FAST History

 

 

 

FAST Automotive (Freese Auto Service & Towing) was opened in 2002 by me, Paul Freese, in my lifelong hometown of Batesville, IN.  During the first three years, we split time between restoration work and general repairs.  As the number of restorations grew, the shop phased out the general service work and sold the wrecker.  The only towing that is done now is the transporting of restoration work.

Originally a construction company shop and office, FAST's building measured 1900 sf at purchase. The first addition was 1500 sf, completed in the fall of 2002. The second addition came in 2005 measuring 800 sf. In March of 2007 a second 800 sf addition was started. Due to health issues, this addition wasn't finished until 2009. In the fall of 2011 we added a 36 x 90 addition, this 3300 sf brings the total shop sf to Fast Automotive now measures over 8300 sf, The growing is not complete. Three more additions are already planned. The first will be a 560 sf office to be added in 2012, followed by 600 sf of shop for a dedicated interior area. The last addition to the original building will be an 1800 sf addition to the metal shop.

We specialize in the Restoration of Classic Pontiacs, although any type of vehicle is welcome.  Every aspect of the restoration process is handled in-house.  To facilitate the process, FAST designed and manufactures its own rotisseries.  The fully equipped shop has three lifts and an OSHA-approved spray booth.  Please note, FAST is a Restoration shop, not a collision shop.  We do not do collision work of any kind.

FAST and  our crew are regular attendees at many National Pontiac events.  We have supplied the fried chicken and beverages for the Performance Years cookout every year at the Tri-Power Nationals in Norwalk, OH.  We also attend the GTOAA National Conventions.  Since 2005, we have been helping with the Concours Judging Program. I have been helping Judge the 68-69 GTO's and all Judges. Doug has been Judging the 70-74 cars as well as doing the 68-69's last year in Dayton. Kyle has helped with the Modified cars.

Doug and I were on the Commitee and the entire Batesville crew helped with the POCI / GTOAA Co-Vention in Dayton, OH. The level of our involvement was noted numerous times in the various magazines as everyone referred to the help from the "Batesville Boys". This unprecedented Convention took alot of time and effort, many lessons were learned and this Convention led directly to the founding of the POSI (Pontiacs Of Southeast In) Chapters in both the GTOAA and POCI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAST Automotive

14279 N. Morris East St.

Batesville, IN  47006

812 - 933 - 9922

gtoresto@yahoo.com