Today’s Concept… CHRYSLER 300 SEMA EDITION

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This render was originally done with CHRYSLER as a potential SEMA Project a year after the launch of the 300. Since then, it’s been used for a variety of marketing purposes including The Hollywood Garage. Includes Fireball’s original flamin’ logo head!

About the CHRYSLER 300…

The Chrysler 300 is a rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, full-sized luxury car manufactured and marketed by Chrysler as a four door sedan and station wagon its first generation (model years 2005-2010) and solely as a four-door sedan in its second and current generation (model years 2011-present).

The 300 debuted as a concept at the 2003 New York Auto Show with styling by Ralph Gilles and production starting in April 2004 for the 2005 model year.

The second generation 300 was marketed as the Chrysler 300C in the United Kingdom and Ireland and as the Lancia Thema in the remainder of Europe.

The Chrysler 300 was designed as a modern interpretation of the Chrysler C-300 (and the letter series Chryslers that followed), featuring a large grille, long hood and low roofline that was prominent on those vehicles.

The styling retained many elements of the 1998 Chrysler Chronos concept car, such as chrome interior accents and tortoiseshell finishings on the steering wheel and shifter knob.

The Chrysler 300 is based on the rear-wheel drive Chrysler LX platform with components derived from the W211 Mercedes-Benz E-Class of 2003 to 2009.

Shared components include the rear suspension design, front seat frames, wiring harnesses, steering column, the 5-speed automatic transmission’s design, and a derivative of the 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

Concept Cars & a Meatball – FMV236

Fireball heads to Art Center College of Design in the Chrysler 300, then gets back to Malibu to see Kathie working on a Mean Muffin and Meatball. Plus, Car Designs of the Day! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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Hubb Oil Filter You Never Change – FMV234

Along with the new 2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring, Fireball features The Hubb Oil Filter. A filter you never change. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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2016 Kia Chrysler Beatdown – FMV233

Fireball and Kathie drive the Chrysler 300C Platinum Edition, compare it to the KIA Optima, then get Wine & Pizza. Also, Cool Car Designs of the Day. SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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2016 CHRYSLER 300 arrives @ The Fireball Malibu Pad for FURIOUS7 Pre-Screening…

So, tonight (thanks to Dodge, Motor Trend & TEN Garage), I’m headed to a Pre-Screening of FURIOUS7. I have no doubt that the film will rock my socks, but they are already with having taken delivery of this 2016 CHRYSLER 300 S. An amazingly beautiful design upgrade that will make my trip to the Motor Trend offices smooooth.

Stay tuned for a quick review of the film tomorrow, or watch for updates on Twitter tonight, LIVE from the event! I’ll also be driving this beast all week, so be on the lookout in SoCal!

CHRYSLER Design Event reveals the new and improved badass 300…

Spent a few hours with the Chrysler Team the other day in Culver City to see what they’re up to with refreshed 300. If you’re familiar with the 2014 model which I had on the show some time back with Actress Denise Crosby, you’ll see that this new 2015 model is sporting some great design improvements. Primarily front, rear and interior, I especially liked this de-chromed Redline Red version. The dark wheels look great as well. But the black trim tied everything together nicely.

I’ve always been a Chrysler fan, especially the Imperials and 70’s Station Wagons that I grew up with. I was probably the only kid in school that didn’t mind getting picked up in one. Probably because I dreamt of doing something like the below rendering. Uh, hem.

The above shot is with President of Chrysler Al Gardner. His passion for the car was extremely apparent as well as Chief Designer Brandon Faurote’s who took us through different treatment upgrades. Both gents love this car and had no problem conveying it. But the biggest thing about Chrysler as a brand is that no matter how many of these things that I get invited to, these boys are always fun to be around. They know they’re history and even appointed Brandon as Chief Designer when he was only 38. And as you look at some of the details on the car, you’ll see why. He knows what he’s doing. (Check out the subtle red hood sculpture)

Big thanks to Chrysler for having me out for the day. Although I didn’t do the drive… this REDLINE may be arriving at The Pad soon. 😉 And then… Redline it is.

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My Daily Sketch… A CHRYSLER 300 #sketch #drawing #chrysler #cool


Sometimes, just pokin’ out a piece clears the mind of gobbly gook. But not just drawing. You can write, plant, garden, paint, clean, whatever. As long as you clear your mind…

Today’s ASSIGNMENT. Feel overwhelmed? STOP what you’re doing and START doing something creative. Soon, you’ll see that harmony has been restored. It’s AUTOMOTIVE INSPIRATION, baby… And it works.