1919 Arbuckle Pierce-Arrow has arrived!

This incredible 1919 Pierce-Arrow 66 A-4 Touring car recently arrived at the collection after making an appearance at the 2020 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.  The car was custom-built for vaudevillian and early motion picture star, Roscoe C. “Fatty” Arbuckle.  The coachwork was a very early design by a young Harley J. Earl for Don Lee Coachbuilders in southern California.  Earl would eventually move on to a stellar design career at General Motors.  The chassis has a 147.5″ wheelbase and 36″ tires.  The gas tank holds 32 gallons since the car seldom got more than 4 miles to the gallon.

Though we are temporarily closed due to the recommendations of the CDC, we will be open again soon and you will be able to see this beauty in person!  Stay tuned to our social media and web page for updates!

A roaring good time at a Toast To Hockeytown!

We were privileged to be a part of a wonderful tradition in Detroit last week, a Toast To Hockeytown.  This event is celebrated its 20th anniversary as the signature event for the Detroit Red Wings Foundation.  We brought our 1921 Chevrolet and our 1932 Chevrolet Confederate to add a little pizzazz to the already dolled up Little Caesars Arena!  There were so many great costumes and many stopped to get a great photo with our two beauties.  It was the bees knees!!

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!


Special guest visit by George DeLorean

During today’s open hours, George DeLorean, brother of John DeLorean, stopped in for a tour.  This was the first time he had seen the collection and was very impressed!  He took time out to take photos with our volunteer staff, including Vern Lancaster.  Vern has brought his DeLorean automobile to several of our Thursday Night Cruise Ins.

 

Back to the Basics Christmas Party December 11

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!

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.


Power Play for Heroes charity hockey game pre-sale tickets on sale now!

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).

New events added for Veterans Day!

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.

Click here to go to our events page!  You can also check us out on Facebook and get updates on the events!

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!