About Us

our vision is to be the recognized premier leader in producing innovative, highly designed quality components and vehicles for the collector and specialized car market

The vision for American Speed Company is truly unique from the typical garage-based hot rod builder and parts fabricator. Starting with a seasoned team of OE-trained professionals, the impact has been far reaching in the hot rod/restoration market, touching off a number of cross-industry requests and international clientele base inquiries. Realizing the need to diversify and reach the new international as well as domestic markets, American Speed has quickly evolved to respond to these new challenges. The vision statement has similarly evolved from a singular hot rod body producer, to that of a whole-vehicle service provider, specializing in the well-designed unique offerings of both product and service

Phil Davie, Hot Rod Builder and Owner (2018-Present)

As a southeast Michigan native, the Motor City has provided Phil with many unique automotive opportunities and experiences during his 20+ year career in the concept car and show car world. Phil spent 10 years working in academia while studying automotive and motorcycle development, repair, manufacturing, and computerized design. His hands-on approach has allowed him to work with the various materials and processes that go into each phase of vehicle development. This knowledge and experience have been applied and refined with each project he's been involved in and each team member he’s had the pleasure to work with. 

Phil joined the American Speed Company team in 2010. He worked with the design and engineering groups to refine the Speed33 manufacturing and assembly process. As the team developed new protocols, many of those manufactured items were brought in-house to allow rapid development, expansion of new product offerings, and direct oversight of quality control. This practice inevitably allowed American Speed Company to create many award-winning show cars and turn-key builds for various clients. 

The trend of product development and refinement is still at the heart of American Speed Company. The company continues to explore innovative products to support hot rod builders and enthusiast. With Phil’s diverse automotive portfolio and enthusiasm for building vehicles that are just as exciting to drive as they are to look at, American Speed Company has its sights set on the next decade of automotive design and technology to influence their upcoming projects and future products. 


Mark Trostle, Founder and Former President (2007-2018)

American Speed Company was founded in 2007 by Mark Trostle, an auto industry veteran with more than 40 years of experience in automotive design.  As Founder and Former President (2007-2018), Mark oversaw the hot rod business lines as well as design services. Mark’s involvement with American Speed Company concluded in 2018.  


American Speed is currently serving the design needs of several client customers ranging from personal collectors, large corporations, subcontracted government design work and several international corporations. Utilizing a group of talented designers specializing in various disciplines, the American Speed design teams are flexible enough to meet the customer’s project needs, while still providing enough depth in each discipline

Design - Known for years of successful projects, the American Speed team members have designed vehicles ranging from ’32 hot rod bodies to concept vehicles. Shown here working on the Speed 33, every detail is considered when developing a full concept. Work with American Speed to bring your ideas to metal. Our “steel canvas” approach to vehicle design allows your dreams to flourish, as we work with each customer to develop their dreams into a full rolling reality.

Engineering - A good design will only become reality with good engineering, that’s why American Speed relies upon our vast OEM level experience of applying the latest in CAD engineering along with traditional hands-on manual design to all our projects. Engineering our products with today’s OEM manufacturing processes and quality standards as guidelines and by utilizing NC milling and water jet cutting equipment, bringing your design to reality only requires a few well thought-out steps.

Manufacturing - Building on our experience in mass production, American Speed has carried the experience and lessons learned and applied them to small volume and one-off production. Utilizing assembly fixtures to guarantee repeatability and maintaining quality, each of our products have been designed from the beginning to work within tight tolerances, creating and building quality into every piece. But don’t think that we have forgotten about personal craftsmanship, as each product is still assembled, joined, inspected and approved by hand.


Customer Service
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Award Winning
With over 40 years of design leadership, Mark Trostle has recieved numerous design awards .
Global Reach
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