Greenwich’s Freccia Bros. VW repair shop celebrates 100 years

Greenwich’s Freccia Bros. VW repair shop celebrates 100 years

GREENWICH — In 1922, two Freccia brothers, Frank and Gene, and their father, Giuseppe (Joseph), constructed a garage on the then-unpaved Boston Submit Road in Greenwich.

It turned the 1st automotive enterprise along the stretch that now offers a rating of superior-stop auto sellers. They lived upstairs in rooms previously mentioned the garage.

They ended up newcomers to an vehicle enterprise that was nevertheless in its infancy, and had to paint horse-drawn carriages and construct households to make ends meet up with. 

The business that was established in 1922, Freccia Brothers, is nevertheless going sturdy a century later on, specializing completely in classic Volkswagen cars.

Frank Freccia III reveals up each and every workday at the exact store in which his wonderful-excellent grandfather as soon as did business his daughter Guinevere Freccia, who handles internet marketing for the operation, is now the fifth generation of the household to do the job there.

Frank Freccia III commenced performing in the shop when he was 10 — answering the cell phone, shifting oil, cleaning up — and a fifty percent-century later on, he states he has no ideas to stop.