheelbase version was announced and will be available in the United States.

The S90 and V90 are only available with 2.0-litre, 4 cylinder petrol and diesel engines from the VEA family (DRIVe). The more powerful petrol engines are compound charged, as is the plug-in hybrid variant called the T8.

The D5 diesel engine features Volvo’s new[23] PowerPulse[24] technology that is designed to eliminate turbo lag as well as an i-Art injection system.



Fireball and buddy Greg Gill (The Greg Gill Company) grab a red 1959 Cadillac and go for a spin in Palos Verdes, then later, Fireball & Kathie get the world’s best coffee from CAFFE LUXXE!

More about the 1959 CADILLAC from Wiki… The 1959 Cadillac is remembered for its huge sharp tailfins with dual bullet tail lights, two distinctive rooflines and roof pillar configurations, new jewel-like grille patterns and matching deck lid beauty panels.

In 1959 the Series 62 were moved from the Series 62 to their own series, the Series 6200. DeVilles and 2-door Eldorados became the Series 6300 and Series 6400 respectively, though they all, including the 4-door Eldorado Brougham (which was moved from the Series 70 to Series 6900), shared the same 130 in (3,302 mm) wheelbase.

Engine output was an even 325 hp (242 kW) from the 390 cu in (6.4 L) engine. The DeVille Series had script nameplates on the rear fenders. Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rear view mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and two way power seats.

Plain fender skirts covered the rear wheels and 4-doors were available in either four-window or six-window hardtop configurations. Over 53,000 DeVilles were sold in their first year as a separate series, accounting for roughly 37% of all Cadillacs sold.

The 1960 Cadillacs had smoother, more restrained styling. General changes included a full-width grille, the elimination of pointed front bumper guards, increased restraint in the application of chrome trim, lower tailfins with oval shaped nacelles and front fender mounted directional indicator lamps.

DeVilles were distinguished by special script nameplates on the rear fenders. Four-window and six-window hardtop sedans were offered again. The former featured a one-piece wraparound backlight and flat-top roof, while the latter had a sloping rear window and roofline.

Standard equipment included power brakes, power steering, automatic transmission, dual back-up lamps, windshield wipers, two-speed wipers, wheel discs, outside rearview mirror, vanity mirror, oil filter, power windows and a two-way power seats.

Technical highlights were finned rear drums and an X-frame construction. Interiors were done in Chadwick cloth or optional Cambray cloth and leather combinations.