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Events & Places to Visit


Shady Dell RV Park at 1 Douglas Rd., Bisbee, AZ allows you to stay the night in a vintage trailer.


Petersen Automotive Museum at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA features a large collection of vehicles with extra in storage that they rotate through the museum.

Vintage Coach at 16593 Arrow Blvd. in Fontana,CA restores, displays, and sells Hudsons.


Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum
This collection was a donation to the Amish community it's located in, Shipshewana, Indiana. Also read the article Opening of Hostetler Museum, by Jon Battle. The Hostetler Collection was on display at the Gilmore Car Museum for residing in its current home. Click here to go directly to the Jet in the collection while it was hosted at the Gilmore.


Ypsilanti Heritage Museum
If you haven't had a chance to visit, I highly recommend it. The museum has some nice Hudsons, Kaiser-Frazers, a Tucker replica, memorabilia, and more. The curator is a wealth of information! The museum is located at 100 E. Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Click here for a visitors collection of pics.
Ypsilanti Heritage Museum
Gilmore Car Museum
Nearly 200 vintage cars are housed in restored historic barns and period buildings. I've had the opportunity to visit on more than one occasion. Although there was only one '51 Hudson as of my August 2008 visit, the working 1941 diner, accurate Shell station, and vehicles ranging from steam cars to Deusenburgs are a site not to be missed. This is located in Hickory Corners, Michigan. Click here for a visitors collection of pics.
Chrysler Museum
The Walter P. Chrysler Museum at Chrysler LLc is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan (4 miles east of Pontiac on I-75). Vehicles, interactive displays, and exhibits are proudly display the company's history. They also have a 1909 Hudson Runabout, 1930 Hudson Rumble Seat Coupe, and 1953 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe on display.
Other places to visit include:

Automotive Hall of Fame at 21400 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI. (It's next to the Henry Ford Museum.)

The Fisher Mansion at383 Lenox Ave., Detroit, MI. This was the riverfront home of Lawrence Fisher, founder of the Fisher Body Co. and president of Cadillac Motors.


Woodward Dream Cruise
This year's 17th Annual cruise will be held on August 20, 2011. The one day event runs along Woodward Avenue, through nine host communities in Michigan, from Ferndale to Pontiac. Visit for further details.


Rose City RoundUp
The third annual Rose City Round-Up will be held in Portland, OR on June 18-19, 2010 at the [Jubitz Truck Center]. This is a combined effort by The Driven Dead CC and The Rod Benders CC to celebrate the hotrod lifestyle in Portland and the surrounding area. Please visit for more details!



Early Bird Swap Meet & Car Show
Hosted by the Tacoma Model T Club, the 2011 annual event will be held Saturday, February 12th 8am-5pm and Sunday, February 13th 9am-3pm at the Puyallup fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA. For space informaton, directions, and other info, please visit

Greenwood Car Show
The Greenwood Car Show is the "granddaddy" of Seattle collector car shows hosting over 500 cars and 20,000 spectators on Greenwood Avenue in north Seattle. Lining the avenue from 70th Street north to 87th Street, you'll see hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and stock models of all marques. 2008 also welcomed motorcycles and trucks to the show. The 19th annual Greenwood Car Show will be held on June 25th, 2011. Check out or Greenwood on Myspace for more!

Cruise the Narrows
Held annually on the fourth Saturday of July, the 14th Annual date is July 30th, 2011. Hosted at the Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor, Washington from 9am-3pm, you can visit the Gig Harbor Cruisers website for directions, overnight lodging, trophy categories, and more!

GoodGuys Show 'n Shine
23rdnd Pacific Northwest Nationals will be held at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center in Puyallup, WA during July 2011. This shows invites rods, customs and classics thru '72. Event features a Friday night drag! See for more info on registration and what to expect!

Return to Thun Field
The 20th Annual Return to Thun Field Car Show and Fly-In will be on Sunday, August 21st, 2011 from 10AM-3PM. This annual event always falls on the third Sunday in August at the Thun Field (Pierce County Airport) in Puyallup, WA. This is hosted by the Rogers High School Booster Club.

LeMay Car Show
The 34th Annual LeMay Car show will be held August 27th, 2011.The LeMay Museum was the largest privately owned collection at one time with over 3,000 vehicles. Formerly on the grounds of his home and Marymount, it will soon be housed in a state of the art building in downtown Tacoma. The museum is open year-round for viewing.

History of National Hudson Essex Terraplane Club Meets

1960National Bridge, VA 1970Townsend, MD 1980Baltimore, MD 1990Wichita, KS
1961Manheim, PA 1971Fort Wayne, IN 1981Milwaukee, MI 1991St. Louis, MO
1962Skyline Cavern, VA 1972Colorado Springs, CO 1982Buena Vista, CA 1992Waterbury, CT
1963Waverly, NY 1973Dayton, CO 1983Iowa City, IA 1993Sacramento, CA
1964Hamilton, OH 1974Milwaukee, WI 1984Natural Bridge, VA 1994Irving, TX
1965Greenfield Village, MI 1975Youngstown, OH 1985Atlanta, GA 1995Princeton, NJ
1966Huntington, IN 1976Reading, PA 1986Denver, CO 1996Detroit, MI
1967Harrisburg, PA 1977Indianapolis, IN 1987Cleveland, OH 1997SaltLakeCity, UT
1968St. Louis, MO 1978Youngstown, OH 1988York, PA 1998Rapid City, SD
1969Greenfield Village, MI 1979Dearborn, MI 1989Portland, OR 1999Nashville, TN

2000Orlando, FL 2010Spokane, WA

2001Seattle, WA 2011Oklahoma City, OK

2002Wichita, KS 2012Gettysburg, PA

2003Madison, WI
2004Pittsburg, PA
2005Reno, NV
2006Kearney, NB
2007Auburn, IN
2008Marlborough, MA
2009Pontiac, MI

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