Awesome MOD SQUAD ’71 Challenger slides into the GARAGE…

Been wanting to get to this car for a while. My Dad actually wrote several episodes of THE MOD SQUAD and I loved the 1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible from the show. Bone stock, but serious coolness of the day. And now, of course! Who’s got one of these??

And if not… grab a MUG or PRINT from the Garage to go with your DIECAST!

DID YOU KNOW?? The famed Mod Squad car that was specially built as a 1971/2 Challenger for the famed TV show, the Mod Squad TV Show ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 until August 23, 1973. Only two 1972 E-body convertibles exist! The Mod Squad was a hit on TV and in real life…. The concept was devised by Ruskins, a real life cop who witnessed such programs in action ten years earlier. He always thought it’d make a great show. Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas agreed to be producers.

Fireball SKETCHES from the BOTTOM OF THE SEA…

Today’s SKETCH has NO WHEELS, but floats out of one of the most popular TV Shows of the 60’s!

I do mostly CARS in the Garage, but being a Concept Artist for Film and TV allows me to do Creatures, Weapons, Worlds and something SHIPS! And this ship is the ocean explorer SEAVIEW from VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. An idea that would go over very well in today’s market. And super fun to sketch! Check out the FUN STUFF IN THE GARAGE and grab yourself some salty love!

DID YOU KNOW?? State-of-the-art nuclear submarine The Seaview was on diving trials in the Arctic Ocean. It is designed by scientist Admiral Harriman Nelson (USN-Ret) and Captain Lee Crane is Seaview’s Commanding Officer. Voyage was broadcast on ABC from September 14, 1964, to March 31, 1968 and was the decade’s longest-running American science fiction television series with continuing characters. The 110 episodes produced included 32 shot in black-and-white (1964–1965), and 78 filmed in color (1965–1968). Worth watching now!

 

Cult Classic BLACK MOON RISING gets inducted into the Garage

Not a widely known Sci-Fi film, but if you saw Tommy Lee Jones cruisin’ the streets and hunting bad guys… then you saw the crazy wedge car of BLACK MOON RISING from 1976. And now, Fireball has SKETCHED it IN THE GARAGE!! Check out the coolness!

DID YOU KNOW?? The “Black Moon” Protoype was based on the 1980 Wingho Concordia II designed by Bernard Beaujardins and Clyde Kwok. Made by Wingho Auto Classique in Montreal. Only one of these had been built… so in the movie, a copy of the car cast from a mold was used for stunts as well as a third replica of the interior only. Wicked!

CHARLIE’S ANGLES Cobra 2 slips into the Fireball Garage…

Gotten a lot of requests to bring Chuck’s Angels Cars into the Garage with a SKETCHand who am I to say NO?

Today, it’s Angel #1 Farrah Fawcett and her sleek white FORD MUSTANG COBRA 2! Lots of cool NEW PRODUCTS for this one, so check them out. No Garage is complete without a shot of Farrah!

DID YOU KNOW?? Only 25,259 Cobra IIs were produced in 1976 and it was available in the color combination white with blue or black with gold stripes. All Mustang engines were available on the series, but the 302 V8 was the only engine that promised to live up to expectations of the Cobra II package. And that’s what Farrah had, baby…

Ford and Columbia Pictures pairing with Farrah and a white and blue striped 1976 Mustang Cobra II on the new show was one of the best product placement bonanzas of all time.

ICONIC TV & MOVIES Cars are crashing the Fireball Tim Garage

I’m getting very close to hitting my initial goal of 500 CARS in the Fireball Tim Garage for you guys. In our EBAY Store as well… But been sketching my keester off and there’s no way in hell that I’ll be stopping anytime soon!

I’m getting more requests every day for UNIQUE CARS, Collaborations, Commissions and more. On deck for the next week is CHARLIE’S ANGELS, BLACK MOON RISING, MOD SQUAD, BUCK ROGERS TWIKI, another ZELTANGO, MALIBU, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, CAPTAIN SCARLETT and even RAY HARRYHAUSEN MONSTERS! Boy, this is fun…

Have an idea for a COLLAB? Want a Custom COMMISSION for your car or as a GIFT? Want to sell our Merch in your MUSEUM or STORE? Reach out and LET’S DO THIS!!

HARDCASTLE & McCORMICK COYOTE X gets the Fireball SKETCH!

One of my favorite shows from 1983 was HARDCASTLE & McCORMICK. That was the year I graduated from High School and helped to determine whether I wanted to be a GOOD guy or a BAD guy. The answer?? A BAD GOOD guy in a COYOTE X! Voila!

What a blast to SKETCH this car! It’s available on MUGS and CANVAS in the Garage… but if you want it on something else, LET ME KNOW!

DID YOU KNOW?? The original Coyote X was molded, modified and assembled by Mike Fennel. The car used a chassis from a Volkswagen Beetle and its engine is from a Porsche 914. For the second and third seasons, they used a different Coyote which was based on a De Lorean DMC-12. It’s currently at the Volo Museum in Chicago and ON SALE for $28K!

Fireball SKETCHES Zeltango’s LOST Luxurious KILLERADO!!

So great to partner up with ZELTANGO on IG for a new series of incredible cars. Hopefully over the next few months, we’ll show you some of their amazing vehicular contraptions by doing super cool Fireball SKETCHES. This one… the 1960 KILLERADO.

DID YOU KNOW?? According to unnamed sources, the KILLERADO was a Concept Car built by a Secret Wealthy 60’s Billionaire for his wife, Swedish Star Greta Von Flurber… her favorite color being MAUVE. It was so hush-hush that the rumors of its capabilities surpassed anything coming out of Detroit, or even now including Time-Slip AstroWarp! Cadillac got wind of it, and it influenced their design language for the next decade!

And whatever happened to the Killerado?? It disappeared for over 60 years and just might be sitting in a secret corner of the Fireball Tim Garage!! But we’re not sayin!’

Get this amazing car on a super cool MUG or CANVAS PRINT now and Fireball will shoot 10% to Dog Rescues!! What’s next from ZELTANGO?? Check out their IG and LEAVE A COMMENT as to what Fireball should SKETCH next! Woooosh!!

 

 

 

THE BIG BUS barely fits into the Fireball Tim Garage…

ZOIKS! How could anyone forget such a stellar movie like THE BIG BUS in 1976?? Actually, it was pretty awful, but the CYCLOPS was AWESOME! It even had a Bowling Alley on board!!! Check it…

THE BIG BUS was a nuclear-powered behemoth named ‘CYCLOPS” that went non-stop from New York City to Denver and plagued by disasters due to the machinations of a mysterious group allied with the oil lobby. When the driver is injured… a washed up, down on his luck (but used to be great guy) and who used to be engaged to the inventor’s daughter… is brought in to drive the giant bus which includes a one lane swimming pool and a one lane bowling alley, all hell breaks loose! 

Sadly, the Bus was eventually scrapped after filming. (Sad Face)

But today’s Fireball SKETCH ponders a younger, faster BUS!! (I couldn’t fit the whole Bus on the Fireball Page) and it neeeeeeds to be built for a NEW MOVIE! But for now, check out the awesome MERCH in the GARAGE!! This is the coolest one yet!!

Fireball’s Garage gets ATTACKED by the creepy CRAWLING EYE!!

Yea sure, this is a Garage fulla cool CARS… but every now and then we get a unique visitor.

For today, Fireball’s busted out some Classic Horror simply because it was one of Kathie’s favorite and MOST SCARY movies as a kid! Did you see it?? THE CRAWLING EYE featured… well, a huge eyeball that was crawling around THE ALPS and killing Scientists!! It was creepy, gooey and is now ON A MUG, BABY!!

Get this HOT FIREBALL PIECE in the Garage and know that more CREEPY CRAWLIES , ROBOTS, MONSTERS, SPACESHIPS and more are joining the Fireball REVOLUTION! And wait until you see what’s coming tomorrow…. A 70’s Feature Film with a ridiculously huuuuuge CAR. Or is it??

MANIACS GARAGE ’49 Ford “BORN49AIN” threatens a War of Gods

So grateful to be able to do this piece for MANIACS GARAGE out of Tucson AZ. Super cool shop. (Hit ’em up on IG here…) An you may have seen their car at SEMA?

The “BORN49AIN” is an amazing build and an awesome concept. Although on the outside it’s a “slightly modified” and a chilled 1949 FORD, on the inside… it’s all business sporting a beastly BMW Powerplant!! And now… IT’S IN THE FIREBALL GARAGE!

Check out some of their cool stuff and let me know if you think we should expand this Art onto other items? And as always, 10% goes to DOG RESCUES!