Today in TUSTIN… Legacy Cars & Coffee reveals SICK-ASS HOT RODS!!!

HOT RODS at Legacy Cars & Coffee… Took a lot of shots and they are all coming, but these are the Opened-Wheeled BadBoy Transports…. baby.

HOT RODS ON THE VLOG! A FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG PLAYLIST

While you wait for ALL NEW VLOGS, be sure to check out our super-cool PLAYLISTS! Today, it’s HOT RODS. All the best Hot Rod Vlogs over the last 2 years! Peek, Poke and WATCH!

What exactly is a Hot Rod? Check out WIKI… Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term “hot rod” is unclear. For example, some claim that the term “hot” refers to the vehicle being stolen.

Other origins include replacing the engine’s camshaft or “rod” with a higher performance version.

The term has broadened to apply to other items that are modified for a particular purpose, such as “hot-rodded amplifier”.

Some automotive historians say that the term originated with stolen vehicles being refitted with another engine and repainted. In the early days of automobile manufacturing there was no identical matching transmission, body frame, and engine numbers.

It was possible to change engines and repaint the car or truck and in effect turn it into a different vehicle and thus it became near impossible to prove that the vehicle was stolen. The term “hot” was equivalent to being stolen. The term “rod” was equivalent to any motorized vehicle.

Even today, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in its vehicle emissions regulations, refers to a “hotrod” as any motorized vehicle that has a replacement engine differing from the factory original.

Another possible origin includes replacement of the camshaft with a new (“hotter”) version, sometimes known as a hot stick or hot rod.[citation needed] Roadsters were the cars of choice because they were light, easy to modify, and inexpensive.

The term became commonplace in the 1930s or 1940s as the name of a car that had been “hopped up” by modifying the engine for higher performance. A term common in the early days was “gow job”. This has fallen into disuse except with historians.

The gow job morphed into the hot rod in the early to middle 1950s.

HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 619

HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 619 – Fireball heads to The Automobile Driving Museum for HOT ROD DAY at HOT WHEELS GARAGE. Then, back to the Bu to look at multi-million dollar HOMES.

From WIKI… Hot rods are typically old, classic American cars with large engines modified for linear speed. The origin of the term “hot rod” is unclear. For example, some claim that the term “hot” refers to the vehicle being stolen. Other origins include replacing the engine’s camshaft or “rod” with a higher performance version.

The term has broadened to apply to other items that are modified for a particular purpose, such as “hot-rodded amplifier”

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.

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 #HotWheelsCars 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.

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Cool cars on RODEO…

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What a ridiculously cool day! All days should be like this, not just Father’s Day. The main highlight was the 2009 Rodeo Drive Concours d’ Elegance. Seriously expensive machines… in the sun.

My son Sean, Kathie and I strolled among multi-millions of dollars worth of machines including Delahaye, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Packard, an Electric Cobra, Smarts, Green Vehicles,  Tesal and even a Bentley Chopper. Yea, all cheapies, of course. Let me just take them all, thank you. Even Sean sat in the Lincoln from the TV show “Entourage.”

But on Rodeo, it’s no holds barred. The streets were packed with onlookers… even in the trees. The major highlight of the show was this DDR (Dumb Diamond Ring) on display. At the sheer cheap stupid price of $744,000.00 I mean, come on… Let’s get real. Put something in the window that’s REALLY expensive you bunch a’ lame o’ cheap basterds.What moron got cold feet and stuck the small stone in the window??? Sheesh!

Imagine. Strolling down Rodeo and you “pop” into a wee lil’ store to pick up something for your honey squeeze. A tiny lil’ rock for just under a mil. I’m sorry, but that’s just plain stupid in a really stupid sort of way. What could YOU do with $744,300.00??? Let us begin with making a list of 744,000 things, yo!

But the cars were smokin’ hot.  SO, here we go folks….

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Why I love CARS…

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A couple of weekends ago, I got a call from my buddy Chuck sayin,’ “Hey Fireball! Get yer butt over to FLAMES and see some the coolest rods in LA!” So, off I went. And since I hit over a hundred shows a year, I expected to see way cool stuff. And it didn’t disappoint.

But that got me thinking again. Why do I love cars so much? Why do ALL of us love cars?

Honestly? … Most cars are designed by men. Most men appreciate the beauty of the female form. In ALL it’s forms. And car designs… are inspired by women mostly. Shapes and curves, concave and convex surfaces. Textures. There are many other influences, but the designer of the ’68 Split Window Vette (Harry Bradley) said this point blank… “I designed the Vette after seeing a woman dance and bend backwards on the ground as one of her moves. The most beautiful thing I had ever seen. THAT inspired me.”

This is not sleazy. Nor strange in any way. God has created a situation that allows beauty to inspire us all. From form in nature to  the thing that attracts all men most. The human body. Look closely and you’ll see for your self.

Check out some of the rides above with new eyes. Let it guide your soul on a journey of inspiration. And let that journey help you to appreciate design.

An congratulations to Chuck for winning BEST OF SHOW with his “Rodriguez!”

Time for Chocolate…

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