Due to the Villa Bella Cruise In and the Concorde Inn Cruise Inn, we will not have our cruise in this week. We will see you all next week!
We spent the weekend on the beautiful grounds of the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI for the Concours d’Elegance of America. Pictured here is our 1925 Renault, just one of the three vehicles we showed. All three are back in their spots at the museum so come on out and see them for yourself!
Stahls Auto Museum!!!! We won Best Lunch City for the 2017 Great Race! Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this event run so smooth! We had such a great time meeting all the racers and seeing the thousands of spectators line the streets to welcome the cars. For those of you that didn’t make it inside the museum, remember we are open every Tuesday from 1:00-4:00 and the first Saturday of the month from 11:00-4:00!
Mary and Ted Stahl were also awarded the Spirit of the Event award for their constant support of the race and for offering up their race vehicle so that two of our own racers whose car broke down the day before the race, could compete in their first Great Race. Of course, their actions did not surprise any of us that know them. Ted’s own words that we hear from him constantly are “Be Kind”, and he and Mary are great examples of that statement.
Trevor Stahl and Josh Hull came in 5th in the Expert Division and 7th Overall! Stop in to see the beautiful trophies on display in the Music Room!
Please note the parking areas in the attached photo. Parking is free. Independent Window Repair is donating a shuttle to the parking areas, please be sure to thank them! We are located in an industrial complex and there are businesses that still need to carry on with their workday. Please respect those businesses by not blocking their entrances or parking in their lots. No parking along Commerce between Gratiot and North Bay, and no parking on North Bay.
In just over one week, 120 cars from 1916 to 1972 will be turning in to our parking lot creating one heck of a car show! The public is welcome to come see these vintage vehicles and meet the drivers and navigators! El Charros, Marconi’s Pizza and Treat Dreams will be on hand to please your palate as well as other show cars to peruse. Join us in cheering on Team Stahl on June 30! Festivities kick off at noon so get here early! To learn more, click here.
We attended the Experience at the Gilmore Auto Museum this past weekend with our 1947 Delahaye 135M and took home Best In Show! This was a wonderful show with many beautiful classic cars and we were honored and amazed to come out on top against some very tough competition! Thank you to the judges and all the staff at the Gilmore and the CCCA Museum for a wonderful show! See you next year!
Our Thursday Night Cruise Ins are proving to be a great success! We’ve held 3 shows and nearly doubled the attendance from the first night. What’s even better, over half the people attending have never been here! This is allowing many people who can’t make our regular Open Hours, the opportunity to get a glimpse of the museum and some other great cars! We definitely plan to continue this and making it bigger and better in the future! Check out our Facebook page for more photos!
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!