If you haven't noticed, I am hooked on Hudson automobiles. I have owned my share of Dodge Charger R/T, Porsches, BMW's, Chevy Tri-5's, Pickups, etc. but have kept Hudsons in my heart over the years. At the National Hudson-Essex-Terraplane meet in July of 2012, I had received my 50 year pin. Yep! 50 Years.
For those of you who had been wanting to restore or retro-rod a 41-48 GM or Ford, you should take a look at Hudsons. In the National magazine, there are running and driving Hudsons to be had for $5-6,000. I bought my 1941 Hudson Commodore from a gentleman I met in NC for $2,500, delivered to my door. Look at my attached photo to see the car now. I prefer to do my cars as retro. It was even in a movie as an original 41 Hudson. And, it is .... almost.
For the rodder, it has a 305 Chevy with roller cam, 4 barrel, headers, 700R4, Ford 9" rear, S-10 Chevy Pickup front clip with 10.75" Willwood front disc, power steering, power brakes, cruise, electric washer & wipers, electric door locks, etc, etc. And, I get 22-23 mpg on the road at 70 mph with the A/C on.
And, just how many Hudsons do you see on the road every day. Our local Hudson club (Georgia/South Carolina) meets monthly with about 30-50 men and women showing with 10-20 Hudsons. We claim to be a social club and, by the way, some of us also own Hudsons.
Hope this story was interesting to some. If so, just give me a call at 770/354-9910 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you our newsletter. You are also invited to come to any of our monthly meetings. You can see us at our one of our meets for 2012 in the Dahlonega Christmas Parade on December 1.
When you see the Nepal Ivory 1941 Hudson Commodore ride by, just say "Hi Bob" and I will know you read this note. C Ya