January 2020 newsletter is hot off the press!

Have you signed up to receive our quarterly newsletter yet?  What are you waiting for??  The January 2020 issue was just released!  You can sign up at the lower left side of our home page and you’ll never miss out!  Our newsletter recaps our past events and lets you know about the upcoming events!  We list our open hours for the next 3 months plus some other great content.  Sign up soon so you won’t be left out!  If you’d still like to receive the January 2020 issue, send us an email and we’ll send you a copy.  Just remember to sign up so you won’t miss out on any other news of what’s happening at Stahl’s Auto Collection!


Veterans Day and Hockey game a success!

Despite the snowpocalypse that hit on Monday bringing 8″ of heavy, wet snow to the area, our Veteran’s Day Open House carried on!  Guests lined up at 10:00 am to enter the collection and were guided to a table where veterans name badges containing their name, branch, and years of service were made.  Patriotic music filled the building while Bob Hope entertained on the big screen.  Our ceremony began at 11:00 with speeches from John Lind of the Arsenal of Democracy museum, Dan Stahl of GroupeSTAHL, Mary Lamparter of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc., and Sheldon Ewers and his service dog Roy closing.  A very talented 5-year-old named Nina brought tears to all while she sang the National Anthem and America The Beautiful. You can see a clip of her singing here.  After the ceremony, guests strolled through the collection admiring the beautiful rows of cars, memorabilia, signs, and gas pumps.  Guest organist Justin LaVoie played the Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, delighting all our guests.  This year we added a “Thank You” wall that held notes from local schools, JROTC programs, scout groups, and Stahl’s visitors thanking veterans for their service.  The notes were available for veterans to take home and the leftover notes will be sent to local veterans groups.  Military items were on display and tshirts were available for a donation to Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

On Saturday, a charity hockey game was held between Team Stahls and Detroit Red Wings Alumni at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena.  The Wings roster included Darren McCarty, Drew Miller, Joe Kocer, and Dino Ciccarelli to name a few.  The Ted Lindsay trophy was on hand and a moment of silence was held to honor the passing of Mr. Lindsay in March of 2019.  The game was a real nail-biter but as we all know, the real winners are the veterans.

We thank you, we honor you.  Thank you for your service.


New arrivals! And some returning vehicles!

We have some new arrivals here at the collection!  Some are new to us and some we’ve brought out of storage.  We like to change things up now and then to keep it fresh, you never know what you’ll see!  Some of the new vehicles include a very cool wrought iron VW Beetle and a beautiful 1932 Nash.  Some of the returning vehicles are our 1914 Woods Mobilette and our 1924 Marmon.  There will be a few others brought in from storage so be sure to stop by and see.  Remember we will be open to the public Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 from 10:00-5:00.


Final Cruise In of the season!

Last night, we celebrated our last Rock’n Roll In Cruise In night of the season!  We had over 120 cars displayed proudly by their owners!  Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers of New Baltimore was serving up some great food and we were handing out fresh donuts from Corn Fun Family Farm in Casco!  We want to thank each and every one of our visitors that spread the word about these fun family-oriented nights and hopefully new friends were made!  We can’t wait until Thursday, May 28, 2020 to kick off the new season with bigger and better things to come!

Our 1929 Stutz Model M is here!

Hot off the Reliable truck, our Stutz is back from Pebble Beach!  This beauty took 3rd in a very tough class and also participated in the Tour d’Elegance!  Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway was an incredible sight!  Come in and see her while she’s still in the museum!

Pebble Beach, here we come!!

We will be heading to the exclusive Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this week with our 1929 Stutz Model M!  This beauty is a very rare LeBaron-bodied chassis sporting “cut-down” doors and a rear mounted spare.  It is said there are only two surviving examples that share this unique and desirable combination of features.  We will be posting lots of photos on our social media while in Monterey and will update the website when we return, hopefully with a big ribbon on the car!


Coming soon! 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer!

We are adding this magnificent 1916 Owen Magnetic Tourer to the collection soon!  This is a wonderful example of a very technically sophisticated car has a magnetic drive system with electric speed changes. It uses a system similar to a locomotive where the motor produces electricity that then powers the wheels.  A system of complex speed controllers and a speed selector on the steering column allows the driver to select a speed range but the car has no clutch.  The drive combination of gasoline and electric drive system is not unlike a hybrid drive system of today except that the car is not equipped with propulsion batteries. The system did work as advertised and the cars were very easy to operate and quiet due to the elimination of gear noise.  (Information courtesy of Bonhams).

This beauty also participated in the 1916 Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, California!

WXYZ-TV #Explore comes to Stahl’s Auto Collection!

WXYZ-TV Channel 7 came out and filmed an episode of their #Explore web series last week.  They highlight places in Metro Detroit that may fly under the radar.  We hope that all who see this wonderful video see what they are missing and make a plan to visit!  Warmer temps are coming our way which means Cruise In season is approaching!  Stay tuned for upcoming information regarding our Thursday Cruise Ins and so much more!

Click here to see the #Explore video from WXYZ-TV Channel 7!

Our new arrivals! Benz and Peerless!

Our two newest additions to the collection arrived today!  A beautiful 1904 Peerless Type 8 Style K Touring car with a King of Belgium body style and an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen. The Benz is a replica of what is considered the be the first automobile. These will be set up for display immediately so make your way out to the collection and see them first hand!

See us with WXYZ Channel 7 at NAIAS 2019

We will be hanging out with WXYZ Channel 7 at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on January 21 from 11:00-5:00!  We will be set up in the lower atrium with the Channel 7 crew.  We will have our 1939 Ford Midget Racer on display.  This one of a kind car was built just for William Clay Ford, Sr. for his 14th birthday!  At that time, 14 was the legal driving age.  Stop by and say hi, pick up a flyer and talk to the staff about hosting your next corporate event at Stahls!  It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience…the sights, smells and even sounds!  The mighty Wurlitzer Theatre organ, the elegant and powerful Gaudin Dance Hall organ and so many more! You have to come experience this place for your self.  Hope to see you there!