Spare Parts: Six Questions for Beau Boeckmann

Custom-car designer Beau Boeckmann gives GQ an exclusive look inside his personal garage.

Released on 8/6/2013

Credits

Starring: Beau Boeckmann

Transcript

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I'm Beau Boeckmann.
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I'm the Vice-President of Galpin Motors
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and President of Galpin Auto Sports.
00:05
Let me start over.
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(upbeat music)
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Hey, I'm trying to do a show over here.
00:18
Sorry.
00:24
My very first car was a 1965 Mercedes 220SE
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that my grandmother willed me.
00:30
It was a first I ever customized, owned
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and it's the last material possession
00:36
I would ever sell in life.
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I'm one of the lucky guys who still has their first car.
00:43
My dream car when I was a kid was actually a Gullwing
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and I just thought it was gorgeous it looked fast
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and I loved the way the doors opened on that car
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and still today I lust after that one.
01:00
Probably my favorite cars are 1965 GT350.
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Now that Shelby literally was in someone's garage
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since the early 1970s so it sat there for 40 years.
01:13
It actually was sold brand new at Galpin Ford
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and it is in the exact same shape as
01:18
when it came out of that garage
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and I think it's just perfect the way that it is.
01:27
I mean the worst car's the Pontiac Aztek
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I mean, I can't, that's still the
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most awkward design I think of all time.
01:33
I mean, I don't even understand how that car ever got made.
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I don't understand why anyone would drive it.
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I don't understand.
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I'm a lucky guy.
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I get to drive a lot of different cars
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so today I'm driving a Jag
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and tomorrow I might drive a Mustang
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and unfortunately then I gotta take
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my kids to school in a Honda minivan
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and then I can drive something fun again
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occasionally an Aston Martin so
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I'm lucky 'cause I get to switch cars a lot.
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I know this is gonna sound weird
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but the one car I've always wanted to drive
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was a 1939 Figoni Falaschi bodied Talbot Lago.
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It was one of the most striking cars
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I've every seen in my life.
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I saw it when I was a kid and I always thought
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oh if I could just drive that car
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and I still have that fantasy today.
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Thank you for visiting the Galpin Collection
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