Los Angeles' Galpin Auto Sports became the first automotive dealership to design, build and sell custom cars in 1952, which transformed the automotive business. The dealership, which is owned and operated by the Boeckmann family, made itself the best customization shop in the automotive business. Now the business is the subject of a new TV show on Discovery.
Galpin Motors Inc. President and CEO Beau Boeckmann, custom car builder Dave Shuten and "Mad Mike" Martin, a customization specialist, will now be starring in a new Discovery Channel TV series, "Driven."
Boeckmann grew up within the Galpin dealerships and is now the CEO of the business. Shuten created Galpin Speed Shop with Boeckmann and restores classic cars, such as the Pink Pantermobile and Iron Orchid. Martin has made some incredible and outrageous automobile projects throughout his career, some of which were on MTV's series "Pimp My Ride."
"Driven" is a TV series is billed as one that will help save automotive history and car culture. The show will premiere Monday, March 30 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
The first episode will feature Boeckmann and his Galpin crew resurrecting a Pantera, which is a one-of-a-kind automotive. This Pantera was hot-rodded by Carroll Shelby, an automotive designer and race driver who died in 2012, with Lee Iacocca, an automobile executive, for a secret project.
The new series will focus on car performance and culture. The crew will be a part of big competitions and testing vehicles on some of the toughest tracks. The show will also have the Galpin crew unveil cars to the world.
Episodes of the new series will be on the Discovery Channel, but viewers can also download new episodes each week by using the Discovery GO app.
Galpin Auto Sports it the number one Ford dealer in the world and also sells many other car brands. The company also has a full-service restaurant, the Horseless Carriage, and a car rental department.