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!

Amelia Island 2018: Best In Class with 1938 Mercedes-Benz

   

Our 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 Cabriolet B traveled to the Sunshine State this past week and won Best in Class for Mercedes-Benz (Pre-1947) at the 2018 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance!  The show was moved to Saturday once again, due to threatening weather.  The sun was out and a nice, cool breeze accompanied to make it a very delightful day!  We hope we were able to entice more people to make the trip to Michigan and see all the wonderful cars in our museum and neighboring locations!