Fueling the
German Automotive Passion

Transportation Emporium is always looking to purchase classic 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 products.

Online

For our online sales, please visit our Ebay store TransportationEmporium.

We also sell directly in person to customers. Kindly contact us to discuss your needs.

 

Retail

Our facility is the 1921 – 1940s Oldsmobile dealership in downtown Reading located at 1041 Washington Street, Reading PA 19601 USA. With a small 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 automotive passion.

Promoting and producing the Deutsche Classic, Mid-Atlantic’s premier all German automotive event until 2017 was central to our mission to delight our customers and fuel their passion. However, the Deutsche Classic continues for 2018 under new ownership.

 

Owner

Fred Baker

Fred was recently interviewed by FlatFourVW.com! This interview offers insight into Fred’s automotive passion and current business activity: Click here to read it!

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’ then 70 lb. luggage weight limit!

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. Upon their return from Malaysia, 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.