RESTORED 1952 CHEVY SUBURBAN WOODIE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 688

RESTORED 1952 CHEVY SUBURBAN WOODIE – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 688 – Fireball and Kathie head to the Murphy Museum to return the ’62 Pickup, spot a fully restored 1952 Chevy Suburban Woodie. The next day, it’s off to Wheels and Windmills in Solvang!

From WIKI… The Chevrolet Suburban is a full-size, extended-length sport utility vehicle from Chevrolet.

It is the longest continuous use automobile nameplate in production, starting in 1935 for the 1935 U.S. model year, and has traditionally been one of General Motors’ most profitable vehicles.

The Suburban has been produced under the Chevrolet, Holden, Plymouth and GMC marques until the GMC version was rebranded as the GMC Yukon XL.

For most of its recent history, the Suburban has been a station wagon-bodied version of the Chevrolet pickup truck, including the Chevrolet C/K and Silverado series of truck-based vehicles.

Cadillac offers a version called the Escalade ESV.

The Suburban is sold in the United States (including the insular territories), Canada, Mexico, Chile, the Philippines, and the Middle East (except Israel) as a left-hand drive vehicle, while the Yukon XL is sold only in North America (United States and Canada) and The Middle East territories (except Israel).

This model 1952 generation was based on the Chevrolet Advance Design series of pickups.

Beginning in 1953, the Hydra-Matic 4-speed automatic transmission was available in GMC models and in the 1954 model year Chevrolet Suburbans.

Models with rear panel doors were designated “3106,” while those with tailgates were designated “3116.”

In 1952, the Suburban came with either a tail gate or panel doors. The front bench seat was split, with two seats on the driver’s side and a single seat on the passenger side, which slid forward for access to the rear two rows of seats.

The second row was a “2/3” seat, requiring occupants to move past the front passenger seat, as well as the second row seats to access the third row.

This was the last series to feature “Canopy express” models.

The design of the 1949 Suburban would inspire the design of the Chevrolet HHR over half a century later.

2017 GMC ACADIA DENALI is FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 558!

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 558 – After suiting up Kathie as a Kangraoo Mascot, Fireball snags the 2017 GMC ACADIA DENALI and ships the Roo out. Then, a neighb hike and a drive to Camarillo to see THE BLACK BEAUTY from The Green Hornet!

About the Acadia from WIKI… The GMC Acadia is a mid-size crossover SUV (full-size until 2016) from GMC. The GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, and Buick Enclave share the new GM Lambda platform. The Acadia went on sale in 2006 as a 2007 model in the United States and in Canada. The Acadia replaces three of the 7- or 8-seater vehicles on the Pontiac-Buick-GMC dealership network, the mid-size GMC Safari van, the GMC Envoy, and the Pontiac Montana SV6 minivan for the domestic market. As of 2009, the Lambda vehicles have replaced the Buick Rainier, Buick Rendezvous, and the Buick Terraza, and then subsequently the GMC Envoy and the #Chevrolet TrailBlazer. A Denali version of the Acadia debuted in 2010 as a 2011 model. In 2016, the second generation Acadia was repositioned as a mid-size crossover utility vehicle (as a 2017 model) in order to compete within the growing mid-size CUV market against the likes of the Ford Edge and Dodge Journey.

2017 HYUNDAI SONATA PLUG-IN is FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 546!

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Fireball heads into DTLA for a quick spin the the 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, snags Kathie for a Kangaroo run then gives us his REVEIW on the car. A creamy smooth Vanilla.

From Car&Driver.com… The Hyundai Sonata was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, with the re-engineered Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid following a year later. In their battle against the Ford Fusion hybrid and Energi, the Toyota Camry hybrid, and the Honda Accord hybrid, the 2017 models get new connectivity—and look, new colors!

Now back for their second year, the 2017 Sonata hybrid and plug-in hybrid earn a little more visual separation from the rest of the Sonata lineup with an entirely fresh and distinct color palette, while hybrid models, even at the base SE level, get upgraded infotainment and connectivity.

Beginning in early 2017, the Sonata plug-in will be offered in Hyper White, Nocturne Black, Metropolis Gray, and Skyline Blue, while the hybrid comes in Hyper White, Nocturne Black, Metropolis Gray, Ion Silver, Cosmopolitan Red, Astral Blue, or Skyline Blue (the same number of colors as last year, just different hues). They’re complemented by gray (or beige for the hybrid) cloth or leather as well as Blue Pearl leather upholstery with contrast stitching and accents.

For 2017, all versions of the Sonata hybrid include a larger, 7.0-inch high-resolution touchscreen with HD radio, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and the latest Blue Link Connected Care system. The plug-in hybrid continues to come only with the larger infotainment screen and those other upgrades. An 8.0-inch system with navigation, satellite radio, and voice recognition is available on the hybrid and included on all plug-in hybrids, with Infinity premium audio optional.

 

I drive the 2017 MAZDA CX-9 SUV therefore FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 543!

In today’s episode… Because they need Kangaroo parts, Fireball & Kathie head into DTLA in the all new MAZDA CX-9 SUV.

From Mazda… At Mazda, we believe every detail makes driving better. That’s why we used the most premium materials to craft the Signature Trim of the all-new CX-9. From Nappa leather, to sculpted aluminum, to the same genuine Rosewood used in some of the world’s finest musical instruments, this vehicle produces a multi-sensory driving experience of sophistication and indulgence.

Mazda CX-9 KODO: “Soul of Motion” design philosophy gives the CX-9 a look of composure and prestige—even at a standstill. A muscular stance, elongated hood and tapered roofline express an athletic elegance. The overall effect is one of purity, simplicity and beauty—an extraordinary achievement in a three-row SUV.

The new paint makes the CX-9 look as if it’s machined from a solid piece of steel (5). It starts with a black primer (4) coat that’s covered with a precisely sprayed layer of aluminum silver paint. The process is highly controlled to ensure the coat’s (3) aluminum paint flakes (2) fall into a pattern parallel with the CX-9’s body panels. This gives the black and silver hues more luminosity and a liquid reflective quality. Finally, layers of gray-tinted and colorless clear coating (1) are applied to top off our most premium color yet.