May 24, 2024


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Hudson Hornet and Chrysler Turbine Car added to National Historic Vehicle Register


The Hagerty Motorists Foundation introduced that the 1952 Hudson Hornet “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” and the Chrysler Turbine Car or truck have been inducted into the National Historic Vehicle Register. They are the 31st and 32nd motor vehicles inducted into the National Historic Motor vehicle Sign up, which is the only federally acknowledged program to document the historic and cultural significance of the automobile.

“Featuring these historically sizeable automobiles and telling their tales at situations all through 2022 are strategies we satisfy our mission to share and teach the basic public about the cultural importance of the car,” said Jonathan Klinger, Government Director of the Hagerty Motorists Basis.

1952 Hudson Hornet

1952 Hudson Hornet

1952 Hudson Hornet

1952 Hudson Hornet

Identified as the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet”, the 1952 Hudson Hornet raced in NASCAR from 1951 to 1955 and was driven by Marshall Teague, Herb Thomas and Dick Rathmann. It was race prepped by Smokey Yunick and Thomas drove the “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” to 78 podium finishes.

This is the only Hudson campaigned in NASCAR acknowledged to exist. The “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” is owned by Al Schultz and is on screen at the Countrywide Hudson Motor Vehicle Corporation Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Chrysler Turbine Car, photo courtesy of Hagerty

Chrysler Turbine Automobile, picture courtesy of Hagerty

With turbine jet engines and a Ghia physique, Chrysler created 55 of these cars as aspect of the company’s effort and hard work to acquire a mass-marketplace gasoline-turbine run vehicle. The turbine autos were dispersed to households across the U.S. as a consumer exploration venture that ran from 1963 to 1966.

Chrysler Turbine Car, photo courtesy of Hagerty

Chrysler Turbine Auto, image courtesy of Hagerty

Chrysler Turbine Car, photo courtesy of Hagerty

Chrysler Turbine Car, image courtesy of Hagerty

This is one particular of just 9 autos from that plan and is owned by the Stahls Automotive Collection. It’s on display screen at their automotive museum in Chesterfield, Michigan.

The “Fabulous Hudson Hornet can be noticed at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance from June 3 to 5 in Greenwich, Connecticut. The two cars can be observed at Vehicles at the Capital at the Nationwide Shopping mall in Washington, D.C. The 1952 Hudson Hornet will be featured from Sept. 2 to 6, and the Chrysler Turbine will be showcased Sept. 7 to 11.

This article, published by David P. Castro, was at first published on, an editorial associate of Motor Authority.


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