2017 FIAT 500 ABARTH TURBO GO KART! – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 650. Fireball and Kathie scoot around town in the all-new 2017 Fiat 500 Abarth Turbo Go Kart! Who knew you could have so much fun with your top off?

WIKI… The Fiat 500 Abarth is a two-door, four-passenger, transverse front-engine, front wheel drive A-segment city car manufactured and marketed by the Fiat subdivision of FCA since 2007 in hatchback coupé and fixed-profile cabriolet body styles, over a single generation —

…and available in European markets beginning with model year 2016 with its first facelift. The Fiat 500 Abarth is internally designated as the Type 312 by FCA. Fiat 500 Abarth

Derived from the 2004 Fiat Trepiùno 3+1 concept (designed by Roberto Giolito), the 500’s styling recalls Fiat’s original 1957 Fiat 500, nicknamed the Bambino —

…a model that was designed and engineered by Dante Giacosa with more than 4 million sold over its 18-year (1957-1975) production span. Fiat 500 Abarth

Translated from concept to production design under the design direction of Frank Stephenson, the Fiat 500 Abarth features Dante Giacosa’s 1964 breakthrough front-wheel drive breakthrough layout —

…which ultimately became an industry standard, the layout “adopted by virtually every other manufacturer in the world” for front-wheel drive. Fiat 500 Abarth

The Fiat 500 Abarth uses Fiat’s Multiair hydraulically actuated variable valve timing (VVT) engine technology, winner of the 2010 International Engine of the Year as well as Popular Science’s Best of What’s New.

Announced on May 5, 2006, photographs of the Fiat 500 Abarth were presented on March 20, 2007, officially debuting on July 4, 2007, with 250,000 people in attendance and with new models prominently displayed in 30 Italian cities.

Manufactured in Tychy, Poland and Toluca, Mexico, the Fiat 500 Abarth is marketed in more than 100 countries worldwide, including North America, where the Fiat 500 Abarth marked Fiat’s market return after 27 years.

With the millionth Fiat 500 Abarth produced in 2012; and production reaching 2 million in 2017, after 10 years, the 500 has won more than 40 major awards, including the CAR Magazine Car of the Year (2007) and the World’s Most Beautiful Automobile In 2009, an art installation designed by architect Fabio Novembre featured 20 full-size fiberglass replicas of the Fiat 500C, shaped as planters, along Milan’s famous Via Monte Napoleone. Fiat 500 Abarth


After a day of cool cars, Fireball spots the world’s largest banana… And it’s a Car!

From WIKI… The BANANA is an edible fruit – botanically a berry[1][2] – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa.[3] In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas.

The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe.

The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic (seedless) bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution.

The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used.

Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. They are grown in 135 countries,[6] primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and banana beer and as ornamental plants.

Worldwide, there is no sharp distinction between “bananas” and “plantains”. Especially in the Americas and Europe, “banana” usually refers to soft, sweet, dessert bananas, particularly those of the Cavendish group, which are the main exports from banana-growing countries.

By contrast, Musa cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called “plantains”. In other regions, such as Southeast Asia, many more kinds of banana are grown and eaten, so the simple two-fold distinction is not useful and is not made in local languages.

The term “banana” is also used as the common name for the plants which produce the fruit.[3] This can extend to other members of the genus Musa like the scarlet banana (Musa coccinea), pink banana (Musa velutina) and the Fe’i bananas.

It can also refer to members of the genus Ensete, like the snow banana (Ensete glaucum) and the economically important false banana (Ensete ventricosum). Both genera are classified under the banana family, Musaceae.

Spectacular 1961 MASERATI 3500GT Spotting! – FMV323

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 323! Time for a Mother’s Day Malibu Cars & Coffee! Oh, and Mother’s Day… SHARE Today’s Vlog!


Coming to WHEELS AND WAVES this Sunday! CLARK GABLE’S PACKARD from The Automobile Driving Museum!



464hp Caddy to San Francisco – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 200

Today’s Episode : Fireball and Kathie celebrate Vlog 200 by heading to San Francisco in a 464hp 2016 Cadillac ATS-V for Christmas.


PADDLEBOARDING is far more fun than it looks…

Yesterday, Kathie and I headed to MALIBU SURF SHACK with our kids Sean and Isla (Sean’s squeeze) to grab some Paddleboards for a few hours of relaxed, glass gliding outdoor fun. And it was just that. The doods and doodettes at the shack are a blast at what they do and make your experience loads of fun. Plus, there’s all kinds of other cool stuff there. So, we grabbed 4 boards down to the water, glided into the calm sea and whispered out along the pier to start.

Kayaking is fun, but it’s not Paddleboarding. Balancing is easy because the boards are huge and your perspective of things, being standing, is so much better. You can see 20-30 feet down as you woosh past the seaweed, fishies and the Malibu Colony. It’s relaxing, easy… and if you do fall off, you can climb back on in a jiff.

In the same way that if you go from skiing to snowboarding and have a good time, you don’t ever go back to skiing…. Kayaking is to Paddleboarding. It’s just so much more fun that you can’t wait to do it again.

Plus, it’s a tremendous gift to those that have never been. A very unexpected wonder that by definition, brings people together and puts them right in with nature. We even got right up against a huge Seal that what trying to have his way with some bird buddies with no luck. But Paddleboarding is an awesome first date activity, too.

And the best place to start is the MALIBU SURF SHACK right next to the pier here in the Bu. Tell ’em you heard it from me and Sean (the Owner-dood) may give you some extra time on the board. Believe me, it’s worth it.

Fireball Pop’s 84th goes off with Jello…

Now, I don’t remember the last time I had Jello. And since Fireball Alexa was comin’ to the party, we figured it was about time. So, with a Big thumbs up from my Pop… Jello made the rounds for his birthday.

Family is everything. But family doesn’t mean that just because you’re blood related that you have to make peace. Family is about love. And love extends beyond blood, race, religion or anything else. Love is love. And we are all family. But to get love… you have to give it. That’s the only stipulation.

So give love today. And have jello.

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