Wheel center cap from a 2007 Yes Roadster.
in 1996, Herbert Funke & Philipp Will developed the idea of constructing a sport roadster. A name is found for the sport roadster “Young Engineers Sportscar”, in short YES!
Development of the sports car design by the designer Oliver Schweizer started in 1997 and a prototype of the first Yes was assembled in 1998.
In 1999, Herbert Funke and Philipp establish Funke & Will Automotive Engineering GmbH in Rheinbach, near Bonn. The First presentation of the Yes Clubsport prototype is shown at the IAA in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 2000, The decision is made to start small volume production. The Funke & Will AG is founded and acquisition of a new production site – a historical airplane hangar – in Grossenhain. Renovation of the facility is begun.
By 2001, production of the first Yes takes place and a delivery is made to the first Yes customer.
In 2006, Yes launches the YES! Roadster 3.2 at the AMI in Leipzig with the presentation of the official partners in Belgium, France and Germany.
Founding of YES! North America Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia. (Development and expansion of the American dealer network and customer services)
(source: Funke & Will)
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