Our 1905 Columbia Mark XXXV Open Drive Brougham took second in the Early Electric Class at the 2021 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach on Sunday, August 15. The events leading up to the main event included a 70 mile tour where the Columbia crossed the starting line, passed in front of the Lodge and while the other cars turned right to head to the highway, we made a slight left to venture around a bit before making our way back to the truck lot. With a unconfirmed range of 30-35 miles, we didn’t want to take the chance of not having a spot to “recharge”. It is also believed that the range is based on a flat terrain and not the peaks and valleys of the famed 17 Mile Drive. This elegant coach sports a lofty chauffeur’s position high atop the front carriage wheels and a fully enclosed four-passenger compartment. Unlike similar electrics that used a single motor to drive a shaft or chain to the rear axle, the Mark XXXV features an unusual dual-motor layout, with the two huge electric motors directly driving ring gears affixed to the inside of each rear wheel. The car also boosts it’s original interior, electric motors, chassis, and body which had received a light restoration in the late 1980s.
This beautiful example will make it’s way from California to the collection in the next week or so and will be on display for all to see and enjoy.
One of our special guest cars rolled in a bit early! This big guy is here only for our Autos for Autism event happening on Thursday, July 22 from 4:00-8:00. If you want to see him in person, you will have to purchase a ticket from our Event page (hover on the EVENT tab then click on “Autos for Autism 2021”). Until then, he will wait undercover. All proceeds from the tickets will benefit the Ted Lindsay Foundation.
You can also find a link to our auction site where you can bid on a tour of Jay Leno’s garage and more great items!
Come in to see our beautiful 1963 Chrysler Turbine! One of nine left, and one of the only 5 that still run! You can see and hear video for yourself right next to the car. We also have a couple spare engines outside of the car for you to see up close. We are open Tuesdays in June by pre-registration and our Thursday night Cruise Ins are back on so come out and check out this ultimate classic.
Friday, December 4 is the last day to get your tickets for our Veterans Day raffle! Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of our three great prizes all while helping a great charity! All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Get your tickets for a chance to win a one-of-a-kind functional art Jeep chair. This chair is made from a new 2016 Jeep passenger seat and still adjusts front to back. It also comes with a built-in cup holder and can power your handheld devices! Second prize is a private tour of Stahl’s Auto Collection for up to 10 people with a pizza party included. Third place will take a ride in our 1924 Delage!
Go to our Veterans Day 2020 page under the Events tab and scroll to the bottom to donate NOW!
Drawing will be held the week of December 7 on Facebook Live.
Veterans Day is a very special day here at Stahl’s Auto Collection. We miss being able to say “Thank you for your service” in-person to our guests. We’d like to offer you this video walk-through of our collection with music from world-renowned organist, Dave Wickerham. Dave graciously played live for our events in the past and here are a few of his recordings. We hope you enjoy it.
To all veterans, thank you for your service.
Since we cannot open on Veterans Day this year, we’ve decided to go virtual. We will give a walk-through of the museum on Wednesday, November 11 beginning at 1:00 pm on our Facebook page. We will be selling raffle tickets with some great prizes! Information will be posted on our events tab. We want to make sure that veterans know that even though we can’t all gather physically, we will never forget them or what they’ve done for us. All proceeds will benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Stay tuned for more information!
Check out the last installment of our Autos for Autism event! We have some great items and wonderful experiences available for bidding! Bidding opens on Tuesday, October 6 at 9:00 am EST and close on Sunday, October 11 at 5:00 pm EST. All proceeds benefit the Ted Lindsay Foundation!
Voting is open for our Autos for Autism 2020 supporting the Ted Lindsay Foundation! Make sure your favorite car makes it to the Top Six! Click here to vote! These cars are competing for this great trophy created by Metal Artworks by DION, check out his Facebook page by clicking here. We want to thank Under The Radar Michigan for co-hosting this event with us and also Topmarq, Achatz Pie Company of Chesterfield, Hagerty, Meguiar’s, and Maskswag USA for sponsoring.
You can still donate here. Every donation of $25 or more receives an Autos for Autism t-shirt so be sure to include your shirt size!
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!