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1953 Hudson Hornet: Doc Hudson, is that you? | by ~ Liberty Images
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1953 Hudson Hornet: Doc Hudson, is that you?

At the W.P. Chrysler Museum. One of my favourite cars - well before Pixar's terrific "Cars" came out. The Hornet truly did dominate stock-car racing in the early 50s, with a 308 c.id. L-head Six, which is actually bigger than many Eights (the museum had an engine on display next to the car). The 'Twin H Power' had two one-barrel carburetors, and gave the car over 200hp, making it a better performer than many V-8s. :)

 

I will say that I loveloveLOVE the blue of Doc Hudson in the movie. It's actually a real colour 'worn' by the Hornets (and classy as all getout, IMHO).

 

* dreamy sigh *

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Taken on December 23, 2006