WATCH! GM celebrates 85 years of DESIGN…

Pretty cool to see how GM has progressed over the last eight decades. Design trends have come a long way…
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Watch! RIDE ALONG Season 2 begins!! THE CHEVY VOLT…

Finally! Ride Along Season 2 is away with the 2012 Chevy Volt. Hope you guys enjoy it and let me know what you think in the comments below…

GM’s Global Green USA Event kicks it for the Oscars…

Insane event last night at the Avalon Hollywood, thanks to my friends at GM and the folks of Global Green USA. Both dedicated to a bright and positive future for us all, this Pre-Oscar Party was just that. Exciting and fun with fantastic performances by Sheila E, DJ Michael Smith, DJ Garth Trinidad, Evaline, The New Division and more. Celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, Ed Begley Jr. and Orlando Bloom were on hand to inspired climate change and a “We Can and We Are” attitude. Sponsored by Chevy’s new Volt. It was a blast and about as green as it gets. Even the food was vegan, although not the drinks. Cha. 😉

What is Global Green USA? Just a force in creating “the shift” along with the New GM. Check out the highlights from the event but more so, …check out their site and join in on making our globe as blue as possible… Wow, so much color!

Vehicle appears at the FIREBALL PAD…

Ok, …so there I was, minding my own business when CHAHOOOOGA!!!

Like, this is how it happened. I was taking out the trash (plastics, paper, mostly chocolate wrappings) and since the bag was far bigger than me (Can you visualize this?), it was hard to see. I mean, you could miss just about anything with that dang bag. Ok… wait, where was I?

Oh! Yes, I was walking to the trash cans and BAM! Right smack into a brand new CADILLAC CTS-V Wagon. I mean, like there is was in Christmas Crystal Red, just sitting there… um, with a NOTE on it! Yea! A note! TO ME!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT!!!???

I dropped my chocolate wrappings (yes, into the trash, silly…) and read it… AND it said

“Happy Holidays, Fireball! From your friendly neighborhood GM Doods. Have fun for 2 weeks! And share with your friends, because that’s what Christmas is about… you nutty nut, you…”

And I’m like… WHAT!!!??? I get to drive this 556hp V-Wagon for two weeks?!! WOO HOOO!!!!!

Man, those GM doods are crazy. BUT, since I’m so excited, if you see me up in the Bu drivin’ by, then stop me and I’ll give you something cool. It’s Christmas, and GIVING is the name of the game… 😉

Guess I need to do another “Ride Along,” eh?

GM Premieres 2013 Camaro Convertible…

Yesterday I attended a GM Press Event where they revealed the 2013 ZL1 Camaro Convertible. Met up with designer Tom Peters (another Art Center alumn), GM awesome dood of destruction Richard James, designer of the Spark Ken Parkinson and a host of others.

The ZL1 only has a WHOPPING 580hp… I mean, c’mon. If you’re really gonna launch that toupee, you’re gonna need 600. But… maybe by not driving with your 3 cousins, 580 will do. (It’s not like you’re gonna let them drive anyway…)

The ZL1 is the most powerful Chevy Convertible ever. And it will be on display at the LA Auto Show starting Friday. I’m heading out there today for Press Days, so more shots coming. And in a week or so, I get mine to drive. (The regular convertible, as there are only 3 ZL1’s currently built.)

Facts. The ZL1 will smoke the pants off the Aston DB9, Benz SL63 AMG, 911 Turbo and the Ford Shelby GT500. What smoking pants actually looks like I DO NOT want to visualize, but it’s gonna hurt. So there… 0-60 in 3.9 seconds… 184mph and $55K. Awesome…

GM Press Conference at SEMA exposes new GM Coolness…

Awesome media event went off last night at the Wynn Hotel, courtesy of our boys at GM. Lifetime Oil Filter CEO Christopher Hubbard and I watched awestruck as they revealed some serious firepower with the new Camaro, Sonic and a bitchin’ Chevelle designed by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (Like he knows cars… sheesh.) Also on hand was buddy Bob Bondurant. You know him…, he’s got a couple a cool rides.

It’s very clear that GM is determined not only to bounce back, but to lay down the hammer with the Coda Camaro in the race circuit. Also present was dirt biker Ricky Carmichael with his Sonic and a Hot Wheels Camaro that would simply knock your socks off, dangit.

Check out the picks and try not to drool on your laptop… um, iphone… um, android.

Watch! GM’s electric EN-V pits a bright future for us…


Ok, let’s take a step back for a second. Those of you you will actually read this know what we’re about here at The Hollywood Garage. Cool cars… and a bright future. There are many places on the web where you can go and watch car crashes and criticism of the world… but not here. This is the place for fun and forward thinking.

Which is why I’m proud to post something like this. A vehicle that not only shows GM’s potential in creating a conscious minded car, but a future we can all look forward to.

Enjoy…And leave a comment about something you liked.

Discussion with GM Prez Mark Ruess fortells a bright future…

Had a great time this morning listening to North American GM President Mark Ruess talk about the future of the automaker. And I have to tell you, I was impressed. Not only was it humble and revealing, but positive and enlightening.

After a rough time, GM is headed straight again for a bright future. And the future starts NOW.

With the SONIC, SPARK, CAMARO LT1 and the CADILLAC ELR coming shortly, the product is way awesome. Especially the MEGAMUSCLER Camaro. A very serious beast that smacks a wollup against others of it’s kind. Or, is there even anything out there that WILL compete? Ouch. This car is so fast that it caused the grass at Germany’s RING to grow twice as fast…

The VOLT is an awesome ride as well as I previously posted.

All in all, GM is secretly underground planning something big called CUE. (Cadillac User Experience) and Relay Rides targeting the MTV squirts, and you. Ideas, Tech, Mobile, Easy. Looks like GM’s gonna be cool in a hot way.

Big thanks to Richard James for setting this up…

WATCH! Ride Along Episode 6 THE CORVETTE ZO6!


Episode 6 is in the bag with the 2011 Corvette Zo6. In a word… awesome. Watch the EPISODE and leave your thoughts. But don’t ask me to send you one in the mail, cuz it won’t fit in your mailbox.

GM’s EN-V is a green communicator…


Yea, it’s cool. Inner City Globule that can communicate with other drivers and web stuff. Now, you can yell at someone and throw the finger online. And THAT’s progress…

Although, I do have to say that it would rather bitchin’ in red…

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