The new series – which premieres on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT – will follow the world-famous Galpin team as they restore one-of-a-kind cars and explore the unique history behind them, including a secret DeTomaso Pantera project that Carroll Shelby built for Lee Iacocca.
LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2020) – Galpin Auto Sports, a division of Galpin Motors, the leading car dealership group and customization shop in Southern California, will take center stage in a new automotive series on Discovery Channel called “DRIVEN” which premieres on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Galpin President and COO Beau Boeckmann, custom car builder Dave Shuten and customization specialist “Mad Mike” Martin as they uncover historic, one-of-a-kind cars to restore and reintroduce back into the automotive history books.
In the series premiere, Boeckmann and the Galpin team resurrect a one-of-a-kind DeTomaso Pantera that Carroll Shelby modified for a secret project with legendary auto industry executive Lee Iacocca as part of a development program that would evolve into the Viper. With a focus on vehicle performance and car culture, the Galpin crew will take part in some of the biggest automotive competitions, test their vehicles on the toughest tracks and unveil some of the craziest and most significant cars to ever come through their shop to people around the world.
On the show, the Galpin team is led by Beau Boeckmann who grew up in the showroom of Galpin Motors and is the driving force behind Galpin Auto Sports. He is a diehard automotive enthusiast with a passion for rare, historical cars and original customs. Dave Shuten, chief designer of Galpin Speed Shop, a division of Galpin Auto Sports, has a long history with Boeckmann and Galpin, having led several major car build and historical restoration projects like the Pink Panther Limo, the Ed “Big Daddy” Roth Ford Pick Up and the ’34 Ford 5-Window Coupe known as Iron Orchid. Alongside Boeckmann and Shuten, customization specialist “Mad Mike” Martin – most famous for his wild projects on MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” – will round out the “DRIVEN” team.
“DRIVEN” will air every Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel beginning March 30, 2020. In addition to watching the series on Discovery, viewers can check out new episodes each week by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Driven and follow @DiscoveryMotor on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.
Since 1946 Galpin Motors has established itself as one of the foremost automotive dealers in the United States. Nearly seven decades ago, Galpin was the first dealership in the country to build custom cars specifically for sale and has been a leader in vehicle customization ever since. It is also the home of many automotive firsts, including the first aftermarket sunroof, the nation’s first conversion van program and was among the first to build aftermarket equipped off-road performance trucks. Galpin has also been focused on performance since its inception, having campaigned several winning NASCAR teams in its early days and serving as one of the first Shelby dealers in the nation, dating back to the inception of the original Cobra.
Galpin is comprised of a family of quality automobile brands that include Ford, Lincoln, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Volkswagen, Volvo, Jaguar, Lotus and Aston Martin. For more information on Galpin Motors, visit www.galpin.com and follow @GalpinMotors on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Galpin Motors
Based in North Hills, California, Galpin Motors has established itself as one of the foremost automotive dealers in the United States. Family owned and operated since 1946, Galpin’s list of automotive brands include Ford, with which it consecutively held the No.1 dealer title for 29 years, Honda, Volkswagen, Mazda, as well as premiere brands such as Volvo, Lotus, Aston Martin, Lincoln and Jaguar. Quality service centers, dedicated staff, and world-class amenities, such as Galpin Auto Sports (G.A.S.), in-dealership Starbucks and award-winning restaurant, sets Galpin above the rest, offering the best buying and ownership experience of any dealer in the world. To learn more about Galpin Motors, visit www.galpin.com.