July 24, 2013 |
Long known as a place that sells cars, Galpin Auto Sports is getting in the business of building them. The Van Nuys-based shop, which is owned by Galpin Motors, will debut a supercar with as much as 1,000 horsepower at several events during the Monterey Car Week in August. The Galpin Ford GTR1 is based on the Ford GT supercar, which was sold from 2004 to 2006. Galpin says its GTR1 is “an interpretation of what the GT may have looked and performed like had it continued its evolution.” The GTR1 will sit on the chassis of an existing Ford GT. Customers can either bring in their existing Ford GT for the modifications or have Galpin find a GT to convert.
March 19, 2013 |
Last spring, the creators of the Pebble smartwatch shocked the tech community when their Kickstarter campaign raised $10 million . It was still a long road from when the campaign closed in May to when Pebble finally started shipping its first smartwatches to backers in January. And while the initial batch of watches came out in a slow trickle, the pace kicked up in late February and early March. And now, 10 months later, Pebble founder Eric Migicovsky is thrilled with the reception the product is receiving and to finally be getting feedback from users.
February 11, 2013 |
Phil Mickelson was a big topic of discussion during our live chat Monday about the Northern Trust Open and the PGA Tour. Times golf writer Chris Dufresne used Mickelson as an example of how golf humanizes a person. "Phil to me is one of the most fascinating people to watch," Dufresne said. "What happened to him on No. 18 at Pebble Beach just epitomizes not only how hard the game of golf is, but it humanizes people. "To see someone who shoots a 60 and has one of the great rounds in PGA history and then the next week falling on his rear and looking for his ball on 18 and taking an 8, and then coming back the next day and doing the exact same thing, on the exact same hole, and taking a double bogey.
February 8, 2013 |
Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of State during President George W. Bush's administration, found out what a lot of amateur golfers do when playing at Pebble Beach during the annual pro-am tournament: No matter how far the fans are from the fairway, they're always in play. Rice hit a wayward shot at the sixth hole on Thursday during the first round of the event and it went toward another fairway, striking a woman in the face and causing a bloody cut that required medical attention and left the spectator with concussion-like symptoms.
February 6, 2013
PEBBLE BEACH - Lee Westwood still doesn't know why his father took him to the golf course. He played just about every other sport in England when he was 12, such as soccer, cricket and rugby. He used to go fishing with his father, but the fish weren't biting, mainly because Westwood kept throwing stones into the water. So off they went to a golf course called Kilton Forest, neither of them having ever so much as swung a club. Westwood was hooked. "I turned pro at 19 and came on tour, and he was still a 12 handicap, so I can't understand the reasons for that," Westwood said.
August 20, 2012 |
A prized 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, one of a handful of such cars by the German automaker left from prewar Nazi Germany, was sold Sunday for $11.77 million at an auction in Pebble Beach, Calif. However, vintage car history was made Friday when a 1968 Ford GT40 was sold for $11 million, making it the most expensive American car ever sold at auction. The Ford was sold by RM Auctions on Friday night, but the real star of the weekend's 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance auto show and auction failed to meet expectations.