MATT FARAH’S CASSIS RED 1987 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 702 – Fireball attends the Top Secret Malibu Car Show and among many cool cars, spots Matt Farah and his Pink 1987 Porsche 911 Carrera, actually called Cassis Red. Plus some great inspiration.

The Porsche 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS) (option M637), 340 of which were produced from August 1987 to September 1989, is a reduced weight version of the standard Carrera that, with engine and suspension modifications, was purpose built for club racing.

The CS had a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, deletion of: all power options, sunroof (except one unit), air conditioning (except two unit), radio, rear seat, undercoating, sound insulation, rear wiper, door pocket lids, fog lamps, front hood locking mechanism, engine and luggage compartment lights, lockable wheel nuts and even the rear lid “Carrera” logo, all in order to save an estimated 70 kg (150 lb) in weight.

With the exception of CSs delivered to the UK, all are identifiable by the “CS Club Sport” decal on the left front fender and came in a variety of colors, some special ordered.

Some U.S. CS’s did not have the decal installed by the dealer; however, all CS’s have a “SP” stamp on the crankcase and cylinder head.

The UK CS’s were all “Grand Prix White” with a red “Carrera CS” decal on each side of the car and red wheels.

Although the CS was well received by the club racers, because it cost more than the stock 911, but had fewer comfort features.

According to Porsche Club of America and Porsche Club Great Britain CS Registers, 21 are documented as delivered to the U.S. in 1988 with 7 in 1989, one to Canada in 1988 and 53 to the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989.

Matt Farah (The Smoking Tire) is a seasoned automotive journalist who is best known for his “every man’s” approach to car reviews and commentary.

Having driven thousands of different stock and modified vehicles, Matt is uniquely positioned to rate and review the performance of pretty much anything with wheels.

After studying photography at the University of Pennsylvania, his draw to the automotive industry and car culture was too strong to resist and soon led him to work at Gotham Dream Cars delivering exotic vehicles to their new owners.

That experience inspired him to start a motoring club in New York for luxury vehicle owners who paid $1,000 a year to attend driving events where they could safely experience their high-end machines at their limits.


Fireball heads to a Top Secret Car Show in #Malibu, hangs out with #BETTERCALLSAUL #JonathanBanks and The Smoking Tire Matt Farah. Then, hits the #ColonyBeach.

About Matt… Matthew “Matt” Farah is an American journalist, actor and presenter. He has been a host on video-sharing website YouTube series The Smoking Tire and for /DRIVE, as well as NBCSN. For one video only, Farah hosted Matt Farah on Cars, a temporary and cancelled replacement for Chris Harris on Cars. Farah was born in New York City on December 1, 1981 as Matthew Farah. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography. He has lived in locations, such as: New Jersey, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California.Farah hosts an automotive video review website where he regularly has a podcast (, as well as his YouTube channel The Smoking Tire[1][2], and various shows on YouTube channel /DRIVE, including /TUNED.[3] His most popular content from The Smoking Tire Youtube channel are his “One Takes”, which is a video series in which Matt records brief and often unprepared review of a wide variety of cars sourced from fans, friends, mechanic shops, or vehicle manufactures.


Fireball has driven thousands of cars, but the 21st Century has brought the ELECTRIC REVOLUTION! Check out some of the Electric Cars in this set and be sure to SHARE!


Today’s 5MD… MATT FARAH & I take a spin in a funny looking ELECTRIC CAR from @Mitsubishi #electriccar #Tesla


#MATTFARAH and I take out the #MITSUBISHI iMIEV Electric Car for today’s Episode… #iMiev #ElectricCar


SEMA Episode 7 with Matt Farah…

Episode 7 features good buddy Matt Farah from TV’s The Car Show and The Smoking Tire discussing expensive coffee…, plus Lou Camilli from Pulstar Plugs reveals a non spark spark plug. And they’re awesome…

MPG Event with Jay Leno, Dan Gurney and Brock Yates…

Great event last night at the Petersen Museum for the Motor Press Guild, celebrating excellence in Automotive Journalism. The Dean Batchelor Award. This happens once a year where everyone picks the best in the business. And the winner for this year…?

Brock Yates.

A tremendous individual and spokesman for all things cool automotive. A huge historian and advocate for automotive enthusiasm. Hung out with the likes of super racer, Dan Gurney, Jay Leno, Hal Needham, Matt Farah from The Car Show, Paul Schmucker and Greg Lawson of Everyday Driver and many others.

Big thanks to Richard James of GM… Now for some Caddyness….

SEMA Day 3 gets a bit nutty…

Craziness has officially ensued! Great interviews at the Lifetime Oil Filter Booth with Jim Campbell from GM Motorsports, Matt Farah from The Car Show, Monster Truck Driver KJ Olsen Weston (Did I mention he’s only 8 years old?), Karan Singh from along with Subaru and Marquee World! Just plain cool and the cars were cooler.

All the interviews will air here starting in about 2 weeks. An absolute blast… but now it’s off the the Official Fireball Bash at the Cosmo. Sweet!

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