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Known as the “Edelbrock Special,” Bill Likes’ roadster could be considered the quintessential racing highboy of its era. Bill was the man to beat every time he appeared. Initially using a 1932 roadster body on a 1932 Ford frame painted dark blue, stripped of every nonessential part and packing a potent flathead, the clean, well- turned-out Likes highboy was a top points getter at SCTA and Russetta meets. It was photographed in Hot Rod magazine and Fawcett hot rod publications of the era. The machine shop manager at Edelbrock, Bill Likes always ran Edelbrock-built flatheads, fitted with his employer’s latest equipment and tuned to perfection by Bobby Meeks.
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.
5.11 Tactical partnered with Galpin Auto Sports to unveil the Breaching Entry Assault System Trainer on Saturday, April 28th at an invitation only, unveiling party in Van Nuys, California. The leader in tactical gear introduced “The B.E.A.S.T.” at the exclusive event attended by Los Angeles Police Department, law enforcement, media, and honored guests. LA SWAT team members assisted in the breaching demonstration while guests were able to get an up close look at The B.E.A.S.T. and 5.11’s breaching tools in action.
Built by Galpin for industrial company SPX, this specially built Mustang features a hand-built body that widens the car by an incredible nine inches highlighted by PPG Candy Apple Red paint. Under the hood is a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing over 700 horsepower, and it has also been fitted with forged three-piece wheels, a custom suede interior, upgraded exhaust system and more.
Digital music service Spotify this month launched “Spotify on Tour with the Big Green Bus,” featuring a digital signage-enabled “big green bus” stopping at music and entertainment events around the country.
The exterior side of the bus features a digital interactive boom box composed of three DynaScan47-inch, high-brightness DS47LT4 LCDs, within a custom enclosure designed by Galpin Auto Sports.
Visitors can add songs to the playlists on the DynaScan screens directly from their smartphones through Facebook. Playlists will be available in the Spotify on Tour Facebook App along with photos and exclusive video performances from artists on the bus. Tour stops include Los Angeles, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans and Miami, with many additional locations along the way.
In addition to the interactive boom box, music fans who visit the bus at each stop will experience live music performances, a bespoke Bacardi VIP Bar, iPads with Spotify playlists queued up and ready to stream, and a mobile photo booth to capture the experience with friends, print the photos to take home or tag themselves on the Spotify on Tour Facebook page and app.
Galpin Auto Sports was asked by the Halo 4 team at Microsoft, and Antenna to build a military inspired F-150 Raptor that could be inserted directly into Halo 4, and driven by Masterchief. Step one was to completely dis-assemble the truck and add a custom paint scheme using multiple matte finish greens worthy of a military vehicle on the front lines. The team at GAS also added Line-X spray coating to all fender flares, bumpers, and the bed of the truck. Adding an aggressive stance was achieved by raising the Fox coil over suspension 2.5 inches and adding Ford racing bead lock wheels, and Nitto 35″ mud grappler tires. GAS also added a Whipple industries supercharger and Magnaflow exhaust giving the truck a more aggressive sound and putting over 500 hp to the ground.
GAS knew the inside of this vehicle had to be a gamers paradise. The team added two 7″ head rest monitors and one 10″ drop down monitor. These screens are best put to use by the limited edition Halo4 X box mounted in the custom build “UNSC” enclosure under the rear seat. GAS militarized the interior even further by creating a custom leather and canvas interior that not only looks good but will stand the test of time on the battle field.
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one of those rare, once-in-a-decade vehicles that stands out above the crowd, and has almost universal appeal among truck enthusiasts. The conversion that Galpin Auto Sports achieved on the Halo 4 raptor takes things to another level, upping the antie of custom possibilities on the Ford SVT Raptor.
George Barris customized F150…like only George can do it!
- Magnaflow Dual Exhaust
- Ground Force Lowering Kit
- Katzkin Black/Red Leather Interior
- 24” Custom KMC Wheels
- Custom Tuxedo Black Paint with Ferrari Red Accents
- BAKFLIP Tonneau Cover
- Streetscene Custom Bumper Cover
- Barris Bed Rail Wings
- Barris Custom Fiberglass
- Hood and Steel Grille
Galpin Auto Sports presents this 600HP, one-of-a-kind 2012 Ford SVT Raptor, custom built for Pabst Blue Ribbon! GAS has fitted this green monster with a Roush Supercharger and a Borla performance exhaust, giving the Raptor a more aggressive tone. The stance was altered with Method Race 18” 301 Matte Black wheels and 35” BFG Mud Terrain tires along with a suspension leveling kit. GAS also added a custom black grille and remote control electric tonneau cover. The striking Got to Have It Green custom paint is coordinated with the interior styling: two- tone green stitched suede seats, custom wrapped suede headliner and pillars, custom rear seat enclosure, contrast stitched steering wheel, and painted door panel inserts, console and center dash. The JL Audio 10W 3 Subwoofer & HD900/5 Amplifier, Focal 165KRX2 & 130 KR Components and a Rockford Fosgate 3.Sixty.3 Signal Processor provide an incredible sound that will accelerate you beyond all expectations.
“As a certified Shelby Mod Shop, GAS is authorized to turn your Shelby into the ride of your life…like this 850HP 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake! The performance and handling highlights of this Shelby include the dynamic Ford Racing/Whipple Supercharger, 3.31:1 gear ratio with Torsen limited-slip rear differential, Borla exhaust, Shelby Performance Cooling Package, Eibach coil-over suspension and sway bar kit, Wilwood brake kit, Bilstein adjustable dampers, and Shelby aluminum Watts Link rear suspension. The distinctive exterior styling hails from the Candy Red paint and Gloss White stripes, fiberglass Shelby Super Snake hood, Super Snake badging, Shelby carbon fiber front splitter and the aggressive 20” x 9.5” Matte Black painted forged-aluminum wheels and P285/35R20 performance tires. The premium interior incorporates Recaro Sport leather-trimmed front bucket seats and a Shelby short throw shifter.”
Garaged in the early 1970s where it remained for 40 years, this all-original 1965 Shelby GT-350, originally sold to Galpin Ford, has only 44,000 original miles. Galpin’s Classic Auto Service was challenged with keeping all the patina while getting the Mustang into road-worthy condition. This pony was given a complete major tune up: the brake system was refurbished while retaining the original components; all component fluids were changed; the heater was rebuilt with a new core; the cooling system was restored to ensure efficient operation and reliability; and the wheel alignment was checked and set to specification. This GT-350 features original Wimbledon White paint with Guardsman Blue stripes, original 289 cid V8 engine giving 306HP, and original interior! Other specs include a 4-Speed Borg Warner Full Synchromesh T10 Transmission and 9.5” Kelsey Hayes Front Disc Brakes. After its extensive servicing, the GT-350 was driven by Galpin VP Beau Boeckmann over 300 miles from L.A. to Pebble Beach, where – culminating in a perfect performance – the “barn find” was shown at the Quail Lodge Motor Sports Gathering at the Concours d’Elegance!
This Shelby show car, which debuted recently at the Quail Lodge Motor Sports Gathering during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was designed and customized by GAS. Starting with a 2012 Shelby GT 500, the “wide-body” feature is an all handcrafted sheet metal fabrication, making the body 9” wider and includes sealed rear quarter windows. The paint color is Aston Martin Morning Frost Pearl White. Galpin Auto Sports had custom three-piece wheels made by Forgiato. This vehicle also has a complete custom Crimson Red raised grain leather interior, even the trunk! Power upgrade comes from a Ford Racing/Shelby supercharger, with 750HP on tap. Also added are Shelby 6-Piston front & rear brakes, Magnaflow Quad Exhaust & Ford Racing Performance Suspension. The interior is finished with a luxurious 7-Channel audio system specifically built for this vehicle by McIntosh. McIntosh delivers peak audio output at 1,000 watts with crystal clear sound.
This ’66 Bronco Heritage was named a Top 10 Car at SEMA by Motor Trend! With 540 horsepower, this extreme off-road show truck is one brawny ride with its Ford 377cid Stroker engine, custom tuned Edelbrock EFI and Powertrain Control System, Ford AOD Transmission and custom made headers and exhaust system. Putting power to the ground is the High Pinion Dana 60 Rear Axle with Super Duty Disc Brakes and Dana 44 Front Axle with OX Air Locker and 3⁄4 ton Disc Brakes. The Custom Long Travel 3-Link Rear Suspension and 4-Link Front Suspension is designed to work well for rock crawling, while the King Performance Race Series Coil-Over Shocks provide the highest level of suspension control. Off-road exterior styling is complete with 16” Mickey Thompson Champion Beadlock Wheels by Alcoa, LT315/75/16 BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A Tires, Fully Integrated Roll Cage and Support System, Custom Fabricated Front Bars/Skid Plate/ Rear Spare Tire Mount/ Trailer Hitch Receiver and Rear Bars. This Bronco is painted in Heritage colors as homage to Ford’s dominant first, second and third place victories at the 1966 Le Mans 24 hour race with the GT40. Equipped with Cobra Sport seats, Deist Safety 4-Point Belts & Harnesses, custom rear bench seat and Auto Meter gauges, this Bronco is built to handle the roughest off-road terrain in style!
The new “battle of the bands” TV show, “Gimme the Gig II,” came to GAS with a challenge: put a fully functional and operational recording studio into a Ford Focus! It seemed impossible, but GAS loves a challenge. With sound design and engineering by GAS, Ford, multiple Grammy Award-winning record producer Don Was, and Krish Sharma, this Focus has multi-track recording capabilities built around a protools native DAW, Apogee Symphony interface and Toft in-line recording console. Blending traditional analog processing with digital recording, the unit also features microphone preamplifiers by BAE, dbx dynamics and Empirical Labs compressors. Capturing the audio onstage are microphones by Neuman, AKG, Sure and Marshall. Headphone monitoring by Little Red Box and Sennheiser complete the audio circle and allow recording to be monitored in real time without leakage. The Ford Focus itself provides outstanding playback capabilities with its Sony sound system, blending hi fidelity and real-world punch. It’s the hottest mobile recording studio in town!