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Hudson cars: books - history and technology

A book on Hudson? Explore here our selection of illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Hudson passenger cars.

Hudson Automobiles 1934-1957 - Photo Archive

Hudson emphasized performance when promoting its cars and entered speed and endurance events to prove it. It always did well in these events but its shining hour as a performance car came near the end of its history.
A powerful engine, a low center of gravity, excellent suspension, and steering combined in the Hornet to make it unbeatable on the stock car racing circuit from 1951 through 1954.

Unfortunately, racing success did not translate into sufficient sales to keep the company healthy and in 1954 Hudson was acquired by Nash to form American Motors. Nevertheless, Hudson left a legacy of design innovations that will be long remembered.

Author:Byron D. Olsen
Specs:128 pages, 21.5 x 26 x 0.8 cm / 8.5 x 10.25 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:135 b&w photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2004)
EAN:9781583881101
Book: Hudson Automobiles 1934-1957 - Photo Archive

Hudson Automobiles 1934-1957

Language: English

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Storied Independent Automakers - Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

With roots extending back to the first decade of the twentieth century, Nash Motor Company and the Hudson Motor Car Company managed to compete and even prosper as independent producers until they merged in 1954 to form the American Motors Company, which itself remained independent until it was bought in 1987 by the Chrysler Corporation.

In this book, renowned automotive scholar Charles K. Hyde argues that these companies, while so far neglected by auto history scholars, made notable contributions to automotive engineering and styling and were an important part of the American automobile industry.

Hyde investigates how the relatively small corporations struggled in a postwar marketplace increasingly dominated by the giant firms of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler, which benefited from economies of scale in styling, engineering, tooling, marketing, and sales. He examines the innovations that kept the independents' products distinctive from those of the Big Three and allowed them to survive and sometimes prosper against their larger competitors.

Hyde also focuses on the visionary leaders who managed the companies, including Charles Nash, Roy D. Chapin, Howard Coffin, George Mason, George Romney, and Roy D. Chapin Jr., who have been largely unexamined by other scholars.
Finally, Hyde analyzes the ultimate failure of the American Motors Company and the legacy it left for carmakers and consumers today. Storied Independent Automakers is based on extensive research in archival collections generated by the three companies.

Author:Charles K. Hyde
Specs:326 pages, 25.5 x 17.5 x 2.5 cm / 10 x 6.9 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:100 b&w photographs
Publisher:Wayne State University Press (USA, 2009)
EAN:9780814334461
Book: Storied Independent Automakers - Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Storied Independent Automakers - Nash, Hudson, and American Motors

Language: English

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Hudson (1946-1957) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Hudson passenger cars from the years 1946-1957. Describes the Hudson Super Six, Commodore, Pacemaker, Hornet, Wasp, Jet, Italia and Rambler.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.

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Specs:128 pages, 27 x 20 x 0.8 cm / 10.6 x 7.9 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2004)
EAN:9781855206588
Book: Hudson (1946-1957) - Brooklands Performance Portfolio

Hudson (1946-1957)

Language: English

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Hudson Automobiles - An Illustrated History

While hundreds of infant auto manufacturers competed with a bewildering number of models, the Hudson Motorcar Company rose above the fray to establish itself as one of America's greatest automobile companies. Its legendary Super Six was one of the most coveted autos of its era.
Hudson, unlike many of its contemporaries, survived the Great Depression and went on to become an important defense supplier during World War II. The company built thousands of anti-aircraft guns, torpedo tubes, gun mounts and aircraft fuselages including the one for the Enola Gay.

In the postwar period Hudson introduced its radical Step-Down models. Company engineers also developed the powerful and highly-refined Twin-H Power engine and got back into racing. As the records still show, from 1951-1954 Hudson automobiles completely dominated NASCAR. Never before or since has one brand succeeded to the extent of the Fabulous Hudson Hornet racers.
Hudson eventually became part of American Motors, and today is remembered as one of the truly great classics of America's automotive heritage.

Author:Patrick R. Forster
Specs:128 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.39 in, paperback
Illustrations:140 b&w and 50 colour photographs
Publisher:Iconografix (USA, 2010)
EAN:9781583882665
Book: Hudson Automobiles - An Illustrated History

Hudson Automobiles

Language: English

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Hudson Auto 1938-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

This 1938-1954 parts interchange manual is a must if working on your major U.S. car or restoring it! A true guide unlike others that only list places to buy parts and do not identify the interchangeability of parts.
A must for every restoration and / or maintenance project saving money and research time!

This manual has been designed to help you in the identification and purchase of original equipment parts. It should save you many hours of time locating the parts you need. With this manual you will know exactly what parts from which vehicles are identical. There may be no need to pay a high price for a supposedly rare part when it may be identical to many other parts.

This manual covers all major makes of cars for the years of 1938 thru 1954 including: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Crosley, DeSoto, Dodge, Ford, Frazer, Henry J, Hudson, Kaiser, LaFayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Mercury, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker, Terraplane, and Willys.

Sections include engines, transmissions, cooling systems, fuel pumps, ignition system, clutch, front and rear axles, bearings, brakes, rivets, generator and starter, and universal joints. Body parts and glass are not included.

This book exists in different editions, each with a different cover for each brand. However, the content is the same.

Author:F.D. Harper
Specs:134 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781533320384
Book: Hudson Auto 1938-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

Hudson Auto 1938-1954 - Part Interchange Guide

Language: English

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Terraplane Auto 1938 - Part Interchange Guide

This 1938-1954 parts interchange manual is a must if working on your major U.S. car or restoring it! A true guide unlike others that only list places to buy parts and do not identify the interchangeability of parts.
A must for every restoration and / or maintenance project saving money and research time!

This manual has been designed to help you in the identification and purchase of original equipment parts. It should save you many hours of time locating the parts you need. With this manual you will know exactly what parts from which vehicles are identical. There may be no need to pay a high price for a supposedly rare part when it may be identical to many other parts.

This manual covers all major makes of cars for the years of 1938 thru 1954 including: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Crosley, DeSoto, Dodge, Ford, Frazer, Henry J, Hudson, Kaiser, LaFayette, LaSalle, Lincoln, Mercury, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Studebaker, Terraplane, and Willys.

Sections include engines, transmissions, cooling systems, fuel pumps, ignition system, clutch, front and rear axles, bearings, brakes, rivets, generator and starter, and universal joints. Body parts and glass are not included.

This book exists in different editions, each with a different cover for each brand. However, the content is the same.

Author:F.D. Harper
Specs:134 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.8 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:CreateSpace (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781533338587
Book: Terraplane Auto 1938 - Part Interchange Guide

Terraplane Auto 1938 - Part Interchange Guide

Language: English

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