There is an old Mercedes legend that tells us about the first private customer of AMG. A gentleman from Kiel heard about the independent Mercedes tuners via a hot tip at a German motor race.
He followed his confidante’s sketchy directions to a small garage in south west Germany where he found himself confronted with a pair of tiny garage doors at an old mill. He ventured inside and saw a hand-dug inspection pit and queried the two gents on the scene. “Where can I find AMG”, he asked.
“You are in the AMG garage,” responded Aufrecht and Melcher.
Words: Vijay Pattni