The Stevens trophy was popular in the 1920s and 30s as a test of speed and endurance of stock cars. Under the watchful eye of the timers, unmodified stock cars were given speed and endurance tests.
The Simeone Museum demonstrated examples of the Stevens Trophy winners for 1927, 1928, and 1933:
- 1928 Auburn 8-88 Boat Tail Speedster which, according to the Simeone Museum, Wade Morton brought to the shop of Eddie Miller to have it tuned for speed and on March 18, 1927 Morton set a new 1000 mile record for American stock cars with an average of 68.37 mph. The national dealer organization, taken totally by surprise, was euphoric.
- 1928 Stutz Bb Black Hawk Speedster which entered and won and every AAA stock car race held and without exception.
- 1933 Auburn V12 12-165 Speedster with its speed record at Indianapolis of 115 miles per hour which was higher than the winning racecar in the previous Indianapolis 500!