Our wonderful, unique Tarz Speedster “Smitty” is now also known in the USA – today we received the spring issue of ACBS’ (Antique & Classic Boat Society) magazine “Rudder” – and were pleased to receive a wonderful article about our little GDR star . Who would have thought that the Eastern Bloc would still conquer the West? 😉 We are definitely happy, send a big thank you to our Woody friends in the States and wish you all a great time despite Corona – to read, slow down and dream of having fun on the water soon with a smal,l but wonderful mahogany Boat. 🙂
Season start for Gents Barn & Gents Barn Consulting – time to get back on the road and (y)our cars, bikes and boats ready for the Spring and Summer season! We hope you all had a great and cosy winter time and that you share the passion for classic vehicles as much as we do! 2020 will be an exciting year – new plans soon to be announced. Stay tuned! 😉
This morning we received entry vouchers for Boot Düsseldorf 2020 from our favorite shipyard! Many thanks, Bootswerft Baumgart! As always, we try everything to be there – even if we have to travel a little further this time to our favorite place! In any case, we wish all other water sports enthusiasts, who are also planning to be there, a safe journey and a great trade fair with many beautiful boats – preferably in a classic wooden construction, of course! 😉
Due to the early completion of the restoration and reconstruction of our famous Miss Persia, the 1936 Gar Wood Speedster of the Shah of Persia equipped with the original Packard Marine racing engine, it was very important to us to join what is probably the best club for Packard enthusiasts here in Europe and to become an active member – at the Nordic Packard Owners Club. With almost 350 Packard automobiles, it is the largest club outside the United States and the few German members are therefore part of the huge, Scandinavian fan community of this legendary, luxury brand. Although Gents Barn is the only member with the two Packard Marine engines 1M-245 and 1M-245 R (acing), it is nevertheless a great pleasure for us to be part of the automotive Packard Club scene. Thank you for the friendly reception – we look forward to the future exchange and participation in many club meetings in the far north!
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!