ARMIE HAMMER’S 1956 FORD THUNDERBIRD – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 745 – Over 3 days of Vlogness results in the 2018 Genesis G90, the 2018 Hyundai Ionic, 1971 Mustang Mach 1 and Armie Hammer’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird! Whew!


HOW THE ELLEN 12 DAYS MASCOT 2017 VIXEN WAS BUILT! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 706 – Fireball reveals how the Ellen Degeneres 12 Days Mascot VIXEN was built in Kathie’s shop, then they head to WB to deliver and give us a tour!


Fireball Malibu Vlog 484 is ELECTION DAY! But if Fireball can’t Vote for Kathie, he’ll vote for Cool Cars… to which there are plenty on today’s Vlog! Please SHARE!


A day on set with THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW… #WB #Costume #Mascot #TheEllenShow


Yesterday, we headed out to WB to deliver Kathie finished Christmas Mascot to Ellen’s set. It was a hit, but while we waited for Ellen to arrive, we had lunch and walked around the lot a bit. I can’t show you the Costume yet until it airs tomorrow (so expect photos here on Thursday!), but it’s pretty hysterical.

Also took this sneak shot of the set of the Coen Brother’s new film HAIL, CAESAR. Wups. Don’t tell anyone, ’cause it wasn’t me and I’ll deny it!


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This week… @THE FIREBALL PAD #EllenDeGeneres #ChevyColorado #SydMead #Batmobile #KCLCostumes #fireballtim #malibu


Ok, so again… this week is gonna be epic. And although I threw my back out on Friday and spent most of the weekend in bed, I’m gonna bring it on home with the following amazing stuff ’cause that just how we roll here at the pad. Very grateful to Ellen DeGeneres, GM, Syd Mead & Nate Truman. Who? You’ll see…

• FIRST UP… Kathie and I are delivering Ellen DeGeneres’  TOP SECRET Christmas Mascot to the set at WB at 11am this morning for “THE 12 DAYS of GIVEAWAYS” on THE ELLEN SHOW. No one has seen what the Mascot is for this year is yet, except a select few and since Kathie’s been building them for the last 8 years, it’s awesome. What is it? Well, He/She will be revealed on the 3rd, baby. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. Then, later today… in comes the CHEVY COLORADO to the Pad for this week’s Malibu drive. So awesome.


• THEN… later this week, I head to Pasadena to shoot the next episode of 5MINUTE DRIVE with my new guest and Master Futurist SYD MEAD. Syd is known for designing BLADE RUNNER and many other movies and is also responsible for the car we’re gonna drive. The 1973 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron. Wait, can you FEEL IT? Classic Shwing!!

• NEW BOOK!!! Don’t forget to pick up a copy of my NEW BOOK… Fireball Tim’s BIG BOOK of Wacky States” for the kid in your life! It’s an awesome Xmas gift that will teach them everything cool about our country!

NEXT… Off to drive THE 1966 BATMOBILE with Nate Truman who’s head of STARCAR CENTRAL for the 2nd segment of next week’s episode of 5MD! To the Bat Valley!!

And as usual, the regular nonsense will ensue with COOL CARS, HOLLYWOOD HEROINES, COOP PUPS & WACKY BEHAVIOR here at the Pad…



KCL CHRISTMAS MASCOT revealed on ELLEN today!!

That’s right. My wife’s new Christmas Mascot will be revealed on ELLEN’s “12 Days of Christmas” today along with Ellen’s interview of Jessica Biel. What is the Mascot this year? Well, you’ll have to watch and find out… ’cause she’s coooool.

Every year, Kathie is asked to create a one-of-a-kind Holiday Costume for Ellen and each year she tops herself right here in our Malibu shop. And as a woman owned business in the Bu for the last 35 years, she’s created incredible costumes.

See some of the past ones here, but rest assured, today’s reveal will be pretty awesome. WATCH THE SHOW

CUSTOM TAXI spotted on the WB lot…

Kathie took these as we pulled up to the set of ELLEN the other day on the lot at Warner Bros. (Ellen’s got her finished Christmas Mascot!) I think the Taxi was for her show, but who knows. It was covered in buttons and was totally weird, but… you have to appreciate the time and patience that went into putting those things on.


BIG BOOTY from Christmas 2010…

Last week, our KCL Costume Division was booked again for THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW. This Christmas Mascot is due earlier than usual this year due to Ellen’s special guest on Thursday. We’ll be bringing it to set Thursday morning just in time, but Kathie is feverishly building as we speak. What’s it’s gonna be? It’s gonna be TOP SECRET, that’s what! And it’s gonna be cool.

Here’s what Kathie’s done in past years…

This week’s activities…

You may or may not know that my wife Kathie builds costumes. Serious costumes. Like the one above for The Ellen DeGeneres Show. And, she’s doin’ it again. So, I do her dirty wet work. 😉 Like going to the WB this morning at 6am to pick up some top secret thingies for this year’s “12 Days of Christmas.” What’s the costume?

The World will know Wednesday… Just watch Ellen’s show and you can’t miss it.

What else? Motor4Toys this weekend, Kid’s Book Contract Signing, Tahoe Prep for The San Diego Auto Show, SEMA Episode 4 with Dan Woods… and Johnny Lightnings? Wooo… Plus, an all new RIDE ALONG episode by the weekend!