Why We Lost Two Exciting 50’s Brands — Hudson and Packard

In 1952, not even an Olds 88 could touch a stock Hudson Hornet with Twin H-Power. And when equipped with the 7X race engine . . . “forgetaboutit”.

Let’s Talk About Hudson

When we talk about the mystery cars of the first muscle era, the early 50s had some hefty sleepers. One such brand was the Hudson and its famous Hornet. In 1948, Hudson employed some great new features when, like most of its competition, it broke away from the recast pre-World War II models. Sleek styling, unit body construction, “step-down”…



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