Focus on accessoriesNov. 21, 2016
Galpin's big show touts aftermarket parts to build new-vehicle salesNov. 21, 2016
Galpin Auto Sports, or GAS, the company's celebrated customization and aftermarket department, uses the free-admission car show as an opportunity to display its latest innovations in accessories and performance tuning -- or, if you prefer, ride-pimping.
Accessories sales face roadblocksNov. 21, 2016
Galpin Auto Sports' success shows that accessories sales can be a big source of profit and aid to vehicle purchases for dealerships and automakers. A new study by the consulting firm Carlisle & Co. of Concord, Mass., reports that 91 percent of dealerships say they are "actively involved" in selling accessories, up from 84 percent in 2007.
A shy guy who became bigger than life in Southern California's auto sceneNov. 14, 2016
When Alan Mulally visited Galpin FordNov. 14, 2016
Not long after taking over as Ford Motor Co. CEO in 2006, Alan Mulally was meeting with dealers in Las Vegas when someone suggested he visit Galpin Ford in Van Nuys, Calif., if he wanted to find out how the business really worked.
Galpin's chef: From 5-star fare to dealership kitchenOct. 31, 2016
L.A.'s Galpin Motors fills an exhibit hall with its custom ridesNov. 23, 2015
Galpin Motors uses a 26,000-square-foot exhibit space at the Los Angeles Convention Center to display its custom vehicles, showcase the many brands its 10 dealerships carry and catch the eyes of L.A. Auto Showgoers. And all the vehicles are for sale.