Worldkustom 2015 May English - Page 26

Jan Siléns yard night

It’s Thursday, August 17, 2014 and Sillens cafe is open with Jan and Fia Silén’s cars filling the courtyard.

Silén a welder during his career is from Sörfjärden, Gnarp, Hälsingland.

Nowadays the old mans retired. But for most people who know him think the very opposite. Jan spends his time playing in his garage. Working on everything from cars, old telephone boxes, and Chromed candy machines.

Sillens cafe, covered from floor to ceiling in Americana style. With hand made sofas and jukeboxes adding on to 50’ish vibe, there also stands two old mannequins finishing up cafe. the The T.V. named Ludo strainer.

Regardless of the Swedish surroundings, this place is a little slice of 50’s America. Swedish trees “Björkarna” structure his handmade benches while the remodeled farm serves as a classic parking lot. Bengans LaSalle, driven straight from a car show sits amongst the group. Asking how the car did, I spot a giant trophy.