Stutz Motor Company
The Car That Made Good In A Day

Exner 1929

1911    Harry C. Stutz (1876-1930) founded the Ideal Motor Car Company at Indianapolis, Indiana.
           At the Indianapolis 500 race he finished 11th.

1912    Harry C. Stutz renamed his firm, the new name was: Stutz Motor Company

1919    Stutz sold his company to Charles M. Schwab and two other investors.

HCS 1920
1920 Stutz Series II Roadster (more pictures), photos were taken by Bob Craig at 2002 Ault Parc Concours

1923    Frederick Ewan Moskowics entered the Stutz Company.
           He worked formerly for Daimler (Stuttgart, Germany), Marmon and Franklin.
           Moskowics developed the concept of Stutz as the safety sports car.

1927    Record: 24h with a speed of 109,5 km/h

1928 Stutz BB

1928    2nd place at the 24h of Le Mans race, drivers Bloch and Brisson finished 13km behind the Bentley,
           because of problems with the gearbox. The best result for an American car, till 1966 Ford won the race!

           At Daytona Stutz won the competition of the fastest american sports at a speed of 171,3 km/h (106,53 mph).

This 1928 Black Hawk is part of the collection at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum,
it is said to be built for race driver Frank Lockhart, but he died at Daytona, before he got the car...

1929    5th place at the 24h of Le Mans.

This 1931 Stutz Chassis is on display at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum

1935    End of production

Stutz was well known for the safety features,
like safety glass, the "Noback"- Hill-Holder-system and the chassis with its low centre of gravity.


1922 Stutz Bearcat, owned by William Greer, photo taken by Mike Konners at the Studebaker Museum

The Stutz Club Inc.
William J. Greer, Editor
7400 Lantern Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46256