See vintage Hudson Motor Company cars, talk to owners
Kalamazoo, Mich. — Rev up your engines and head to Kalamazoo for the 2012 Central Regional Meet car show this weekend.
This unique car show features more than 50 Hudson Motor Company’s cars hailing from all over the Midwest and beyond, and event-goers have the opportunity to chat with the owners about their pride-and-joy vehicles at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel parking lot in Kalamazoo June 7-9.
Cheri Holz, president of the Chicago/Milwaukee Hudson, Essex and Terraplane Club, said people should expect a “whole spectrum” of Hudson cars that were built between 1909-1957 – from Hudsons in their original condition, to those that have been slightly modified for safety, to “street-rodded” rides.
“It’s really neat to talk to the owners and find out the work that went into either maintaining or rebuilding their car,” Holz said. “You get really interesting stories – like the Alabama boys who pulled a `47 Hudson convertible out of a swamp, and now it’s gorgeous.
“The whole focus is we want to keep the Hudson brand out there. Hudson had a lot of innovation in car manufacturing throughout the years, and we encourage people to come out and see these rare beauties that are still on the road,” Holz continued.
While the show is open all day, Holz recommends that people view the cars at the hotel in the evenings, since many Hudson owners will be taking their cars for rides and touring Kalamazoo County attractions during the day. The show is free to the public. If you’re interested in registering your Hudson for the show, the cost is $25 per car.
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