Throughout automotive history, one shop has become legendary in the custom car space, blazing a trail of innovation and creating some of the most unique cars in the world. In 1952, Galpin Auto Sports revolutionized the automotive world by becoming the first dealership to ever design, build and sell a custom car transforming the business into the most storied customization shop in the entire game. Now, Beau Boeckmann, president and COO for Galpin Motors Inc., custom car builder Dave Shuten and customization specialist "Mad Mike" Martin, are revving up engines to save automotive history and rescue car culture from oblivion in the brand-new Discovery Channel series, GALPIN AUTO SPORTS (W/T) premiering winter 2020. The series is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate company.
Beau Boeckmann grew up on the showroom floors of Galpin dealerships and is the mastermind behind Galpin Auto Sports' entire operation. He's passionate about all things automotive and is notorious in the motor world for doing anything it takes to find rare, historical cars and original customs. Beau has worked with some of the most iconic figures in the industry and will help his crew source everything they need to make a build work.
Builder Dave Shuten created the Galpin Speed Shop with Beau and has spent years restoring classic automobiles like the infamous Pink Panthermobile and constructing custom cars like the Iron Orchid, a one-off period correct '34 Ford 5-window coupe. Customization specialist "Mad Mike" Martin has made a career out of building and wiring outrageous projects and became a household name when his crazy ideas were brought to life on MTV's "Pimp My Ride." Together, these three masters of motor will uncover historic and one-of-a-kind cars to rebuild and reintroduce back into the automotive history books.
With a focus on vehicle performance and car culture, the Galpin crew will take part in some of the biggest competitions, test their vehicles on the toughest tracks and unveil some of the craziest, most important cars to people around the world.