The Face of Motor History & Education - Ted Stahl - Stahls' Automotive Collection
Faces of Detroit 2018 Special Section
TED STAHL — STAHLS’ AUTOMOTIVE COLLECTION
56516 NORTH BAY DR., CHESTERFIELD, MI 48051 | 586-749-1078 | WWW.STAHLSAUTO.COM
Ted Stahl’s passion for motorcar design, which began as a way to help his children gain appreciation for all things mechanical, has grown into one of the nation’s premier collections of vintage vehicles and automotive memorabilia. The Stahls’ Automotive Collection, open to the public on select days, is home to more than 100 classic cars from the Brass Depression, Pre-Post War and Modern eras, including one-of-a-kind treasures. Stahl delights in seeing people experience the cars and multi-sensory exhibits-original Route 66 signage, vintage neon lights and gas pumps, a drive-in-theater, a replica of a 50’s diner and interactive displays. “Our goal is to educate and inspire people by giving them an appreciation for the history of automotive design and its impact on life as we know it.” Stahl says. Adding to the museum’s atmosphere are some of the rarest fantastical mechanical machines in the world. Including a Gaudin 125-Key Dance Organ, the largest dance hall organ in the world. Curious? That’s exactly how Ted Stahl hoped you’d feel.