Galpin Gets Two Hall of Famers
Larry Jewett - March 09, 2014 01:01 PM
Galpin Auto Sports President Beau Boeckmann, and Lead Rod and Custom Builder Dave Shuten have been honored with induction into The National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame in Afton, Oklahoma Boeckmann was recognized as a car collector and Shuten with the builder/owner award.
Boeckmann grew up in the car business always loving custom cars. Galpin Ford has widely been known for customizing vehicles for over 60 years, and pioneered many innovations in the industry.
As Galpin’s lead hot rod and custom builder and restorer, Dave Shuten has worked on a number of projects – both as a designer/builder of his own creations and restorer of historic Galpin-owned customs – that helped secure his place as one of the leading experts of custom cars in the country.
“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is such an incredible honor, especially coming from the legendary Darryl Starbird,” said Boeckmann. “To be in the same company as many of my heroes in the hot rod community is absolutely surreal and very humbling."
The 19th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on February 14. Each year, living members of the Hall of Fame vote to nominate and induct a new class of honorees.