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Fisker’s Back! Makes Return at L.A. Auto Show

Galpin Auto Sports teams with Danish designer for new muscle car.

by on Oct.23, 2014

Fisker founder Henrik Fisker is debuting a new muscle car at the L.A. Auto Show next month.

Less than two years after stepping down from his namesake company, Henrik Fisker is stepping back onto the automotive stage by joining forces with a California-based mega-dealer to produce the “Ultimate American Muscle Car.”

Danish designer Fisker is teaming with Galpin Motors in a pair of back-to-back vehicle debuts at the L.A. Auto Show next month, but aside from rumors about a new muscle car, details of what’s coming aren’t readily available.

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The preliminary schedule for the show reveals that Fisker has consecutive press conferences for “vehicle debuts,” but lists Galpin Motors and Galpin Auto Sports as the co-presenter for the slots. (more…)

Ford Shows Off Ultra-Luxurious Transit Skyliner Van

A business jet on wheels.

by on Apr.11, 2014

The Ford Skyliner Transit concept is a custom luxury motor coach designed with Ford and built by Galpin Auto Sports provides immersive comfort and luxury

Think of it as a business jet on wheels.

Ford is showing off a version of its new Transit van that shows what it might be like to travel – or work – in style on the road. The concept, dubbed the Ford Transit Skyliner, is meant to suggest how one of the new vans could be modified.

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“Traveling in Transit Skyliner is an experience unlike any other” said Tim Stoehr, Ford manager for commercial truck marketing, in a statement. “You step into the vehicle and are immediately immersed in the custom interior and high-tech audiovisual environment.” (more…)

Car Dealer Restaurants: Curiosity or Trend?

Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin and Bistro 33 open dining spot.

by on Aug.27, 2009

Would you like an E-class for dessert?

Would you like an E-class for dessert?

Auto dealers and restaurants have been getting together for years now as automalls have grown in size to include various types of retailers, including fast food outlets and restaurants that are more formal. Larger stand-alone dealerships include a canteen of sorts where customers waiting for service can grab a quick bite or cup of java.

On the more ambitious end of the scale is Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin. The northern California dealership has just opened a restaurant this week inside its store, “Bistro 33 at Rocklin.” It’s said to be an upscale restaurant.

“While enjoying a meal, and looking across the lake at our dealership situated in Town Center, we thought why not bring two great brands together under one roof,” says George Grinzewitsch Jr., owner of Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, as well as Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Sacramento and El Dorado Hills.

The new restaurant is open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a full bar.

“Customers will experience the ultimate luxury destination while dining on infused interpretations of timeless American classic fare with a modernistic sensibility at appealing prices,” says Matt Haines, one of the prolix owners of the restaurant.

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