CRASHING STUNTS at The Vintage Car Show – FMV316

FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 316! Fireball heads to malibu’s Vintage Car Show and interviews Hollywood Stunt Performers. Then, off to The Automobile Driving Museum for a Car Swap! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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VLOG 33 – Stuntman’s Dream Machine

I crooze through Malibu with Stuntman Stuart Wilson (Bruce Willis Stunt Double) in a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible. So awesome.

WATCH THIS FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG ON THE 1967 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL ON YOUTUBE HERE.

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CONFIRMED! Stuntman/Actor SIMON RHEE on next week’s 5MINUTE DRIVE… @thesimonrhee @autofilmfest #stuntman @shadbalch

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Now we’re bookin!’ Next week, 5MINUTE DRIVE (Ep33) will feature my good friend, past instructor and major Hollywood Stunt Icon SIMON RHEE. Simon’s credits are quite extraordinary and include THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, CAPTAIN AMERICA and the upcoming TERMINATOR: GENESIS. Seems like when Hollywood wants to get serious, they call Master Rhee. (I may be in trouble…)

And what will we be driving? Only GMC’s all new badass SIERRA DENALI. Big Truck for Big Stunts. 😉 We’ll be painting it orange and jumping canyons.

Upcoming! I’m taking the CADILLAC ELR to the AUTOMOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Monterey!

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A day for the BOOKS…

dvd-high-speedWoke up about 5am to the sounds of sirens coming up my street. Plopped themselves right next door at friend, Jeff Jensen’s house. You know Jeff? We interviewed him on THCS months ago. Remember his story about being a Stuntman/Director  for the last 30 years? “Fall down, pick up check.” Well, after 17 surgerys on his know, he broke his own record. Now it’s 18. Poor guy, he was in severe pain.

After helping the paramedics with getting him down 3 fleights of stairs, we loaded him into the ambulance. This guy is tough, but breaking a femur is serious, and he did a great job. They took good care of him. For support, send you wishes to THCS blog posts and we’ll forward them on to him.

In the afternoon, I had lunch with my Pop and his buddy, Harold Gould. Who’s Harold Gould? Old time actor with a credit list a mile long. Funny guy. Then, I was off to give a Seminar at Ventura College.

Big thanks to Barbara Harvey for setting up the Seminar with the students. They were awesome.

Startin’ off with a BANG…

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Movie Premieres are always a dicey thing. Especially when you head out for an hour’s drive through the worst traffic possible, only to be disappointed. But, in this case, I had a chance to see a new film that really was spectacular. Jeff Jensen’s “THE FIRST, LAST RACE” was an extremely well made documentary about one man’s challenge to overcome the false thoughts of age, physical pain and a grueling challenge to prove an inner strength, inspiring all those that watched.

Jeff was on our show a few months back, talking about the making of THE FIRST, LAST RACE and we had a great time with the interview. But the sheer challenge of what he went through wasn’t clear until I saw the film last night. Jeff rode a new Ducati over 1400 miles from California to Colorado to enter The Pike’s Peak Race. The second oldest race in the country. Did the race, coming in 9th, then rode the bike all the way home. All this, with a broken leg, at 50 years old and a host of Stuntman pain related issues.(Knee surgery 17 times!) Not to mention he wrote, directed and co-edited the dang thing…

His career is extensive along with his friend’s, Paul Lane. (Pictured here with his wife, Julie) Kathie and I had a fantastic time at the screening, once again proving that true film making is about people overcoming incredible challenges.

The film will enter festivals and hopefully get distribution. Nice job, Jeff. …You inspired us all.

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