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1960 The new headquarters: 1962 The firm grows new building in 1964 Wilhelm-Wien-Strasse. 1975. 1966 Tradition gains Thomas Feierabend in the foreground. 1970 1968In the old workshop in Paradiesstrasse: mealtime with a future. 1972 1974 becomes the destination of choice for 19781976 How a backstreet workshop in Würzburg classic car fans from around the world. 1980 The Bugatti radiators ensured that Helmut Feierabend’s 1982 firm soon became a flourishing business, the more so 1984 as there was an increasing demand for his craftsman- ship in other aspects of classic car restoration. The 1986 company’s founder still recalls 30 years later: “I was 1988 the volume of work was too much for one person to 1990 It was not long before2really pushed into this business.” handle and new workers had to be taken on. Helmut comrades-in-arms were self-educated and self-taught 1992 from professions outside the car trade. What he needed little for Helmut Feierabend. So he went back to college 1994in many areas. But this self-acquired expertise was too Feierabend’s preferred approach was to recruit these were talented improvisers with lots of creativity and and gained the title of master technician in motoring 1996 manual skills who approached the job with the same and, some years later, in vehicle bodywork. From then 1998 passion as him. on, he could justifiably call himself a “master of three 2000 trades” (“Meister dreier Klassen”). It comes as no surprise, therefore, that Feierabend 2002 employed two toolmakers, an electrician and an agri- The young enterprise moved for the first time in the 2004 another metalsmith: Gerhard Kaus was one of the first notice when the landlord, Bergert, was taken over by 2006midst of the start-up phase. Feierabend was given cultural machine mechanic over the course of time. And employees – and was to remain loyal to the company Volkswagen. The search for new premises bore fruit in 2008 for more than four decades. Helmut Feierabend and his Paradiesstrasse in Würzburg, where they moved into 2010 2012 2 BMW Magazin 2/1992, p. 74 2014 – 11 –


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