Join us for a fun day of pizza, cars, music, and friends! This annual event raises money for the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 154 and also brings in non-perishable food items for their food bank. We also collect toys for the Marines Toys for Tots program. The event is open to the public and there is an entry fee at the door. See the flyer for details!
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.
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.
Join Stahls’ on Veterans Day weekend at the Stahls’ Power Play for Heroes charity hockey game benefiting the Guardian Angles Medical Service Dogs.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs pair Michigan Veterans with individually trained medical service dogs.
The charity hockey game features Team Stahls’ and the Detroit Red Wings Alumni. The Red Wings Alumni team has a star studded roster including 4X Stanley Cup Champion Darren McCarty.
Game day includes raffles, memorabilia, autograph sessions and a fun environment for all to enjoy all while honoring our Veterans.
Arena and game time details:
St. Clair Shores Civic Arena on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm (20000 Stephens St., St Clair Shores, MI 48080).
Click here for Pre-Sale tickets for only $7 (plus fees). Tickets at the door and at St. Clair Shores desk $10 each (ll & up).
We have added a couple new events to our Events page including our Annual Veterans Day Open House and Power Play for Heroes Hockey game! The game takes place on Saturday, November 9th at Noon and features Team Stahls vs Detroit Red Wing Alumni with some of your favorite past Detroit Red Wings. You can purchase advance tickets at the St. Clair Shores Civic Arena (20000 Stephens St., St Clair Shores, MI 48080) or on game day for $10 each, kids 10 and under are free. Game day includes raffles, memorabilia, autograph sessions and a fun environment for all to enjoy all while benefiting Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.
Our 6th Annual Veterans Day Open House will also benefit Guardian Angels while we open the doors of the collection from 10:00-5:00. We will have special military displays along with music, t-shirts and other items honoring our veterans. All are welcome, you do not need to be a veteran to attend. Entry to the museum is always by donation and since all donations are benefiting veterans, we ask that everyone dig a little deeper on this day.
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!
We are co-hosting this family-fun event with the Chesterfield Township Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday, June 27th! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and watch the 1965 slapstick comedy movie, The Great Race starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, and Peter Falk. See the two cars that star in the movie, the Leslie and the Hannibal along with many other wonderful antique automobiles! There will also be a Cruise In from 4:00-7:30 in the south parking lot! Marco’s Pizza will be on hand during the Cruise In while El Charros and Achatz Pie Company will join at 6:00pm! Special guests Tom Daldin and Jim Edelman of the PBS show “Under The Radar Michigan” will be on hand signing books and handing out popcorn! Or come and meet Dog and Bear and get a copy of their book of adventures! The movie starts at 8:00 so be sure to get here and grab your spot on the lawn!
This weekend we have two shows we are participating in! Our 1935 Lincoln we be on display at the Cincinnati Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, June 9 at Ault Park. Our 1935 Chrysler Airflow will make its way to the Packard Proving Grounds for the Cars are Stars show! If you in either location, be sure to stop by and say hello! We will have flyers on hand about the collection!
Check out this beautiful wooden bar fully stocked with Titanic memorabilia! It now stands in our main room in all it’s glory! It includes glasses with the White Star Line logo, models, books, and even a photo signed by the youngest survivor of the Titanic, Millvina Dean. At two months old, she was the youngest passenger aboard. It makes for a great photo op!