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WHY GO - Galpin Honda
WHY GO
GALPIN FORD, 1946
Frank Galpin opens
Galpin Ford in the
City of San Fernando.
The showroom holds
3 vehicles; 46 cars are
sold in the first year
of business.
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1946
Bert Boeckmann joins Galpin
as a salesman.
1953
The June issue of
Motor Trend
features the very
first “Galpinized”
vehicle: the Galpin
Custom, a ’52 Ford
convertible modified
with Mercury and
Lincoln parts.
Bert is
promoted
to Assistant
Manager.
1956
Galpin’s “Shaggy Dog” mascot is introduced, becoming
a popular attraction at parades and special events, then
the star of his own line of “doggie banks,” stuffed animals,
coloring books and even his
own comic strip! Shaggy
was featured throughout
the 1970s, when artist
Dirk Wunderlich gave
Bert becomes
the character a “cuter,
General Manager.
more cuddly” appearance.
1957
1958
“If you strive to
put God first,
family second,
business third
and everything
else – including
yourself –
somewhat
after those
three, you set
a tremendous
example for your
family, your employees and your customers. You will then be able to help your fellow
man; you will become the type of person
your employees want to work for; and you
will become the type of person customers
want to buy from.”
-Bert Boeckmann, Owner
10 FRANCHISES • OVER 4000 VEHICLES • 1-STOP CONVENIENT SHOPPING
When you GO GALPIN, you step into a world of innovation where “firsts” are commonplace. From
the first surfer van to Club Aston and GAS, Galpin’s history of innovation is unmatched in automotive retailing - and our tradition of innovation continues!
Why is innovation so important to us? Well, it’s not so much the innovation itself, but how it comes
about. You see, our innovative spirit is fueled by our desire to give you, our highly valued customers,
the very best buying and driving experience you can possibly have. And many times those efforts
result in something that has never been done before!
It is our commitment to you, our customers, which is the impetus for all the creativity, hard work,
and collective efforts which bring those unique ideas to fruition.
Our commitment also produces another most valuable asset - and that’s trust! We know you can’t
buy trust. You have to earn it!
People have come to know that they can trust Galpin for the right selection, the right price, the
right service and the latest innovations. That’s why 90% of our customers are either repeat, referral,
or come to us because of our sterling reputation. That’s the Power of Trust!
The Boeckmann Family (from left to right):
Karl, Brandon, Bert, Jane, Brad, Beau
Bert is promoted to
Vice President and
begins his gradual
buyout of Galpin
Motors.
1960
Always thinking of new and
better ways to serve his
customers, Bert begins
leasing cars to individuals when
most dealerships aren’t even
leasing to companies yet!
“I was just home from the Air Force in December, 1953,
starting a new life, buying my first brand new car. It was
a black ’54 Ford sedan. I was one of Bert’s first customers.
He was just a young new salesman, and the nicest I ever
met. I felt I could trust him. And now, all these decades
later, I’ve just bought a new Taurus… also from Bert!”
-Lou Gil
Lou Gil with his Galpin Ford - 1953
Lou Gil with Bert - 2005
Galpin Ford launches a West Coast
NASCAR racing team with drivers
Ron Hornaday and “Steady Eddie” Gray.
Hornaday leads the Galpin team to four
consecutive NASCAR West Coast
Division championships! Ron Hornaday
Jr., following his dad’s lead, becomes
a popular NASCAR champion with
4 Nationwide Series and 36 Craftsman
Truck Series victories.
1961
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#1 VOLUME FORD DEALER IN THE WORLD!
Galpin Ford: The 1970s
Galpin Ford Today: 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
CUSTOMERS ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY!
With Bert Boeckmann’s visionary leadership of Galpin Motors, the
emphasis on giving customers more than they expect involves every
single facet of Galpin operations. From the moment you enter any
area of “The World of Galpin Motors,” we want you to feel welcome,
comfortable and at home. We want your Galpin experience to be
something you can recommend to your family and friends.
When you GO GALPIN, expect the unexpected!
Galpin becomes the first Shelby
dealer in California, exclusive
Valley dealer for Shelby and
the Shelby Cobra.
Bert becomes the majority
stockholder and President
of Galpin Motors, Inc.
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1964
Galpin sponsors the first
Mustang Owners and
Shelby Cobra Clubs.
1965
Karl Boeckmann, a C.P.A., joins his
brother Bert as temporary office
manager during construction of
the new Galpin Showroom on
Roscoe Blvd. Karl stays on,
becoming an integral part of
Bert’s management team and
a Galpin Vice President.
Galpin Ford, “anchor store”
of Galpin Motors, achieved
#1 status in 1990, and has
been the #1 Volume Ford
Dealer in the World
ever since!
When you’ve been #1 for so
long, there must be a reason....
BETTER DEALS!
Bert, always looking for the next automotive innovation, teamed
with entrepreneur Heinz Prechter to introduce European sunroof
technology to America. When Ford
executives visited the dealership
and discovered the popular sunroofequipped vehicles, they approached
Prechter to make sunroofs for
a multitude of Ford models. He
complied, founding American Sunroof Company (ASC), and the U.S.
sunroof industry was born.
“When I see what
Bert has accomplished and what
his family has
accomplished, it’s
a model for my
family. And frankly, a role model
for me. At Ford,
we talk about
having three
objectives. We want to have great products, build a strong business, and build
a better world. That’s what you have
done, and again, it’s a model for us! Your
Galpinized vehicles, the success of your
business, and what you’ve done for your
community…it’s really unprecedented! In
so many ways, what we set out at Ford
to do is exactly what you’ve done. Bert,
you’re a great model and a great inspiration for all of us at Ford Motor Company
and especially my family.”
The Horseless Carriage Restaurant: 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
THE HORSELESS CARRIAGE
-Bill Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company
Galpin Ford moves to its current location on Roscoe
Blvd. called “Galpin Square”. The vast, modern showroom,
with display space for 17
vehicles and featuring the
world’s first full-service,
in-dealership restaurant,
is an instant community
attraction, ideal for special
shows and events.
1966
America’s 1st In-Dealership Restaurant
“I always thought of the restaurant principally as a convenience for our
customers - a place where they can relax while their cars are being
serviced or their purchases are being processed. You can talk things
over in the restaurant without leaving the dealership.” -Bert Boeckmann
Executive Chef Geovanni Euceda, formerly of the Beverly Hills Hotel,
prepares sumptuous Belgian Waffles, Eggs Crabcake Benedict, Filet
Mignon, Lobster and more!
Bert becomes
the sole owner
of Galpin Ford!
1968
Mayor Tom Bradley
congratulates Jane and
Bert when Galpin Ford
wins the Brand Names
Foundation Automotive
Retailer of the Year
Award. In 1974, Galpin
wins the prestigious
honor a second time,
unprecedented
in the industry.
Tawny Arnaud,
Vice President of
Sales, joins Galpin
Motors. This “radio
star” has since
been joined by his
son Darren, who is
now Galpin’s
Internet Manager.
1969
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#1 VOLUME JAGUAR DEALER IN THE WORLD!
#1 VOLUME LINCOLN DEALER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
ACCORDING TO 2012 LINCOLN INTERNAL SALES REPORTS
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Galpin Premier Collection (Aston Martin, Jaguar, Lincoln, Lotus and Volvo): 15500 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406
The ‘Crown Jewel’ of Automobile Dealerships
The Only Place You Can Shop These 5 Brands Under One Roof - The spectacular Galpin Premier
Collection features Galpin Aston Martin, Galpin Jaguar, Galpin Lincoln, Galpin Lotus and Galpin Volvo.
Also in our new 3-level, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art showcase: an automotive enthusiast
boutique, a 1000-gallon saltwater aquarium, children’s playroom with video games, WiFi internet
access and the very first full-service Starbucks Coffee lounge in an automobile dealership!
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Why drive all over town when you can shop 5 luxury brands under one roof...
Lincoln delivery area
Jaguar Galleria
America’s 1st in-dealership full service Starbucks
Luxury merchandising boutique
Volvo delivery area
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Aquarium and lounge
Kids’ play area with video games
...all while enjoying a latte. GALPIN GETS IT!
Redefining the Exotic Automotive Experience
With a full-service design bar, private entrance, and serene lounge, Club Aston is truly a
luxurious experience. The Boeckmanns opened Club Aston in April 2005, attracting instant
global attention and acclaim as the most spectacular automotive showroom in the world.
Aston turntable and vault
Full service design bar
Exclusive members only lounge
Club Aston grand opening
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#1 VOLUME MAZDA DEALER IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
“It’s not often you run into this level of
commitment to customer service. This
is why each time someone yells nice
car, I yell GOT IT AT GALPINNNN!”
–Louis G., Sherman Oaks, CA
Galpin Mazda: 15430 Roscoe Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406
A Valley Christmas tradition
begins in the new Galpin
Ford showroom when
Jane Boeckmann and
Gloria McCord decorate
Galpin’s first giant Christmas
tree. Through the years, the
decorations evolve into a
festive and elaborate
Christmas village installed
by Charles McCord, Galpin
facilities manager.
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1969
Galpin’s high flying Sky Diving
Club established. They set a
world record in ‘77 performing
a 10-Man Star jump!
1970
Galpin Santa Clarita: 23645 Creekside Road, Valencia, CA 91355
Bert teams with “Mac” McPheeters, a leading manufacturer of precision aircraft equipment, to create Establishment Motor
Homes. Bert’s wife, Jane, designs a series of spectacular interiors, and when the Establishment is introduced at Dodger
Stadium, crowds go wild over the leopard skin and velvet interiors, unusual fixtures and extras. In its first year of business,
Establishment becomes the #1 selling Class C motor home in California!
1970 - 1971
#1 IN DISTRICT IN GALPIN HONDA’S FIRST YEAR!
“I shopped around for a new Honda and Galpin was by far
the best in terms of price and service...everything! I ended
up buying two, one for myself and one for my wife!!!” -Todd S.
Galpin Honda: 11151 Laurel Cyn. Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91340 • Off the 5 and 118 freeways at Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Phil Marshall,
General Business
Manager and Chief
Financial Officer,
joins Galpin
Motors...followed
by his daughters
Michele and
Rebecca.
1975
Bert wins the coveted
Fernando Award,
the highest honor
bestowed upon a
Valley citizen, given to
the person who has
made the most
significant contribution
to the overall welfare
and progress of
the Valley.
1976
Bert and Jane’s son,
Brad, joins the Galpin
Motors team working
in every area and
eventually as a
salesman. Brad goes
on to become Vice
President in 1998.
1977
Alan Skobin, Esq.,
Vice President
and General Counsel,
joins Galpin Motors
followed by his son
Jeff, who is now
Galpin’s Marketing
Manager. Alan is also
a Los Angeles Police
Commissioner.
late 1977
Bert is inducted into
the Automotive Hall
of Fame.
1979
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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE GALPIN LINEUP: GALPIN LOTUS,
MORE BRANDS…MORE CHOICE!
Galpin Motors and the Boeckmann Family proudly
announce the addition of Galpin Lotus to the
Galpin Premier Collection of luxury marques!
Galpin Lotus is the one and only Lotus dealership
for sales and service in Los Angeles County.
Renowned for its heritage, performance,
engineering and exclusivity, the Lotus lineup
of performance sports cars includes the Lotus
Evora, which complements the exquisite Elise
and Exige variants. When you ease into a Lotus,
you enter a world that is more style than trend,
breaking new ground in traditional areas. And
if a road-legal car is too tame to quench your
need for speed, an adventure behind the wheel
of the exhilarating Evora GT4 will give you the
thrill of discovering for yourself what being
a Lotus racer is all about. The “Lotus Lifestyle”
offers an interpretation that is absolutely unique,
as is Galpin Motors!
When you GO GALPIN, expect the unexpected!
Beau Boeckmann, president of the Galpin Premier Auto Group, left, Stuart McIntosh, sales manager for Galpin Lotus; and Brian Allan, Premier Collection
general manager, with the Limited Edition Lotus Exige S260.
Always concerned about environmental quality, Bert establishes
Future Fuels of America, opening the first Methanol service
station in the world. The grand opening is attended by such
dignitaries as Mayor
Tom Bradley,
Lt. Gov. Mike Curb,
Barry Goldwater,
Jr., Iron Eyes Cody,
Robert Stack and
Charlton Heston.
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1980
When Ford halted production of the
Mustang convertible in 1980, Galpin
built its own! When Phil Caldwell
became Chairman of Ford Motor
Company, he saw the Galpinized
Mustang convertible and was so
impressed that he
shipped it back to
Detroit. Soon, Ford
was producing Mustang
convertibles again!
Bert receives the
Business in the
Arts Award,
presented by the
John F. Kennedy
Center for the
Performing Arts.
1982
Time Magazine, in collaboration with
the National Automobile Dealers
Association, names Bert the National
Quality Dealer of
the Year, best of
25,000 dealers
in America. This
is the highest
possible honor
bestowed upon
a dealer.
1985
Mayor Tom Bradley
appoints Bert to the
Los Angeles Police
Commission. Bert begins
what will become an
unprecedented 16-1/2
year volunteer term of
service under three
mayors and alongside
six police chiefs. He earns
the reputation of being
“the cop’s commish”!
1986
GALPIN SUBARU AND GALPIN VOLKSWAGEN!
GALPIN SUBARU OPENS IN SANTA CLARITA
Galpin Subaru opened in 2010 at Galpin Santa Clarita,
adding another remarkable brand to the ever-growing
Galpin Motors Family of automobile dealerships!
Internationally known for using “boxer engines” and
the all-wheel drive drivetrain layout, the extensive
Subaru lineup includes the Impreza, America’s best
selling all-wheel drive car, the Subaru Tribeca, 2010
IIHS Top Safety Pick, the WRX, STI, Subaru Legacy,
Outback and Forester. Subaru is known for its safety,
durability, reliability and traction.
GALPIN VOLKSWAGEN OPENS IN VAN NUYS
Galpin Volkswagen joined the stellar lineup of Galpin
Motors franchises in 2012, opening at 15421 Roscoe Bl.,
just east of Galpin Ford and Galpin Pre-Owned.
With VW models like the Jetta, Passat and Eos,
the Volkswagen international brand features sedans,
compacts, minivans and convertibles, including the
Jetta Turbo Hybrid and the Touareg supercharged
hybrid! And of course there’s the classic VW Beetle
— new, improved, and still as popular as Herbie,
the “Love Bug”!
Galpin Subaru at 23645 Creekside Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Jane Boeckmann becomes the
first woman to win the coveted
Fernando Award, honored for her
outstanding contributions as
co-owner of
Galpin Motors
and publisher
of Valley
Magazine.
1986
Bert and Jane’s
son, Beau, joins the
Galpin Motors
team, going on to
become Vice
President in 1998
and President of
GAS in 2006.
1987
Galpin Volkswagen at 15421 Roscoe Boulevard, North Hills, CA 91343
Boeckmann opens Galpin
Lincoln/Mercury, taking an
under-performing dealership
from being the worst in
Customer Service Index and
low sales to #1 in Customer
Service and the #1 sales
leader in the Western
United States!
1988
Galpin Ford becomes the #1 Volume Ford
Dealer in the World for both cars and
trucks, an achievement Galpin Ford
repeats every year to this day!
1989
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COMMERCIAL SALES DEPARTMENT
Commercial Sales: 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
DEDICATED TO ALL YOUR COMMERCIAL NEEDS
With a giant selection of ready-to-work vehicles always in stock...
Galpin’s Commercial Sales Department has a dedicated and
experienced staff to help you. Financing? Not a problem. We
have a wide variety of financing options, including Trac leasing,
for your convenience. We’re members of the Business Preferred
Network, so you know we can help you with all your commercial needs.
October 24, 1990, 9:01 pm PST -- The
first Saturn is sold at Galpin’s brand new
Saturn of The Valley, which quickly grows to
become the #1 volume Saturn retailer in the
world! Bert’s manager for the new dealership is Dennis McCroskey, whose grandmother, Marguerite Monnett, was the very
first switchboard operator at Galpin Ford
in San Fernando! At one time there were
four generations of McCroskeys at Galpin.
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1990
When Russian farmers fear for the lives of
citizens around Moscow due to crop shortages,
Bert and Jane Boeckmann arrange for a delivery
of 57,000 pounds of
seeds to Moscow
farmers. The
Boeckmanns go
to Moscow to
oversee the delivery
and distribution.
1991
Jane Boeckmann is honored by the
San Fernando Valley Business and
Professional Association with the Free
Enterprise Award as “an outstanding
businesswoman, wife and mother,
a true patriot, and one who exemplifies
a dedication to the best interests
of the free enterprise system.”
1993
#1 FORD CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED DEALER IN THE UNITED STATES!
Galpin Certified Used: 15445 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
OVER 800 USED VEHICLES IN STOCK
7-Year/100,000 Mile Warranty on Every Factory Certified Used Vehicle
Quality Checked Powertrain Limited Warranty that provides coverage for seven
years from the original Ford New Vehicle Limited Warranty start date or up to
a total of 100,000 miles on the odometer, whichever comes first (includes parts
and labor). Terms and conditions available. See Galpin for details.
Incredible Pre-Owned Inventory on ALL Major Brands Including:
Ford, Honda, Chevrolet, Toyota, Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Dodge, GMC, Hummer,
Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Lexus, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac,
Saturn, Volkswagen, Volvo, and many more!
171-Point Inspection on All Certified Used Vehicles
This extensive inspection is carried out by factory-trained sales and service
department personnel.
Boeckmann opens Galpin Jaguar
with a spectacular British-themed
gala. Galpin Jaguar has become
#1 in the world in sales volume and a leader in service
and customer satisfaction. Jaguar president Mike
Dale selects Galpin Jaguar for the world premier of
the XK8; Jay Leno
is on hand to take
delivery of the very
first XK8.
1995
Bert is honored by the Horatio Alger
Association of Distinguished Americans for his
outstanding success achieved
through hard work, upstanding
business ethics and worldwide
philanthropy. Bert is the first
auto dealer to receive this
award, joining four presidents,
six presidential hopefuls, and a
veritable Who’s Who of
American history from every
major field of endeavor.
mid 1995
Galpin Rentals expands, opening in
Hollywood to serve the entertainment
industry. A few years later, Boeckmann
opens a third rental location in
West Los Angeles.
late 1995
Boeckmann opens Saturn of
Santa Clarita.
1997
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10 FRANCHISES + OVER 4000 VEHICLES = 1-STOP SHOPPING
“We are still with Galpin 41 years and 24 vehicles later.”
-Steve S., Woodland Hills
Galpin Inventory, Reconditioning, and Wholesale Parts Facility: 7868 Orion Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406
Bert receives the Ellis Island
Medal of Honor, presented by
the National Ethnic Coalition of
Organizations Foundation to
Americans who best exemplify
the encouragement, advancement
and protection of such American
values as ethnic and religious
equality, tolerance and harmony;
and combat injustice, hatred
and bigotry.
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1997
Kicking off Galpin’s 50th Anniversary celebration, a commemorative
calendar is created, spotlighting the history of Galpinized vehicles.
The calendar becomes so popular that new editions are now
published each year as a free gift to Galpin
customers and fans worldwide.
Get your FREE copy of the current
Galpin Calendar at a Galpin store
or download it at galpin.com.
late 1997
Brad’s two sons, Brandon and
Blake Boeckmann, join Galpin
Motors...Brandon as a salesman
in 1998 and Blake in the marketing
department
in 2007.
The third
generation
steps up to
the plate!
1998
Galpin Mazda opens,
quickly becoming
#1 in customer
satisfaction and
the fastest growing
Mazda dealership
in America. Galpin
Mazda now ranks
#1 in volume sales
in California and the
Western United States!
GALPIN SERVICE DEPARTMENTS - CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS
SERVICING MORE THAN 500 CUSTOMER
VEHICLES AT ONCE!
This is possible with over 250 auto service
bays throughout Galpin’s dealerships.
Galpin’s Service Departments provide 2-way shuttle
service for your convenience. Also, our Service
Departments feature comfortable waiting areas with
plasma big-screens, complimentary refreshments,
and kids’ play areas.
Galpin Ford
becomes
the first dealership to be honored
with Ford Motor Company’s Blue
Oval Certification, awarded on the
basis of “the highest standards of
customer satisfaction” in every area
of dealership operations – sales,
leasing and service. Galpin wins
this certification every year!
late 2000
QUICK LANE - SERVICE FOR NEARLY ALL MAKES AND MODELS
Quick Lane centers are available at the Service Departments at Galpin Ford, Galpin
Santa Clarita and Galpin Honda…providing routine maintenance on a no-appointment,
while-you-wait basis. Our Quick Lane centers offer such services as oil and filter
changes, brake repairs and tire replacements on nearly all makes and models. Quick
Lane services are performed by Galpin’s factory-trained experts…on the customer’s
schedule…even on evenings and weekends!
Ford Motor Company
honors Bert as its first
Hero for the Planet, a
tribute to Bert’s
commitment to making
the world a better place
to live through exemplary
business ethics,
community involvement
and global philanthropy.
The Thunderbird roadster
makes a heralded comeback,
and the Boeckmann Family
celebrates by hosting a
champagne gala and charity
auction of the first new T-bird.
Dean Jones scores a hit as
Celebrity Auctioneer; the
winning bid of $67,000
is donated to five
L.A. charities.
2001
late 2001
The Boeckmann
Family opens
the Galpin
Premier
Collection,
presenting
Galpin’s Aston
Martin, Jaguar,
Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo dealerships in a dazzling
state of the art, multi-level showroom that also
features a merchandising galleria and the very
first in-dealership Starbucks.
2002
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MORE FEATURES THAT MAKE GALPIN SO UNIQUE!
RENT-A-CAR & STUDIO RENTALS
Your dream car is waiting...
Galpin Rentals: located in North Hills, Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, have
all the latest makes and models for you and your family. Galpin Studio
Rentals: located in Hollywood, North Hills and West Los Angeles have over
1,000 vehicles in their rental inventory. They provide on and off location
services to the entertainment community, including trucks of all sizes,
tractor trailers, motorcycles, picture/stunt cars and equipment.
San Fernando Valley • 8353 Sepulveda Blvd., North Hills, CA 91343
Hollywood • 1763 Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028
W. Los Angeles • 3200 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Saturn of The
Valley receives the
GM Dealer of the
Year Award, an
honor it wins every
subsequent year!
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2002
Bert Boeckmann Day is
declared by Governor Gray
Davis on July 24, saluting
Bert on his nearly
17 years as LA Police
Commissioner. Over 1400
of Bert’s friends turned
out to laud his service.
Even President George
W. and Laura Bush send
their personal best.
2003
2003 - 2005
Galpin Motors expands in
the Santa Clarita Valley
with the opening of Galpin
Lincoln, Mercury and
Mazda of Santa Clarita.
Two years later, Volvo is
added to
Galpin Santa
Clarita as well.
Club Aston – immediately acclaimed as the most
unique Aston Martin Showroom in the world -opens to global attention, with Governor Arnold
Schwarzenegger
heading a roster of
entertainment,
political and society
celebrities in
attendance at what
is heralded as “the
party of the year”!
mid 2005
Sky’s the limit:
Mizar, a prototype
Flying Pinto!
Galpin goes Gucci: special interior
highlighting the famed signature logo.
The Galpinized® Rumble Seat
Mustang - a fixture in parades!
Bert Boeckmann redefined the customizing business in the 60’s, and Galpinized vehicles have been making
headlines and drawing attention on the road ever since! His son, Beau, has taken “Galpinizing” to new heights
with Galpin Auto Sports, which opened in 2006.
Bert becomes the first dealer
ever to be invited by Ford
Motor Company to address
a special summit of Ford
executives and employees
from across the nation.
Bert’s brother Karl wins the
Fernando Award, joining
Bert and Jane as proud
recipients of the
coveted honor.
late 2005
Early 4x4 “like the kids wanted them”
and a Pinto with a fish tank in the rear.
The World’s Only All Mustang
Showroom - A whole array of
Roush, Shelby, Saleen,
Galpinized® and other GT’s
all in one showroom!
Galpin Honda opens in Mission Hills,
the ninth franchise to join the
Galpin Motors family of automobile
dealerships.
Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) opens, a unique customizing and aftermarket dealership combining all
the elements of “Galpinizing” under one roof for
customizing convenience. GAS becomes the
home of MTV’s hit show, “Pimp My Ride,” bringing
customizing into living rooms around the world!
2006
Alan Mulally (left), new CEO
of Ford Motor Company,
visits Galpin and ends his
day selling a truck!
mid 2006
2007
mid 2007
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CUSTOMIZATIONS
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Suspension
Corporate Themed Vehicles
Gifts & Apparel
Anything Custom!
At Galpin Auto Sports... you can select aftermarket accessories
from an amazing gallery of unique merchandise for your car,
truck, SUV and beyond!
GAS ‘BOUTIQUE’ FEATURES THE TRULY UNIQUE!
Always fresh, always exciting, always thoroughly modern: that’s the look and ambience of the GAS Showroom, an exciting customizing destination for auto enthusiasts and GAS fans! The GAS Showroom features a hip, easy-tonavigate “boutique” feel for your shopping and browsing pleasure. Each specific genre in the realm of auto interests has its distinct place -- parts, accessories, apparel, books…the full spectrum! Throughout the GAS Showroom
are exciting display areas focusing on items related to automotive lore, celebs and brands like SoCal Speed Shop and Moon Equipment. GAS is the only authorized dealer in L.A. for this duo of hot rod hotshots that has been around
since the 50s! Take a good look at the always new look…of GAS!
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PAINT & BODY
The selection of color and designs at Galpin Auto Sports is nothing short of awesome when it comes to paint and applications! For the ultimate in eye-catching, classy and unusual vehicle exteriors, GAS offers a huge diversity of custom paint
schemes and distinctive color combinations. For example, pearls, flakes, candies and marbleized finishes can be united with flames, from traditional and tribal to true-fire, tear graphics and animal skin designs. Our artists will also be happy
to work with any ideas you bring to the table. Mild or wild and everything in between…GAS can deliver the unique custom paint you truly want!
INTERIORS
PERFORMANCE
GAS is always up to date with the latest and greatest in custom interiors and upholstery. Whether
it’s automotive seats, floors or headliners, our Galpin Auto Sports Design Center provides a super
selection of quality materials…everything from flooring and carpeting to seat coverings (cloth, exotic
skins and supple leathers) in a vast variety of colors and designs. Our GAS artisans can engineer your
interior to be ergonomically satisfying and aesthetically appealing…all YOU all the time!
Always dedicated to the pursuit of horsepower and speed, Galpin Auto Sports can help get your
vehicle to deliver a command performance whenever and wherever you’re going...it’s all about what’s
under the hood! Our expansive GAS showroom carries an impressive selection of crate engines, superchargers, and other quality performance parts and accessories. Our experienced staff and highly trained
technicians are willing and able to show you how to achieve optimum performance and deliver the most
horsepower and torque from your vehicle!
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AUDIO & VIDEO
Let Galpin Auto Sports transform your vehicle with the latest technology in mobile entertainment, configuring
multiple entertainment zones and creating the ultimate listening environment to meet your needs and desires!
DVD and MP3 players, head units, video consoles and gaming systems, navigational and GPS tracking
equipment, security systems, extreme high performance stereos – GAS has it all for you. And if you think you’re
particular when it comes to your heart’s desires, be assured that GAS wizard Mad Mike, with over 20 years
of customizing experience, will bring his world-famous passion for perfection to your most exacting car dreams!
WHEELS & TIRES
Wheels, shoes, DUBS, twins…whatever you call them, GAS has the hottest wheels and tires for your ride…
thousands of selections from hundreds of manufacturers! If you still can’t find exactly what you want, GAS can
even custom build your wheels! The GAS team constantly strives to provide the most up-to-date and unique
selection of wheels and tires in the auto industry…especially for you!
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WRAP & TINT
Galpin Auto Sports has already focused on the growing “mobile marketing” phenomenon and upped
the possibilities with spectacular vehicle wrap designs and applications! GAS can create “instant
billboards” for your vehicles to reach more consumers at a lower cost than other forms of outdoor
advertising! GAS also offers full window tint packages that enhance privacy, protect vehicle contents,
block UV rays and cut down glare as much as 90%!
FULL CUSTOM BUILDING
SHELBY MOD SHOP
Galpin Auto Sports, globally renowned for Shelby and Mustang builds, is proud to be one of only two
official, first-ever Shelby Mod Shops in the United States!
Galpin’s legendary partnership with Shelby Mustangs – beginning in 1965 when Carroll Shelby personally
selected Galpin Ford as the first Shelby dealer in California and exclusive Valley dealer for his fabled
Shelby Cobra — was just the start of something great!
Galpin sponsored the first Mustang Owners Club and the first Shelby Cobra Clubs!
Love that old (or older) vehicle on bricks in the garage, but want to get it back into proud
roadrunning condition? Get it to GAS, where our specialists will work with your goals and
convert your beloved “heap” into a classy chassis guaranteed to inspire oohs and ahhs
wherever you drive it! Galpin Auto Sports specializes in customizing challenges large and
small…and encourages you to “bring it on”! Let GAS get your old car or truck into the
brand-new shape you’ve only dreamt of – that dream can come true at Galpin Auto Sports!
T hroughout the years, Galpin owner-president Bert Boeckmann and his family were close lifelong
friends with Carroll Shelby.
G AS continues Galpin Ford’s fine tradition of building, modifying and tuning the legendary Shelby vehicles!
And now…Shelby roars ahead again with two new authorized ShelbyMod Shops in America, and one
is right here at GAS! Our GAS Shelby Mod Shop is staffed with trained Shelby technicians using specially
engineered and Shelby approved parts. GAS is your Shelby-authorized shop, offering you the opportunity
to have a Registry-authentic package installed on your Shelby and genuine Shelby Performance Parts
available locally. We specialize in the sales and installation of high performance upgrade packages!
We build to customer specs, high-powered Shelbys and Mustangs in-house! And these vehicles are
eligible for inclusion in the exclusive Shelby Registry!
GAS is closely affiliated with Ford Racing Performance Parts on many projects, and we’re a Top 10 Ford Racing
dealer. We can also customize ANY Mustang with Shelby parts, many available only at Shelby Mod Shops.
For all service options at the
GAS Shelby Mod Shop, go to
www.galpinautosports.com
or call 877.GO.GAS.GO
SHELBY®, CARROLL SHELBY®, THE CS Logo, GT-500® and GT-350® are registered trademarks and/or the tradedress of Carroll Shelby and
Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. (Shelby). COBRA and the COBRA SNAKE Designs are trademarks of Ford Motor Company used under license.
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JUST TO MENTION A FEW OF
THE OF ORGANIZATIONS
GALPIN SUPPORTS REGULARLY
ALS ASSOCIATION • AMERICAN CANCER
SOCIETY • AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION •
AMERICAN LEGION • AMERICANISM EDUCATIONAL LEAGUE • ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF SAN
FERNANDO VALLEY • BIBLE LEAGUE • BOY
SCOUTS OF AMERICA • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB •
CAPITOL MINISTRIES • CHRIST FOR ALL NATIONS
• COMMUNITY PARTNERS FBOSFVC ON GANGS •
CSUN • DIGNITY OF VETS CHARITY • ECONOMIC
ALLIANCE OF THE SFV • FALLEN OFFICERS
FUND • FBI AGENTS ASSOCIATION • FIREFIGHTERS QUEST FOR BURN SURVIVORS • FRED
JORDAN’S MISSIONS GLOBAL ADOPT-A-PEOPLE
CAMPAIGN • GROSSMAN BURN CENTER • HISPANIC CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
• HORATIO ALGER ASSOCIATION • JEWISH HOME
FOR THE AGING • JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH • KIWANIS CLUB • L.A. POLICE, SHERIFF’S & FIRE DEPARTMENTS • L.A. CHILDREN’S
MUSEUM • LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
• LOCAL SCHOOLS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY
AND SURROUNDING AREAS • CHURCHES AND
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY
AND SURROUNDING AREAS • LOVE RIDE FOUNDATION • MARCH OF DIMES • MARINE CORPS •
MEND • MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION
• NEW HORIZONS • NEW VALLEY SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA • OLIVE VIEW-UCLA MEDICAL CENTER • OPERA NOIR • OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL •
PACIFIC LODGE YOUTH SERVICES • PARKINSON’S
RESOURCE ORGANIZATION • PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY • POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE • PPOA
PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL • REASON FOUNDATION • RESCUE MISSION • ROSEY GRIER’S GIANT
STEP • SAFE PASSAGE • SAN FERNANDO POLICE
OFFICERS • SAVE AFRICA’S CHILDREN • SPECIAL
OLYMPICS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA • THE BURNHAM INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH • THE
HEART FUND • THE JEFFREY FOUNDATION • THE
KING’S COLLEGE AND SEMINARY • THE RAPE •
FOUNDATION • TIERRA DEL SOL FOUNDATION •
UNICEF • VALLEY INTERFAITH COUNCIL • UCP/
WHEELS FOR HUMANITY • WORLD IMPACT •
YOUTH MENTORS, INC. YOUTH WITH A MISSION
SUPPORTING GALPIN IS SUPPORTING YOUR COMMUNITY
“When I think about what’s right in America, I will always think of men like Bert Boeckmann. May your good deeds
be rewarded with continued success and good health.” -Ronald Reagan, President of the United States
Bert, Jane and their family exemplify the best of businesses that feel a strong commitment to the community they
serve. The Boeckmann Family encourages their Galpin team to a high standard of involvement, giving generously
of their time and resources to support countless individuals, groups and organizations that represent
all walks of life…all around the globe!
1.
5.
6.
From L to R: 1. Bert with Pope John Paul II. 2. Bert and Jane support the Blind Children’s Home in Sierra Leone. 3. The Boeckmanns with President Ronald Reagan
and Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev. 4. Galpin hosts Firefighters Quest for Burn Survivors events at Galpin Ford. 5. Bert (left) encourages his employees
to be involved in community service. 6. Bert presents Mother Teresa with the Prince of Peace Prize and contributes $1 million in medical supplies, food and clothing
for the needy in India, Russia, and South America.
GAS transforms a ’65 Chevy
Impala into a 21st Century
biodiesel “Bio Rocket” which
is featured on a “Pimp My Ride”
Earth Day special.
2007
3.
4.
The Boeckmann Family hosts a
star-studded Gala Grand Opening on Oct. 18 to celebrate Galpin
Auto Sports.
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2.
2008
Jane Boeckmann
is honored with the
American Spirit
Award by the
Americanism
Educational League.
Entertainer Pat
Boone presented
the prestigious
award.
Galpin introduces the exclusive Iacocca
45th Anniversary Silver Edition Mustang
(only 45 built) and auctions one of the new
cars for charity. Galpin becomes exclusive
retailer of the very special Mustangs.
mid 2008
The USAF commissions GAS to create two
of the most technically advanced custom
cars for the Air Force’s national recruitment
campaign. Corporations like McDonalds,
Panasonic and Walt Disney Pictures now
sport their own unique Galpinized vehicles!
2009
2.
1.
5.
3.
6.
4.
“American Idol”
finalists Kris
Allen and Adam
Lambert came to
Galpin to take
delivery of the
Fords they won on
the Fox-TV show.
2009
1. Galpin Motors has collected toys for the Fred Jordan Mission at Skid Row for 20 years, and dozens of Galpin employees volunteer
each year to help distribute the toys at the mission. 2. Galpin works with Pet Orphans of Southern California, hosting pet adoption
events at Galpin Ford. 3. Galpin filled backpacks with school supplies for children and teens in Southern California shelters, working
with Friends & Helpers Foundation to support victims of domestic violence. Collection day at Galpin was attended by KROQ-FM’s
Dave (“King of Mexico”), Kevin from the Kevin & Bean Morning Show,v and actor/skateboarder Wee-Man, star of “Jackass – The Movie”.
4. Girl Scout Troop 243 adds pizzazz to its cookie drive with a snazzy car show sponsored by Galpin Auto Sports. 5. Galpin Honda’s
sponsorship has made it possible for the San Fernando Valley High School boys’ basketball teams to participate in winter tournaments
preceding the regular L.A. Unified School District basketball season. 6. Keys to a Shelby GT350 Mustang, top prize in a fundraiser
to benefit families of fallen California Highway Patrol officers, are presented by Galpin Vice President Beau Boeckmann and racing
legend Carroll Shelby to Bruce Meyer and Daniel J. Genter of the CHP 11-99 Foundation, along with CHP officers Leland Tang and
Heather Chaldu (Photo by Michael Payne). 7. Bert and Jane Boeckmann with former LAPD Chief William Bratton at the grand opening
of The Boeckmann Gallery at the Los Angeles Police Commission headquarters.
Henry Ford III, great-great
grandson of the American
icon who founded Ford
Motor Company and
revolutionized American
industry, spent the
summer learning the auto
retail business as an intern
at Galpin Motors. Henry
was earning his MBA
at MIT.
mid 2009
7.
Galpin Ford becomes the #1 Volume Ford Dealer
in the World for the 20th consecutive year, an
unprecedented achievement! Every eligible dealership at Galpin Motors is awarded
the “Dealer of Excellence” honor
by J. D. Power and Associates,
the global marketing information
services firm whose quality and
satisfaction measurements are
based on responses from millions
of consumers annually.
late 2009
The Boeckmann Family proudly
adds Lotus and Spyker franchises
to the Galpin Premier Group. Both
brands are renowned for their
heritage, performance, engineering
and exclusivity.
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4.
8.
BRINGING FUN TO THE COMMUNITY!
5.
6.
7.
Galpin reaches a landmark fundraising
achievement with the
company’s annual
Galpin Motors Golf
Classic for the Heart
Foundation.
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2010
Galpin’s showrooms and outdoor areas are popular venues for upscale community and familystyle events such as flower shows, barbershop quartet concerts, Ernie’s Miniature Circus and,
of course, car shows! Celebrity guest appearances are favorites of the public, too, with meetand-greets by such stars as Evel Knievel, Eric Gagne, Kurt Busch and Jamie Lee Curtis. When
superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California, one of his very first
official stops was at Galpin Ford!
1. Beau Boeckmann introduces Jack Roush to fans. 2. Carroll Shelby visits Galpin to autograph his Mustangs. 3. Race car driver, manufacturer, and team owner Dan Gurney visits Galpin. Fans line the Galpin Mustang lot to meet him. 4. Ford launches a new campaign
with Kelly Clarkson at Galpin Ford. 5. Crowds gather for the grand opening of Galpin Aston Martin. 6. San Fernando Valley High School
band and flag team perform at Galpin Honda. 7. Auto icons Parnelli Jones and Steve Saleen autograph commemorative posters at the
reveal of their new Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang 8. Evel Knievel fans line up hours before the legendary daredevil
makes one of his rare personal appearances at Galpin Ford.
Greek teenager Vasilis’ dream
became reality when the Make-A-Wish
Foundation (which grants the wishes of
children with life-threatening medical
conditions) brought the youngster and his family to GAS.
Vasilis got to spend the day with his TV idol, “Pimp My
Ride” host Xzibit, and enjoyed the Boeckmann Family’s
royal treatment as he got up close and personal with
custom classic cars in the Galpin Collection.
2010
GAS is commissioned by
Jaguar Cars to build the
Jaguar XJ75 Platinum Design
Concept to commemorate
Jaguar’s 75th anniversary.
The GAS-built XJ75 was
showcased at the prestigious
Pebble Beach Concours
D’Elegance.
mid 2010
The Boeckmann Family
opens Galpin Subaru on
Nov. 15 in Santa Clarita.
2010
After just four years in business, Galpin Honda
receives the Honda President’s Award, one of
only 118 American Honda dealerships out of over
a thousand in competition. The President’s Award
is based on standards of excellence in four areas
of Honda operations:
customer service and
satisfaction, sales,
training and facility.
2011
1.
5.
6.
7.
8.
2.
3.
Galpin Honda celebrates its 5th anniversary with much to cheer about
– the Mission Hills dealership has grown from being a brand new store
with zero customers to becoming one of the fastest growing Honda
dealerships in history and the #2 Honda dealer in California.
mid 2011
4.
1, 2. Year after year, the GAS exhibit at the annual SEMA Show (Specialty Equipment Market Association) wows crowds! The 2011
SEMA Show in Las Vegas broke records with 132,000 people, most of whom undoubtedly relished the GAS exhibit of over 20 Galpinized vehicles! 3. Guitarist/musician Slash, at Club Aston for a Rides Magazine photo shoot, with Stuart McIntosh, Galpin Aston Martin
sales manager. 4. Actor/comedian Sinbad (left) and son Royce (right) share a joke with Galpin’s Terry Miller. Sinbad is a longtime
Galpin friend and customer. 5. The GAS and Galpin Aston Martin exhibits are always standouts at the annual L.A. Auto Show. 6. Galpin
Aston Martin provides a new DBS for Scott Elrod (front row center), who uses the vehicle as a unique prop for his “Quick Tips on Winning in Life” presentation to youngsters. Scott makes regular appearances on behalf of Racers Who Care and the LAPD Pacific Division
Deputy Auxiliary Police. 7. Customizing icon George Barris is driven by GAS’ Dave Shuten in Barris’ original Batmobile at Cruisin’ for a
Cure, the world’s largest 1-day charity car show, benefiting City of Hope’s work to find a cure for prostate cancer. 8. Tony Hawk, GAS
and DUB collaborated to build this awesome Tony Hawk Edition Explorer, which was auctioned off to help raise funds to help build
public skate parks throughout America.
Galpin’s award-winning
Service Department
expands again with
Quick Lane Tire and
Auto Center, which makes routine vehicle maintenance on
a no-appointment, while-you-wait basis available for all make
and model cars and trucks. Similar express service lanes for
all makes and models also open at Galpin Santa Clarita, Galpin
Honda and Galpin Mazda.
2011
Galpin Subaru’s official Grand Opening on Oct. 8 —
complete with ribbon cutting ceremony, thrill rides and
beauty queens — is a rousing family affair attended by
thousands of Santa Clarita Valley families, political VIPs,
Subaru corporate representatives,
Chamber of Commerce and L.A.
media. The Grand Opening event
features the first public showing
of Subaru’s new 2012 Impreza.
late 2011
The American Red Cross
acknowledges Galpin’s
longtime commitment
to the blood collection
drives conducted at Galpin
several times a year for employees and
the public alike – over 27 campaigns
since 1998, resulting in over 1730 units
of lifesaving blood.
2012
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