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AutoDissection MINI CONCEPT...

By fireballtim

Photos courtesy of Motoringfile.

Transition. A term frequently used in reference to design. As in, "How will this transition to the final?"

Many things are lost and gained as designers go from a concept rendering to a final production model. And it's important to keep this in mind. Hard though, because our perspective constantly shifts. Initial emotion is instigated as you see the photos for the first time, evoking a 'gut reaction.' This results in things like "WHOA!' "YIKES!" "BLEAH..." or "HMmmm."

I put these two images right next to each other so that you could see the actual before and after, but understand that changes are imminent. A rendering does not fit people into it, nor conform to a budget. The vehicle on the right,... does. Now, there ARE things that work well and things that don't. Let's get into what doesn't work first...

The thing about doing a concept is that this is done to show the public what you're thinking of doing. Not, what you ARE going to do. So, the elements that make the rendering so cool are the subtle ones. Wheel size, front light and grille treatments (Final looks like a Carp). Squat window height. These are all elements that DID NOT make it to the final, giving the car a less aggressive feel, making it more "unrefined." No designer would want to hear that, especially since they've been working on this probably for the last 3 years. But things like wheel size is a no brainer, and someone should have caught this one. 22's on the concept, 18's on the final. Not a big deal, but worth it to maintain flavor.

But, as I mentioned... let's keep perspective. Kind of like the fact that life is a tree. Depending on where you're sitting, your view will only give you so much. If you're dying of thirst, sitting at the bottom of the tree, then you're not going to be able to see the pond that's 200 yards away. So, make the effort to climb up and shift your perspective so that you can get a better view to judge. That being said...

What works. They call this THE CONCEPT. As in, an idea. It needs to be judged as such. Here are some ideas. Good/bad doesn't matter. What matters is that they took chances.

What if we made the mirrors a different color? What if MINI made an SUV? What if we had funky doors? What if the center pod on the inside was a lit globe? (Go to Motoringfile to see all the photos.) Over a 3-4 year period, a lot is discussed and done to question whether these ideas are sound or not. Point is, MINI thinks forward and I respect that. They think "unusual," ...and we ALL respect that. And despite the "Carp Mouthed" front on the final, this is like a said... A Concept. They did this to see what YOU think. And if enough people like it or don't like it, will determine it's destiny.

I say build it. I say build it with the concerns I've expressed above. Who am I? No one really... Just your customer, like everyone else. I know what I don't like, but have no idea what I like until I see it. The emotion that this conveys to me? Interesting IDEA. Is that what you're looking for? Would I want to BUY it? I'll keep an eye on the showrooms and see if you take me seriously or not.

Oh, and btw...

Every now and then, I try to share something I come across that helps to improve us all. We love cars and movies, but it's important to take care of ourselves so that our passion stays firm! The better we "think," the better we'll feel.

Here's a link to some FREE things I found that hopefully, you guys will like. Really great stuff as it works from the inside,... kind of like our cars.

Be your best!!

http://tinyurl.com/fireballed

The Hollywood Car Show PREMIERE!

By fireballtim

Hey all-

Check out the all new Hollywood Car Show! Cars, Movies, MAYHEM!!!

Auto Dissection #003 FERRARI CALIFORNIA!

By fireballtim

...PLUS, brand new 007 Trailer, QUANTUM OF SOLACE!!

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Auto Dissection #002 MINI CLUBMAN

By fireballtim

The MINI CLUBMAN! The other MINI. MINI to the 1oth power. MINI with room for more stuff.

Well, before we get into this week's Auto Dissection, check out the FREE GIVEAWAY HERE!

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Blogdissection 001 CAMARO!

By fireballtim

Okay, here it is because YOU asked for it. “BLOGDISSECTION.™” Like my Design Review Show on MyRide, “Auto Dissection,” only… it’s on my blog, duh. And since it’s the first one, I’ll call it… #oo1. Isn’t it neat how I thought that up? I’m just kinda deep that way...

But, you can SUBSCRIBE to all the weekly BlogDissections and see unusual shots of the cars at www.fireballtim.com/blog Plus there'll be giveaways and cool stuff coming for new subscribers and creative comments.

Okay, here we go.

The CAMARO is here. …Almost.

A very long time in the making, …and there’s a huge list in Santa’s lap for this one. So why? Nostalgia? History? Power? Design? Well, …all actually.

But, since design is my thing, and this is “BLOGDISSECTION™,” that’s what we’ll discuss.

I’ve chosen silver to look at, mostly because the form is easier to read. And that’s what car companies do for the first few passes. No glitzy colors, but straight forward design. And this car rocks in many ways.

I’ve seen the Challenger and Camaro both up close. The Challenger is beefy, muscled and aggressive. But the Camaro is like a 50 yard sprinter with a six pack, groomed for the red sharp launch. Lean, ectomorphed and ready for serious power sprints.

The design captures all the nostalgia of the original passion, but it is now sculpted as if carved from Michelangelo’s magnetic fingers. If you were to take the wheels off and fill in the space, a beauty of a speed form it would be. Camaro fanatics will rock this car hard, and get in serious trouble with the cops. I anticipate a girth of tickets flowing through the system, funding all sorts of neat things.;(

There’s an interesting “pinched” element along the beltline that gives the impression of a lean waist. I dig that. A hip that diverts into the waist, then egresses up to the shoulder in front. Looks as if it’s been chopped and channeled. That’s the language. I’d call it “Pinched Surfacing.” Bitchin.’

The greenhouse is also lean. Tight, small glass gives a cocooned feel, or cockpitted. “Enter this space and we’ll launch,” it says. But be ready…

Tail lights are robotic. Following this beast is intimidating. But, my MINI would take him…;-) A three door wagon is a push. Interesting, but it may fall the wayside of the Magnum. Although, at 2 side doors, the lean waist still works.

As an overall design (I don’t know the initial conceptualist), this is a very successful approach. Although, coming to the table a bit late, it should do very well.

Big Day...

By fireballtim

Yesterday was a big day. My company, FIREBALLED!, finalized a deal with CINEMA VEHICLE SERVICES to create something extraordinary. Press Release will come soon, but I believe that if you put it out there, it has to come back. No matter what. It’s the Law.

I’ve known Ray Claridge at CVS for a very long time. A Man of worth, sincerity and and extreme value. Not many like him around. He does what he says, always on time, and there is nothing false about him. His crew is the same. Bob, Oscar, Amy, Sam and the rest. Which is probably why for the last 35 years, he’s built virtually EVERY movie car on the planet. Oh, … if you’re not familiar with CVS, hit the link. In the next few weeks, you’ll see some cool changes to the website. Some serious Fireball action will begin to appear. Because, as of yesterday, my new home for cool designs and cool builds will be CVS.

Yes, we’ll have tours. Yes, we’ll have SEMINARBQS. Yes, we’ll have an entirely new program for LIMITED EDITIONS and yes… my playground just grew to over 100,000 square feet. Design, Fabrication and EVERYTHING in between. Just you wait and see what’s coming….

This is history… And I’m grateful to do it with a man of integrity.

“Take the first step. You don’t have to climb the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King

What's good DESIGN...

By fireballtim

I’m considering doing design DISSECTIONS here. If I get enough positive feedback, I’ll go all hog wild…

Ferraris, Yugos, MINIS… whatever suits the bill. If it’s cool, it needs to be dissected.

Good design. Well, that’s a personal thing, right? Sorta. But I look at it like this…

IT’S COOL AND I LIKE IT, DUH!!! So, …if that’s the way I feel and the car looks bitchin’ for all the reasons a car SHOULD look bitchin,’ then it’s a done deal. Maybe Fridays will be DISSECTION DAY? What do you guys think?

Oh, and this little beast here is an HPI RACING MINI. If I could fit in it, I’d rock it. All time Classic Design. SEE YOU ALL AT MINI MEET WEST this Saturday!! Bring your cameras ’cause I wanna get photos with EVERYONE!!
WOO HOO!!!!

Photo @ www.fireballtim.com/blog

Why do I love CARS...

By fireballtim

A couple of weekends ago, I got a call from my buddy Chuck sayin,’ “Hey Fireball! Get yer butt over to FLAMES and see some the coolest rods in LA!” So, off I went. And since I hit over a hundred shows a year, I expected to see way cool stuff. And it didn’t disappoint.

But that got me thinking again. Why do I love cars so much? Why do ALL of us love cars?

Honestly? … Most cars are designed by men. Most men appreciate the beauty of the female form. In ALL it’s forms. And car designs… are inspired by women mostly. Shapes and curves, concave and convex surfaces. Textures. There are many other influences, but the designer of the ‘68 Split Window Vette (Harry Bradley) said this point blank… “I designed the Vette after seeing a woman dance and bend backwards on the ground as one of her moves. The most beautiful thing I had ever seen. THAT inspired me.”

This is not sleazy. Nor strange in any way. God has created a situation that allows beauty to inspire us all. From form in nature to the thing that attracts all men most. The human body. Look closely and you’ll see for your self.

Check out some of the rides above with new eyes. Let it guide your soul on a journey of inspiration. And let that journey help you to appreciate design.

An congratulations to Chuck for winning BEST OF SHOW with his “Rodriguez!”

Time for Chocolate…

SEE THE PHOTOS @ www.fireballtim.com/blog

Happy Day for POPS...

By fireballtim

When days like this roll around, I quizzically wonder why I feel mixed emotions. But, it seems silly to celebrate Fathers on one day out of the year. We should celebrate them all the time. Mother’s, too. In fact, that goes for everyone! Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my Dad. But, I would say that from now on, I’m going to make a commitment to make him feel appreciated all year.

Now, he’ll read this and I know what he’ll say…

“WOO HOO! I GET 365 PRESENTS!!!”

Wups. Now I’m in BIG trouble…. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, EVERYONE!!!
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The Houston Art Car Parade!!

By fireballtim

Fireball heads to Houston for weird cars!!

The World needs to be DESIGNED...

By fireballtim

…And with passionate students like the ones from the new Transportation Design School I spoke at this morning, it looks like we’ll be having some unique stuff coming. My friends John and DJ started a design school for inner city kids, with the intention of opening their minds to new possibilities. Ideas that some kids might think are impossible. …But these kids know different.

I come across a lot of young minds throughout the country wanting to know more about design and what they can do with what they love. Which is why I do these CREATE INSPIRE EMPOWER Seminars. When you discover that the world is full of possibilities and there are no limits but just the ones you create yourself, then amazing things begin to happen.

Thanks John, Art and DJ! Thanks for asking me to come down and see these geniuses at work. But, BIG thanks to the kids for having me! Keep it up and see how your life unfolds…

They’ll have a website up soon, so check my Links.

ReinCARnated coming this fall!

By fireballtim

This morning, I headed to the set for a new upcoming show. I CANNOT say that it’s called “ReinCARnated.” I CANNOT say that it has to do with cars and it’s with Producers Dan Woods and Chris Hall from “Chop, Cut, Rebuild” and “Street Tuner Challenge.” AND, I absolutely CANNOT tell you the significance of the photos at hand.

More shots at www.fireballtim.com/blog

As in, “Why is that BUG and FERRARI so important?” As in, “Who’s the famous Celebrity with her entourage?” As in, “Why do I look like a lame tourist from Oklahoma?” (Cool hat, though…)
SO, if all goes well, you’ll get find out this fall… he, he, he…

Off to San Francisco for EXOTIC CAR ACTION!

By fireballtim

Check out the new MyRide episodes from San Francisco, CLUB SPORTIVA and LOMBARD here!!

Fireball Fuel goes LIVE!

By fireballtim

Wow. Things sure move at lightning speed around here. Only, AFTER you’ve noticed how slow thing seem to go. Make sense? No? Me either…

But it’s a BIG day anyway. BIG Friday, I’ll call it. The day we launched FIREBALL FUEL.

A while back, my friend Ted Silverberg (Owner of Biometics) came to me and said that we should do something together. Something that people would like and would make them feel empowered. On the inside AND on the outside. So, we set out to create just that. His company creates spectacular nutritional supplements and we thought, hey, this could be cool and give people lots of energy. After months of trials and a complete immersion into the perfect product, together along with the awesome BIOMETICS team, we came up with FIREBALL FUEL. A recovery supplement for those in need of quick energy.

Along with my new Karate Dojo, FF added an internal element that completed the package. And since Ted is one of my Black Belts, it worked out perfect.

So, it’s with tremendous gratitude and appreciation that I bring you this cool new venture. I sincerely hope you guys like it. And yes, I do take it every day and am incredibly happy with the healthful results. And it tastes awesome as they all do.

Let me know what you think…

Get FIREBALLED! March Update!

By fireballtim

New UPDATE!

2008 Dodge Challenger AUTO DISSECTION!

By fireballtim

Fireball Tim reviews the new BEAST for MyRide's AUTO DISSECTION.
See more Dissections HERE!

Fireball Tim and Biometics PRESS RELEASE

By fireballtim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FIREBALL TIM™ AND BIOMETICS SUPERCHARGE THE AUTOMOTIVE LIFESTYLE BY CREATING LIQUID SUPERFUEL FOR THE BODY

February 15, 2008… Hollywood Movie Car Designer FIREBALL TIM™ and Performance Liquid Nutrition Specialists BIOMETICS have fired up to announce an intensive partnership...

MORE at www.fireballtim.com/blog

All new FIREBALLED NEWSLETTER!!

By fireballtim

Yea, all the coolest cars and MOVIES! If there's a car in a film, we're on it! GO GET IT NOW!

January 2008 NEWSBLAST!

By fireballtim

Get it HERE!http://archiv...19817088.html Don't forget to sign up for your own NEWSBLAST at fireballed.com!

New Fireballed! RC MINIS for Christmas!!!

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These are SO cool! New from RIDEMAKERZ!http://www.ri...roductSummary

Watch STREET TUNER CHALLENGE on Speed!

By fireballtim

Every Wednesday Night, see my team as we build the most insane MINI on the planet! Check your local listing for SPEED CHANNEL!!

STREET TUNER CHALLENGE IN FULL SWING!

By fireballtim

Fireball Tim and the boys at Fireballed! Racing are in full swing the "World's Fastest TV Mini!" It's top secret, but you can check out FT's blog for an inside scoop on what's happening. The show airs OCTOBER 17TH, so don't miss it!
www.fireballtim.com/blog
www.fireballed.com

New FIREBALL TIM Website and coolness...

By fireballtim

Fireball Tim launches an all new website for the INSPIRED DRIVER. www.drivewithpassion.tv expands the Fireballed line into Books. Ebooks, actually. Fireball Tim's first book, "Driving With Passion" and Coloring Ebooks for kids. Tons coming!

MiniUSA Press Release

By fireballtim

Week 3 is complete! The "World's Fastest TV MINI" is right on schedule! Check here for the update, but see the Press Release below as well as www.motoringfile.com!

www.fireballtim.com/blog

Still plenty of time for everyone to get on board here!

www.stcmini.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:

Andrew Cutler
MINI Press Communications Manager, MNI USA
201-307-3784
Andrew.cutler@miniusa.com

Howard Finelt
COO Fireballed! Inc.
818-968-2627/ 310-921-6000
howard@Fireballed.com

Dan Woods
Executive Producer,
Street Tuner Challenge
WAS Productions, Inc.
714-892-9323
dan@ccr.tv


FIREBALLED RACING COLLABORATES WITH MINI USA TO COMPETE IN SPEED CHANNEL'S 2008 "STREET TUNER CHALLENGE"
Fireballed Racing and MINI USA Selected to Build Custom Project MINI

Torrance, CA. June 14, 2007? MINI USA and FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE have been selected to compete on the hit SPEED Channel series ?Street Tuner Challenge? premiering its third season this October, 2007.

FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! representing the European vehicle manufacture entry, will customize a 2007 MINI Cooper S to go head-to-head with two other teams modifying their respective US and Asian vehicle entries. The program, with its 13 planned episodes, airs on SPEED Channel, the fastest growing sports specialty station in the US with a reach of over 75 million homes via cable and satellite across North America.

?Street Tuner Challenge? is comprised of three competitive categories for a winning total score. With 3 months available to each team, the challenge is to improve three main categories:
? Interior - Upholstery, Audio/Video
? Exterior - Graphics, Paint, Body Design
? Horsepower ? Dyno ? Stopping - Improved Lap ? Improved High Speed

After 13 weeks, all three vehicles face-off in an intense and extremely entertaining race format called ?Time Attack?, the hottest new Motorsports craze from Japan. Three laps - Two heats - Base model vs. Challenge vehicle - Challenge vehicles vs. the clock. The teams have 30 minutes and as many fast and furious laps as each can take - only the fastest lap counts? as the three ultra-modified Street Tuners compete for the top billing.

FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! is uniquely positioned to successfully compete in the Challenge and has demonstrated via unique development programs that MINI is an excellent platform for motor sports tuning and performance. Such MINI projects include their development of the ?World?s Fastest MINI USA M600 Flamethrower?. This MNI import dragster has earned its title on the NHRA tracks over the past two years, winning the NHRA Design Award in Englishtown, NJ. FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! has also developed custom high performance MINIs and Limited Editions sold through select dealerships. Fireball Tim?s special ?Hollywood Design Brand? will also bring an exciting and creative element to the competition.

Representing the European vehicle manufacture entry, MINI USA will provide the team with 2007 MINI Cooper S vehicles for modification and competition. With its razor-sharp handling, expressive design and overt brand personality, MINI is an ideal entry for the competition. MINI has an impressive racing heritage and more recently, with its exceptional performance, it has become a success story in competitive grassroots level motorsports. Customization is another desirable MINI brand attribute that fits perfectly with the show?s concept. With factory options, there are 150 Trillion possible unique combinations of MINI that can be built. Add dealer and aftermarket accessories and the number increases.

?We are proud to be selected to compete against the other two skilled teams who will be modifying the US and Asian vehicle manufacture entries.? said Howard Finelt COO of Fireballed! Enterprises, Inc. ?We believe strongly in the design and performance abilities of our team featuring Tune Master Hubie Fuh and Hollywood Car Designer Fireball Tim Lawrence. Both are unsurpassed in their skill and creativity and should heighten the level of the competition.?

?This is a great opportunity for MINI USA to showcase ? in the extreme - the versatility and unique personalizing strengths of our MINI product.? said Jeff Stracco, Product Manager for MINI USA. ?Our collaboration with FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! and our participation in the 2008 ?Street Tuner Challenge? will help us reach out to the enthusiast tuner and racing audience to show that MINI is an excellent platform to visually customize, performance tune, and/or compete in motorsports.?

?Everyone at WAS Productions is eager to watch FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! in action as we have seen their work and know they bring elite skills and craftsmanship to our series.? said Dan Woods, Executiver Producer of Street Tuner Challenge ?The design skills of ?Fireball Tim? Lawrence combined with the mechanical knowledge of Hubie Fuh is a great combination that few teams can match and we feel MINI USA has chosen well with FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! as their building partners in this year?s ?Street Tuner Challenge?.

FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE!
FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! a division of FIREBALLED! INC., is a promotional, racing and product development company in the automotive sport compact industry. In partnership with MINI USA, it helps to promote MINI as a customizable platform in motorsport racing and lifestyle events. FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE! have built and currently campaign the ?World?s Fastest Race MINI,? setting the mark at 10.6 ET @ 132MPH in the quarter mile. They also build FIREBALLED! Custom MINIs in Limited Edition and Signature Performance Series that are sold through select dealerships. Working with over 50 sponsors, they have developed numerous programs and products that showcase the versatility of the MINI platform and their flexibility as one of the premiere vehicle designers and tuners.

www.fireballed.com
www.fireballtim.com
www.myride.com

MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC which has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group?s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all Z4 models and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 82 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group?s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com
www.bmwusa.com
www.bmwmotorradusa.com
www.miniusa.com
www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com
www.streettunerchallenge.com



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STC MINI WEEK 1 COMPLETE!

By fireballtim

Check out the progress @ www.fireballtim.com/blog

STREET TUNER CHALLENGE A GO!

By fireballtim

This summer, Fireballed! Racing and the 2007 MINI will be competing on the hit TV Show “STREET TUNER CHALLENGE” (STC) on SPEED CHANNEL (Fox) airing in October. And there’s fantastic opportunity for all MINI owners to get involved! You can have YOUR PHOTO or YOUR COMPANY LOGO on a piece of MINI RACING HISTORY! LITERALLY!! And this offer is exclusive to the first 5000 we receive!!

Here’s how it works…

Fireballed! Racing will be competing in design, build and racing with the “MINI USA FIREBALLED PURSUIT CAR” over 3 months, starting July 26th. Now, we can’t reveal what the car looks like since our competition is watching, but all you need to know is that it will be the most insane MINI on the planet!!

The STC MINI will have a “DESIGN PHOTO-BAND” incorporated as part of the car, designed by Fireball Tim and encompassing all those that support the efforts of the FIREBALLED! TEAM RACERS and its mission of “Keeping Racing on The Track™”

What’s more, Fireballed and YOU will be directly supporting our nation’s FIRST RESPONDERS through this unique and revolutionary program. Our country’s LAW ENFORCERS are often called upon to save lives through their first response and doing a job that few of us would be able to handle. This car will celebrate and acknowledge their great efforts in times of crisis plus 10% of our proceeds will go to a soon to be named CHARITY.

Since the show airs in October and the car Premieres at SEMA, we are offering all our supporters a special opportunity to see virtually every step as we build this revolutionary R56 ride for the show through a “Behind the Scenes DVD” available only to YOU as Fireballed Team Racers. A series of prequels to the show will be streamed exclusively on the all-new MYRIDE.COM, Fireball Tim’s Personal Blog and the Fireballed! Websites. The build will then be featured in all 13 episodes over 3 months 4 times a week, reaching FOX and SPEED CHANNEL’S 75 million households as well as an international audience in Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia totaling 675 million viewers!! OUR success will be YOUR success!

And you’ll also receive the following!!

YOUR NAME on the Walls of the FIREBALLED! STUDIO SHOP where STC will be filming, sporting the OFFICIAL STC BANNER, a special section on FIREBALLED.COM with your photo or logo of your company (maybe a photo of your pet FISH?) AND you’ll receive a Fireballed Team Racer Certificate of Participation (Tax Deductible Donation). Also, you’ll get a Limited Edition Poster and the DVD BEHIND THE SCENES. All for just $30.00!!!!

Now, you may be asking yourself, why would I want to support a silly little Race Car on Television? Well, here’s why…

• Support your MINI Lifestyle- Be a part of the voting and influence the judges for your MINI to win on Street Tuner Challenge. Strength comes in numbers. And as a unique community of drivers who are extremely passionate about experiencing life through carving your MINI on weekends, winning STC will be a group effort. With the power of the community behind us, THE SECRET will be at work creating abundance in horsepower, design and commitment. We are humbly ASKING for your support and BELIEVE that with that support we will RECEIVE all good things. And that leads us to…

• Support Safe Driving- As mentioned, we will support a to be named CHARITY with 10% of all proceeds and of course, celebrate our nation’s FIRST RESPONDERS. We can race all day, win all day, and shout from the hills all day, but none of that means anything if we can’t give back to the community that placed us here. MADD educates us all about the importance of “KEEPING RACING ON THE TRACK™” and what can happen if you don’t. And this gesture ensures that we are doing this for the right reasons. The ONLY way to do ANYTHING is to help others in the process. A portion of your support is a tax-deductible donation.

• You’ll Be a part of MINI History- The MINI PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: You’ll have your photo on a piece of MINI RACING HISTORY. After STC airs in October, the Fireballed Racing MINIUSA PURSUIT MINI anticipates traveling the world from SEMA to major Auto Shows, articles in EUROTUNER and many others. This MONSTER MINI will secure a place in the annals of MINI History and Heritage. And YOUR PHOTO will be on it and seen by millions!

• GIVE BACK- You’ll also be associated with something positive. A step in the right direction for the Automotive Lifestyle, embracing the sport of racing, securing that FIREBALLED! RACING’S mission will always be a Community Brand and therefore, YOUR BRAND. And we want you to know that this is YOUR CAR.

Here’s how!

GET ON BOARD AT www.stcmini.com or send a check to Fireballed! at 18900 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance, California 90405 (Write STCMINI on your Check!)

PLEASE READ!!

SCANNED PHOTO!! Please keep in mind that the photo will be 1” square. (So if it’s a shot of the whole family, everyone will have a tiny head! Best to do CLOSE UPS) The photo should be NO MORE THAN 1MB IN SIZE. Please email it to info@fireballed.com with your NAME.

THANKS FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND WE’LL SEE YOU ON SPEED!!

Disclaimers: Fireballed Racing has no control over the airing of Street Tuner Challenge. Information is compiled from public released sources. The MINI PURSUIT Street Tuner Challenge Car will be shown at major events throughout the USA, bearing the Support Ribbon(s) on the vehicle and Promotional banners. Please check with your accountant for Tax Deductible applications.

Fireballed!/MINIUSA Press Release

By fireballtim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Howard Finelt
COO Fireballed! Inc.
818-968-2627/ 310-921-6000

Andrew Cutler
MINI Press Communications Manager
MNI USA
201-307-3784
Andrew.cutler@miniusa.com

MINI USA RENEWS LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH FIREBALLED! RACING & PERFORMANCE WITH AFTERMARKET TUNER MOTORSPORT PROGRAM

Torrance, CA. May 29, 2007 MINI USA has renewed its motorsport racing development program with Southern California’s extreme tuning house, FIREBALLED! RACING, signing a 5 year deal through 2012. FIREBALLED! will continue the build-out of its MINI race programs through a number of upcoming TV, internet, mobile and multi-media platforms and event venues.

With the launch of the new 2007 MINI Cooper and Cooper S, MINI USA is exploring a variety of areas to expand and strengthen the MINI brand via the sport compact market and race venues. With this agreement FIREBALLED! is uniquely positioned to help build and grow MINI’s visibility in the tuner and motorsport community through FIREBALLED!’s integrated divisions. These divisions involve racing & performance, promotional activities, design, merchandising and entertainment projects and feature Hollywood movie car designer and TV personality Fireball Tim Lawrence, along with tuner extraordinaire Hubie Fuh to assure the continued successes of the past two years.

“We are happy to continue our standing partnership with FIREBALLED! RACING.” said Richard Steinberg head of MINI USA product strategy and aftersales development. “The growth of our relationship between MINI USA and FIREBALLED! allows both partners to reach further out to the enthusiast tuner and racing audience in a way that is unique, creative and very MINI.”

“The new 2007 MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S represent an awesome platform for customizing and creating outrageous cars.” says Fireball Tim, President and CEO of FIREBALLED!, Inc. “We look forward to developing the new platform through our signature racing programs and competing at a variety of racing venues. It’s exciting because all of our cars will be featured in ‘Fireball Tim’s World of Cars’ on CarTV.com and a variety of upcoming entertainment venues including a series of new shows currently in development. It’s the kind of evolution we had hoped for to help solidify the future of our programs with MINI”

The “World’s Fastest Built™ MINIs” developed by FIREBALLED! RACING has become a phenomenon through its motorsport racing programs and developing custom street MINIs with FIREPower. Starting with NHRA Drag Racing, FIREBALLED! holds the World Record with its MINI USA M600 Flamethrower. Through this program FIREBALLED! RACING has developed other custom high performance street legal MINIs.

FIREBALLED! RACING
FIREBALLED! RACING, a division of FIREBALLED! INC., is a promotional, racing and product development company in the automotive sport compact industry. In partnership with MINI USA, it helps to promote MINI as a customizable platform in motorsport racing and lifestyle events. FIREBALLED! RACING have built and currently campaign the “World’s Fastest Race MINI,” setting the mark at 10.6 ET @ 132MPH in the quarter mile. They also build FIREBALLED! Custom MINIs in Limited Edition and Signature Performance Series that are sold through select Dealerships. Working with over 50 sponsors, they have developed numerous programs and products that showcase the versatility of the MINI platform and their flexibility as one of the premiere vehicle designers and tuners.

www.fireballed.com
www.fireballtim.com
www.cartv.com

MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC which has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all Z4 models and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 82 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com
www.bmwusa.com
www.bmwmotorradusa.com
www.miniusa.com
www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com


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