(519) 969 0267 • 550 Eugenie Street • Windsor, Ontario • N8X 4T5
Peter Solly is a muffler baby! His parents have been in the muffler business before he was born.

At the age of four I was in the shop and never looked back! Twenty years ago I started to make small sculptures but didn’t see a market for them. Last year I started making life sized sculptures and so it began.

I create and build them at my 11 bay full service automotive repair garage McDonald Automotive, which has been in business for over 40 years.

I spend most of my spare time devoted to creating these sculptures such as after hours and weekends.

I started building them when my brother Chuck Solly, Owner of Windsor Art Metal Windsor’s original black smith, turned to me and said they would appeal to the general public for many reasons. He was right. They did and its been great ever since. I have created many pieces so far. The requests are endless and the sky’s the limit! The best is seeing a satisfied customer walk out with a smile on their face. That alone is rewarding and drives me to create more!

Most of the equipment I use is from the shop such as mig welders to plasma cutters, torches, grinders, chop saws etc. The sculptures are mainly made from an automotive muffler but I use scrap metals as well. Old farm manufacturer parts can be used to but they are harder to come by.

I get my inspiration from family and friends. All of my clients love what im doing and encourage me to create!

I have donated some to different charities around Windsor and Essex County for raffles to raise money for those less fortunate.

Some have gone home with clients who have had their cars repaired at my shop as a little thank you. They can be custom ordered to a specific style and taste depending on your needs.

I have been featured on CBC radio Live as well as been their outside can food drop off on the early morning show. Also I have been featured twice in the Windsor Star first in October for Halloween and the second time in June Monday Morning-bright side featured.