Contents tagged with newsroom

  • Galpin Rocket Mustang will enter production via VLF Automotive

    Tags: Rocket, VLF, newsroom

    We'll get to see Henrik Fisker's carbon-fiber take on the Mustang at the upcoming North American International Auto Show.

    Update: Spokespeople from VLF Automotive got back to us about some questions regarding the Rocket V8. The company says the model will have a starting price around $120,000, including the base Mustang. Deliveries will begin in the spring. Buyers will get a six-speed manual as standard, and an automatic gearbox will be an option.

    You might remember the Galpin Rocket as designer Henrik Fisker’s modern ode to vintage Ford Mustangs at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The carbon-fiber muscle car now makes a return in full production guise at this year’s North … more

  • Interview with Galpin Motors

    Tags: Galpin, Beau Boeckmann, Bert Boeckmann, newsroom

    Since 1946, Galpin Motors has been serving car and truck shoppers in California’s San Fernando Valley. Owned and operated by Bert and Jane Boeckmann and their family, Galpin Motors delivers sales and service for ten brands, including Ford, Volkswagen, Lincoln, Subaru, Honda, Mazda, Volvo, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Lotus.

    The world leader in volume Ford sales for 26 consecutive years, Galpin Motors seemingly does it all. They even offer America’s first full-service, in-dealership restaurant (the Horseless Carriage) as well as a Galpin Starbucks.

    Their full in-house customizing shop, Galpin Auto Sports (GAS), was featured for three seasons on the television show “Pimp My Ride,” and today showcases a museum-quality … more

  • Matt Farah Is Getting The First 2016 Ford Focus RS In Los Angeles

    Tags: Galpin Motors, newsroom

    Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire was bumped up the list and is numero uno in line to get the 2016 Ford Focus RS in L.A. (Not to be confused with VIN #1)

    You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours is a modus operandi that oftentimes works wonders in the greater automotive community and seems to be paying off for Drive host and all around good guy Matt Farah. According to a Facebook post late last night ( Oct. 13, 2015) Farah triumphantly announced that he’ll be the first person in all of Los Angeles (and possibly the greater Southern California area) to receive the fire-breathing 2016 Ford Focus RS. Supposedly the order banks are open for this much anticipated hot hatch and Farah’s order was placed. What makes this … more

  • IIHS: 2015 Ford Edge is a Top Safety Pick

    Tags: Galpin Motors, newsroom

    By Jennifer Geiger on September 22, 2015

    Ford redesigned its midsize SUV this year, and along with fresh styling and more safety features, the 2015 Edge earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The two-row SUV received the top score of good in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests and achieved the second-best rating of acceptable in the difficult small front overlap crash test.

    The previous-generation Edge also got good scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests, but was precluded from achieving the Top Safety Pick award because it had not yet undergone the small front overlap test.

    To get the IIHS' highest safety rating, Top … more

  • Volvo breaks ground at South Carolina factory

    Tags: Galpin Volvo, newsroom, Galpin Volvo News

    By Justin King Friday, Sep 25th, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

    Volvo has held a groundbreaking ceremony at its first US factory in Berkeley County, South Carolina.

    Naturally, the company's North America chief, Lex Kerssemakers, got behind the controls of a Volvo excavator to begin digging at the factory site. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and other high-profile public figures attended the celebration.

    The factory will eventually serve as the global production hub for the next-generation S60 Sedan, currently under development in Gothenburg. The S60 and another "yet to be determined" model will be exported globally from the Port of Charleston.

    The company has highlighted a successful US comeback, with nationwide sales maintaining double-digit … more

  • Galpin, Fisker Offer Rocket Speedster Concept

    Tags: Galpin Motors, newsroom

    By Tom Murphy-Sep 14, 2015

    The all-new Ford Mustang is selling briskly – 86,769 deliveries through August and clobbering the soon-to-be-replaced Chevy Camaro. So what better time than the present to capitalize on the mystique of the reskinned Mustang?

    Earlier this year, Galpin Auto Sports and Danish designer Henrik Fisker began low-volume production in California of a coach-built, heavily modified version of the new Mustang, dubbed The Rocket.

    With a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body crafted by hand at GFMI Metalcrafters in Fountain Valley, as well as significant interior and suspension upgrades, the Rocket is a 4-passenger coupe with a starting price of $109,100.

    At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in … more

  • 2015 Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket: First Drive

    Tags: Galpin Motors, newsroom

    by Steve Siler - Aug. 24, 2015

    Yes, the Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket has a long name. “We just call it ‘the Rocket’” said Henrik Fisker, who also designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, and more recently, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid.

    Certainly, “Rocket” is a suitable name for a $109,100 muscle car, but the fact of the matter is that the other named parties have made great contributions, including its builders and tuners, Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., and of course, Ford itself. We took a brief spin along 17-Mile Drive during Monterey Car Week to see if it’s worth the coin.

    “Ford’s engineers and Moray Callum’s design team did an amazing job with … more

  • Ford Mustang-based Rocket Speedster ready for takeoff

    Tags: Galpin Motors, newsroom, Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster

    by Aug 17, 2015

    The last time Henrik Fisker designed a convertible, it was a sleek, plug-in hybrid called the Karma Sunset hat never saw the light of day. His latest likely has a brighter future.

    The Rocket Speedster is a customized Ford Mustang that Fisker penned for Galpin Auto Sports, of “Pimp My Ride” fame. It’s a follow-up to the $125,000 Rocket coupe the collaborators launched last year.

    Inspired by the 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 -- a Fisker favorite -- the wide-body Rocket Speedster features an oversize grille with integrated fog lamps, huge air intakes on its carbon fiber hood, and side scoops on the rear fenders to help cool the 15-inch Brembo brakes tucked inside of its 21-inch wheels. It should be … more