On Sunday, the new TÜV HANSE ClassiC calendar 2020 will be presented to the public at the 13th TÜV HANSE classic car meeting in Hamburg – Gents Barn is happy to have been included in this wonderful 2020 calendar with great vintage car photographs by Carlos Kella! Many thanks to TÜV HANSE and TÜV SÜD AG as well as Sway Books for choosing our woodie. The calendar is available for order here! The Hamburgers and Hanseaten among you, we wish for today’s classic car meeting at TÜV HANSE a lot of fun and the best weather! Ahoy from the Hanseatic city of Greifswald!
We are very pleased that since last week the beautiful, all-new Girls & Legendary US-Cars Calendar 2020 by Carlos Kella has been published – with our Chrysler Town & Country being considered three times! For the year 2020 there are 53 beautiful motives of great US classic cars, pin-up girls in the style of the respective car and three fantastic photos of our 1950s Chrysler Woodie Coupe. Many thanks to Carlos & his team as well as Sway Books for this nice release! You can order the calendar right here on the Sway Books website – have fun by enjoying great US classics each week in 2020!
Our move is now slowly over, but somehow not the trailer-life. Almost three months ago we started moving our office and private facility and soon we can finally greet you at another location… we are so looking forward to it! But until then we’re still on the road – sometimes without really seeing the end of the trailer at the back, or rather the end of the classic car on top … Our Woodie weighs a stately 2,3t and is almost 5,70m long, quite a challenge for a few trailers out there and some towing vehicles, nearing their limits. Thankfully, Gents Barn is always focused on safety, so we always double check everything before we set off and cover more than 550km to our new home. So far without major problems – keep your fingers crossed that it stays that way … Ahoy and see you soon, your Gents Barn team!
On the last day of May, we said goodbye to the beautiful Möhler Castle and are now moving our complete furniture and inventory until the end of August (with keel and without). At the end of August there will be the last big step with five large lorries filling up and driving up north. A great new place with lots of opportunities, to experience a beautiful new landscape and to get in contact with many new customers. We are looking forward to it! Stay true to us and see you soon! Your Gents Barn-Team PS: And if you see us from time to time on the German highway with a nice vintage car on the trailer – then just wave at us! 🙂
With the title “Double Woodie time in Germany,” our beautiful Chrysler Town & Country 2-door Newport Coupe (yes, that’s actually the official name of this vehicle in 1950!) was featured in the latest issue of the American Woodie Club (NWC) magazine – the NWC being the largest club for all wood-paneled vintage cars in the United States and worldwide. Of course we were extremely happy about this great article and the feedback from the club members was very positive. Many thanks to the editors of the NWC magazine and greetings across the great pond. Let’s hope for more Woodie friends here in Europe. The team of Gents Barn likes to work on this beautiful goal for sure!
Even if we did not open our showroom at Easter, we wish all our friends, customers and prospects a relaxing, sunny and beautiful Easter. See you soon here at Gents Barn!
Today was officially the first day of the Techno Classica Essen and, of course, Gents Barn was also there, maintained the network and received the latest information on the classic car market – first forecast: The vintage car industry is doing amazingly well, all the halls were packed and customers are ready to pay a fair price for good quality. Many cars had already changed hands on the preview day as well as today, especially in the Youngtimer (1980s and up) segment. Finally, thanks to a friendly invitation from the management, we were able to attend the local RM Sotheby’s auction – again, the high quality cars quickly changed hands. We are curious how the next days will be, but it was a good start to the season. See you soon – here at Gents Barn.
After more than 16 months of restoration and reconstruction, our legendary Gar Wood Speedster “Miss Persia” was once again a gem at a boat show, this time the 50th edition of Boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest trade fair for boats and water sports. Almost 83 years after our Speedster was Gar Wood’s show boat at North America’s premier trade show of the Thirties, the Chicago Boat Show of 1936, we can once again presented the new hull and beautiful deck structure – along with some of the original chrome attachments – to the more than interested crowd. A true jewel and a shining example of a 100% faithful reconstruction and restoration. Thanks for visiting us and our trusted shipyard!