1920 Stutz Series H

In 1876, Harry C. Stutz was born. He grew up on the family farm where he often helped repair their farm equipment. This led to a fascination with engines and in 1897 he built his first car; soon after he began designing and creating engines. The Stutz Company, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, introduced its first production vehicle in 1911. The vehicle, after only five months of design and build, was immediately entered in the inaugural Indianapolis 500 mile race where it captured an 11th place finish. Not bad for its first vehicle and first race. Throughout the company's life span, it would endure good and bad times. The Stutz Company was in production during World War I and the Great Depression, both responsible for negatively affecting Industry.

Stutz will be forever remembered for their Bearcat model, a vehicle produced until 1925. This pure-bred race car had an aggressive and masculine stance; the interior was void of luxury and amenities. With its high revving straight 8-cylinder overhead camshaft engine and lightweight construction, the vehicle was poised to compete in national and international competition.

In 1919, Harry Stutz was forced by stock holders to leave his company. In 1922, Charles Schwab was given control of the company. In 1925, Schwab gave control of the company to Frederick Moskovics. Moskovic planed to revitalize the company by shifting the priorities from racing to producing luxurious automobiles. This did not mean that the company was to abandon its racing heritage, rather Moskovics wanted to expand its racing prowess by entering it in International competition. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is a grueling endurance battle that tests stamina, speed, and durability. In 1928 a Stutz Series BB Black Hawk Speedster, driven by Edouard Brisson and Robert Bloch, was entered in the French LeMans race. The vehicle did well, leading for most of the race. Half way through the 22nd hour, the gearbox broke on the Stutz and a Bentley 4.5-liter was able secure a first place finish. The Stutz was second, the best an American car had ever placed in this prestigious race.


by Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2012

Related Reading : Stutz Bearcat History

The Stutz Bearcat was produced from 1914 through 1924. The first version was produced from 1914 to 1917 and was powered by a 6388 cc four-cylinder engine. The Bearcat was a creation inspired by a Indy sports car racer built by the Stutz Motor Company in 1911. It was powered by a 361 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine that produced 50 horsepower. The Bearcat continued the tradition of lightweight....
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1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Touring

Chassis Num: 8035

The early Stutz cars were powered by Wisconsin engines. By 1917, Stutz had decided to build their own. Their engine was slightly smaller at 360.8 cubic-inch engines, yet the four-cylinder unit utilized the same T-head design and with four valves per ....[continue reading]

1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Bearcat

Chassis Num: 5067
Engine Num: 5122

Soon after Harry C. Stutz completed building the prototype Bearcat racer, it was entered in the 1911 inaugural Indianapolis 500 race. The untested car did rather well, finishing the race and beating many established brands, earning the Stutz the slog....[continue reading]

1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Roadster

This car was owned by the late Ray Katzell author of the Splended Stutz. The car won a AACA national first in September 2004.....[continue reading]

1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Touring

'The car which made good in a day', established, 1910 in Indianapolis. The Stutz took 11th place in the inaugural 1911 Indy 500 race. Stutz's first race car ran well, but flat tires were numerous. Accordingly, all Stutz vehicles were equipped with tw....[continue reading]

1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Bearcat

Chassis Num: 5414

In 1912, the Bearcat debuted starting at $2,000, featuring two bucket seats, no exterior doors, and an enormous bolster fuel tank, behind which sat a toolbox and two spare tires. Optional items included wire or artillery wheels. Top speed was a heady....[continue reading]

1920 Stutz Series H vehicle information

Bearcat

Chassis Num: 7156

The first Stutz Bearcat was built in 1912 as a road-going version of the prototype Stutz Model A racer that competed in the inaugural 1911 Indianapolis 500 race. That car did remarkably well, beating many established brands and earning the company th....[continue reading]

Touring
Chassis #: 8035 
Bearcat
Chassis #: 5067 
Roadster
 
Touring
 
Bearcat
Chassis #: 5414 
Bearcat
Chassis #: 7156 




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