The Pikes Peak Driven Challenge: Setting a world record for a production SUV. Yesterday the all-new Range Rover Sport set the record for a production SUV taking on Pikes Peak, covering the 12.6 Miles and 156 turns in only 12 minutes 35.61 seconds. The record was independently timed and sanctioned by PPIHC (Pikes Peak International Hill Climb). See the full story of the first Driven Challenge unfold through the photo gallery.
This 1977 Chevy Malibu could hardly crawl across land let alone cruise into outer space. The guys at GALPIN AUTO SPORTS went intergalactic on this car and took the meaning of ?pimp" out of this world. G.A.S. shot the Malibu with a silver base accented with glow-in-the-dark crop circle paint and hooked it up with Fuzion ZRI tires, 20" Giovanni rims and a animated Barris style front grill. The seats were made hot with Edelman chrome leather edges, purple suede inserts and hand-stitched crop circles that radiate with neon green lighting. This ride gets ready for lift off with automatic space ship doors, laser start and true command center with Clarion GPS and traffic gauge. G.A.S. went two steps ahead of the rest and installed the flip down of the future, an InFocus projector that beams video onto a Holodisplay monitor (a piece of glass coated with holographic film). G.A.S. even put a Football Launcher in the trunk with a camera flanked by two monitors to capture all the action! This mother ship is pimped and ready to roll.
The only creativity this 1994 Mitsubishi Galant inspired was the creativity needed to figure out what it was and what to do with it. G.A.S. brightened this dismal ride by installing a sunroof, hitting it with a sky blue paint job lit with blazing sunburst graphics and fitting it with Fuzion ZRI tires and 18" Axis wheels. The Galant got extreme hater vision with 2 1/2" monitors in each of the headlights. The rear door was modified to open suicide for easy access to a writer's nook , six 2 1/2" monitors and a hideaway laptop and talking dictionary. This poetic ride got its own sense of sound with four super-sensitive mics wired to the audio system. G.A.S. installed a flip-flop trunk outfitted with eight Image Dynamic woofers, eight X10 amplifiers, two 10" Accele monitors and an InFocus projector to create a virtual stage.
This VW just barely rolled into G.A.S. - a broken down old German war truck powered by a weak 70 horses. The guys at G.A.S. dropped in a brand new turbo motor kickin' out 200 hp. The Thing screams for off-roading so G.A.S. added meaty 31" tires and bangin' 15" Weld rims. Snakeskin tear graphics, Edelman leather crocodile and snakeskin interior, portable tablet PC's with mobile Intel Centrino processors in all four doors and a bad MTX audio system really make this Thing hiss. To chill, there's a Safari lounge equipped with a 30-inch Audiovox plasma monitor, Sony Playstation and brush guard that doubles as a couch. G.A.S. installed the first ever terrarium with a 2-inch Accele TV mounted into a rock so pimp snakes can ride in style. To top the Thing off (literally) there's a portable pop-up tent so no matter where adventure may prowl, you'll have a place to kick it.
This 1994 Toyota T100 was dismembered down to the rusty frame and replacement '67 Suburban seat. GALPIN AUTO SPORTS took this truck from no-terrain to all-terrain with new body panels, a purple ?Glamouflage" exterior, 18" Lexani rims wrapped in meaty off-road tires and a custom cab with diamond plate walls. The interior was made bullet-proof by lining the purple glamouflage and Edelman black leather seats with Kevlar, a material that's 5x's stronger than steel! An automatic drawbridge-style ramp was installed to conceal and deploy a pimped out Yamaha ATV with 7" monitor in back, 5" monitor in front and DVD player. The truck was hooked up with a 50" DELL plasma screen in the bed, a 23" flip-up waterproof monitor in the front, a Doppler weather radar system, a night vision periscope and a dope entertainment center with Kenwood DVD player and Magellan GPS. This ride is armed and ready to take on any terrain. [...] - Less
This 1976 Ford Econoline ice cream truck grunted in to Galpin Auto Sports with eight tenant mice and 31 disgusting flavors. G.A.S. took this dumpy ride to an all-new level of coolness by installing a state-of the-art ordering system with touch-screen menu, a slammin' motorized door, and a cool robotic arm that dispenses ice cream at kid-level. The ice cream truck gets some much needed flava with sapphire blue flakes and icicle graphics, a sugar-coated dash sprinkled with real crystals and some bomb custom 22" Giovanni chrome rims. Ice cream shouldn't be the only thing chillin' in this ride, so G.A.S. hooked it up by installing a 42" plasma monitor, satellite, TiVo, two Apple iPods, an iPod Mixer and a custom-built couch. When you're ready to bump G.A.S. pimped this ride's music with a hip remix of the ice cream truck song, a brand new speaker system and a microphone.
1988 Cadillac limos are reminiscent of a decade made famous by tight-rolled jeans, mullets and slap bracelets, but this Caddy reminded the guys at GALPIN AUTO SPORTS of a junkyard on barely-there wheels. G.A.S. took this Caddy beyond the standard of modern luxury with authentic Edelman leather upholstery and a burgundy candy exterior with black diamond and silver racing stripes. The shoes on this ride hit the asphalt with smokin' 20" Lexani chrome and ruby-encrusted wheels. This ride is loaded with a pneumatic Tube Runner delivery system, remote starter and the largest monitor ever put inside a car - a 50" plasma TV/computer monitor equipped with a Shuttle PC and the world's smallest virtual laser keyboard. G.A.S. reversed the trunk into a rumble seat and blew the brains out of the limo by installing a 27" Audiovox monitor into a flip up sunroof, creating a "drive out" movie theater complete with a Sony Playstation 2, DVD and mega surround sound.