For several years, Bearcat was probably the most famous American sports car, and its construction with a low frame and the primitive body later copied some of its competitors. The first time Bearcat had to compete with cars of Mercer ("Mepcep"). Both companies did not bother Detroit. They have produced too few machines. Even starting in parallel with the production of tourist Bearcat sports car, the company Stutz could not boast of the volumes of production: in 1913 - 759, and in 1917 - 2207 cars.
Stutz Company is located in Indianapolis, where were the famous 500-mile race. Apparently, it helped to create cars like this 1918 Roadster
In 1919 Gueffroy Stutts left the firm he founded and established a short-lived company HCS, does not leave a no memories. In 20-ies. Stutz was outlined in the gradual transition to the production of more traditional models. Transmission has moved from the rear axle to the engine, and was soon deployed to release their own motors.
In 1926 he became president of Moskowitz, Frederick (Frederick Moscovics). To create a new car with an 8-cylinder engines was invited to the Belgian designer Paul Bastien (Paul Bastien), who previously worked at the firm Metallurgique ("Metallyurzhik").
After Gary Stutts left the firm, he founded the short-lived company HCS, which bore his initials
Developed their cars Vertical Eight ("Vertikel Eight") are unusual and are much more sophisticated than the Detroit model of mass production. They differed from the engines overhead camshafts, hydraulic brakes, worm final drive with a lower location of the worm and the system of centralized lubrication units chassis. To raise the prestige of the company created a racing variants involved in racing at Le Mans.
The legendary Barney Oldfield (Barney Oldfield) - rider team Stutz.
In the late 20's. due to the economic crisis, Stutz had to start production of a series of cheaper cars Black Hawk ("Black Hawk"), but this was offset by a huge retreat "DV32", which was supposed to compete with 12 - and 16-cylinder engines Cadillac ("Cadillac") , Lincoln ("Lincoln") and Marmon ("Marmon").
As expected, expensive cars during the depression Stutz used the low demand, sales volume declined. Beginning in 1932 the company suffered huge losses and its future is beyond doubt. Stutz tried to correct the situation the release of light delivery van rear-Pak-Age ("Pac-Age"), but it is only delayed the inevitable end.
Team 1913, which included Merz (Merz), Anderson (Anderson) and Herr (Herr)
In 1934, only 6 failed to sell cars in 1936 - not one. Its existence the company completed in 1938, handing over the project company Pak-Age T Diamond ("Diamond T"). Stutz's reputation was so high that in 1970 the "new" company under the same name began to manufacture cars with modern V-shaped 8-cylinder Pontiac ("Pontiac") and Virgil Exner bodies designer (Virgil Exner). However, nothing in common with the old Stutz company she had.