Years Active: 1911-1935

Complex Says: Stutz Motor Company, out of Indianapolis, Ind., hold the title of "America's first sport car." Stutz cars raced in the Indy 500 and on the public highway. The similarity between the racing cars and the road cars was one of the major selling points, and the Stutz was marketed heavily toward the sporting gentleman. Stutz is responsible for the under-slung chassis, which greatly increased the safety and cornering ability of its cars, and for the 1927 24-hour speed record. The brickyard could use a resident motor company again.