Galpin Auto Sports offers custom service, products

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.On Nov. 9, Beau Boeckmann, president and chief designer for Galpin Auto Sports, will reveal what’s hot in the customizing world, tips and tricks for customizing on any budget. Do you have a customizing question or a story or photo to share? If so, we want to hear from you, so e-mail drive@dailynews. Customizing a Mustang can range from some wheels and tires to the car pictured here that was fixed up at Galpin Auto Sports in Van Nuys. It has everything you need to shred the streets, starting with a 5.0-liter 302-Stroker engine that gives it 630horsepower. As if that wasn’t enough power, it boasts a 150horsepower NOS fogger unit, Bassani long tube headers and a three-in Bassani exhaust pipe. While a beast on the street, this Mustang is classy on the inside with completely custom handmade racing seats, color-keyed roll cage, an original Boss Hurst shifter and much more. Boss packages start at $15,000. Since the early 1950s, customizing cars has been an intricate part of Galpin. From installing the first sunroof in America in 1965 to the conversion van industry in the 1960s, from saving the Mustang convertible in 1980 to extreme car makeovers on TV shows such as MTV’s “Pimp My Ride,” the love affair with customizing is bigger than ever. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cape Town on world’s top 10 cities list

first_img8 July 2013Cape Town has once again been crowned one of the top 10 cities in the world, coming fourth in Travel and Leisure magazine’s annual “World’s Best Awards” and claiming a spot in the magazine’s hall of fame.It was also ranked the world’s top city in the Africa and Middle East category.Travel and Leisure readers determined the best destinations, hotels, cruises and companies in the 18th annual poll designed by the magazine’s editors.“Cape Town has consistently featured in the Travel and Lesiure line-up, and we are proud to maintain a top of mind position with the world’s most avid travel lovers,” Cape Town Tourism chief executive officer, Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, said in a statement last week.Five of the city’s hotels also appeared on the list, with the Cape Grace claiming the highest spot in 26th position, up from 44 in the 2012 awards. This earned the hotel a spot in the hall of fame.The hotel also claimed pole position in the top city hotels in Africa and the Middle East category. The Mount Nelson was ranked sixth, the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa came in 10th, the One&Only Cape Town eleventh and theVictoria&Alfred Hotel was named thirteenth.Safari lodges around South Africa also claimed numerous spots on the list, with Singita Kruger National Park taking the top spot at third, up from seventh in 2012.Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve and Singita Sabi Sand, both at the Kruger National Park, took 10th and 11th position respectively.Du Toit-Helmbold believed the success of the safari lodges would contribute to the success of Cape Town’s tourism. “The prevalence of these exclusive hotels bodes well for the luxury market in Cape Town as many high-end safari travellers include a trip to Cape Town on their itinerary,” she said.“The fact that they continue their journey in Cape Town in some of the continent’s – and the world’s – best hotels means Cape Town remains firmly on the luxury travel map.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Play Your Part, appreciate and observe our human rights

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 20 March 2014 – South Africa will commemorate its 20th Human Rights Day tomorrow Friday 21 March 2014 and the ultimate sacrifice of those who were killed when they protested for the right to free movement in Sharpeville in 1960. Speaking on the eve of Human Rights Day, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “South Africa has moved from a culture of oppression and intolerance to a culture of respect and acceptance. Our Constitution and our Bill of Rights attest to how far we have come in enabling all the people of this country to express their human rights as free and equal citizens.” “We must all play our part to make sure that we appreciate and observe the human rights principles enshrined in our Constitution and these become part of our collective national psyche.” “This will be essential to ensuring the durability of our democracy,” concluded Mr Matola.Note to EditorsThe Constitution of South Africa can be accessed at: About Brand South Africa Brand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship. Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Join the conversation at:Follow Brand South Africa@Brand_SA us how you Play Your Part@PlayyourpartSA For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Sandisiwe GugushePublic Relations International: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0) 73 126 9128Email: sandisiweg@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

IPL 2011: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Royal Challengers Bangalore- RCB win by 6 wkts

first_imgAb de Villiers scored an unbeaten 54 as Bangalore beat Kochi by six wickets in their IPL match at the Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Saturday. ScoreChasing 162 – a tough target – Bangalore got off to forgettable start with their opener Tillakaratne Dilshan departing in the second over of the innings. A leading edge off S Sreesanth was well taken by keeper Brendon McCullum, who dived and took a low catch. Dilshan fell for 1 and Bangalore fell to 7/1.Post that wicket opener Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli forged a 41 runs partnership before Vinay Kumar trapped Kohli leg before on 23.Mayank Agarwal, who was batting with confidence all this while finally departed on 33 trying to play inside out off Ravinder Jadeja. He failed to clear the long off boundary even as Vinay Kumar took a fine catch to reduce Bangalore to 85/3 on the last ball of the 10th over.Then it was the turn of Bangalore’s South African import AB de Villiers and Saurabh Tiwary to come to the fore. The two batted, batted even as the asking run rate climbed with every dot ball.They would have liked to continue but that didn’t happen as Tiwary fell trying to slog off Raiphi Gomez in the 18th over with Mahela Jayawardene taking his catch in the deep. He fell for 26 and Bangalore went down to 137/4. But Bangalore’s fortunes took a U-turn in the 19th over when AB de Villiers and Asad Pathan were at the crease. Pathan struck consecutive fours off Vinay Kumar to lead his team to victory.advertisementKochi innings Openers Brendon McCullum and VVS Laxman put on 80 runs for the first wicket as Kochi posted 161/5 in their team’s IPL debut match.  Kochi captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and decided to bat, a fine decision keeping in mind that his openers VVS Laxman and Brendon McCullum got on with the hitting act right away. The two blasted away boundaries and sixes at ease even as the opposition bowlers struggled.Finally, Sir Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan provided the much-needed respite for Bangalore breaking their partnership by claiming Laxman on the last ball of the 9th over. He fell for 36 after a 80-run first wicket stand with McCullum.But McCullum was still at the crease and he went about his business with ease. And only after lot of effort by the opposition bowlers McCullum relented. A top edge of Virat Kohli was taken by Dirk Nannes at third man. He fell for 45 when the team total was 93.Post his wicket Kochi lost their captain Mahela Jayawardene when the total was 124. But there was a lot of batting to come with likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Parthiv Patel in their ranks.Jadeja scored an unbeaten 23 helping Kochi post a fine 161/5 on board in their 20 overs.last_img read more

X-Blades Genius Offer

first_img Freshen up with a new pair of boots with a great offer from our sponsors X-Blades. Purchase a pair of Genius 200R or Genius 210R over the next two weeks and X-Blades will throw in a free boot bag.The Genius range is a lightweight and supportive boot perfect for the rigours of Touch Football. X-Blades will also have a pop up shop at the upcoming Touch Football World Cup with great deals on a variety of products. For further information or to view the X-Blades range click on the link below: LinksFree Boot Bag Boots looking a little worse for wear after National Touch League?last_img read more

17 days agoWenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea job

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wenger: Marseille coach AVB too young taking Chelsea jobby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy seeing Andre Villas-Boas in charge of Marseille.Wenger feels Villas-Boas took the Chelsea job too soon.He said, “He may have been a little young at the time when he came to Chelsea. He took little break and sometimes it does not hurt in mid-career. From what I have seen since the beginning of the season, his team has the desire. “It is a little limited in potential. Marseille today does not have the level to play the title of champion of France. But he managed to get the team behind him and instill a dynamic in the team. If he finishes in the first six, I think he has really had a good season.” last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Remembers Crew Of Edmund Fitzgerald On 40th Anniversary Of Shipwreck

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game.ANN ARBOR, MI – APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines listens in on an offensive huddle during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Today is the 40th anniversary of the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior off the coast of Michigan. The ship’s entire 29-man crew died in the tragedy. It’s a haunting historical event for many who live in the area. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has already admitted that his favorite song is Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” which is a tribute to the captain and crew of the ill-fated ship. This afternoon, Harbaugh tweeted out a link to Lightfoot’s song as a way of remembering those who perished in the storm 40 years ago. Remembering the captain and crew of the Edmund Fitzgerald today. God Bless You and Yours!— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) November 10, 2015Harbaugh truly is a Michigan Man, in more ways than one.last_img read more