Fueling the German Automotive Passion

Our mission is be a leading provider and promoter of German collector vehicles, spare parts, literature, tools and toys that brings delight to our customers by helping them achieve their restoration plans, collector and hobbyist aspirations.

Transportation Emporium is always looking to purchase classic European vehicles and parts, from individual vehicles and parts to compete collections, inventories and estates. Transportation Emporium utilizes various internet venues to promote and sell its product. Visit our Ebay store TransportationEmporium. We also sell directly to customers. Kindly contact us to discuss your needs.

Promoting and producing the Deutsche Classic, Mid-Atlantic's premier all German automotive event is central to our mission to delight our customers and fuel their passion. The Deutsche Classic is held annually on the second Saturday of July at the Fleetwood Community Park, north of Reading, Pennsylvania. Plan now to join us Saturday July 14th, 2012.

We have completed renovating our business facility - the 1920's Oldsmobile dealership in downtown Reading (1041 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601). With a formal showroom as well as over 7,000 sq ft of showroom space in the "shop", we look forward to expanding opportunities to fuel your German automotive passion.

About Us

Fred Baker

Fred and his family lived and worked in Malaysia (Southeast Asia) for 14 years, returning to their home in Pennsylvania in 2003. In Malaysia, Fred was the co-founder and principle of a computer software development and marketing company – growing the company from a start-up to over thirty employees. Over those 14 years, his suitcases were often filled - not with clothing - but with New Old Stock parts sourced while traveling throughout Asia – often testing the airlines' luggage then 70 lb. weight limit! Fred continues to make trips overseas sourcing obsolete NOS parts for vintage Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen marques.

At the age of 14, Fred drove his first car (MGA) through the fields of rural Berks County, Pennsylvania and moved on to own over 30 British and German cars before leaving his teen years. By his twenties, German cars dominated the scene with a focus on air-cooled Porsche and early Volkswagens. More recently he was thrust into the Mercedes-Benz arena when he purchased the BenzFarm – a large collection of cars and parts from 1950 through the 1970s.

Fred's wife Shelley, is a chemistry teacher at Twin Valley High School, and they have two children. Their son Jesse is enjoying living and working his international relations passion in Washington DC (periodically deployed to Afghanistan) and their daughter Hannah is a physical therapist at Health South.

Bryan Hirneisen

Bryan partners with Fred annually for the production of the Deutsche Classic, a premier all-German automotive event. Bryan is well known by the Deutsche Classic attendees for his creation of the beautiful custom hand crafted trophies. Bryan's a true car guy and can still remember the first time he saw a Mustang in 1964. Bryan couldn't understand why an old guy (he was probably 30) would buy such a cool car. Bryan bought his first car in 1976, a 1969 Mustang, which he still owns! So it is no surprise that at any given moment, several Ponies can be found in Bryan's driveway. Bryan has been married to Carey, a sixth grade teacher at Conrad Weiser Middle School.


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Transportation Emporium, LLC
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(610) 796-1446
1041 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601 USA