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.
Right at the beginning of this year, we got some great news – Boot Düsseldorf is giving our legendary and unique Miss Persia, the only Gar Wood Speedster produced in 1936 and the former boat of the Shah of Iran, a special place at its anniversary fair, the 50th edition of this world leading trade fair for boats and water sports!
Almost exactly 83 years after its first exhibition at the 1936 Chicago Boat Show, Miss Persia is now – although not yet completely assembled, but with dozens of layers of fresh varnish – for the second time at one of the world’s largest boat fairs, what an honor.
So if you’ve ever wanted to see the resurrection of the Miss Persia up close, you can do so now – in the “classic boat” hall 5, booth B02, both our Miss Persia and our future replacement engine, the Packard 1M-245, will be featured throughout the fair. Of course, we are very happy about this great sign from the fair organizers and thank them in advance.
If you would like to get to know the proud owner and Gents Barn founder in person, you can meet him on the first day of the fair, January 19th.
See you soon – at Boot Düsseldorf, open from 19.-27. January 2019.
Although many recreational captains and hobby skippers do not enjoy water or land in winter, there are plenty of things to enjoy at Gents Barn this Christmas – our original Gar Wood Speedster, the legendary Miss Persia, has reached the important phase of painting. It is now slowly revealing exactly the views, as it came out of the factory in Marysville, MI, USA at Gar Wood Inc. – well, let’s rather say in the finest manufacturing work and in many hours this beauty was created by master craftsmen. Only fourteen Speedsters were built and just half of them survived – our Speedster has long been lost, but the multi-year, very hard and international search was worthwhile. Be curious about what will happen over the Christmas holidays and return to the public in Spring 2019 – our legendary Miss Persia will amaze you for sure.
It was time again for a photo shooting – the well-known US-classic car photographer Carlos Kella called us a few weeks ago and came today along with his whole team to shoot Germany’s most beautiful photo model – of course, our Chrysler Town & Country from 1950. Together with the dear colleagues of Lucky Lola we had a fantastic, sunny morning – see you soon again and we look forward to the beautiful photos.
Last Sunday, the time had finally come – the classic car rally Hamm erFahren made a wonderful stop-over at Gents Barn in favor of the hospice in Hamm! And what a sight to see – 120 shiny and beautiful classic cars stopped and visited our showroom. Could all the drivers guess which automobile brand is shown on the logo of our Speedster’s steering wheel? Tricky, tricky, but finally a challenge for the participants! And in the end more than half could name the right solution: Wartburg, IFA, or Barkas were all correct answers. Yet, the nicest thing was the joy experienced – the many, good-humored faces, the great technical discussions and, of course, the beautiful ambiance here at Schloss Moehler as well as the unique ride around the castle, which Gents Barn arranged exclusively for the rally participants. We’ll just say: See you soon again here at Gents Barn – and now, enjoy our small image gallery (a full view opens with a click on the picture – our special thanks to the nice photographer, Sabine Begett).
This coming Sunday, we will be packing our bags once again and visiting a fairly new, yet wonderful classic car meeting at lake Schiedersee, located in Eastwestfalia/Germany – the “Rock around the lake 2.0” meeting! Being at a lake anyway, we decided to also take our lovely Tarz Speedster with us. So see you all soon – at lake Schiedersee.
Gents Barn ist nicht nur Spezialist für die kleinen, italienischen Mäuse und die großen, deutschen Sterne – auch mit den Woodies aus Amerika kennen wir uns besonders gut aus und leben damit den Rock’n’Roll- und Rat Pack-Stil der vergangenen Jahrzehnte. Die schönsten Events, bei denen genau das zur Geltung kommt, sind für uns natürlich die Treffen der US-Classic Car Szene. Das nächste Event dieser Art steht schon vor der Tür: Trefft uns am 21. bzw. 22. Juli in Hannover bei der Street Mag Show mit unserem Chrysler Town & Country Newport Coupé. Freut Euch mit uns auf eines der größten Treffen Deutschlands mit mehr als 2.500 Fahrzeugen und über 70.000qm Eventfläche. Petticoats, Live Bands und American Food – was will man mehr? Kommt auch und spricht uns an – auf bald in Hannover!
We are always approached by our loyal costumers, telling us how great our images are here on the website and on our social media channel Instagram. Of course, we are very happy and even a bit proud about this fantastic feedback, but it’s also our ambition to keep it this way – and this May it’s time again for the next photo shooting. Three days fully packed with retro models, vintage styling and classic cars, all coming up soon in the area of Bielefeld/Gütersloh here in Germany. Look forward as much as we do for the results – and if you see a retro photo crew somewhere nearby these cities, please don’t hesitate contacting us!