Friday, December 1, 2017

Vintgae 1950s Cars

\The Hudson Hornet

            The Hudson Hornet was a full-sized automobile made by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, between 1951 and 1954 and then by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. It was marketed under the Hudson brand between 1955 and 1957.

          The first-generation Hudson Hornets featured a unique and functional "step-down" design with dropped floorpan and a chassis with a lower center of gravity than contemporary vehicles. This helped the car handle well – especially for racing. The Hornet's lower and sleeker look was accentuated by streamlined styling. The car's low slung appearance. Hudson an image that - many buyers wanted cars -much like Cadillac.

          The second-generation Hudson Hornets was a restyled Nash that was engineered as a Hudson.

Claim to fame:
Hudson was the first automobile manufacturer to get involved in stock car racing. The Hornet dominated stock car racing in the early-1950s when stock car racers actually raced the same cars one could buy at a dealer. Hudson won 27 of the 34 NASCAR Grand National races in 1952, followed by 22 wins of 37 in 1953, and capturing 17 of the 37 races in 1954.

The second claim to fame is the Disney Pixar film Cars and several spin-off video games featured a Fabulous Hudson Hornet named Doc Hudson.

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