Galpin Ford NewsRoom

  • 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 vehicles, … more

  • Matt Farah Is Getting The First 2016 Ford Focus RS In Los Angeles

    Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire was bumped up the list and is numero uno in line to get the 2016 Ford Focus RS in L.A. (Not to be confused with VIN #1)

    You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours is a modus operandi that oftentimes works wonders in the greater automotive community and seems to be paying off for Drive host and all around good guy Matt Farah. According to a Facebook post late last night ( Oct. 13, 2015) Farah triumphantly announced that he’ll be the first person in all of Los Angeles (and possibly the greater Southern California area) to receive the fire-breathing 2016 Ford Focus RS. Supposedly the order banks are open for this much anticipated hot hatch and Farah’s order was placed. What makes this … more

  • IIHS: 2015 Ford Edge is a Top Safety Pick

    By Jennifer Geiger on September 22, 2015

    Ford redesigned its midsize SUV this year, and along with fresh styling and more safety features, the 2015 Edge earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The two-row SUV received the top score of good in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests and achieved the second-best rating of acceptable in the difficult small front overlap crash test.

    The previous-generation Edge also got good scores in moderate overlap front, side, roof-strength and head restraint tests, but was precluded from achieving the Top Safety Pick award because it had not yet undergone the small front overlap test.

    To get the IIHS' highest safety rating, Top … more

  • Galpin, Fisker Offer Rocket Speedster Concept

    By Tom Murphy-Sep 14, 2015

    The all-new Ford Mustang is selling briskly – 86,769 deliveries through August and clobbering the soon-to-be-replaced Chevy Camaro. So what better time than the present to capitalize on the mystique of the reskinned Mustang?

    Earlier this year, Galpin Auto Sports and Danish designer Henrik Fisker began low-volume production in California of a coach-built, heavily modified version of the new Mustang, dubbed The Rocket.

    With a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body crafted by hand at GFMI Metalcrafters in Fountain Valley, as well as significant interior and suspension upgrades, the Rocket is a 4-passenger coupe with a starting price of $109,100.

    At the recent Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in … more

  • 2015 Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket: First Drive

    by Steve Siler - Aug. 24, 2015

    Yes, the Galpin Fisker Ford Mustang Rocket has a long name. “We just call it ‘the Rocket’” said Henrik Fisker, who also designed the BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage, and more recently, the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid.

    Certainly, “Rocket” is a suitable name for a $109,100 muscle car, but the fact of the matter is that the other named parties have made great contributions, including its builders and tuners, Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., and of course, Ford itself. We took a brief spin along 17-Mile Drive during Monterey Car Week to see if it’s worth the coin.

    “Ford’s engineers and Moray Callum’s design team did an amazing job with … more

  • Ford Mustang-based Rocket Speedster ready for takeoff

    Tags: Rocket Speedster, Ford Mustang

    by Aug 17, 2015

    The last time Henrik Fisker designed a convertible, it was a sleek, plug-in hybrid called the Karma Sunset hat never saw the light of day. His latest likely has a brighter future.

    The Rocket Speedster is a customized Ford Mustang that Fisker penned for Galpin Auto Sports, of “Pimp My Ride” fame. It’s a follow-up to the $125,000 Rocket coupe the collaborators launched last year.

    Inspired by the 1968 Ford Shelby GT500 -- a Fisker favorite -- the wide-body Rocket Speedster features an oversize grille with integrated fog lamps, huge air intakes on its carbon fiber hood, and side scoops on the rear fenders to help cool the 15-inch Brembo brakes tucked inside of its 21-inch wheels. It should be … more

  • Fisker looks to start a new car company

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster, The Karma

    by Chris Woodyard- Aug 16, 2015

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Henrik Fisker, who created a plug-in car company that ended up in bankruptcy court, is looking to start a new venture.

    Fisker, an auto designer whose Fisker Automotive rose about the same time as Tesla Motors, says the timing is right for something completely new. While he doesn't get specific, he says he's intrigued with Milliennials, their craving for new kinds of transportation and their fascination with all things digital.

    "I'm looking into starting a new company," he said Saturday at the unveiling a new customized Ford Mustang venture as a prelude to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance here.

    "There's a whole new group of young people ready for the next thing," he says, … more

  • Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster is a 725-HP Carbon Fiber Roadster

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster, The Karma

    by Conner Goldmen- Aug 16, 2015

    Remember the gorgeous Galpin-Fisker Rocket that made its initial debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, and then showcased its production form at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance? Well, Fisker is back at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with a sumptuous speedster version of the striking Mustang coupe.

    Like the coupe, the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket Speedster’s bones come from a 2015 Ford Mustang. Holding true to the Speedster designation, a specially-crafted carbon fiber rear tonneau cover converts the four-seater convertible into a lithe two-seat roadster.

    Henrik Fisker, renowned designer of the Aston Martin DB9, Vantage V8, and the BMW Z8, turned his pen to the new 20 … more

  • Henrik Fisker designs exotic convertible for Galpin

    Tags: Ford Mustang, Rocket Speedster, The Karma

    by Lindsay Chappell- Aug 16, 2015

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Luxury designer Henrik Fisker has created a convertible variation of the Ford GT Mustang to be sold by Galpin Auto Sports of Los Angeles.

    The Galpin Rocket Speedster Concept is envisioned as a limited-production convertible two-seater version of the Rocket coupe that Galpin and Fisker unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show last November.

    Unwrapping the convertible during Pebble Beach’s weekend festival of high-end brands and rare collectibles, Fisker said the Speedster uses a light carbon-fiber body that channels air under the hood through two sculpted intakes to cool its powerful engine.

    The Speedster would use a 725-hp Ford V-8 package, Fisker said, speaking with Beau … more