Dale Adams Enterprises, Incorporated


1911 Mercedes 37/90hp Skiff

Restored for B. Scott Isquick of Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Beginning with a rolling chassis and engine sans carburetor, we designed and built the entire body, radiator, headlights, fenders, gas tank, carburetor all by hand, as well as all of the brass body hardware.

The "Skiff" has a stunning list of awards:

1994: Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance First in Class;  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Class Award;  Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Briggs Cunningham Trophy;  AACA North Carolina Fall Meet First Junior;  AACA Hershey First Senior;  VMCCA Ralph Buckley Award for Best Professional Restoration (of the year);  Essen Motor Show Main Hall Award

1995: AACA Annual Meeting National Award AACA Cup;  Retromobile Featured Car by Special Invitation;  VMCCA Golden Award of Excellence;  AACA Moline Grand National First Place;  AACA Hershey Fall Meet Preservation Award;  Wings & Wheels Ohio Concours d'Elegance Best of Show

1996: Greenwich Concours d'Elegance First in Class and Peoples Choice Awards;  Meadowbrook Concours d'Elegance Lion Award;  Stan Hywet CCCA Show Award of Excellence;  Stan Hywet Show Best Mercedes;  Arthritis Foundation of Ohio Best in Show;  AACA Alpine Valley Best in Show

1997: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance First in Class and Mercedes-Benz Star of Excellence Awards;  AACA Nifty Fifties Best other Manufacturer;  Louis Vuitton Concours d'Elegance Mayor's Award of Excellence

1998: Burn Foundation of Pennsylvania Concours d'Elegance First in Class Award and Mercedes-Benz Laurel Trophy;  Glenmoor Gathering Best in Show and Glenmoor Awards

1999: AACA Ohio Nifty Fifties Best other Manufacturer;  MBCA Ohio Concours d'Elegance Best in Show; AACA Hershey Fall Meet Preservation Award

2001: Stan Hywet CCCA Ohio Show First in Class;  AACA Hershey Fall Meet Preservation Award

2002: Eyes on Design Designers Choice Award

2003: Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance Best in Class and Peoples Choice Awards

2004: Ault Park Concours d'Elegance Best in Class and Peoples Choice Awards;  Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance White Oak Plantation Award of Best Use of Wood in a car;  AACA New York Grand National Meet Senior Grand National Award

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Below you will find a series of links to a number of articles written about this car.


Click here to download a series of articles that cover the restoration of the 90 hp, as well as a Q & A column that Dale Adams wrote. These ran in Car Collector Magazine from February to November of 1996.


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Click here to download a featurette written on the 90 hp that ran in the December 11, 1995 issue of Autoweek.


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Click here to download an article written on the 90 hp that ran in The Star magazine in March/April of 1995.

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Click here to download an article written about Mr. Isquick regarding the 90 hp in the Cleveland  Plain Dealer newspaper, 11/28/1999.

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Unfortunately, not all stories have a happy ending. Click here to download an article written in the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Sunday Magazine  on 10/27/2002 that covers more about the Mercedes, including the lawsuit that emerged from its restoration.

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Click here to download a page from the October 1994 edition of ADAC motorwelt magazine, featuring a photo of the 90 hp Mercedes.

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Click here to download an article regarding the auction of the 90 hp Mercedes that ran in the Legal Files column of the August 2006 edition of Sports Car Market magazine.

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Click here to download an article regarding the defamation suit over the 90 hp Mercedes that ran in the Legal Files column of the March 2006 edition of Sports Car Market magazine.


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