A Night at the Museum was a hit!

On Thursday December 10, we tried something a little different.  We opened our doors at 5:00 pm and kept the overhead lights off.  Guests were allowed to stroll through the museum by the light of the neon signs and also our holiday decorations.  Guests were also given a free glow necklace to enjoy while touring.  Extra lighting was placed under the hoods of select vehicles as well.  We received a lot of great feedback and look forward to hosting another “Night at the Museum” in the future.

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Autos for Autism “In Your Garage” Car Show Fundraiser

Our 2020 Autos for Autism event may not look the same this year, but we plan to have just as much fun and hopefully raise just as much for the Ted Lindsay Foundation.  We are still accepting entries!  Please see the flyer for information.  Any questions can be sent to info@stahlsauto.com.  T-shirts and raffle baskets will be available for donations.  All proceeds go to the Ted Lindsay Foundation.

Re-Opening plans – Renovations

The attached letter was sent out to our email list to notify of the collection’s re-opening plans.  We are very excited to re-open once our renovations are complete and bring an unforgettable experience for all our visitors!  Stay informed by signing up for our email list!  You’ll be the first to know!

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!


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.


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!

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!