Chrysler Turbine in Washington DC!

What an incredible experience it was to see our 1963 on the Mall in Washington DC as part of the Hagerty Drivers Foundation National Historic Vehicle Registry.  The Turbine is the 32nd car to be added to the registry and was completely documented, photographed and recorded and the information gathered will be stored in the Library of Congress.  Vehicles are chosen based on their importance in American and automotive history.

You can read more about the Chrysler Turbine on the Registry site HERE

You can see the Turbine on display at Stahls where we also run a video of the car running so you can here the unmistakable whirring sound of the turbine engine!

Autos for Autism 2022

Join us for Autos for Autism 2022!  Special guests Wayne Carini, Red Wing alumni Eddie Mio, and TV’s Butch “Eddie Munster” Patrick!  Plus a special showing of the 1949 Buick Roadmaster from the 1988 movie, Rain Man!  VIP tickets are $40 for ages 16 and up and will allow you to meet with all three celebrities along with a photo IN the Buick!  We will also have THREE Historical Vehicle Association cars to show including Herb Thomas’s Hudson Hornet and the infamous 1970 Challenger, the Black Ghost!  Check out the EVENTS page for the link to get your tickets and to join the auction! Auction starts September 1 and you can win a tour of Jay Leno’s Garage or a VIP Ticket package for the Detroit Concours!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has arrived!

We have a few cars that many mistake for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang but make no mistake about it, the real Chitty is here!  This is one of the original driving vehicles for the 1968 movie of the same name starring Dick Van Dyke.  The experience of seeing Chitty in person is only enhanced while listening to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang theme song arranged by Dave Wickerham on our Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.  Come and experience the car that started it all for many passionate automobile fans.

Off to Amelia Island!

We are off to The Amelia with our 1929 DuPont bodied by Waterhouse!  This beautiful automobile is believed to be the only DuPont Roadster with a Waterhouse body.  We will post photos from the weekend on our Facebook page.  We will also keep you informed on how we do!

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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1929 Stutz Model M – Most Elegant Open

Our beautiful 1929 Stutz Model M attended the 2021 St. Michael’s Concours d’Elegance in Maryland this September.  It was a wonderful trip full of historic cars  and places.  We were honored to receive the Ethel and John North Award Most Elegant Open.  Thank you!

Class award at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance!

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.

Moxie horse car

Look what rolled in! It’s got Moxie!

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!