HUDSON Motor Car Company Detroit, Michigan, United States 1901-1957

 hudson logo

Hudson Motor Car Company

Hudson Motor Car Company
Industry Automobile
Fate Merged
Successor American Motors Corporation(AMC)
Founded 1909
Defunct 1954
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan, United States
Key people
Joseph L. Hudson, Roy D. Chapin
Products Vehicles

The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, Michigan, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors (AMC). The Hudson name was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued.

Company strategy

1910 Hudson Model 20 Roadster

 1910 Hudson Model 20 Roadster
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 1917 Hudson Phaeton
1919 Hudson Phantom, 1919 photo

 1919 Hudson Phantom, 1919 photo

The name “Hudson” came from Joseph L. Hudson, a Detroit department store entrepreneur and founder of Hudson’s department store, who provided the necessary capital and gave permission for the company to be named after him. A total of eight Detroit businessmen formed the company on February 20, 1909, to produce an automobile which would sell for less than US$1,000 (equivalent to approximately $26,248 in today’s funds). One of the chief “car men” and organizer of the company was Roy D. Chapin, Sr., a young executive who had worked with Ransom E. Olds. (Chapin’s son, Roy Jr., would later be president of Hudson-Nash descendant American Motors Corp. in the 1960s). The company quickly started production, with the first car driven out of a small factory in Detroit on July 3, 1909.

The new Hudson “Twenty” was one of the first low-priced cars on the American market and very successful with more than 4,000 sold the first year. The 4,508 units made in 1910 was the best first year’s production in the history of the automobile industry and put the newly formed company in 17th place industry-wide, “a remarkable achievement at a time” because there were hundreds of makes being marketed. Because of this sales success a new plant was built on a 22 acre parcel at Jefferson Avenue and Conner Avenue in Detroit’s Fairview section that was diagonally across from the Chalmers Automobile plant. The land was the former farm of D. J. Campau. It was designed by the firm of renowned industrial architect Albert Kahn with 223,500 square feet and opened on October 29, 1910. Production in 1911 increased to 6,486. For 1914 Hudsons for the American market were now left hand drive.

Hudson Motor Car Co. factory in Detroit, circa 1930-1945

The company had a number of firsts for the auto industry; these included dual brakes, the use of dashboard oil-pressure and generator warning lights, and the first balanced crankshaft, which allowed the Hudson straight-six engine, dubbed the “Super Six” (1916), to work at a higher rotational speed while remaining smooth, developing more power for its size than lower-speed engines. The Super Six was the first engine built by Hudson, previously Hudson had developed engine designs and then had them manufactured by Continental Motors Company. Most Hudsons until 1957 had straight-6 engines. The dual brake system used a secondary mechanical emergency brake system, which activated the rear brakes when the pedal traveled beyond the normal reach of the primary system; a mechanical parking brake was also used. Hudson transmissions also used an oil bath and cork clutch mechanism that proved to be as durable as it was smooth.

On 1 July 1926, Hudson’s new 10 million dollar body plant was completed where the automaker could now build the all-steel closed bodies for both the Hudson and Essex models.

At their peak in 1929, Hudson and Essex produced a combined 300,000 cars in one year, including contributions from Hudson’s other factories in Belgium and England; a factory had been built in 1925 in Brentford in London. Hudson was the third largest U.S. car maker that year, after Ford Motor Company and Chevrolet.

Essex and Terraplane

1929 Hudson Model R 4-D Landau Sedan

 1929 Hudson Model R 4-Door Landau Sedan
1931 Hudson 4-D Sedan

 1931 Hudson 4-Door Sedan
1934 Hudson Eight Convertible Coupe

 1934 Hudson Eight Convertible Coupé
1934 Hudson Terraplane K-coupe

 1934 Hudson Terraplane K-coupe

In 1919, Hudson introduced the Essex brand line of automobiles; the line was originally for budget minded buyers, designed to compete with Ford and Chevrolet, as opposed to the more up-scale Hudson line. The Essex found great success by offering one of the first affordable sedans, and combined Hudson and Essex sales moved from seventh in the U.S. to third by 1925.

In 1932, Hudson began phasing out its Essex nameplate for the modern Terraplane brand name. The new line was launched on July 21, 1932, with a promotional christening by Amelia Earhart. For 1932 and 1933, the restyled cars were named Essex-Terraplane; from 1934 as Terraplane, until 1938 when the Terraplane was renamed the Hudson 112. Hudson also began assembling cars in Canada, contracting Canada Top and Body to build the cars in their Tilbury, Ontario, plant. In England Terraplanes built at the Brentford factory were still being advertised in 1938.

An optional accessory on some 1935-1938 Hudson and Terraplane models was a steering column-mounted electric gear pre-selector and electro-mechanical automatic shifting system, known as the “Electric Hand”, manufactured by the Bendix Corporation. This took the place of the floor-mounted shift lever, but required conventional clutch actions. Cars equipped with Electric Hand also carried a conventional shift lever in clips under the dash, which could be pulled out and put to use in case the Electric Hand should ever fail. Hudson was also noted for offering an optional vacuum-powered automatic clutch, starting in the early 1930s.

Hudson Eight

For the 1930 model year Hudson debuted a new flathead inline eight cylinder engine with block and Crankcase cast as a unit and fitted with two cylinder heads. A 2.75 inch bore and 4.5 inch stroke displaced 218.8 cubic inches developing 80 HP at 3,600 RPM with the standard 5.78:1 Compression ratio. The 5 Main bearing Crankshaft had 8 integral counterweights, an industry first, also employed a Lanchester vibration damper. Four rubber blocks were used at engine mount points. A valveless oil pump improved the Hudson splash lubrication system.

The new eights were the only engine offering in the Hudson line, supplanting the Super Six, which soldiered on in the Essex models.

1936–1942

1938 Hudson 112 coupe

 1938 Hudson 112 coupe
1939 Hudson Country Club Six Series 93 Convertible Coupé

 1939 Hudson Country Club Six Series 93 Convertible Coupé
1941 Hudson Coupé

 1941 Hudson Coupé
1930-1945 Hudson dealer in Louisiana, ca. 1930-1945

 Hudson dealer in Louisiana, ca. 1930-1945

In 1936, Hudson revamped its cars, introducing a new “radial safety control” / “rhythmic ride” suspension which suspended the live front axle from two steel bars, as well as from leaf springs. Doing this allowed the use of longer, softer leaf springs (“rhythmic ride”), and prevented bumps and braking from moving the car off course. The 1936 Hudsons were also considerably larger inside than competitive cars — Hudson claimed a 145-cubic-foot (4.1 m3) interior, comparing it to 121 cubic feet (3.4 m3) in the “largest of other popular cars.” (According to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measurements, the cavernous Chrysler LHS only reached 126 cubic feet or 3.6 cubic metres) With the optional bulging trunk lid, the Hudsons could store 21 cubic feet (0.59 m3) of luggage (the LHS, 19 cubic feet or 0.54 cubic metres), though that might have been an optimistic measurement. The 1936 engines were powerful for the time, from 93 to 124 horsepower (69 to 92 kilowatts; 94 to 126 metric horsepower).

The 1939 models joined other American cars in the use of a column-mounted gearshift lever. This freed front-seat passenger space and remained the industry standard through the 1960s, when “bucket seats” came into vogue. Hudson became the first car manufacturer to use foam rubber in its seats. The Hudson Terraplane was dropped. For 1940 Hudson introduced coil spring independent front suspension, aircraft style shock absorbers mounted within the front springs and true center-point steering on all its models, a major advance in performance among cars in this price range. Despite all these changes, Hudson sales for 1940 were lower than 1939 and the company lost money again. The advent of military contracts the following year brought relief.

The 1941 Hudsons retained the front end styling of the 1940 models but the bodies were new with 5.5 inches added to their length giving more legroom. A new manual 3 speed syncromesh transmission was quieter with all helical gears. Wheelbases increased by 3 inches, with offerings of 116, 121 and 128 inches, and height was decreased with flatter roofs. Convertibles now had a power operated top. Big Boy trucks now used the 128 inch wheelbase. In 1942 in response to General Motors’ Hydramatic automatic transmission, Hudson introduced its “Drive-Master” system. Drive-Master was a more sophisticated combination of the concepts used in the Electric Hand and the automatic clutch. At the touch of a button, Drive-Master offered the driver a choice of three modes of operation: ordinary, manual shifting and clutching; manual shifting with automatic clutching; and automatic shifting with automatic clutching. All this was accomplished by a large and complicated mechanism located under the hood. They worked well, and in fully automatic mode served as a good semi-automatic transmission. When coupled with an automatic overdrive, Drive-Master became known as Super-Matic. Re-engineering of the frame rear end to use lower springs reduced car height by 1.5 inches. Sheet metal “spats” on the lower body now covered the running boards and new wider front and rear fenders accommodated this.

Female designer

Hudson Motor Company, wanting a female perspective on automotive design, hired Elizabeth Ann Thatcher, who later became Betty Thatcher Oros, in 1939. A graduate of the Cleveland School of Arts, now Cleveland Institute of Art, and major in Industrial Design, she became America’s first female automotive designer. Her contributions to the 1941 Hudson included exterior trim with side lighting, interior instrument panel, interiors and interior trim fabrics. She designed for Hudson from 1939 into 1941, leaving the company when she married Joe Oros, then a designer for Cadillac. He later achieved renown as head of the design team at Ford that created the Mustang.

World War II

Hudson Motor Car Co. factory in Detroit, circa 1930-1945

Hudson Motor Car Co. factory in Detroit, circa 1930-1945

As ordered by the Federal government, Hudson ceased auto production from 1942 until 1945 in order to manufacture materiel during World War II, including aircraft parts and naval engines, and anti-aircraft guns. The Hudson “Invader” engine powered many of the landing craft used on the D-Day invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944.

During World War II Hudson had also an aircraft division which produced ailerons for one large eastern airplane builder. The plant was capable of large scale production of wings and ailerons as well as other airplane parts. On May 22, 1941, Hudson was given a contract for the Oerlikon 20 mm cannon with the Jefferson Avenue Plant responsible to convert the original Swiss drawings to American production standards. The company produced 33,201 Oerlikons for the United States Navy with the original mechanism continued in use without major change and with complete inter-changeability of parts until the end of the war. Hudson also manufactured millions of other weaponry and vehicle parts for the war effort. Hudson ranked 83rd among United States corporations in the value of World War II military production contracts.

1946–1954

1947 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible

 1947 Commodore Eight Convertible
1949 Hudson Commodore 4-Door Sedan

 1949 Hudson Commodore 4-Door Sedan
1952 Hudson a

 1952 Hudson
Hudson Hornet race car

 Hudson Hornet race car

Production resumed after the war and included a 128-inch (3,251 mm) wheelbase 3/4-ton pickup truck.

In 1948, the company launched their “step-down” bodies, which lasted through the 1954 model year. The term step-down referred to Hudson’s placement of the passenger compartment down inside the perimeter of the frame; riders stepped down into a floor that was surrounded by the perimeter of the car’s frame. The result was not only a safer car, and greater passenger comfort as well, but, through a lower center of gravity, good-handling car. In time almost all US automakers would embrace it as a means of building bodies. Automotive author Richard Langworth described the step-down models as the greatest autos of the era in articles for Consumer Guide andCollectible Automobile.

For the 1951 model year the 6 cylinder engine got a new block with thicker walls and other improvements to boost Horsepower by almost 18% and torque by 28.5% making Hudson a hot performer again. The GM-supplied 4 speed Hydramatic automatic transmission was now optional in Hornets and Commodore Custom 6s and 8s.

Hudson’s strong, light-weight bodies, combined with its high-torque inline six-cylinder engine technology, made the company’s 1951–54 Hornet an auto racing champion, dominating NASCAR in 1951, 1952, 1953, and 1954.

Herb Thomas won the 1951 and 1954 Southern 500s and Dick Rathmann won in 1952. Some NASCAR records set by Hudson in the 1950s (e.g. consecutive wins in one racing season) still stand even today. Hudson cars also did very well in races sanctioned by the AAA Contest Board from 1952 to 1954 with Marshall Teague winning the 1952 AAA Stock Car Championship and Frank Mundy in 1953. Often Hudsons finished in most of the top positions in races. Later, these cars met with some success in drag racing, where their high power-to-weight ratio worked to their advantage. Hudsons enjoyed success both in NHRA trials and local dirt track events.

As the post-war marketplace shifted from a seller’s to a buyer’s market the smaller U.S. automakers, such as Hudson and Nash, found it increasingly difficult to compete with the Big Three (Ford, GM and Chrysler) during the 1950s. The sales war between Ford and General Motors conducted during 1953 and 1954 had left little business for the much smaller “independent” automakers trying to compete against the standard models offered by the domestic Big Three. The Big Three could afford constant development and styling changes, so that their cars looked fresh every year, whereas the smaller manufacturers could only afford gradual change. Hudson’s once innovative “step-down” unit body construction, while sturdy and innovative, also made restyling difficult and expensive. Although Hudsons dominated racing during this period, their feats did little to affect showroom traffic. Sales fell each year from 1951 to 1954 and only Korean War military contracts kept the company afloat. After the company’s high-priced Jet compact car line failed to capture buyers in its second straight year, Hudson was acquired by Nash-Kelvinator (makers of Nash and Rambler) automobiles in 1954.

1954–1957

1951 Hornet Club Coupé

 1951 Hornet Club Coupé
1957 Hornet Series 80 4-Door Sedan

 1957 Hornet Series 80 4-Door Sedan

On May 1, 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to become American Motors. The Hudson factory, located in Detroit, Michigan, was converted to military contract production at the end of the model year, and the remaining three years of Hudson production took place in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

For 1955, both Hudson and Nash senior models were built on a common automobile platform using styling themes by Pinin Farina, Edmund E. Anderson, and Frank Spring. Common-body shell production for competing makes of automobiles was a manufacturing technique that had been used by the Big Three for decades. Although the 1955 Hudson used the inner body shell of the Nash, the car incorporated a front cowl originally designed by Spring and the Hudson team to be put on the 1954 Step-Down platform. The 1955 models also used the Hudson dashboard, “triple safe brakes” and Nash Weather Eye heater with Harrison Radiator Corporation-supplied lower cost Freon/compressor type air conditioning.

Hudson dealers also sold Rambler and Metropolitan models under the Hudson brand. When sold by Hudson dealers, both cars were identified as Hudson vehicles via hood/grille emblems and horn buttons. Hudson Ramblers also received “H” symbols on fuel filler caps (and, in 1956, also on hubcaps). For 1957, Rambler and Metropolitan became makes in their own rights, and no longer were identified as Hudson or Nash.

For 1956, design of the senior Hudsons was given over to designer Richard Arbib, which resulted in the “V-Line” styling motif, a combination of “V” motifs that carried Hudson’s triangular corporate logo theme. Sales fell below 1955 figures. For 1957, Hudson dropped the shorter-wheelbase Wasp line, selling only the Hornet Custom and Super, which featured a lowered profile and slightly updated styling.

With a wider front track than Nash used, Hudson was the better handling car, and was powered by the famed 308 cu in (5.0 L) Hornet Six with the optional high-compression cylinder head and dual-carburetor manifold (“Twin-H Power”); the Twin H would disappear at the end of the 1956 model year.

The Wasp used the 202 cu in (3.3 L) L-head Jet Six engine (up to 130 hp (97 kW)) and this model (in sedan version) was Hudson’s top seller. For 1955, for the first time Hudson offered a V8 engine, a Packard-designed and -built 320 cu in (5.2 L) engine rated at 208 hp (155 kW) purchased by Hudson and Nash. All cars with the Packard V8 also used Packard’s Ultramatic automatic transmission. as an option costing $494 (equivalent to approximately $4,285); the Nash 3-speed manual was also available at US$295.

End of the line

The last Hudson rolled off the Kenosha assembly line on June 25, 1957. There were no ceremonies, because at that point there was still hope of continuing the Hudson and Nash names into the 1958 model year on the Rambler chassis as deluxe, longer-wheelbase senior models. The combined Nash and Hudson production volume was not sufficient to justify all new design and tooling, so the Rambler’s platform was expected to be adopted to the longer cars. One major trade magazine said rumors of discontinuance were false and the 1958 Hudsons and Nashes “would be big and smart”. Factory styling photographs show designs for a 1958 Hudson (and Nash) line based on a longer-wheelbase 1958 Rambler. Front-end prototype photos show separate Hudson and Nash styling themes.

AMC’s President George W. Romney came to the conclusion that the only way to compete with the “Big Three” (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler) was to stake the future of AMC on a new smaller-sized car line. Neither Hudson nor Nash brand names had as much positive market recognition as the successful Rambler and their sales were lagging. Together with AMC’s chief engineer Meade Moore, Romney had completely phased out the Nash and Hudson brands at the end of 1957. The decision to retire the brands came so quickly that preproduction photographs of the eventual 1958 Rambler Ambassador show both Nash- and Hudson-badged versions. The Rambler brand was selected for further development and promotion while focusing exclusively on compact cars.

Eventually, however, something close to the Hudson design was chosen for the 1958 Rambler Ambassador. Hudson brand enthusiasts will note the triangular grille guard and 1957-like fender “gun sights” and the fast-selling 1958 Rambler Customs wore 1957 Hudson-styled front-fender trim.

South Africa

Panel delivery van, Hostetler collection, Gilmore Car Museum

Panel delivery van, Hostetler collection, Gilmore Car Museum

Hudson cars were assembled from complete knock down (CKD) kits in South Africa by Stanley Motors in Natalspruit (Gauteng).

Legacy

For the 1970 model year, American Motors revived the “Hornet” model name for its new series of compact cars (the AMC Hornet). AMC was later purchased by Chrysler, which at one time considered reintroducing the Hornet name in the Dodge model line (See: Dodge Hornet).

The last Hudson dealership in the world was Miller Motors in Ypsilanti, Michigan, which is now part of the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum.

A collection of restored Hudson cars is located at the Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum in Shipshewana, Indiana. Eldon Hostetler was an inventor who had a Hudson as a teenager and later started buying Hudson cars and restoring them.

A restored Hudson Dealership sign still occupies its original site on Highway 32 in Chico, California.

1917 Hudson Super Six (Mod.) Engine 2886cc 1917 Hudson Super Six (Modified) Engine 4900cc 1918 Hudson Super Six Series M Phaeton 1919 Hudson Essex sedan 1927 Hudson Super Six P1010580 1929 Hudson Model R 4-D Landau Sedan 1929 Hudson Super Six Phaeton 1930 hudson ad 1930 hudson eight 1931 hudson 8-01 1931 hudson 8-07 1931 hudson 8-09 1931 hudson brougham 8-06 1931 Hudson Greater Eight Boat-Tailed Sport Roadster 1931 hudson special 4-Door Sedan 1932 hudson special 1933 Hudson Eight Indianapolis 1933 Hudson Essex Terraplane 1933 hudson l major eight brougham 1934 hudson 8 de luxe sedan 1934 Hudson 8 1934 Hudson Terraplane K-coupe 1934 Hudson terraplane truck 1935 hudson 6h cabrio 1935 Hudson british ad 1935 hudson sedan 1935 Hudson Spikins Special Engine 4168cc 1936 Hudson Eight 1936 hudson HWW-022 1936 hudson HWW-027 1936 hudson News-01 1936 hudson News-02 1936 hudson News-06a 1936 hudson News-11 1936 hudson News-13 1937 hudson 037 1937 Hudson Terraplane a 1937 Hudson Terraplane hearse 1937 Hudson Terraplane 1938 Hudson Convertible 1938 hudson News-01 1938 hudson News-04a 1938 hudson News-05 1938 hudson News-08 1938 hudson News-09 1938 hudson range 1938 Hudson Terraplane 4-D Sedan 1939 Hudson 112 Sedan Engine 2912cc HUA 1939 Hudson 112 Series 90 Convertible Coupé 1939 Hudson 112 Touring Sedan 1939 Hudson convertible sedan Rick Feibusch 1939 Hudson Country Club Six 93 Convertible Coupe 1939 Hudson Model 90 Club Coupe 318 cid Chrysler V8 1939 Hudson 1940 Hudson 02 1940 Hudson 09 1941 Hudson Coupé 1941 hudson custom coupe 1941 hudson super six sedan 1941 hudson super six sw 1941 Hudson Woody Station Wagon 1942 hudson 002 1942 hudson 005 1942 Hudson Super-Six-Station-Wagon 1946 hudson 06 1946 hudson commodore brougham conv 1946 Hudson Super Six Club Coupé 1946-49 Hudson 1947 Hudson 4-D Sedan 1947 Hudson 172 Club Coupé 1947 Hudson Commodore Eight Brougham Convertible 1947 Hudson Commodore Eight Convertible 1947 hudson commodore six sedan 1947 Hudson Coupe Express Pickup 1947 Hudson Coupe 1947 hudson super 8 brougham convert 1947 Hudson super-six 1948 Hudson Commodore Station Wagon 1948 Hudson Commodore Woodie 1948 Hudson commodore 1948 hudson Hudson-02 1948 hudson Hudson-05a 1948-50 Hudson 1949 Hudson Commodore 4-Door Sedan 1949 Hudson Commodore 6 Convertible f 1949 Hudson Commodore 6 Convertible 1949 hudson paryz 1949 hudson sedan 1949 hudson super 6 convert 1949 Hudson Super Eight 1949 hudson super six sedan 1950 hudson 10 1950 hudson 15 1950 hudson gron-Commendore stor 1950 Hudson 1951 Hornet Club Coupé 1951 Hudson (2) 1951 hudson 10 1951 hudson 11 1951 Hudson Bestel 1951 Hudson Hornet ad 1951 Hudson Hornet Convertible 1951 hudson hornet hollywood 1951 Hudson 1952 hudson (17) 1952 hudson (18) 1952 Hudson a 1952 Hudson Hornet 4-D Sedan Samsung 1952 Hudson Hornet Hollywood 1952 Hudson Hornet Hot Rod 1952 Hudson Hornet 1952 Hudson Pacemaker blue_1 1952 Hudson 1953 hudson (1) 1953 Hudson (2) 1953 Hudson Hornet Coupe 1953 Hudson Hornet Sedan 1953 Hudson Hornet 1953 Hudson Jet (2) 1953 hudson jet (3) 1953 Hudson Jet 4-Door Sedan 1953 Hudson Jet 1953 Hudson 1954 hudson (1) 1954 Hudson Hornet (twin H) 1954 Hudson Italia (2) 1954 hudson italia (3) 1954 Hudson Italia a 1954 Hudson Italia b 1954-55 Hudson Italia 1955 hudson hornet hollywood 1955 hudson hornet sedan 1955 hudson wasp custom hollywood 1955 hudson wasp sedan 1955 Hudson Wasp, 2 Dr. Hardtop, 6 Cylinder, Twin-H Power, Hydramatic 1955 Hudson Wasp 1956 hudson (3) 1956 Hudson Wasp Super 1957 hudson hornet custom ht 1957 hudson hornet hudson agam Hudson Auto Hudson Kindred Spirit hudson logo logo for Hudson Motor Car Company. Panel delivery van, Hostetler collection, Gilmore Car Museum

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4 thoughts on “HUDSON Motor Car Company Detroit, Michigan, United States 1901-1957”

  1. Thank you.
    What a comprehensive and beautifully crafted blog on the Hudson car.
    Did you include Railton and Brough Superior ? I can’t remember seeing either.

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