Kathie set to build for HONDA again…

Come Monday, Honda’s SPOKESCRUMB Mascots are heading back to the Malibu Pad for an upgrade. Kathie will be building a new Gummy Bear and enhancing the rest of the characters with all kinds of cool add-ons. Be sure to watch THE VLOG to get a behind the scenes look!

Inside the TOP SECRET Honda Museum – FMV305

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 305! Fireball heads to Honda’s Top Secret AMERICAN HONDA MUSEUM in Torrance for cool Japanese classics. SHARE Today’s Vlog!


FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 64! I Smell Beach Popcorn…

This episode… Kathie washes a Popcorn (Yea, that sounds weird), more of Malibu and Fireball gets KOOL packages. (FEATURES Malibu Fitness Instructor Diana Nicholson.)


Today’s DRIVING THE FUTURE… with Honda Concepts #hondacivic #hondasuper90


Hondas are generally known as practical and smart cars. But, sometimes they get nasty. Case in point, this 280hp Type-R Civic Concept from Geneva and the Super 90 Bike Retro-Concept. Looks like Honda is still in the cool game… Thoughts? leave a post and tell Honda what they should do next.

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Today’s VIDS… Need for Speed, Honda UNI-CUB, RYNO & VOLVO Behind the Scenes @volvo @ryno #honda


Weekend CONCEPT CAR crazy… @hyundai @honda @chrysler @lego


Some really insane stuff this past week from HYUNDAI, CHRYSLER, AUDI, DUCATI, CORVETTE, HONDA, PEUGEOT, LEGO and even Putin’s new Presidential Limo. Which one would YOU drive home?

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Kathie completes PEANUT & POPCORN for Honda… #cosplay #costumes #mascot #funny #commercial


Kathie (AKA The Bride of Fireball) just finished these two for a Honda spot recently. They came out pretty cool and the shoot was rock solid.

Look for the commercial coming soon from Honda.


Fireball drives the 2013 HONDA ACCORD EX-L COUPE…

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Interesting thing about cars and how diverse they are. In subtle and in major ways, like people. You can take several coupes and see minor differences, but those can make all the difference.

The thing about HONDA is that what they make is secure. They aren’t racy out of the box or exaggerated, nor are they disjointed or half-built. The way to really tell cars apart is by driving them so close together as I get a chance to. And when you throw them into the mix like that, you begin to see the subtle differences.

The 2013 HONDA EX-L COUPE is a solid car. But more than solid, it’s secure. A tool that brings Peace of Mind. Now, not everyone is actively seeking peace of mind, although you’d think that’d be the number one goal for everyone. But, to want peace of mind, you actually have to believe you can attain it. If your thoughts are all over the place and you don’t wrangle them in, then POM can be hard to attain. But a Honda helps.

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This lil’ Modern Steel Metallic version came to me for a week and throughout that week, I got a lot done. And how did the Honda help? By giving me peace of mind that I didn’t need to worry about how it functioned. Its 278hp 24 valve VTEC motor was smooth and easy, it’s leather seats were comfortable (although actual leather is now being poo-pooh’d), its overwhelming list of extras and features made it deliver on virtually every scale. And at just over $32K, it’s affordable. Fuel economy could be (and will be) a bit better as always, but the 18/28MPG rating allowed for this to be classed as performance. So it moves.

I’m an extreme guy. This wouldn’t be my car, honestly. But it would be a car for my son to which would bring me tremendous peace of mind even more than me driving it. And,… I wouldn’t probably have to buy him another car… EVER. If that’s the only peace I ever got… it’d be worth it.

Check out Honda’s site to see how you can put one together for fun. Nothing fancy, just straight forward peace of mind.

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What goin’ on @ THE FIREBALL PAD this week…

• Currently driving the 2013 Honda Accord and doing a photo shoot tonight in Malibu, but early today, the 556hp 2013 CADILLAC CTS-V Coupe is showing up. Taking that to Leno’s Garage in Burbank on Saturday because I know Jay loves horsepower… Might even bring the doughnuts.

• 50 Illustrations are nearly complete for BOOK2 of my Wacky Rides Series! What’s the new book gonna be? It’s being revealed soon RIGHT HERE next week for Jay’s Book Club! Doing illustration #41 today…

• Tomorrow! Shooting a new 5MINUTE DRIVE with master illustrator HAROLD CLEWORTH… Here’s the last episode with Scott Robertson if you missed it. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel Page for upcoming episodes!

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A Peaceful Week in a 2012 HONDA INSIGHT…

Spending a week with the 2012 Honda Insight was just that… insightful. But people didn’t turn their heads and say, “wow…” They didn’t stop me on the street and ask me what it was. And they didn’t react when I drove it into a show. What people did do was leave me alone… and that was interesting.

Most cars I get, and I get one every week or so, are head turners. Cars that people notice… and are enamored with the designs. But the Insight actually captures the opposite. It captures a principle called PEACE. Peace and quiet… Peace of Mind… Peace in Prosperity. It captures something that no other car I’ve ever driven does.

I drive because I love it. Ever since I was a kid playing at the base of our old olive tree in the front yard in PV, I loved the shape, sound and playability of cars. But cars, like people, all have their personalities. Maybe it’s because different people design them? Maybe because they’re infused with an ideal?

The ideal for the Insight is to promote peace. It does that in it’s 98hp motor that captures 44mpg. You don’t visit the gas pump all too often. It does that by, although the design is similar to the Prius, by its sleeker, lower and more humble design. While the Prius’ were racing past me at lightning speed, all jockeying for position, the drive in the Insight was never hurried. It was calming.

Now, guys that drive muscle cars and tuners aren’t gonna like this car. But, they would like their daughters to have one ‘cause it doesn’t cost all that much at $24K and saves $6100 in fuel costs over five years. That gives the ol’ Tuner Muscle Pops peace of mind.

There are very few things we want in this world. All of them lead back to PEACE. The Honda Insight does that. It brings a smooth, relaxed driving experience for those that don’t wish to be hurried, stressed and full of anxiety. This car is not for everyone, but it IS for someone smart. Someone who knows that by driving this car, they can relax and concentrate on bigger things. BIG ideas.

It’s full if features also including Paddle Shifters, awesome safety bags everywhere, Honda NAV so your daughter won’t get lost as she heads back to College and about a thousand other doodads that make the car a champ on the road. It’s comfortable for the long haul and equally relaxed floatin’ around town.

But seriously… don’t expect to visit your buds at the gas station. They’ll wonder what the hell happened to you… And that will be a good thing.

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