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.
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.
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!
“Chopping,” or cutting out a section of the roof to lower it, is popular with Hot Rods, but rarely (if ever) is it done to a brand new car! GAS took this 2013 VW Beetle 6-Speed Turbo and chopped 5.5” off the A-pillars and 2.5” off the B-pillars, giving it that retro, classic “Chopped Top” appearance. GAS also deleted the rear side windows, added custom hand-fabricatedmetal rear air scoops, then lowered the Beetle with Neuspeed lowering springs and sway bar. This bug features Onyx Black paint with Candy Apple Red metal-flake panels and matching interior appointments. The custom black leather interior and headliner is accented with red stitching, 20” 3-piece Forgiato handmade rims (in the style of the original EMPI Porsche wheels of the 60s) and the tinted exterior lights complete the sinister look.
Winner of the SEMA Outstanding Achievement Award in Design by Ford, this 2013 Ford Focus ST was taken to the next level by GAS with a hand-fabricated wide body design, Fiberglass Front Bumper, Front/Rear Fenders, Carbon Fiber Roof Vent, Rocker Panels and custom fit APR Rear Spoiler. GAS also added Steeda Sway Bar, Borla Cat-Back Exhaust, and Brembo Performance Brakes. The stance is enhanced by H&R Coil-Over Springs, Motegi MR119 18”x 8” Wheels and Cooper Zeon RS3-S 255/35/18 Tires. Final touches include a fresh tri-color PPG paint color scheme that complements the interior appointments, which include custom red Leather Seats and Steering Wheel with Contrast Stitching and Custom Leather Shifter Boot, and Brake Handle. Jaw dropping performance and style! All-in-one incredible package!
This awesome 2011 F150 4×4 was created by G.A.S. for sbe which has established a thriving collection of award-winning hospitality and lifestyle destinations that are developed and managed through its Hotels Restaurants, Nightlife and Real Estate groups. GAS started out with matte grey custom paint, painted gloss black trim, sbe exterior badging, Fuel Hostage 20” wheels paired with Nitto Terra Grappler Tires (305/55/20). Then, GAS added a front 2” leveling kit, Magnaflow exhaust, N-FAB side steps, T-Rex front grille, Bushwacker extended fender flares, a BAK FLIP tonneau cover and blacked out taillights. The interior includes a black leather headliner, illuminated sbe door sills, custom embroidered sbe logo on custom suede/ leather interior, DVD headrest monitors and the A, B and C-pillars are wrapped in black leather. This is one exceptionally unique F-150!
G.A.S. takes the show on the road with their new custom, vinyl wrapped 53’ luxury event rig! This new mobile experience enables G.A.S. and the crew to be the star attraction at any given event, making new friends while showcasing their latest creations. Friend Galpin Auto Sports on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out where G.A.S. is headed next!
DUB and Galpin Auto Sports teamed up to build a custom Tony Hawk 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 that was auctioned off. Stand Up for Skateparks focuses on fundraising for the Tony Hawk Foundation so everything went to a good cause. The clean and conservative style of the Mustang is mixed wuth a rugged, action sports-styling.
Built by G.A.S. in 28 days, this Honda 6-speed V6 Accord was Galpinized to distance itself from the pack with a Godspeed GT30 Turbo System and front mount intercooler that delivers 400 hp…a Honda S2000 carbon fiber wing spoiler, carbon fiber hood, trunk, engine cover and fiberglass rear bumper! (more…)
Galpin Auto Sports collaborated with the United States Air Force to create two customized vehicles for its 2009 Super Car Tour – a new U.S. Air Force recruiting initiative that kicked off in May. The white Ford Mustang ‘X-1’ and black Dodge Challenger ‘VAPOR’ are Air Force-inspired designs that will travel across the country this year as part of a mobile marketing campaign to educate young people on the mechanical and technical career opportunities available within the Air Force.
The USAF requested a pair of special touring vehicles to use in Project Supercar – a campaign across America to recruit the next “top guns.” They wanted two unique cars that were “radical on wheels,” cars with airplane-like modifications and Lambo gullwing doors, vehicles that reflect the USAF’s new ad slogan: “Nothing can match the speed, power and reach of the United States Air Force!” (more…)
The new movie ‘Kick-Ass’ in theaters now features a custom one-of-a-kind ride dubbed the ‘Red Mist’ Mustang developed and built by Galpin Auto Sports. The ‘Red Mist’ Mustang was built specifically for the superhero ‘Red Mist’ played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse who you probably know better as McLovin from the movie SuperBad. (more…)
Angus McKenzie, publisher of Motor Trend, wanted a personal corporate vehicle that was not a town car or limo: an “office on wheels” with the class of a private jet.
G.A.S. took a 2009 Ford Flex Limited and gutted the entire rear of the vehicle. We built a partition between the front two seats and the rest of the vehicle, then mounted a 46” flat screen on the back of the partition. The back had only two seats, which were Maybach custom seats, heated, air conditioned, and fully powered. (more…)