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  • Galpin's chef: From 5-star fare to dealership kitchen

    Tags: Horseless Carriage Restaurant, Geovanni Euceda

    LOS ANGELES -- Geovanni Euceda would understand if you thought he was slightly out of his mind to give up his position as a chef at the swank Beverly Hills Hotel to run a restaurant inside a car dealership.

    "Oh yeah, I was told I was crazy," Euceda recalls. "They'd say: "You're in a five-star, five-diamond hotel in Beverly Hills. You deal with movie stars. You're going to a car dealership?'"

    Before making the move in 2002, Euceda had to ask himself the same soul-searching question. That was before he talked to Bert Boeckmann, the legendary owner of Galpin Motors in North Hills, Calif., which includes Galpin Ford, the nation's best-selling Ford dealer.

    "If you're in a hotel like that, it's owned by the Sultan of Brunei," Euceda said. " … more

  • Galpin Pumpkin Patch 2016!

    Galpin Motors is excited to welcome you, your family and friends to our annual Halloween Pumpkin Patch Festivities at Galpin Ford and Galpin Honda! This is a fun and friendly family event where we invite our employees and customers to get a free pumpkin! *Pumpkin Patch activities include:* - Halloween-themed Cars at every dealership location - Free Pumpkins for the kids! - Halloween-themed Photo-Ops! - Free Halloween Treats! - and so Much More! *Time, Date and Locations:* *Galpin Ford* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23 *Galpin Honda * 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 & Sunday, Oct. 23 *Wear Your Halloween Costumes!* There will be Halloween Step & Repeats and Photo-Ops at each Pumpkin Patch location for … more

  • The 5th Annual Galpin Car Show - Sunday, Sept. 18 at Galpin Ford

    Tags: #GalpinCarShow, Galpin, galpin events


    Galpin is gearing up to make this Sunday’s 5th Annual Galpin Car Show the best in Galpin history! There will be hundreds of beautiful, one-of-a-kind, unique show cars and exciting new activities for everyone to see and enjoy!

    If you want to experience a fun, memorable and incredibly exciting car show event, please don’t miss Galpin’s 5th Annual Galpin Car Show hosted by Galpin Ford!

    Time, Date & Location

    10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 18 at Galpin Ford. Address is 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343

    Vehicle Classification

    All makes and models are welcome: classic cars, custom cars, hotrods, antique cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, racecars, foreign cars, lowriders, rat rods, off-road … more

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  • VW Golf wins Car of the Year, topping Ford Mustang

    Tags: North American International Auto Show, Golf, North American Car of the Year, Michael Horn

    DETROIT -- Volkswagen's Golf snagged the North American Car of the Year on Monday, arguably the most prestigious award among the many in the auto world, in what was perceived as a surprise win over Ford's completely redone Mustang.

    The Golf had already won a number of honors this year, but Ford had made quite a splash with the improvements that it made in the Mustang. Even VW officials were caught by surprise.

    "Flabbergasted" is how Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen of American, says he reacted when he heard of his victory. He said at the North American International Auto Show going on here that he certainly believed that Golf deserved the award, but noted its stiff competition, which also included a third finalist, Hyundai's Genesis … more

  • Galpin Auto Sports & Henrik Fisker: Rocket

    Tags: Henrik Fisker, Galpin Auto Sports

    “When Henrik Fisker showed me his ideas, I got chills – it’s literally the most beautiful Mustang I have ever seen,” says Beau Boeckmann. Both Henrik Fisker and Galpin have a long history with specialty coach-building cars, and draw their inspiration from pony cars of the 60s and 70s. Together the team created a sculpted, sleek design and loaded it with power and performance enhancements that rival supercars. The Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism. The handmade carbon-fiber body—constructed by renowned concept car builder, … more

  • The 2015 Yahoo Autos Car of the Year: Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Tags: Yahoo Autos Car of the Year, Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Overwhelming. That was our first reaction as we began the task of choosing the best new car for our annual Yahoo Autos Car of the Year. The previous winners — the Tesla Model S in 2013, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in 2014 — had been drawn from a tight pack of favorites. The 2015 model year offered dozens of new models, yet not one had emerged as the front-runner by the time we assembled in California last month.

    That would hold true as we winnowed our choices down to 17 vehicles and ran them through our most extensive battery of tests to date — with hundreds of miles of driving loops and countless sessions around our autocross course. We set loose at speed, opened and closed everything with a hinge and debated … more

  • Galpin Volkswagen: The All-New 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

    Tags: 2015 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI, Fuel-efficient


    The newest Golf GTI increases fuel-efficiency ratings while adding more horsepower and standard equipment than previous models.

    The two-door six speed manual transmission equipped entry-level S trim starts at $24,395, only a $195 increase from the previous-generation GTI.

    For an extra $1,495, the Golf GTI Performance Package adds 10-HP, larger brakes and electronically-controlled torque-sensing limited-slip differential.

    Seventh-generation Golf GTI improves performance, fuel-efficiency and weight.

    NORTH HILLS, Calif., July 2014 – Galpin Volkswagen, the nation’s fifth-ranked volume dealer, announces today the arrival of the all-new 2015 … more


    Tags: SEMA 2012, 2012 VW Beetle Turbo, FMS Automotive, VWVortex, Fifteen52

    We gathered all the SEMA 2012 VW Beetles for a unique photo shoot

    With the launch of the latest Beetle, VW created an edgier design, less cuddly than before and one that's been attracting more aftermarket interest. So VW of America planned to unleash some modified Bugs at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas last November, encouraging a number of tuners to have a go.

    Without hesitation, VW tuning shops across the nation accepted the challenge to work on the iconic vehicle. These included fifteen52, FMS Automotive, Galpin Auto Sports, Rotiform, VW Vortex and even european car Magazine. We all put the Beetle under the knife in the hope of changing people's perception about the formerly "cute" car.

    Once the projects were completed we all … more

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