Cars & Coffee, Sunday August 18th



GAS Announces the Unveiling of the FORD GTR1

Galpin Auto Sports today announced its first coach built supercar, the Galpin Ford GTR1, will debut on the Monterey peninsula during a week of automotive festivities highlighted by an unveiling at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (August 15) and display on the esteemed concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (August 18).

Continuing Galpin’s 60-year legacy of customizing vehicles, the GTR1 is based on the Ford GT as an interpretation of what the GT may have looked and performed like had it continued its evolution. The GTR1 boasts a power plant capable of an estimated 1024 horsepower and 739 pound feet of torque, generated from a twin turbocharged 5.4L V8 engine that is mechanically capable of speeds in excess of 225 mph – making it a truly modern and bold American mid-engine supercar.

Designed by Galpin Auto Sports, the hand crafted all aluminum body was widened five inches compared to the Ford GT, and constructed by renowned concept car builder Metalcrafters. It features 20-inch forged aluminum knock- off wheels, Pirelli P-Zero tires, six-piston brakes with full carbon rotors, jeweled headlamps and tail lamps and carbon fiber accents.

The interior features a machined aluminum instrument cluster, a McIntosh sound system, and luxurious hand fabricated leather trimmed seats, dash, door panels and headliner. The Galpin Ford GTR1 will be extremely limited in production, with a choice of aluminum or carbon fiber bodies.
“We’re incredibly excited and honored to celebrate the culmination of Galpin’s 60 years of creating unique vehicles with the debut of our first supercar at such respected venues,” said Beau Boeckmann, Vice President of Galpin Motors and President of Galpin Auto Sports.


Crime Fighter F-150 Gets Unveiled at Comic Con 2013

Designed and built by Galpin Auto Sports based on a 2012 Ford F-150, the Crime Fighter F150 features a body kit modeled on George Barris’ car, a tuxedo black paint job and Ferrari red accents. The unique truck is powered by a Ford 5.0 liter V8 engine.


Check out Mad Mike and the Crime Fighter F-150 on AOL

Visit GAS at the Steve McQueen Car Show


Visit GAS at Ink N’ Iron


Stay tuned for more event photos.

GAS will be at the George Barris Culver City Car Show


GAS will be at Fabulous Fords Forever

Don’t miss Galpin Auto Sports at Fabulous Fords Forever on April 21, 2013 from 10-3PM. For more information please visit See you there!

Watch as Popular Mechanics hosts its FIRST EVER TopShop Hangout with GAS


Join Mad Mike and the rest of the crew as they discuss the TopShop MINI makeover and answer your questions LIVE!

Click for more information or submit questions via Twitter using #pmtopshop.

Check out photos from the 2013 Dub Show in Los Angeles

GAS Unveils the LA Half Marathon Pace Car


Vist GAS At the 2013 DUB Show Tour Stop in LA


GAS will be at the 2013 DUB Show Tour located in the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will be on Sunday April 7th from 12-6PM. For more event details please visis the DUB Tour website.

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Iron Orchid


Presenting Iron Orchid: Galpin’s first entry for the historic Ridler Award at Detroit’s Autorama. A one-off period correct ’34 Ford 5-window coupe, built by Dave Shuten of GAS. Stay Tuned!

Galpin Auto Sports is not only well known for its custom builds on new cars…it is also famous for building some of the coolest hot rods and resto mods in the world.

Many GAS creations have been exhibited at some of the biggest hot rod shows in the United States such as Detroit AutoRama, Grand National Roadster Show, and Long Beach MotoRama.

The world of hot rods, classics and resto mods are only limited to your imagination and budget.  In no other area does the phrase “If you can dream it…we can build it” apply more. With a passion for hotrod building that dates back to the 60’s, GAS has the artistry, know-how and ingenuity, to build period correct hotrods from the ground up or restore significant historic rods and customs. From the smallest modifications to full one-off builds, GAS will turn your automotive dream into a reality.

GAS Quality

Quality and satisfaction comes first at GAS, and we have assembled an expert crew to build your dream, including industry master Dave Shuten. In the past 15 years Shuten and has done numerous restorations from one-off builds to famous historic rods and customs including Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Orbitron, an exact recreation tribute of Big Daddy’s Mysterion and Dan Wood’s Milk and Ice Trucks.

Our Showroom

Galpin Auto sports not only has a full functional custom shop we have a full retail showroom stocked with all of the most recognizable hot rod and custom car brands including Moon Equipment, SoCal Speed Shop, Radir Wheels and Slicks, and Ford Racing equipment to name a few.  For the kustom kulture enthusiast we also offer merchandise and apparel from the pioneers in hot rodding such as Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, George Barris, Gene Winfield, Robert Williams and Von Dutch.  Galpin is also the home of one of the largest private collections of Ed Roth vehicles and kustom kulture memorabilia.

Resto Mods

As far as resto mods go…whether it’s a car that you that you’ve always wanted or a car that’s been in your family for generations GAS can restore it to stock or give it the best in resto modifications available turning your grandmothers car into the ultimate street machine.

GAS can take your beloved classic car and upgrade it using modern components to enhance its performance, comfort, safety, and beauty.  GAS will keep the integrity of your classic vehicle exterior while giving it a modern spin by using the latest in technology, adding horsepower, and incorporating new components to give you something that you will cherish forever.

GAS will be at Autorama in Detroit Michigan


GAS will be at Autorama posting photos and news throughout the event. Check back for exciting updates from the show.

Find out more about the show.

Watch the Tailgate Truck Hit the Auction Block


Modified by Galpin Auto Sports as the ultimate tailgate vehicle with HDTVs and a stainless steel grill. All proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Watch Another Great GAS Vehicle Get Auctioned for Charity


Custom designed by Steve Carpenter from Galpin Auto Sports, all proceeds from this Mustang go to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation.

Visit GAS at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale


GAS LA Auto Show News, Information and Photos


For complete event details and times, check out the LA Auto Show website. Hope to see you there!


GAS at SEMA 2012: Video Recap




Day 2

Sights & Sounds with Beau Boeckmann and the GAS Crew

Our Favorite Five Fords (That Aren’t Mustangs) at the 2012 SEMA Show


The SEMA show this year is full of Fords – there’s a huge Ford display and an even larger one outside with a mini-track for visitors to demo Mustangs, Shelby Cobras, and rally-prepped Fiestas. Seeing as we covered our favorite Mustangs in a previous post, here’s a look at our favorite five Fords (that aren’t Mustangs) at the 2012 SEMA show.
Ford Bronco

The Galpin Auto Sports 1966 Ford Bronco might just be one of the coolest trucks at this year’s SEMA show. The Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) Bronco stands out from the crowd thanks to its baby blue and orange Gulf livery, something GAS president Beau Boeckmann said was a controversial decision, “This is going to go one way or another,” he said, reflecting on the decision process, “People are just going to get angry with us…or they’re going to dig it.” Well Mr. Boeckmann, we certainly dig it. Aside from the Gulf livery, the GAS Bronco gets a 6.2-liter stoker V-8 churning out 540 hp, a Ford four-speed automatic transmission, beefy Dana axles and bead lock wheels. Truly a stunning Bronco.

Galpin Gasser III 1957 Ford SEMA 2012


“I didn’t want to be a 100 point show car, I wanted a gasser I could drive,” said builder Steve Carpenter, those are words we love to hear. The gasser is a ’57 Ford post car powered by 302 that was bored and stroked to a 331 and producing 502hp. “There’s a gasser etiquette, it has to be a post car.”

Steve purchased the car off of Ebay, it was an old racecar from Kentucky. Worn and beaten, the car showed up falling apart from rust and damage. “It wasn’t worth a dollar,” said Steve. “Now, it’s the nicest car, I’ve ever built.”