Our luxury bus will take us on a one-hour drive from the hotel where we will have the opportunity to see one of the world's premier body makers and to visit an incredible private collection.
Mike Kleeves' company, Automobile Metal Shaping, is one of the most highly recognized body builders in the world. Mike employs old world techniques like the English wheel and hammer press, but brings modern technology into the picture with computer driven coordinate measuring machines and the use of a world class, full-size dimensionally stable steel surface plate.
His work has won top awards at every major concours in the world and has been covered in numerous enthusiast publications.
From there we will have a lunch stop at a nearby restaurant before heading to Stahl's Automotive Museum, which is a private museum containing over 80 cars, ranging from an 1886 Daimler prototype to the American muscle cars of the 1960s with special emphasis on the great cars of the 1930s and 1940s.
For music aficionados, Stahl's Museum is home to a number of restored and operational automated musical instruments dating from the early 20th century. We will see and hear the gigantic Mortier 97 key dance organ built in Belgium in 1922.
The Stahl collection also contains over 16 gas pumps dating from the earliest hand-pumped models to the 1950s "tombstone" type, plus dozens of porcelain steel and neon signs from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Plus, signs for auto dealerships such as Star, Hudson-Essex, Rambler, Dodge Bros, Oldsmobile, Packard and others.