Stutz Motor Company
The Car That Made Good In A Day
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.
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