Hudson Motor Car Company
The Hudson Motor Car Company was an American automobile , founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1909. They were well known for producing low-priced cars of good quality. They also features in their cars, like warning lights for pressure and generator power. Hudson's production peak was in 1929, with 300,000 cars built in their factories in America, Belgium and England.
In 1954, Hudson merged with the Nash-Kelvinator Company, to form American Motors Corporation. American Motors (also known as AMC) became famous for their line of Jeep vehicles (a civilian version of military Jeeps), and later Ramblers, Gremlins, and Pacer cars. AMC was finally bought out by the Chrysler Corporation, which still makes Jeep brand vehicles.
In popular culture[change | edit source]
Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road describes made by Kerouac and his friend Neal Cassady, driving a 1949 Hudson automobile. (Cassady ruined his car, driving at speeds over 100 miles per hour, without giving the car the maintenance it needed.)