April 15th WHEELS AND WAVES AfterRally heads to THE GETTY VILLA in Malibu…

WHEELS AND WAVES “AfterRally” heads to THE GETTY VILLA in Malibu…

That’s right! Don’t miss out on April’s WHEELS AND WAVES as we’ll be doing an AFTERRALLY to…

The Getty Villa!

If you’ve never been, you’re in for a treat. We’ll be leaving at 9:45am sharp. You can get your FREE TICKETS HERE, or at the door. Parking is $15. One of the most incredible places in SoCal.

 

2017 VENTURA NATIONALS CUSTOM CAR SHOW! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 671

2017 VENTURA NATIONALS CUSTOM CAR SHOW! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 671 – Fireball and Wes (The Daily Driver Project) head to Ventura for the 2017 Ventura Nationals Custom Car Show. Hot Rods, Classics, Bombs, Sleds, Lowriders and more!

From WIKI… Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States.

European explorers encountered a Chumash village, referred to as Shisholop, in Ventura while traveling along the Pacific coast.

The eponymous Mission San Buenaventura was founded nearby in 1782 where it benefited from the water of the Ventura River.

The town grew around the mission compound and incorporated in 1866.

The development of nearby oil fields in the 1920s and the age of automobile travel created a major real estate boom during which many designated landmark buildings were constructed.

The mission and these buildings are at the center of a downtown that has become a cultural, retail, and residential district and visitor destination.

Ventura lies along U.S. Route 101 between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, which was one of the original U.S. Routes.

The highway is now known as the Ventura Freeway, but the original route through the town along Main Street has been designated El Camino Real, the historic pathway connecting the California missions.

During the post–World War II economic expansion, the community grew easterly, building detached single family homes over the rich agricultural land created by the Santa Clara River.

The population was 106,433 at the 2010 census, up from 100,916 at the 2000 census. Ventura is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

JAY LENO FORD GT IN MALIBU! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 659

JAY LENO FORD GT IN MALIBU! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 659 – Fireball heads to a Malibu Car Show, talks with Jay Leno and his Ford GT, Bruce Meyer and Caitlyn Jenner… then watches a Classic Car on Fire? Wups.

From WIKI… The Ford GT is an American mid-engine two-seater sports car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model year 2005 in conjunction with the company’s 2003 centenary — and again in redesigned form for model year 2017.

The GT recalls Ford’s historically significant GT40, consecutive four-time winner of the 24 Hours of LeMans (1966-1969), including a 1-2-3 finish in 1966. Jay Leno Ford GT

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show and at the unveiling of Forza Motorsport 6, a new Ford GT was introduced and is set to be produced and released in 2016.

It will mark 50 years since the GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans and has run successfully in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans to mark the anniversary, winning the GTE class. Jay Leno Ford GT

The car is to be powered by a newly designed 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine making 647 hp (482 kW; 656 PS) and 550 lb·ft (746 N·m) of torque.

According to Ford, “the GT will exhibit one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any production car,” thanks to its lightweight carbon fiber construction.

Underpinning the GT is a carbon fiber monocoque bolted to aluminum front and rear subframes covered in carbon fiber body panels. The car also has racing inspired pushrod suspension, active aerodynamics, and dihedral doors.

The windshield of the vehicle is made of Gorilla Glass manufactured by Corning, which is also used for smartphone screens. Gorilla Glass is used to reduce the weight of the vehicle by allowing for a thinner windscreen with the same strength.

Beginning in December 2016, Ford plans to build the GT at a rate of one car per day in this new, low-volume assembly facility at Multimatic in Markham, Ontario until October 2020.

2017 and 2018 model year vehicles will be reserved for selected GT buyers, 2019 vehicles for buyers passed over in the initial selection process, and 2020 vehicles for new customers.

WORLD’S BADDEST VW BUG! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 588

Fireball heads north out of Malibu to The Murphy Automotive Museum to see a Volkswagen Bug Show. Finds Camper Vans too…

The Volkswagen Beetle from WIKIPEDIA… Officially the Volkswagen Type 1, informally in Germany the Käfer (German, “beetle”) and in 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.[12] 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,[13] 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 (mass production had been put on hold during the Second World War) 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,[4] 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. As Autobahn speeds increased in the postwar years, its output was boosted to 36, then 40 hp, the configuration that lasted through 1966 and became the “classic” Volkswagen motor.

The Beetle ultimately gave rise to variants, including the Karmann Ghia, Type 2 and external coachbuilders. The Beetle marked a significant trend, led by Volkswagen, Fiat, and Renault, whereby the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive layout increased from 2.6 percent of continental Western Europe’s car production in 1946 to 26.6 percent in 1956.

The 1948 Citroën 2CV and other European models marked a later trend to front-wheel drive in the European small car market, a trend that would come to dominate that market.

In 1974, Volkswagen’s own front-wheel drive Golf model succeeded the Beetle. In 1994, Volkswagen unveiled the Concept One, a “retro”-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Beetle, and in 1998 introduced the “New Beetle”, built on the contemporary Golf platform with styling recalling the original Type 1. It remained in production through 2010, being succeeded in 2011 by the more aggressively styled Beetle.

In the 1999 Car of the Century competition, to determine the world’s most influential car in the 20th century, the Type 1 came fourth, after the Ford Model T, the Mini, and the Citroën DS.

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.

Hot Rods at the Fountain Valley CAR SHOW – FMV367 – Please SUBSCRIBE!

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Huge NEW CAR SHOW Announcement!! FMV312

What’s going on in the Fireball World? Everything… including a NEW CAR SHOW Announcement. Gonna be awesome. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Jay Leno on the Vlog – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 209

Today’s Vlog: Fireball heads to a Top Secret Malibu Car Show run by Andy Cohen, finds cool cars, Jay Leno and Dogs. Then, Malibu Goofs around in Malibu with Kathie. PLEASE SHARE & SUBSCRIBE! http://www.youtube.com/fireballtim

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MALIBU CARS & COFFEE welcomes a big Ford Tonka Beast… the F-750

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What’s brewing for the next MALIBU CARS & COFFEE coming up on April 19th? Well, how about a TONKA?

Big thanks to the boys at FORD, as we’ll be welcoming an appearance by this beefy Ford F-750. And if I can arrange it, I’ll be parking my car right in the back. 😉

Now, it’s unclear as to whether you can buy this Tonka version, but if you can, Christmas is going to be interesting this year. (I used to fill mine with Chocolate Balls and dump them into an EarthMover. Pretty awesome.) But off the heels of having Keanu Reeves (below) at the show last time, it’s going to take something very large to measure up. Looks like Ford may have just the thing. GET ON BOARD, JOIN THE FB PAGE and we’ll see you there!

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MALIBU CARS & COFFEE #6 goes BIG!!

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This past weekend, for some reason MCC#6 was 3 times the size of the past few shows. Almost too big! But the cars were amazing, including this classic Bugatti above and the sexy Vette below. (It’s next week’s ROTW!) But we all had a great time, so be sure to head out to see us on the next one!

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