SHORTLIVED GLORY FOLLOWED BY MOTORING MADNESS
The Stutz Motor Car Company of America, Inc., was based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
It produced sports and luxury cars from 1911 to 1935. Their first car was entered in the Indianapolis 500 of the same year. The car finished 11th. Thereafter components such as fenders, lights etc were added to the racing model and they were marketed as Stutz Bearcats. The company concentrated on sports cars in the early days but from 1924 began to focus on luxury vehicles for the rich and famous.Rib en Bief Burger Stalletjie
Financial management was apparently not a strong point in the armoury of the directors and the company was often close to bankruptcy. At one stage the original founders (Stutz and Clayton) left the company and established themselves as opposition to the Stutz Company.
Eventually the company declared itself bankrupt even though its assets exceeded liabilities. The creditors finally agreed to a liquidation of the company.
In 1968 the name was revived and the new organization produced “retro” cars up until 1995, using standard General Motors vehicles as their base for the retro cars. They were never regarded as serious participants and less than a thousand “retros” were produced.
There was however a legacy from the endeavours of the company. The former Stutz Indianapolis factory is today known as the Stutz Business Center and is home to more than eighty artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, architects, and craftsmen.
The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.
Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.
The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.
Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.
Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.Competition Classes Enter Your Vehicle
Featured Image –1932 Stutz Vertical Eight SV-16 Roadster – A Marga Madrid, [CC BY-SA 2.0]
1914 Stutz Bearcat – Autoworldmobilia [Public domain]
1926 Stutz Vertical Eight Landaulet -nemor2 from Stuttgart, Germany [CC BY 2.0]
1929 Stutz Model M LeBaron – Larry D. Moore [CC BY-SA 4.0]
Stutz Business and Arts Centre – Stutz Website