BONUS SKETCH!! Mad Cadillac, and Car Show Lowrider Bomb…

Well, there goes the weekend, folks! Hope you got out to a CAR SHOW or did something fun?

BIG WEEK ahead with an ever BIGGER WEEKEND! NEW Sketches coming include ENGINE 51, JAMES DEAN, BUICK RIV and more, plus WONDERCON will be goin’ off at our Museum Saturday and VDUBS on Sunday! C’mon out!

Today’s BONUS SKETCH is an extreme MAD CADILLAC right outta MAD MAX! Remember this one?? Plus, this sweet badass BOMB was spotted at the Port Heuneme Show! What a ride… SUMMER IS HERE , so get out there and DO IT UP BIG!

Mad Cadillac Concept Art by Fireball Tim Lowrider Bomb Classic Batman Batmobile Mug Aircooled Buses Coloring Book

Fireball launches 1962 CHEVY IMPALA LOWRIDER for Saturday…

Few vehicles evoke as much nostalgia and cultural significance as the 1962 CHEVY IMPALA LOWRIDER. This was evident yesterday at the Santa Paula Evening Car Show here in SoCal. But with its sleek lines, powerful engine options, and undeniable style, the ’62 Impala captured the hearts of car enthusiasts and became an enduring symbol of American automotive excellence. However, its legacy extends far beyond mere mechanics, holding a special place in Latino culture, particularly in the realm of Lowriders, deep rooted Mexican Families, Car Clubs, and Art. Which, is why it’s today’s Fireball SKETCH!!

The Chevrolet Impala first hit the market in 1958, but it was the 1962 model year that truly solidified its place in automotive lore. With its distinctive “C” pillar design and iconic triple-taillight arrangement, the ’62 Impala exuded elegance and sophistication. Available in various body styles, including coupe, sedan, and convertible, it offered something for every type of driver.

Under the hood, the ’62 Impala boasted an array of potent engine options, including the legendary 409 cubic inch V8, immortalized in song by the Beach Boys. With its throaty exhaust note and impressive horsepower figures, the 409 powered the Impala to legendary status on the drag strips and streets alike.

While the 1962 Chevrolet Impala was beloved by car enthusiasts of all backgrounds, it held a special significance within Latino communities, particularly in cities like Los Angeles and Ventura County where it became synonymous with the lowrider culture that emerged in the 1960s and 70s. Lowriders, customized vehicles with modified suspensions that allow them to sit closer to the ground, became a form of artistic expression for many Latino car enthusiasts. And boy, is it now…

Mexican families often passed down their love for the Impala from one generation to the next, with memories of cruising down boulevards and attending car shows ingrained in their collective consciousness. Car clubs dedicated to the preservation and customization of the ’62 Impala sprung up across the country like crazy, providing a sense of camaraderie and community for enthusiasts.

Beyond the streets, the ’62 Impala found its way into the realm of ART, inspiring countless paintings, murals, and sculptures that celebrate its timeless design and cultural significance. From the vibrant colors of lowrider paint jobs to the intricate pinstriping and chrome accents, the Impala’s aesthetic influence is undeniable and iconic.

The 1962 Chevrolet Impala stands as a testament to both automotive excellence and cultural significance. In fact, it’s probably one of the most culturally significant cars in history. Its timeless design, powerful performance, and enduring legacy in Latino culture ensure that it will forever hold a special place in the hearts of car enthusiasts around the world.

1962 Chevy Impala Lowrider Concept Art by Fireball Tim

When all else fails… OLDSMOBILE LOWRIDER BEST OF SHOW!

Man, it’s hard to believe the work that goes into LOWRIDER Paint jobs… but those that take it on are committed, passionate and inspiring. Check out today’s BEST OF SHOW episode and this beautiful OLDS LOW & SLO!

When it comes to CARS & ART… LOWRIDERS are BEST OF SHOW

This incredible CHEVY IMPALA LOWRIDER was spotted in the wild at MOONEYES. Some serious Metal Flake and attention to detail. These guys and girls know that CARS & ART ARE KING. WATCH…

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.

805’s VENTURA NATIONALS secures the BEST of Kustoms & Lowriders…

The VENTURA NATIONALS never seems to lessen it’s attraction of incredible cars. From KUSTOMS to LOWRIDERS to Trucks, Bombs, Sleds and more. Check it out and let the drooling begin.

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OXNARD CAR SHOW blows up with Lowriders and Bombs…

The 805 in Oxnard is the hot bed for Latino Culture, Lowriders, Bombs, Hot Rods and more. So when a show rolls around like this OXNARD CAR SHOW, I make it a point to peruse the glistening metal. Let’s take a journey into this culture for a bit and see what’s up…

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On today’s BEST OF SHOW… LOWRIDERS & THE MYSTERION!

I hit a LOT of Car Shows, but every now and then, we spot something spectacular like the MYSTERION. And the CLASSIC AUTO SHOW here in LA was awesome. Although not sure if the show will be back, it’s clear that Car Culture is HERE TO STAY! Watch!

These CHEVY LOWRIDERS are the BEST you’ll see on any day

Scootin’ into the 2022 LA AUTO SHOW, these Chevy Lowriders (and Caddys) feature some of the most UNIQUE and powerful talents. From ART to the BUILD, they epitomize ROLLING SCULPTURE. Watch!

Amazing KUSTOM CADILLAC LOWRIDER paint KNOCKED ME OVER!!

Most likely 2 years in the making, this KUSTOM CADILLAC LOWRIDER CONVERTIBLE was incredible at The Ventura Nationals… LOOK!