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Ralph and Ruth
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This is indeed, sad. We visited this museum several years ago. It has Hudsons, Essex and Terraplanes dating from the first ones made up to their last years as a company including the "Doc" Hudson used at the premier of "Cars". This replica was built on a NASCAR truck series platform. Hudsons from their glory years of racing back through limos to the first years are in the collection. Sad to see this collection be broken up.
 

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OMG, buy me this... or the '53 pickup, or the '37 Terraplane panel, or the... :redface:
 

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There are some really neat cars there. I would go for the fire truck and the original Hudson Hornet if I had won the lottery.
 

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Hey Butch, I know this comes under the heading of who cares, but I saw my first "Stock Car Race" in 1952 age 12, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds 1 Mile Dirt Track and ... it was won by a Hudson Hornet. Even at that age I was an avid Chevrolet die hard fan and one poor old guy entered driving a 1952 Chevrolet 2 Door Hardtop inline 6 and I even think it was a Power Glide. Dark Green bottom and a Beige top and it seemed he got lapped 20 times by those Hudson Hornets and Oldsmobile 88's. I'll never forget it ... 66 years ago this September. tennesseecozydog :ssr
 

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Hey Butch, I know this comes under the heading of who cares, but I saw my first "Stock Car Race" in 1952 age 12, at the Illinois State Fairgrounds 1 Mile Dirt Track and ... it was won by a Hudson Hornet. Even at that age I was an avid Chevrolet die hard fan and one poor old guy entered driving a 1952 Chevrolet 2 Door Hardtop inline 6 and I even think it was a Power Glide. Dark Green bottom and a Beige top and it seemed he got lapped 20 times by those Hudson Hornets and Oldsmobile 88's. I'll never forget it ... 66 years ago this September. tennesseecozydog
 

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I thought when you were 12 they were still racing chariots.
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: but we did have a horse & buggy for Driver Ed and I wore a Leather Helmet my Freshman Year in Football. Got the hard shell Riddell helmets, (in '54) but just for the Varsity players!!! :grin2: :grin2: :grin2:
 
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