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This is a "classic" website, trying to show how the Stutz-homepage looked shortly after I put it online, back in June 1999!
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Stutz Motor Company
The Car That Made Good In A Day

Bearcat Series B, 1913, shown at the "Roth-Händle-Show"


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.

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    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 sportscar
            at a speed of 171,3 km/h (106,53 mph).

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

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.
 

Club:

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

USA Indianapolis, Indiana 46256





Models:     Franklin Mint
                   Matchbox Models of Yesteryear

Literature:

Auto, Motor und Sport, 7/1982
    Four Passenger Speedster 1929, M8-43-CY17A
    written by Norbert Haug, today teammanager of
    Mercedes-Motorsport
Classic and Sportscar, November 1995
    AA-Boat-Tail Speedster, 1927
    Le Baron Custom Sedan, 1932
    Cameron Special, 1938

Auto Exclusiv, 2/90


Stamps:

Rep. of Maldives, Bearcat, 1913
The Gambia, Blackhawk Speedster, 1928, Mickey & Minnie
Mongolia, Bearcat, 1912 (Attention: the Stutz is on the stamp that
        is titled Mercedes Simplex 1902 and vice versa)
Grenada, Stutz Bearcat, 1914
Rep. De Guinea Ecuatorial, DV32, 1932