Below you will find a summary of the awards which have been won by our vintage electric cars.
Photo Courtesy of and with permission from Hemmings Motor News and Matt Litwin
1919/1931 Detroit Electric
(Serial #13615, Motor #21171)
- Featured in the 2020 NBC TV show, Consumer 101, "Electric Cars 101"
- Featured as March 2020 Car of the Month in Hemmings Motor News Calendar
- 2019 Bronze Telly Award for the Video Production of 1931 Detroit Electric 98A Restoration
- Belltown Antique Car Show, August 2019 – Best in Class
- Concours d'Elegance of America, July 2019 – Best in Class
- Featured in a two-part story in Hemmings Classic Car magazine, January and February 2019
- Old Car Festival, September 2018 – 3rd Place, 1930-1932 Class
- Hemmings Concours d'Elegance, September 2018 – The Hemmings Motor News Award
- Misselwood Concours d'Elegance, July 2018 – Misselwood Award
- Lyme-Old Lyme Lions Classic Car Show, July 2018 – 1st Place, 1931-1942 Class
1921 Milburn Light Electric
(Serial #223597, Motor #1040796)
- Featured in a two-part story in Hemmings Classic Car magazine, January and February 2021
- 2020 Silver Telly Award for the Video Production of 1921 Milburn 27L Restoration
- Hemmings Concours d'Elegance, September 2019 – 2nd Place Pre-War Class
- Misselwood Concours d'Elegance, July 2019 – Best in Class
- Klingberg Concours d'Elegance, June 2019 – Klingberg Award
1922 Detroit Electric
(VIN 13154, Model #90B)
- Misselwood Concours d'Elegance, July 2016 – "Best in Class"
- Featured on the Fox Business Channel Show "Strange Inheritance", January 2016
- On the set of the 2019 PBS movie "The Chaperone"
Don't Forget the Crevices
You never know what you might find...
Recently, while restoring a 1921 Milburn Light Electric, we discovered a number of artifacts from the 1930's that were lost inside window pockets. They were stunning finds! After lots of research, we were able to determine virtually the whole history of the car, including identifying many of the previous owners. Fortunately, there is a registry of Milburn cars at www.milburn.us that contains a wealth of information of the cars known to remain which was a big help. In addition, there are great resources available to do research, e.g., Newspapers.com, Ancestry.com. Until we discovered the artifacts, this car was misidentified in the registry, so this completely altered the understanding of the history of several cars.
The artifacts in the car verified that the second owner was Stella Hanna of Waterloo, Iowa who was a prominent person in Waterloo, Iowa. In her memory, we decided to name our car after her. (There is a possibility that the original owner was Cory Steely, but that can't be absolutely proven).