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Fireball Tim's Hollywood Garage comes to San Diego

Legendary Specialty Car Designer and TV Host joins the San Diego International Auto Show


San Diego, Cal., Dec. 1, 2011 - The San Diego International Auto Show� is going Hollywood. Hollywood Garage that is. The show announced today that legendary Hollywood Movie Car Designer and TV host, Fireball Tim will be present at the show in a number of ways.


An automotive Hollywood lifestyle brand, "Fireball Tim's Hollywood Garage" will not only be displaying 14 famous movie vehicles, (Kenny Wayne Shephard's Charger and cars from the movie "In Time" built by Picture Car Warehouse, Fireball's own King Tahoe concept and a $2 million prototype from Vision Industries) but he'll be filming his show live in two of the most insane chairs you've ever seen, designed by Fireball himself and built by Lifetime Oil Filter.


"The SDIAS continues to build its reputation as a venue where guests can not only find their automotive soul mate, but it has become an entertainment destination in its own right by concentrating on families," said Kevin Leap, director of the SDIAS. "The addition of Fireball Tim is a great step in providing the kind of entertainment that is conducive to the car shopping experience of the show."


Fireball Tim's Hollywood Garage will compliment the Kid's Zone, Camp Jeep� and many other interactive experiences that will be interspersed with the over 500 vehicles on exhibit by major auto manufacturers. But it doesn't stop there. Fireball will also be launching a new kid's book entitled "The BIG BOOK of WACKY RIDES," host a live pinstripe session from striping legend Jeff Styles, a Kid's Car Design Contest, cool giveaways and a preview of Fireball going virtual in the first 3D Social Entertainment Network from Marquee Productions.

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"We are tremendously grateful to the folks of The 2012 San Diego Auto Show for inviting us to share in this unique and exciting event," says Fireball. "The sheer idea of spreading the love of cars and Hollywood to almost a million people over four days is an incredible opportunity."


Show Details

The 2012 Model-year San Diego International Auto Show is held at the San Diego Convention Center, located at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. The show runs from Thurs., Dec. 29 - Sun., Jan. 1. Show hours are 10 am - 9 pm on Thurs., 10 am - 9 pm on Fri., and from 10 am - 7 pm on Sat. and Sun. The 2nd Annual Firefighters' Ball runs from 7:30 pm - 1:00 am on Sat., Dec. 31 and includes a private reception at the auto show from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.


Admission to this year's auto show is: Adults (13 and over): $12; Military (with ID): $9; Seniors (62 and over): $9; Children (7-12): $8; Children (1-6) free (when accompanied by an adult). Children 12 and under are free on Mazda Family Day, Sun. Jan. 1, when accompanied by a paid adult. For additional show information, to purchase e-tickets or download discount coupons, visit


About the San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show is owned, produced and presented by the New Car Dealers Assocation� San Diego County. The SDIAS is one of the highest-attended auto shows in the United States, and the second highest-attended show in California. The show, which uses over 500,000 square feet of exhibit space at the waterfront San Diego Convention Center, will be presented Thurs., Dec. 29, 2011 - Sun., Jan. 1, 2012.


Note to Media - For your convenience, future SDIAS press releases will be posted to the auto show Website, You will receive notice via email when new press releases are posted.


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