BONUS SKETCH!! Stude Silverhawk, Foggy Ferrari & Fireball U

Today’s BONUS SKETCH is a Classic 1957 Studebaker SILVERHAWK which was designed by Robert Bourke as head of the Studebaker Design Team contracted from Raymond Loewy Associates. A super beautiful and unique car that was waaaaay ahead of it’s time… and a little quirky as all Stoodies were. And so was Raymond Loewy, btw… (Quirky, that is.)

Plus, Fireball stretches the legs of a 2005 FERRARI MODENA from the Museum on an 805 foggy morning. The only sounds were chirping birds, the wind and a screamin’ visceral Italian V8! Woosh!

Are you studying to be an Official CUSTODIAN OF COOL at Fireball U? Then get your dang swag and share your LOVE OF CARS! That’s all I’ve got… peace out, ppl!


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Studebaker Concept Art by Fireball Tim 2005 Ferrari Modena

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BONUS SKETCH!! Fireball whipsnaps a stunning FERRARI FXX…

Sure it’s Sunday, but that doesn’t mean a day off in the Fireball Studio! It means bustin’ out COOLNESS like this fabulous Frank Stephenson designed FERRARI FXX along the Amalfi Coast so you can imagine yourself scootin’ the backwoods of Italy… in search of a fine WINE, smooth CHEESE and some tasty OLIVES! Go to it!

PLUS, Bass Guitarist LONNY PAUL JOHNSON‘S Hot Rod at Supercar Sunday, Fireball scrubbin’ the Pooch (Yea, that sounds weird) and the all-new BUICK GNX PUZZLE! Now in the Garage! Git it!!

Ferrari FXX Art Lonny Paul Johnson Hot Rod Fireball Tim Scrubbin the Pooch Buick Grand National Puzzle

Fireball launches sexy MIAMI VICE FERRARI TESTAROSSA Sketch!

In the annals of television history, few shows have left as indelible a mark on popular culture as MIAMI VICE. Premiering in 1984, this groundbreaking series revolutionized not only the landscape of television but also left an enduring impact on fashion, cars, locations, music, and filmmaking. With its distinctive blend of pastel aesthetics, pulsating soundtrack, and gritty storytelling, MIAMI VICE emerged as a cultural phenomenon that continues to influence contemporary media decades after its conclusion.

And today, Fireball is rockin’ the PINK & TURQUOISE with the MIAMI VICE FERRARI TESTAROSSA in his Signature Hollywood Comic Book Style!! Check out what’s up IN THE GARAGE NOW!

At the forefront of “Miami Vice’s” cultural impact was its bold fashion choices. The show’s protagonists, Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs, portrayed by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas, became style icons synonymous with the era’s chic and trendy attire. From designer suits to pastel-colored T-shirts paired with white linen jackets, the characters’ sartorial choices set new standards for coolness and sophistication, inspiring fashion trends that permeated both runways and streetwear.

Beyond fashion, “Miami Vice” showcased a vibrant and visually stunning portrayal of its titular city. The show’s use of Miami’s iconic locations, from its neon-lit streets to its sun-soaked beaches, imbued the series with an atmospheric authenticity that captivated audiences worldwide. This vivid depiction of Miami as a glamorous yet dangerous backdrop became integral to the show’s allure and contributed to its lasting cultural legacy.

Music also played a pivotal role in shaping the identity of “Miami Vice.” With its signature synth-pop soundtrack, featuring artists like Jan Hammer, Phil Collins, and Glenn Frey, the series elevated the importance of music in television storytelling. The pulsating beats and atmospheric melodies not only heightened the show’s dramatic tension but also encapsulated the mood and energy of 1980s Miami.

“Miami Vice” showcased a unique approach to incorporating cars into its narrative as well. The Ferrari Testarossa, driven by Detective Crockett, served as more than just a mode of transportation; it became a symbol of the character’s status and a metaphor for the show’s fish-out-of-water premise. In a city defined by excess and opulence, Crockett’s sleek and exotic Ferrari stood out, highlighting his outsider status in the world of organized crime.

In the realm of filmmaking, “Miami Vice” pushed the boundaries of visual storytelling with its innovative use of cinematography and editing techniques. The show’s dynamic camera work, bold use of color, and rapid-fire editing style set new standards for television production, influencing a generation of filmmakers and paving the way for future advancements in the medium.

“Miami Vice” remains a seminal work of television that transcended its genre to become a cultural touchstone. Its impact on fashion, cars, locations, music, and filmmaking continues to reverberate, reminding us of the enduring power of innovative storytelling and creative expression.

DID YOU KNOW?? Writer Yerkovich created his script, initially called GOLD COAST, about two Miami-based Vice cops working undercover to try and stem the influx of narcotics into the city. Later during the production the title was changed to Miami Vice, and the legendary series was born.

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Fireball SKETCHES stunning herd of FERRARI STALLIONS…

In the realm of automotive design, FERRARI stands as a beacon of artistry and engineering prowess. The design language of these vehicles is a symphony of aerodynamic elegance, raw power, and timeless sophistication. From the sleek curves of the Ferrari 360 Spyder to the aggressive stance of the Ferrari F40 and the breathtaking allure of the Ferrari Aperta, each model tells a story of innovation and passion.

And today, Fireball gets into the minds of the original designers with these amazing SKETCHES now IN THE GARAGE! Check out what’s Italian here!

At the heart of Ferrari’s design philosophy lies a commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive aesthetics while staying true to its heritage. The iconic prancing horse emblem symbolizes not just speed, but also a legacy of excellence in design. To truly understand the intricacies of this design language, one must delve into the minds of the original designers.

Sketching different models serves as a gateway to unlock the secrets of their design ethos. Through sketching, we can immerse ourselves in the thought process behind every curve and contour. Recreating the lines of a F40 or the silhouette of a Aperta allows us to appreciate the meticulous attention to detail that goes into crafting these automotive masterpieces.

Take, for instance, the 360 Spyder, a mid-engine sports car that epitomizes Ferrari’s commitment to performance and style. Sketching the 360 enables enthusiasts to dissect its aerodynamic profile and understand how form follows function in its design. From the sculpted air intakes to the aggressive rear diffuser, every element serves a purpose, blending beauty with performance in perfect harmony.

Similarly, the Aperta, a limited-edition convertible version of the iconic LaFerrari, showcases the brand’s dedication to exclusivity and luxury. Sketching the Aperta allows us to capture its flowing lines and open-air elegance, evoking the sensation of wind rushing through hair at breakneck speeds.

By recreating these designs in sketch form or through illustration, Fireball can gain invaluable insights into the creative process behind these most iconic models. It’s not just about replicating the exterior aesthetics but understanding the ethos that drives Ferrari forward, but a relentless pursuit of perfection.

Sketching these cars is more than just an exercise in artistic expression; it’s a journey into the heart and soul of one of the world’s most revered automotive brands. It’s a tribute to the visionaries who dared to dream and the craftsmen who turned those dreams into reality. And above all, it’s a testament to the enduring allure of Ferrari’s design language, which continues to inspire and captivate enthusiasts around the globe. Head into the GARAGE to see more!

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FERRARI SF90 Stradale caught in the WILD for BEST OF SHOW…

Crusin’ La Jolla revealed a lone thoroughbred, the 2022 FERRARI SF90 STRADALE in it’s glorious red coat. Fireball brings you in close to WATCH!

Fireball SKETCHES stunning FERRARI 360 SPIDER…

Despite what you may think about SUPERCAR drivers, it’s clear that the cars themselves are not the culprits. They are incredible machines that are painstakingly hand-made in some cases and designed by those that wish to create something beautiful. And they do…

So, instead of being JEALOUS or CRITICAL of “the type,” join Fireball and just enjoy the DESIGN of CARS, whether a slammed RAT ROD or  this FERRARI 360 SPIDER. And if you love FERRARIS, boy do we have a cozy blanket for you! CHECK IT OUT!!

Today’s EPISODE below… an incredible hand-built WOODEN ROADSTER!! WATCH!

Problem SOLVED for those that LOVE FERRARI…

Got someone who loves FERRARI in your circle? No problem… Fireball’s got ya covered with these new babies. Snag, Slurp and slide into the EXOTIC!

Today’s FIREBALL SKETCH celebrates the new FERRARI Movie…

Adam Driver play’s Enzo Ferrari in the upcoming Michael Mann film, FERRARI. And to celebrate, Fireball’s done up this stellar red F40! Got a Ferrari? Want to get one as a GIFT? Check out Fireball’s Garage or Commission him to do the EXACT CAR! Done deal…

Hypercar LA FERRARI APERTA slithers into the Garage…

Are you a fan of FERRARI? Do you know someone who LOVES the Prancing Horse? Well then, here are some perfect GIFTS for the upcoming Holiday Season. The 2023 LA FERRARI APERTA comes in Mugs, Canvas Prints and STICKERS! CHECK ‘EM OUT!

All new 725HP FERRARI gets a Fireball MUG SHOT!!

NEW MUG SHOT!!! To celebrate the all-new 2024 FERRARI PUROSANGUE SUV… it’s been Mugged! Snag one from our ETSY SHOP and we’ll send 10% to DOG RESCUES! fireballtim.etsy.com