What’s happening @ THE FIREBALL PAD this week…


Ok, so what’s up at the pad this week? Pop a Squat and I’ll tell ya…

• Wednesday I’m getting abducted by aliens and transported to a planet of car people. THE ENTIRE PLANET LOVES CARS. WUPEE! Wait… that’s not right. Wednesday is April Fool’s Day. DANG!

• I’ve been driving the 2015 Chrysler 200 all week with a review coming, but Wednesday brings in the all new 2016 CHRYSLER 300! (I hope it’s not an April Fool’s Joke.) Why? Well, because I’m headed on Thursday to a PreScreening of FURIOUS7 and since this is being put on by Dodge and at the Motor Trend offices in El Segundo, it had to be Mopar.

• Friday is my Birthday, so there’s that. I’m gonna do SQUAT!

• Saturday, I’m headed AGAIN to see FURIOUS7 for MY BIRTHDAY! (Did I mention it was my 50th Birthday?) And if you’re so inclined and happen to be in Culver City, we’ll be hitting (most likely) a 3pm show at the Pacific Culver Stadium 12. Check back on the blog to confirm the showtime at the end of the week. Hope to see you there!

• Kathie (my Bride) is currently working on a Mascot Costume for the Shenandoa University in Virginia. I designed this puppy (he’s not a puppy, but a Hornet. Whatever) and it’s coming along nicely. Watch her site here for details.

• Sunday brings Easter and I’d like to wish all of you guys the VERY BEST EASTER EVER!!! I love all of you truly and send you prosperity and love for this year. PLUS… lots and lots of Cadbury Chocolate Eggs.

COMING UP ON 5MINUTE DRIVE!!! The Bride and I rock a Mazda to go Whale Watching… EPISODE 44 and some all new CAR STORIES coming soon!

What’s coming to THE FIREBALL PAD? #Hyundai #Fiat #Chrysler #Mazda

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Although right now I have the 2015 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA, over the next month brings a host of other cool rides to check out. From Hyundai, it’s the 2015 Genesis, from Fiat… the Abarth, from Chrysler… the 200 and the Mazda 5 Van to wrap things up. Unless… I have the order completely wrong… which I do. So, what’s gonna be next? Who knows…

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What’s coming to THE FIREBALL PAD (Expanded)… #5MinuteDrive #FireballTim #BigBook @GMC @Cadillac @Hyundai @Kia


A tremendous slew of vehicular contraptions are heading to The Fireball Pad here in Malibu for some fun with my show 5MINUTE DRIVE and more. Just completed filming the other day with my latest guest DAN WOODS from “Chop, Cut, Rebuild” on MAVTV along with the 2014 Hyundai Equus Signature. That episode will be awesome and air this Monday. But what’s coming is cool too…

The 2015 KIA K900, GMC Sierra Denali, Cadillac ELR and FIAT 500e. I’ll be taking the Caddy to Monterey for the film festival and then back to the Bu to try out the Fiat Electric 500 version.

5MINUTE DRIVE on LA56… The deal is in place now with LA56 and we’ll be heading to sponsors with some cool packages to be involved. If all goes well, you’ll see my show on their Network soon.

Fireball Tim’s BIG BOOK OF WACKY STATES is coming… It’s being crowdfunded by InkShares which will go on for about two months and then into production. Gonna be so cool for kids!

MUSCLE•KID Kid’s T-Shirts are available now along with the GET COOLNESS Shirts for Adults… Get one so you can rock your socks! Remember, proceeds to Get Coolness go to The National Mill Dog Rescue!

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What’s coming to THE FIREBALL PAD? #DodgeRTShaker #BuickLacrosse #Malibu Engine 70 #CadillacEscalade #drive

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This is only the beginning folks as Hyundai is on the Fireball warpath with cool cars… but for now, tomorrow brings the 2014 DODGE CHALLENGER RT SHAKER for a 5Minute Drive with my guest Gy Waldron (Creator of Dukes of Hazzard!), then the 2014 BUICK LACROSSE, a ride in MALIBU ENGINE 70’s FIRE TRUCK for another episode followed by the 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE! Whew! Gonna be awesome…

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What’s happening @ THE FIREBALL PAD? @PopTechRadio #Easter #Ostrich @azsuperbowl @CindyMeitle @shadbalch


Holy Cow, the dung be flyin’ here. So much energy in flow that I’m gonna pop a nerve for sure!

So… let’s break it down.

• My interview on POPULAR TECHNOLOGY RADIO airs tomorrow at 9:25amPST, Saturday from Picture Car Warehouse! Owner Ted Moser and I got to talk movie cars, stuntwork and more with host Mike Kahn. You can check it out here…

EASTER with Fireball Alexa in Valley Village will result in Chocolate Eggs smeared all over our faces. Pix of that one, but looking forward to it and I wish you all the BEST and SAFEST Holiday ever!! And that brings me to… EASTER @ THE WHITE HOUSE…

• If you are planning to attend The White House Easter Egg Roll, be on the look-out for KCL’s Ostrich. Her name is Olive and she’ll be hanging with kids and doin’ the Ostrich thang.

THE 2015 ARIZONA SUPERBOWL MASCOT (Spike!) has been delivered from us and you may finally get to see what he looks like this weekend!! He’s Superhero Football Awesome…

• Monday brings the 2014 DODGE CHALLENGER RT to the Fireball Pad. In Bullet Silver. We’ll be filming an episode of 5Minute Drive on Thursday with Gy Waldron, the creator of “Dukes of Hazzard!”

• Wednesday brings an awesome 2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE Event. I’ll be gettin my hands on this baby for a day to check it out. Gonna be sick!

• Friday, I head north to Somis, California for a Wacky Seminar for MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I get to hang out with squirts!!

• And finally, Sunday brings a cool event here in the Bu at THE MALIBU PET HOSPITAL @ 2pm. They’ve built an all new hospital and we’re invited to share in the dog treats. So cool…

Wow, I better get some rest. I’ve got to host the AUTOMOTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in August, too! Chahoooga!



On Set with SONS OF ANARCHY… Looks like I’ll be On Set with SOA either Monday or Wednesday for shooting. Why? You’ll see…

OLM Confirmed… Kathie and I will be doing a WACKY RIDES SEMINAR at Malibu’s Our Lady of Malibu Elementary School starting the week of September 30th. M/W/F at 9am. If your kid goes to OLM, then we’ll meet up. Monday is 3rd & 4th Graders, Wednesday is 5th & 6th and Friday is 7th & 8th. We’ll be having a blast and creating a Wacky Ride together.

WACKY RIDES MONDAY… Have you seen this week’s episode? Check it out here. It’s WISCONSIN… so there’s Cheese. Just sayin.’

TOOOOBED… Yes, I grabbed my boogie yesterday because there were about 100 people at the Bu. Went to Latigo instead and got tubed. Frikkin’ awesome…

BARNES & NOBLE SIGNINGS… I may be doing some signings/seminars at Barnes & Noble for the Holidays. Confirmed for CALABASAS, but more coming from Ventura, The Grove, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica and a couple others. keep you guys posted!

THE FAMILY… Heading to Malibu’s only theater today at 4pm for s screening of THE FAMILY with Robert DeNiro. Looks cool.

2014 BMW Z4… heading to The Fireball Pad on Tuesday. Looks for another cool episode coming.

What’s happening at THE FIREBALL PAD this week?


More like, what’s NOT happening?

I looked at my calendar for the week on Sunday when I got back from Chicago and it looked light. So I thought… that won’t do. Like Mr. Burnham says above, “Make no little plans…” So I got busy…

• Readership on The Wackadoodle has really increased now. Each morning I edit the best of what’s going on in the world regarding NEW MOVIES, the latest in CONCEPT CARS (The Frankfurt Auto Show is goin’ on…), some great artist revealing new CONCEPT ART and the over best in FUTURE DESIGN. Did you see Zaha Hadid’s winning design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics? Just awesome…

• My new GALLERY on DeviantART is coming along nicely. Stop by and check out some of the other great artisans there. Very inspiring.

• Lunch with Fred LoBianco today of WORLD CLASS MOTORING. Going to discuss upcoming plans for the next Automotive Film Festival. Keep you posted. We’ll be at John’s Garden at noon, so stop by and say hi.

• My REVIEW of the 2013 Chrysler 200 will be going up this week also, so if you’re in the market for a cool sedan… this might be your bag.

• Car Show Season has begun and I’m looking forward to this months PALOS VERDES CONCOURS, THE ALT CAR EXPO, a great VIP Event at GALPIN AUTOSPORTS and CRUSIN’ FOR A CURE. I’ll be at all these to see some of the greatest Classics, Muscle cars and more. But this is only the tip of the iceberg, as they say. Soon, it’s SEMA, THE LA AUTO SHOW and so much more.

• My next book, Fireball Tim’s BIG BOOK of Wacky States is almost done, however, I may be looking for a new publisher. If any of you know of anyone in Children’s Publishing, let me know. We want to get this one in kid’s hands for sure. It’s gonna be awesome.


• Filming a new episode of WACKY RIDES MONDAY. Airs on Friday. Why? Well, I’m just a little strange that way… Keepin’ you guys on your toes!

• Scheduling some new BOOK SIGNINGS at Barnes & Noble for the Holiday Season also. The Westlake Seminar went great and it looks like Calabasas is next up. Stay tuned…


What’s up at THE FIREBALL PAD this week… Cars, Books, Events &…


As always, there’s weird things going on here at The Fireball Pad. You say… Weird? I say… how about this?

Kathie is building a PEANUT and POPCORN Costume for a Honda Commercial in our shop. BIG Peanut and HUGE Popcorn. We shoot in Long Beach on Tuesday, so if you happen to see them (and you’ll be rubbing your eyes at what you’re seeing), then give us a wave. No, I’m not giving out bags of buttery flavored carmel corn no matter HOW hard you ask.

CONFIRMED! Signing at ComicCon in San Diego on the 20th of July. The only Cosplay for me will be my red shoes. 😉

CONFIRMED! I’ll be doing another signing at BARNES & NOBLE in Woodland Hills on August 24th. Doin’ a Wacky Ride with the kiddies, so if you have a kid, want a kid or act like a kid… then join us. Details coming soon.

CONFIRMED! Looks I’m the official host for World Class Motoring’s WORLD CLASS AUTOMOTIVE & FILM FESTIVAL in Monterey for the Pebble Beach Concours. Don’t tell anyone. Press Release coming along with a full court press.

Driving the Chrysler 200 this week until Monday, to which it gets swapped for the 2013 RAM 1500. Small becomes MASSIVE.

PACIFIC RIM opens Friday, so I’ll be checking that out along with an event with the Motor Press Guild.

Reading… for the 20th time… Florence Scovell Shinn’s THE GAME OF LIFE AND HOW TO PLAY IT. So awesome…

Watching… Season 2 of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Netflix it, even if you don’t like football.

What’s coming to THE FIREBALL PAD for April & May?


Here’s the line-up of coolness, plus a few other yet to be confirmed from Honda and Porsche… But for now, feast on these 2013 4-wheel fun for 5Minute Drives starting with the BMW 6-Series GranCoupe, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Kia Sorrento SX, Hyundai Sonata, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR…! WHEW! This is one helluva spring!


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HYUNDAI GENESIS R-Spec headed to the Fireball Pad this Friday…

Ok, so when you think of hi-end luxury, do you think of Hyundai? Maybe you should start, because this 429hp 5.0 rocket is on it’s way… and we’re heading to Pam Springs to see Marilyn Monroe.