Eine Zeitreise durch 130 Jahre Technik | HeadLights – Daimler Podcast

Eine Zeitreise durch 130 Jahre Technik | HeadLights – Daimler Podcast


Hello and welcome to HeadLights, the Daimler podcast. Today we’re in Fellbach, nearby Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. And someone who knows best what’s going on here is standing right next to me. Michael, thanks for taking your time for us. Maybe you introduce yourself quickly to our listeners. Yes. My name is Michael. I’m working here at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Fellbach, and I’m responsible for restorations. Maybe you can explain how long you’ve been working in the company and why you have chosen working at Daimler. I’m at the company since 1982, and since then I’m working here in Fellbach at this historical site. Yes. And then I have chosen this workplace, because here I’m able to act out my passion for technique perfectly. And because the family, emphatically made sure that I’m working in the third generation here at Daimler. Keyword: passion, ambition and emotions. Maybe you explain to our listeners what your job is all about. Yes, this beautiful silver vehicle is a 300 SL wing door. This car was a world sensation in 1954 when it was released. Back then it was the fastest, standard vehicle, and today it’s an automobile legend. In every podcast we have a format called 3×30. I’m asking you three questions and you have 30 seconds in order to answer them. To be honest, what do you like best about your job? Certainly, it’s a time travel through 130 years of technique. From the first automobiles up to the present time. Here we have a Benz engine from 1902. A boxer engine. And here is a 300 SL engine. We constantly have to invent things new. A lot of things have to be newly developed. Nothing is written down from 1900 and that’s the fascinating thing, you have to search for the solution by yourself. You reach the goal, you document, and make it usable preserved in a good form for posterity. It gets obvious that you’re very passionate about what you’re doing. If I would ask you, if there is something that can be improved or something that can be optimized. What would it be? There is always something that can be changed or improved. But basically, these things are minor details. All in all, it’s a dream job and an extraordinary work place. I really appreciate that. Can you still remember what you wanted to become when you were six years old? Well, I guess what most boys want to be when they grow up… Either a fire fighter or police man. Isn’t it like that? Yes And then I ended up with technique. And that is something, thank you very much Michael, we’re going to be more specific about in our podcast. You find it below in the info box, where you can download it on various channels. And if you liked the podcast with Michael Plag, then feel free to subscribe, like and perhaps leave a comment. Thank you very much for watching and listening. Hope to see you next time.

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