Archives / 2014 / April
  • Transit Skyliner: The luxury ground transport of the future

    Tags: transit skyliner, skyliner

    Galpin Auto Sports is proud to partner with Ford Motor Company in bringing you Transit Skyliner! Constructed as a substitute for the modern limousine and built off the all-new 2015 Ford Transit, Galpin Auto Sports customized this colassal conversion van with versatility and comfort at the forefront of their design. Fashioning the interior with four modes of accommodation - theater, business, reception and travel – every feature within may be tailored to a set mode or to the liking of each individual passenger with just the swipe of a finger. From the adjustable custom-designed seats to the mood lighting and technology all interior features are controlled by smart phone or tablet… And that’s just a taste, for more … more

  • 60 Years of Galpin Ford - Galpinizing the Mustang

    Tags: galpin ford, mustang, Ford, galpin ford news

    Ford has been building Mustangs for 50 years, which means 60-year-old Galpin Ford has been selling them for just as long.

    Herbert F. "Bert" Boeckmann has been selling cars most of his working life. He joined already established Galpin Ford, in Southern California, in 1953 as a line salesman, becoming general manager in 1957 and eventually purchasing the company in 1964, just about the time Ford was coming out with the '65 Mustang.

    Nearing the occasion of the Mustang's 50th anniversary, we sat down to chat with Boeckmann and his son Beau, a Galpin Ford VP and president of the company's Galpin Auto Sports custom shop and Premier Collection. Countless Crown Vics, Thunderbirds, Edsels, F-150s, Pintos, and Mavericks have trundled through the … more


    Tags: mustang, empire state building, 2014 New York International Auto Show

    Engineers at the motor company will repeat their 1965 feat with a modern twist by chopping up a 2015 GT 5.0 convertible and reassembling it on the 86th floor observation deck of the iconic skyscraper ahead of the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

    Ford famously parked a Mustang on the top of the Empire State Building in 1965.

    The car giant is set to repeat the incredible feat again this week - and has produced an astonishing video detailing exactly how it will happen.

    Engineers have already painstakingly "chopped up" the yellow 2015 GT 5.0 convertible in preparation for its early Wednesday morning ascent.

    The six segments are each small enough to fit inside the iconic skyscraper's elevator, which will take them 1,224-feet up to … more


    Tags: galpin ford, Van Rods, galpin ford news

    Just a wadded-up wheelstanding memory until the Galpin Ford gang decided to re-create one of the legendary exhibition race cars of drag racing’s golden age.

    By Thom Taylor in Hot Rod Magazine

    The Back Up Pickup was just a wadded-up wheelstanding memory until the Galpin Ford gang in Van Nuys, California, decided to re-create one of the legendary exhibition race cars of drag racing’s golden age. Head Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) builder Dave Shuten was tasked with the wheelstanding re-creation, which was fast-tracked to be the feature attraction at the annual GAS party and car show. Then it was on to the ’13 SEMA Show for its public debut. Here’s the short six-month build.

    One month later, it was ready to … more