Van Nuys, Calif. – Galpin Auto Sports today announced it has entered into an agreement with Shelby American, Inc. a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), to become the only authorized Shelby Mod Shop in the Western United States.
“We are honored to become a Shelby Mod Shop,” said Beau Boeckmann President of Galpin Auto Sports. “My father’s and Carroll’s relationship goes back 50 years when Galpin Ford became the first Shelby dealer in California. Carroll Shelby was a dear friend and we miss him tremendously. He was always looking to the future, so for us this is a way we can continue his legacy building amazing cars that honor him.”
Lee Iacocca introduced Carroll to Bert Boeckmann in the early 1960’s. Carroll was quoted in an interview as saying “Lee said ‘Make sure you do business with this man because he’s great’” He went on to say “We started building a few of the (Cobras) in England and Bert and Bob Tasca on the East Coast were the two people that got behind it, and if they hadn’t gotten behind it, probably nobody would have heard of the Cobra.”
Now today, the only two authorized Shelby Mod Shops are Galpin on the west coast and Tasca on the east coast. In fact, the Boeckmann and Tasca families are still dear friends and work together to this day.
“Ever since Galpin Motors became the first California Shelby Cobra dealer back in the 1960’s, the two companies have enjoyed a long, healthy high performance relationship,” stated John Luft, president of Shelby American. “We’re pleased to build on the longtime friendship between Bert Boeckmann and Carroll Shelby and bring to the next generation of So Cal Shelby enthusiasts some of that Shelby Performance magic.”
As an authorized Shelby Mod Shop, GAS can take any Shelby car, upgrade its performance or styling and the work is endorsed by Shelby American. Subsequently, any modifications performed will be documented in the Shelby Registry that chronicles the entire life of a Shelby vehicle maintaining the vehicle’s integrity and authenticity as a Genuine Shelby. There are many great shops out there, but only Shelby Mod Shops provide customers with Shelby American’s stamp of approval for providing quality service using authentic, quality Shelby products.
Since Shelby owners are car enthusiasts and lovers of all different cars, the Galpin Shelby Mod Shop has the ability to provide Shelby’s legendary style and performance upgrades even to vehicles other than Shelby models. In fact, whether it’s a Ford GT, Corvette, Camaro, Challenger, or even an off-road truck like Raptor, each vehicle modified will leave the Galpin Shelby Mod Shop with a Shelby certificate and engine plaque authenticating the work performed on their vehicle.
Inside the GAS showroom, Shelby enthusiasts will also find a wide selection of Shelby branded memorabilia, apparel, merchandise, and parts for the Do-It-Yourself enthusiast.
For additional information about the Galpin Shelby Mod-Shop and GAS please visit galpinautosports.com or call 877-GO-GAS-GO. For information on Shelby American and its products please visit shelbyamerican.com or call 702-942-7325.
About Galpin Auto Sports
Galpin Auto Sports, located at 15600 Roscoe Blvd. in Van Nuys offers customizing and personalizing services on all new and pre-owned vehicles including collector and classic cars and is the official garage for MTV’s Pimp My Ride. For more information on Galpin Auto Sports’ unique products and services, please contact G.A.S. General Manager, Steve McCord (firstname.lastname@example.org), at (877)-GO-GAS-GO or visit the website at www.galpinautosports.com.
About Galpin Motors
Galpin Motors, home to the world’s largest volume Ford dealership for the 22 consecutive years, was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands including Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Volkswagen, Mazda, Subaru, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus, Aston Martin and Spyker. For additional information on Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports, contact Marketing Manager Jeff Skobin at 818-778-2540/ email@example.com, visit the dealer at 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills, Calif. 91343, or visit the company website at www.galpin.com.
About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing , Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Information is at www.shelbylicensing.com.