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!
Dear Gents Barn & Ladies Cottage Fans,
We wish you all a wonderful, healthy and happy New Year!
With a look at 2019 we can only tell you – stay tuned, because in the next months we will visit many events and fairs – and we start directly in a few days. More about this soon.
All the best to you and your families,
Your Gents Barn & Ladies Cottage Team
It’s been a real pleasure opening the mail today! Brooke Hartle, librarian at the Antique Boat Museum, was so kind to send us a copy of the latest Gazette, ABM’s own news magazine – and seeing our great little story from Miss Persia in it. What a nice way of celebrating the first advent. Have a joyful pre-Christmas time everyone.
There are only about four weeks until Christmas and one or the other is already looking for a nice gift for his loved ones – we recommend of course a visit to our showroom: Whether antique, high-gloss fire extinguishers from the 30s to 50s, the latest fashion by Holebrook Sweden, fascinating reading material by Delius Klasing or all-natural perfume by April Aromatics, we always have the right idea for you! The most beautiful present for us is currently being created in one of the best restoration workshops for mahogany boats in Germany! Look forward to the resurrection of Miss Persia – the Gar Wood Speedster delivered to the Shah of Persia in 1936. No matter which gift you choose, we wish our customers and interested parties a wonderful Advent season – see you soon, here at beautiful Möhler Castle.
All friends of Scandinavian fashion should visit our store these coming Saturdays – the new Fall / Winter collection 2018 has arrived! Wonderful colours such as “Oak Melange” or “Sand Melange” set the scene for the colder days and if – after a very long, hot summer – it gets really freezing outside, the popular Holebrook knee socks will come right handy – the so-called “snowflake socks” speak for themselves. So, see you soon in our Holebrook-corners for Ladies and Gents here at Ladies Cottage & Gents Barn.
After a happy get-together at the Street Mag Show in Hanover, a few weeks later, an unexpected, but really nice call from Hamburg reached us – Carlos Kella was asking if he could work with our show-winner to feature it in one of his next publications. And so we are pleased that he and his team and the dear colleagues of Lucky Lola from close-by Gütersloh are our guests on the coming bank holiday, shooting our Chrysler in pin-up style. It goes without saying that we have the right model for this once again. But her we won’t reveal at this point. Be curious about our very first images during our shooting day – as usual on our Insta account of Gents Barn. But above all, look forward to the final result, with which Carlos will certainly hit a bull’s-eye again! We just say, “We wish every day would be Woody-Wednesday!”
Tomorrow, this Sunday, here at our Ladies Cottage, it’s all about parking, guessing, and getting a stamp – the well-known vintage car rally “Hamm erFahren” in favor of the Hamm Hospice will make a stop-over here with us. Well over 120 classic cars and bikes as well as 280 enthusiastic vintage drivers and co-drivers will visit our showroom. We did prepare a nice little challenge for them – they have to take the third special task shortly before the lunch break at our place. We are curious to see who will master our small guessing game best – and thus, will receive the special prize we have prepared just for this occasion. If you can not attend with your classic car yourself, you should still stop by and admire the many two- and four-wheeled, shiny classics – between 11 am and 1 pm the starter field should stop by at Schloss Moehler. We look forward to all visitors.
This evening, Torben from gents Barn and his passion for classic cars and boats was shown on the German TV station WDR! His short spin with the journalist Christian & his team can be seen here on the FB-website (from 3:41min onwards). Enjoy as much as we did and thanks again to the filming team!