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joe viscuso 09-Nov-2009 22:46
im looking for a 1 barrel carter carberator, working. i have a 1950 hudson pacemaker show car
Ken Leonard03-May-2009 02:40
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K Dudley 17-Oct-2008 21:32
Could you please tell me if they made a Hudson Hornet in 1940?
Guest 22-Jun-2008 17:38
i havea 1957 hudson hornet 2dr super hollywood hornet totally original am lloking for osme trim pieces like nose pices staineless or chrome does anyone know if they make the cloth material for the seats?? if anyone has any parts call me at 631-714-4671 Bob
Guest 25-Apr-2008 04:27
Pertaining to US auto history, the terms of derision, such as "Hash", serve to verify there was dissinformation circulated around to put the smaller auto makers out of business. There are still people who echo the ill sayings, but for no business purpose except for some prowness among a group of peers. Fact is, AMC allowed both the Nash and Hudson labels to fade away while making a new name Rambler; a brand that did well and was respected for a time. Ramblers were even mocked for having seat belts as standard equipment. Most historians typically fail to mention how the '51-'53 Nash Healey venture affected AMC to quit racing in '54; Mr Nash would not race his cars for conscience's sake after the Mercedes Benz fireball crash into the grandstands at a race he personally attended. This is why AMC let the Nash and Hudson labels fade. By '56 and 7, the Rambler line of cars was doing well. In '58 and 9, AMC outsold Chrysler and was the third largest automaker in the US after FMC and GMC.
David wainwright 18-Mar-2008 07:49
i have a all orig. 1957 Hudson hornet custom 4 door with the orig paint (red & white) 2 tone with alot of crome power steering brakes set up for a/c 327 amc 4 speed hydro matic. it is 1 bad ass car. the seats lay flat and make a bed. tell me what you think.
martyn 14-Jan-2007 09:40
these cars were amazing i wish i had 1
joe e 10-Dec-2006 23:25
do you know where i can get a winshield for a 57 hudson hornet im in painesville ohio and may be able to travel and how much thx
Wesley Warren 22-Nov-2006 19:01
thats a fucking nice car
Rick Johnson 23-Apr-2005 04:56
Hudson Hornet. "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet" is probably the most famous and remembered of all Hudsons made. You may have heard the saying, "Race on Sunday, sell on Monday". In the early 1950's when NASCAR was cutting its teeth on the half-mile dirt tracks in the Southeastern United States, Hudson dominated the circuit with more wins than any other make. In 1951, they won 13 major races. Hudson more than doubled that number, winning 27 events in 1952, including Daytona. Marshall Teague drove his '52 "Fabulous Hudson Hornet" to victory on the sandy beach of Daytona long before the high-banked asphault super speedway was built. Hudson added 22 wins in 1953, and 18 more in 1954. Herb Thomas won two NASCAR Championships in a Hudson, and Tim Flock also claimed a championship behind the wheel of a Hudson. All of these victories were amazing when you consider that other cars Hudson competed against, like Oldsmobile's Rocket 88's, had overhead valve V-8 engines. Hudson had an L-Head straight six cylinder engine with twin carberators bored and stroked to 308 cubic inches and developing 170 horsepower. What made Hudson a winner was its weight, low center of gravity, and exceptional handling. Exactly what was needed on the dirt tracks of the South, where pot holes, ruts, and rough surfaces took their toll on the frame and suspension of a car. Olds was Hudson's chief rival in those early days, and was second in wins to Hudson due to the superior horsepower of its V-8; but it was lighter and did not handle as well as Hudson, and did not have the durability and staying power of the heavier Hudson.

1954 was the end of Hudson's glory days in racing. Hudson merged with Nash that year and Hudson's step down design that had been so successful when it was first introduced on the first new post war model in 1948 was gone when the newly formed American Motors revealed the 1955 Hudson models to the motoring public. The new "Hash" was not well received, and things got even worse in 1956 and 1957 when styling became even more bizarre.The 1957 model was the last car to carry the Hudson name.

After Hudson, the car that became the next dominate force in NASCAR in 1955 & 1956 was the new Chrysler 300.
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