Fireball spots awesome CUSTOM 1965 BUICK RIVIERA LOWRIDER…

From the MOONEYES Show, Fireball spots an incredible 2-year long paint job on a ‘65 BUICK RIV LOWRIDER. Check it out!

DID YOU KNOW?? In 1965 the 401 cu in (6.6 L) V8 returned as the standard engine, and the “Gran Sport” version made its debut, powered by the Super Wildcat V8, a 360 hp (268 kW) engine equipped with two Carter 625 CFM carburetors, a distributor with different advance, and outfitted with a more aggressive 3.42 axle ratio.

1965 COMMER CARAVAN will travel you back in Time…

This British built Commer Caravan featured some cool stuff. An English version of the VDub Bus I suppose… and just as cool. Take a look at today’s BEST OF SHOW.

Conrad Cahulis’ Blistering 400HP 1965 CORVAIR CORSA is today’s THIS IS MY RIDE 25

Conrad Cahulis loves Corvairs… and now even more that it has a 400hp 1970 LT1 Z28 8000rpm Motor! WATCH!

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Chris Escobar’s INSANE 425WHP KUSTOM 1965 VW BUG is NUTS – THIS IS MY RIDE 24

I’ve been around Kustom Cars for a long time, done many, driven many and broken many. But Chris Escobar’s 1965 VDUB BUG is a true piece of Kustom Art.

Come see it IN PERSON on Saturday Aug 7th at The Murphy for FIREBALL GALLERY 3!

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Jim Morrison’s 1965 FORD MUSTANG – THIS IS MY RIDE 12

Jimbo! Always smiling… even with a mask on! Come visit Jim at MUSCLES & MOJO!

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Fireball 1965 MUSTANG FASTBACK…

Straight up, the ’65 Mustang Fastback is one of my favorite cars. Badass in so many ways. Sure, I did this sketch for our MUSTANG Coloring Book, but I wanted to do it in a way that showed it’s speed and grace… without it moving.

Whatta you think? LEAVE A COMMENT! Oh, but there’s more coming this year folks from the Fireball Factory. Vdubs, Camaros, Movie Cars… in fact, the next 5 years will tilt the world on it’s axis of coolness.

Let the games begin…

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The Year was 1965 on FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG… WATCH!

What was the car world like in 1965? Check out these babies on today’s PLAYLIST!

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CELEBRITY CUSTOM 1965 CHEVY IMPALA LOWRIDER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 766

CELEBRITY CUSTOM 1965 CHEVY IMPALA LOWRIDER – FIREBALL MALIBU VLOG 766 – Fireball gets a visit from buddy Vladi Delsoglio with a 1965 Chevy Impala and a 1970 Z28 Camaro. Goes for a drive.

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What’s it like to drive a 1965 CHEVY CORVAIR CORSA?

What’s it like to drive a 1965 CHEVY CORVAIR CORSA?

I’m in love with the funk. 

What does that mean? It means that if you’ve got funk, then life is cool. But funk isn’t limited to cars – it can be food, travel or anything that life offers. But when you love something that much, by the Great Law, it comes rollin’ to you like a ship o’ gold. 

Which is why “Funk” is this week’s Ride of the Week.

A few weeks back, I was at my Malibu Cars and Coffee show, mindin’ my own business when I spotted the funk. The actual funk itself! A 1965 Chevy Corvair in silver. But this was no ordinary Corvair. It was a Corvair Corsa – Chevy’s Funkadelic FunkMobile – and the owner was lucky Porsche mechanic, Clayton Greene.

As I approached Clay, my eyeballs canvased this silver car and transported me into a world of cool. It had been a long time since I’d seen a Corvair this nice. I immediately told him we needed to take a spin, so we set a future time, meeting at the Starbucks at Trancas for our inaugural roll out.

Right off the bat, Clay started telling me about the car and how he’s pretty much done everything himself. An air-cooled Flat6 with 140hp, Bored .060 over and with a big cam. Now, a car that light with 140 horses can be a bit of a wee screamer, but we managed to cruise Pacific Coast Highway up north to get some cool shots and film for my show.

“I’ve had it for under a year,” explained Clayton. “Found it on Craigslist out past Hesperia. I’ve always wanted a Corvair, but never found one in decent condition, or at a reasonable price.” 

That is, until he found this lil’ rocket. But what does he love the best? Of course, the way it handles. Pretty much unlike any car on the road. The motor’s center of gravity is so low that it would be hard to push out this tail. And there’s enough room in the engine compartment to plop a sleeping bag and get some shut eye.

Being Clay’s daily driver, it was clear that the car needed to be in great shape mechanically. And Clay being a mechanic for Porsches, it became a forgone conclusion. 

“I love driving PCH and the winding roads,” he said. 

Fun in the Funk, I’d call it. But what was Clay’s best short story? Well, it was the shortest story I’ve gotten since starting Ride of the Week three years ago. It was getting this actual interview, he said.

Now, that’s a comment I don’t take lightly when someone mentions that driving with me was their best experience yet. It’s humbling and I feel tremendous gratitude for it. And although I haven’t said it enough, I’m thankful to the peeps at The Malibu Surfside News for having me take on this challenge. I get to meet cool people and take spins in the coolest town on the planet. And thanks to Clayton for rockin’ the Funk and allowing to sit shotgun.

And that brings me to Clay’s final thought. His favorite movie car? Can you guess it? Yeah, I thought so, but I’ll tell everyone else: It’s the
‘73 Ford Falcon XBGT from “Mad Max.” Although very cool, I’d like to see Max drive a ratted out Corvair next. That would be serious wheels, and I hope he’s up for the
challenge. 

And with that, my fine feathered roadsters, until next time: Stay positive and drive on!

WATCH MY DRIVE WITH CLAYTON HERE!

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YOU NEED this PERFECT 1965 VW BUG! – FMV449

Fireball Malibu Vlog 449 reveals a Top Secret Malibu Beach, Cool Cars and this Little 1965 Volkswagen Bug. PLUS, he gets started on a Holiday Hot Rod! SHARE Today’s Vlog!

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