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!
If you are heading down to Cobo for the Autorama this weekend, be sure to stop by booth 624 and see our 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat! The Yellow Peril sits on 38″ tires and is powered by a massive T-head 4-cylinder engine capable of displacing 500 cubic inches! The vehicle has a custom boat-tail body built by the original owner, John Henry Greenway Albert. Yellow Peril has competed in many races in its lifetime including the Great American Race from 1984-1986 and even traveled 3,000 miles through the Canadian Rockies! It retains the original engine, drive train, and bodywork. Come by and say hi to Yellow Peril this weekend!
Join us at Chrome & Ice Winter Indoor Car Show sponsored by Buick and Back to the Bricks! The show runs Friday, February 9, 2018 from Noon – 9PM and Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9AM – 9PM at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan. Tickets are $8.00 per person, $5.00 for ages 12 – 17, and free for children under 12. We will be showing off our 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat “Yellow Peril”! A fascinating race car with many stories to tell!
Click here for more info on Chrome & Ice!
Dan and AC Stahl with Tiger pitcher Jordan Zimmermann
Chesterfield Township Supervisor Dan Acciavatti, Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer and Chesterfield Chief of Police Brad Kersten
The Detroit Tigers stopped at Stahls Auto Museum on Thursday, January 25 as part of their Winter Caravan. The players in attendance included Jordan Zimmermann, Michael Fulmer, and Drew VerHagen just to name a few. Sportscaster Dan Dickerson presented commemorative Tigers jerseys to Chesterfield Township Supervisor Dan Acciavatti and Police Chief Brad Kersten for Chesterfield Township Police Departments 50th anniversary, and also to Dan and AC Stahl for Stahls 85th anniversary. The players and staff strolled through the museum and were even able to sit in a few vehicles!
We are partnering with the Macomb County Heritage Alliance in celebrating the Bicentennial of Macomb County! Get your passport here or if you already have one, come on in and get a stamp! Collect 7 stamps and get a free meal at participating Culvers in Macomb County! There are many great historical locations on the passport to visit in Macomb County so come get yours today!
Check out where you can get a passport stamp here! http://www.macombcountyheritagealliance.org/macomb200.html
Key of Hope Youth Choir is touring the area until January 7, 2018. This group of amazing kids from 11-18 sang for us after they toured the museum. All I can say is “WOW!!!” Please check out there website at https://keyofhope.org/events/ to see where you can hear this talented choir perform.
Click here to see the video of their performance https://youtu.be/DUXuh9S7YHo
What a wonderful turnout we had for our 4th Annual Veterans Day Open House! Veterans, their families and those who just wanted to honor our heros with a “thank you for your service” strolled the museum to the sounds of organist Dave Wickerham. Visitors also had the opportunity of being the first to hear our new 1920 Gaudin Dance Hall Organ play. We were pleased to partner with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. as this years charity. Veteran Mike Ronan is pictured here with Julie, his pup he received from Guardian Angels. Mike told his very touching story to our guests and we so happy to hear how Julie turned his life around. We thank all who donated and hope to see you all again next year!
Click here for more photos on the Stahls Automotive Foundation Facebook Page.
Stahls Automotive Museum opens its doors to veterans, current service members, and all who wish to recognize those who have served our country.
Participate in activities specially prepared to honor our service members and encourage discussion between the generations. Watch historic military footage along with a selection of Bob Hope’s USO Tour footage, and enjoy the museum’s premiere collection of Brass Age, Depression Era, Pre-War, and Post-War Vehicles.
The event is open to the public. All donations will benefit Guardian Angels, Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Pairing Michigan veterans with individually trained medical service dogs.
We were recently featured on Michigan Homes, one of the top sites for Clinton, MI Real Estate. Check out the article here: Appreciate The History Of Vintage Automobiles With The Stahls Automotive Foundation.
Check out the preview for the episode of Under the Radar Michigan featuring our museum! Tom and his crew filmed the episode because of all the fans that wrote in telling him he had to see this place! Word of mouth works and we thank you all for encouraging their visit!
Click here for the preview on Youtube
See the episode on PBS Thursday, August 31 at 8:30 pm or Saturday, September 2 at 10:30 am
What an amazing 3 days! Our Hat Trick for Heroes event was a booming success! It all began with a gala with special guest Jay Leno who put on a fantastic show and was able to tour the museum with Mary and Ted Stahl. On Veterans Day, we held our 3rd Annual Open House where veterans, their families and all who support them, were invited to tour the museum, buy shirts, hats and dog tags to support our local heroes. We capped off the trio of fundraisers with the Stahls’ hockey team vs. Detroit Red Wing Alumni in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. We are so honored to be able to host these gatherings for our veterans as a way of giving back to those who gave so much for our freedom. All funds raised will be donated to the Disabled American Veterans, Michigan region.
Thank you to all who have served, are currently serving and their families! We will see you next year!